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Star Trek Discovery is AWESOME!

POSTED BY: CALHOUN
UPDATED: Saturday, October 21, 2017 11:45
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 8:17 PM

CALHOUN


Title oughta get the flamers knickers in a bunch..

I seriously love the show and don't understand all the negative crap i'm reading.
I don't have any issues with continuity or canon and if I find any I can easily overlook and watch it as a stand alone (it is just a TV show..)
The special effects are brilliant. The acting is outstanding with clever intelligent dialogue. This alone makes me worry for its future.. the good shows never really stand a chance.

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017 9:05 PM

MOOSE


Meh, The Orville is better Trek.

I've actually starting hearing good things about STD >giggle< now the first couple of episodes are out of the way.
Not enough to get me to sign up for the streaming service, though.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 8:30 AM

CALHOUN


So you haven't seen it but are prepared to pass judgement?

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 10:34 AM

MOOSE


Yep. I've watched the trailers.
It sucks.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 10:42 AM

MOOSE


Seriously, no I'm not passing judgement.
The only reason I haven't watched it is because I have to pay for the CBS streaming service.
I already have Amazon Prime, Netflix, and Hulu.
No, I am not going to get another one just for one show.*

I was just kidding when I said The Orville is better Trek.
I find it funny lots of people are saying that along with bashing Discovery.
I don't quite understand the hatred for the shows coming from the opposite sides.
I figured everyone would be happy that we have TWO shows we can watch.



*I will eventually become a hypocrite with that since I fully intend to join Stargate's service when their new show comes out.


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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 11:25 AM

CALHOUN


I wasn't aware of a new stargate show coming out. That'l be something to look forward to.

Be prepared to eat humble pie when you finally get around to watching Discovery.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 12:46 PM

MOOSE


Stargate: Origins will be a prequel covering the time from when the Stargate was dug up in Egypt up to the original movie.
It'll be 10 ten minute episodes on the Stargate streaming site. Whoo-boo. Eh, it's something.

I'll gladly take my portion of humble pie if Discovery turns out to be good.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 1:56 PM

THGRRI

May the Good Lord take a liking to you... but not too soon!


You are entitled to your opinion CALHOUN, same as everyone who disagrees with you.






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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 10:04 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by CALHOUN:
So you haven't seen it but are prepared to pass judgement?

Didn't the cast all take a knee to convince everybody to not watch it?

I can abide their request.

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017 11:51 PM

WISHIMAY

There will be fire and brimstone and Earth will be destroyed!... in several billion years!----------------------------------------- "Well, so long Earth. Thanks for the air... and what-not." -Philip J. Fry


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Monday, October 9, 2017 1:39 AM

CALHOUN


Still loving it!

Not sure how the "spore drive" Discovery employs fits in with the canon. I don't recall ever hearing about it before. Interesting to see if it can be tied successfully into the Trek verse we know. Perhaps it will be a discarded form of propulsion, too damaging to lifeforms maybe?

Still, Its not hard to imagine a different timeline.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 12:45 PM

THGRRI

May the Good Lord take a liking to you... but not too soon!


Quote:

Originally posted by CALHOUN:
Still loving it!

Not sure how the "spore drive" Discovery employs fits in with the canon. I don't recall ever hearing about it before. Interesting to see if it can be tied successfully into the Trek verse we know. Perhaps it will be a discarded form of propulsion, too damaging to lifeforms maybe?

Still, Its not hard to imagine a different timeline.



I read where the producers ( after the first episode aired ) felt a need to release a few spoilers. Apparently people are confused while watching the show in an unintended way. Therefore, producers are releasing spoilers explaining what is going to happen in the upcoming episodes. To explain were the show is headed instead of letting the show unfold in the usual timeline. As the episodes air.






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Tuesday, October 10, 2017 4:26 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by THGRRI:
Quote:

Originally posted by CALHOUN:
Still loving it!

Not sure how the "spore drive" Discovery employs fits in with the canon. I don't recall ever hearing about it before. Interesting to see if it can be tied successfully into the Trek verse we know. Perhaps it will be a discarded form of propulsion, too damaging to lifeforms maybe?

Still, Its not hard to imagine a different timeline.



