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Re: Star Trek Discovery (some spoilers)

Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:21 am
by Hunter
Welp I am up to date with the latest episode (the mid-season finale) where they seemingly stopped the war and started the plot thread for what looks like the mirror universe. Although the episode leading up to this one had MANY faults, this particular episode was definitely the best one from the show this season. Even the Klingons were less grating than usual (and it's MUCH better when they speak English without the subtitle handicap!)

Re: Star Trek Discovery (some spoilers)

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:09 am
by Xelions
Watched the entire season. It was surprisingly improving in parts and then the finale came along.. oh dear :shock:

Re: Star Trek Discovery (some spoilers)

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:30 pm
by karajorma
I got 7 episodes in and quit. The 2nd episode with Harry Mudd was the straw that broke the camels back. If I'm watching a TV show and thinking "That's not how human beings act!" then I know the writing is bad enough that I shouldn't watch it any more.

I may decide to watch it in a Mystery Theatre 3000 style at a later point.

Re: Star Trek Discovery (some spoilers)

Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2018 12:08 am
by Hunter
The season ends with
the entire plot being dropped, basically - so they can have a fresh start for season 2

Re: Star Trek Discovery (some spoilers)

Posted: Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:48 am
by Hunter
Well, with the Season 2 trailer having dropped I think it's fairly obvious they're trying to copy The Orville's comedy-format. Which is pretty ironic considering that show is a comedy OF Star Trek to begin with..

Best summed up by RLM @ https://youtu.be/dD2UE0tJ66Y?t=23m15s

Re: Star Trek Discovery (some spoilers)

Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:14 am
by karajorma
Yep. They really are trying to copy the Orville now. And when they are not, they're trying to shoehorn in characters from TOS in a desperate attempt to get us to give a damn about the show.

Re: Dark Matter + Other shows

Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:41 pm
by sacrecat04
- BANNED -

Re: Star Trek Discovery (some spoilers)

Posted: Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:35 pm
by Xelions
:shock: At least Picard is back. Earl Grey HOT!

Re: Star Trek Discovery (some spoilers)

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:01 am
by Hunter
CBS has made it official: Leslie Moonves is stepping down as chairman-CEO amid a cascade of sexual assault allegations, and CBS and National Amusements Inc. have settled the legal battle that erupted in May over control of the company.
Oh geez, another conveniently mega rich man accused of sexual assault?
The settlement agreement calls for CBS and Moonves to donate $20 million to organizations that support the #MeToo movement and equality for workplace in the women
How about donating to shelters and the homeless.. :roll:

Re: Star Trek Discovery (some spoilers)

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:58 am
by Xelions
Oh geez, another conveniently mega rich man accused of sexual assault?
I'm not surprised by this at all; money = sex = career = promotions = jobs. It's like a revolving carousel, there's usually a gain to be made by all parties. I always believe there is much more to the story of each claim then is initially told too.

#MeToo movement and equality for workplace in the women
:roll: I believe in equality but tie it in with workload. If you can do the same job to the same requirements with the same degree of attendance you should get paid the same.

PS. nice work on adding the quote button into the post reply page =D>

Re: Star Trek Discovery (some spoilers)

Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:13 am
by Hunter
Anyone watching Season 2? The first episode was terrible. I liked the second one though, that at least felt more like a Trek episode - or a good episode of Stargate to be exact.

However rumours are abound Discovery is on the cusp of being cancelled.

Re: Star Trek Discovery (some spoilers)

Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:56 am
by karajorma
I'm watching it but I can't say I'm enjoying it much. The last episode was okay, haven't watched episode 3 yet. To be honest I'm in no particular hurry to do so.

The Orville, on the other hand, is getting better and better. Episode 6 was just adorable.

Re: Star Trek Discovery (some spoilers)

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:54 am
by Hunter
The 3rd episode did much damage to Star Trek to be honest, including considerable damage to the character of Spock, the Klingons and more..

And yes, the Orville is a joy to watch. For me it's that bright, pleasant TV lighting - something a lot of sci-fi has completely forget about in the past 10-15 years. In fact I think the last sci-fi show to use decent lighting was Stargate Atlantis.

Re: Star Trek Discovery (some spoilers)

Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 1:53 pm
by Xelions
Episode 2 was directed and produced by Ridley Scott No really! Actually was directed by Frakes (and for those who don't know Commander Riker from TNG)

And that is one damn fine powercell for those church lights. Ain't never running out! :nod:

It was a good episode but the show still has no direction and I understand why now
Original showrunner Bryan Fuller had intended for Discovery to be an anthology series that told different stories each season. CBS did not agree, but a hybrid approach was eventually used, following the same characters but telling different stories each season.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Trek ... (season_2)

I can't say it would have been better but when disagreements occur like this, I've seen it fail miserably.

Thumbs up for The Orville =D>