I read where the producers ( after the first episode aired ) felt a need to release a few spoilers. Apparently people are confused while watching the show in an unintended way. Therefore, producers are releasing spoilers explaining what is going to happen in the upcoming episodes. To explain were the show is headed instead of letting the show unfold in the usual timeline. As the episodes air.

Are the producers also kneeling?

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Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:08 PM

CALHOUN


You seem to spend a lot of time on your knees..

sup with that?

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 10:30 AM

ZEEK


Quote:

Originally posted by THGRRI:
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Originally posted by CALHOUN:
Still loving it!

Not sure how the "spore drive" Discovery employs fits in with the canon. I don't recall ever hearing about it before. Interesting to see if it can be tied successfully into the Trek verse we know. Perhaps it will be a discarded form of propulsion, too damaging to lifeforms maybe?

Still, Its not hard to imagine a different timeline.



I read where the producers ( after the first episode aired ) felt a need to release a few spoilers. Apparently people are confused while watching the show in an unintended way. Therefore, producers are releasing spoilers explaining what is going to happen in the upcoming episodes. To explain were the show is headed instead of letting the show unfold in the usual timeline. As the episodes air.







That has to be a sign of a well written show.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:50 PM

THGRRI

May the Good Lord take a liking to you... but not too soon!


Quote:

Originally posted by Zeek:
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Originally posted by THGRRI:
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Originally posted by CALHOUN:
Still loving it!

Not sure how the "spore drive" Discovery employs fits in with the canon. I don't recall ever hearing about it before. Interesting to see if it can be tied successfully into the Trek verse we know. Perhaps it will be a discarded form of propulsion, too damaging to lifeforms maybe?

Still, Its not hard to imagine a different timeline.



I read where the producers ( after the first episode aired ) felt a need to release a few spoilers. Apparently people are confused while watching the show in an unintended way. Therefore, producers are releasing spoilers explaining what is going to happen in the upcoming episodes. To explain were the show is headed instead of letting the show unfold in the usual timeline. As the episodes air.







That has to be a sign of a well written show.



I haven't seen it I have to admit. I have followed the press on the show since it's inception though. Until I see it, ( a long way off ), my opinion is that the wrong people are behind this latest star trek project.






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Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:46 PM

CALHOUN


If you haven't seen it then how can you have a valid opinion?

I consider myself a discerning sci-fi aficionado and my opinion after having watched the show is that its the best sci-fi on TV for a while now.

Its little wonder the good shows get cancelled when people give negative reviews / opinions without even watching it. Does that make sense to you?

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Friday, October 13, 2017 10:59 AM

ZEEK


Quote:

Originally posted by CALHOUN:
If you haven't seen it then how can you have a valid opinion?

I consider myself a discerning sci-fi aficionado and my opinion after having watched the show is that its the best sci-fi on TV for a while now.

Its little wonder the good shows get cancelled when people give negative reviews / opinions without even watching it. Does that make sense to you?



No offense, but I like how you sort of validated your opinion by saying in your opinion you're an aficionado. "In my opinion my opinions are really good opinions". Just sounds funny.

Everyone is entitled to their opinion. And to be fair it was qualified with explaining how much information it was based on. That allows the reader to determine how much weight to give the opinion.

I also haven't watched the show but everything I've read about it makes me think it's garbage. Sure they might be polishing that garbage really well, but if the base is garbage I know that personally I won't like it. I don't care how well the actors portray their characters or how well each episode is formed. If the base plot the story revolves around is, in my opinion, stupid then I'm never going to accept anything else built on top of it.

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Friday, October 13, 2017 4:36 PM

THGRRI

May the Good Lord take a liking to you... but not too soon!


Quote:

Originally posted by CALHOUN:
If you haven't seen it then how can you have a valid opinion?

I consider myself a discerning sci-fi aficionado and my opinion after having watched the show is that its the best sci-fi on TV for a while now.

Its little wonder the good shows get cancelled when people give negative reviews / opinions without even watching it. Does that make sense to you?



Go back to my first post where I said nothing about this appeals to me. The casting nor the story line as presented in the trailers. The hype around this has been extensive and everything they presented as teasers or to promote the show turned me off. What is it about that that you don't understand?






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Thursday, October 19, 2017 7:57 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


Quote:

Originally posted by CALHOUN:
Title oughta get the flamers knickers in a bunch..

I seriously love the show and don't understand all the negative crap i'm reading.
I don't have any issues with continuity or canon and if I find any I can easily overlook and watch it as a stand alone (it is just a TV show..)
The special effects are brilliant. The acting is outstanding with clever intelligent dialogue. This alone makes me worry for its future.. the good shows never really stand a chance.



Overtly portraying Trump voters ( many of which had been blue collar Dems ) Klingons and mocking their political views ... not gonna go over well w/ the gen public.

What's the point of even having a franchise series if things aren't held as canon at all ? Adding to the established story is one thing, but changing it up ,imo, is just ripping off the work of others and using it for your own.

( Peter Jackson with Elves fighting at Helm's Deep , for example )

I've not seen it. I don't Roku and have no interest in signing up and watching another series online, so I doubt I'll ever see it.

Firefly can't get but 1 season and 1 movie, but slap Star Trek or Star Wars on damn near anything, and it's off to production, spare no expense.


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Thursday, October 19, 2017 9:56 AM

CALHOUN


I'm still not convinced the series cant adhere to canon in some way. I've some theories as to how that could play out. Just because we never heard of some things happening in this early time period doesn't mean they didn't happen.

There are ways to watch without signing up. you might be pleasantly surprised enough to then sign up and pay up for some quality sci-fi goodness.

Enough people with preconceived notions of how shit it looked couldnt be assed to give Firefly a go when it first aired. if only more people dipped their toes in the metaphorical waters of Firefly it mighta had a chance.

I want to hear from people who have actually watched Star Trek Discovery.



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Thursday, October 19, 2017 11:09 AM

MOOSE


When the entire season is on the site, I'll pay for a month and binge it.
How many episodes will there be this season?

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Thursday, October 19, 2017 12:28 PM

JEWELSTAITEFAN


Quote:

Originally posted by AURaptor:
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Originally posted by CALHOUN:
Title oughta get the flamers knickers in a bunch..

I seriously love the show and don't understand all the negative crap i'm reading.
I don't have any issues with continuity or canon and if I find any I can easily overlook and watch it as a stand alone (it is just a TV show..)
The special effects are brilliant. The acting is outstanding with clever intelligent dialogue. This alone makes me worry for its future.. the good shows never really stand a chance.



Overtly portraying Trump voters ( many of which had been blue collar Dems ) Klingons and mocking their political views ... not gonna go over well w/ the gen public.

Can you elaborate ate on this? I don't know the context or how w they identified Trump voters centuries for om now.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017 11:45 AM

IMNOTHERE


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Originally posted by JEWELSTAITEFAN:
I don't know the context or how w they identified Trump voters centuries for om now.



The context is that they put the show up behind a paywall, so there are lots of internet haters who haven't seen the show and think its some sort of alt-left white-males-bad minority-women-good propaganda piece.

In reality, its no more "liberal" than any other Star Trek series. What it is is darker, more violent/gory and more morally ambiguous than previous Trek. All of the characters (regardless of colour/gender/sexuality) have flaws, conflicts and (usually) blood on their hands... which you'd pretty much expect in the modern TV context post- Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones etc.

As for the Klingons, you could see them as Trump supporters (with their "remain Klingon" battle cry), or you could see them as ISIS or you could sympathise and see them as "knobbly-foreheaded lives matter" (our hero does manage to kill the first Klingon she meets and then advocates a pre-emptive strike against the Klingon flagship). Or, you could see them as a fictitious alien race into which the writers have deliberately thrown bits of all three to make you think.

As for the "spore drive" - it is clearly all going to go horribly wrong and become the Federation's "Miranda" - and as the Discovery is a Black Ops ship it could be covered up with extreme prejudice before Kirk and Picard come along. That's without the "spoilers" (and the big hint at the end of this week's episode) about something weirder going on.

Select to view spoiler:



I don't see how bringing the mirror universe into it is going to help preserve canon, though: Enterprise has already established that the "mirror" Starfleet was a camp fascist dystopia from the get-go.






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