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  3. Hi all, I've been a Trekkie (or is it Trekker - does it really matter anyway?) since the early 70s so yes I'm getting on a bit now! As you can tell by the choice of my username Mr Spock has been and always shall be my favourite character. I've never joined a Trek forum before so this is a new experience for me. Let's hope that it prospers and lives long!
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  5. BLACK PANTHER - SPOILER Discussion

    My only concern is, "so much on screen that not everybody gets to shine a little bit." But, I trust the Russos.
  6. BLACK PANTHER - SPOILER Discussion

    "Evacuate the city. Engage all defenses. And someone get this man a shield." Ha, cant wait for this one. Gus
  7. What non-trek movies have you watched lately?

    “Black Panther” (2017) Well done! And finally we get a villain in a superhero movie with a legitimate beef.
  8. Celebrate the conclusion of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY's first season with our massive 'Discovery' prize pack giveaway, with swag from FanSets, Lakeshore Records, Gallery Books, and a few surprises that you CAN'T find in stores -- and YES, this contest is open to all regions, to any fan on planet Earth! Warp to the full article!
  9. REVIEW: Eaglemoss ENTERPRISE-C Concept Model

    I remember the early idea for an Enterprise-C being a battlecruiser. Everyone pretty much assumed (correctly) that the B would be Excelsior class but no one knew til we saw the briefing room what the C would be like. In a way I have to admit I like the battlecruiser version and wish there was some way we could have seen it realized as maybe another ship.
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  11. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    Well, I can’t blame you for that. Discovery is thankfully a vast improvement over Enterprise.
  12. Your overall impression after season 1

    This is a good season overview (including some fixes) over at Tor.com. https://www.tor.com/2018/02/20/we-come-in-pieces-star-trek-discovery-first-season-overview/
  13. Your overall impression after season 1

    Not only that but there wouldn't be a woman Captain or Admiral because of 'Turnabout Intruder'.
  14. William Shatner Hosting Screenings Of ‘Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan’ In Nine U.S. Cities This spring you can see the original Captain Kirk live on stage after a movie screening to hear him talk and ask him questions. https://trekmovie.com/2018/02/22/william-shatner-hosting-screenings-of-star-trek-ii-the-wrath-of-khan-in-nine-u-s-cities/ Gus
  15. We’re wrapping up our coverage of this year’s Toy Fair with an exclusive preview of gaming publisher Looney Labs’ upcoming "Star Trek FLUXX," a new version of their 20-year-old bestselling strategy card game coming later this year in Original Series and Next Generation editions. Warp to the full article!
  16. Your overall impression after season 1

    Break out the stone knives and bearskins...
  17. Your overall impression after season 1

    Mine, too. I mean, if we stuck to original canon like it was fundamentalist dogma, the likes of Tilly couldn't even LOOK at things she recorded with her tricorder without a bigger computer. Or, you know, without a bunch of old radio vacuum tubes.
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  19. Your overall impression after season 1

    ^ That's my head-canon, anyway; it keeps me from going nuts over continuity nits. This latest version of the prime universe seems to be a mix of TOS and ENT with a touch of JJ Abrams’ overall aesthetic. I think they kind of wrote themselves into a corner with that one. On the other hand... it DOES go a long way toward explaining Klingons ongoing resentment toward humans. Humans left a bomb in the center of their planet that propelled an unpopular choice into the leadership void. That would leave many Klingons feeling a mite testy towards humans, I think... I think Ash’s arc ended the only way it could; there was no future there. He’s still more Klingon than he cares to admit, even to himself. Up till the end, Burnham simply wasn’t as interesting as some of her shipmates. But it was in the season finale that Burnham finally became a favorite character to me; her sacrifices, and most of all, her placing Starfleet values above everything else (even winning a war) was wonderful to see. I think Burnham’s character was sabotaged with the Vulcan backstory (and I say that as an admitted-Vulcanophile). Having a human going through what she went through in S1, yet maintaining such emotional aloofness didn’t make her relatable or even likable. That kind of constant stoicism makes a human character.... well, boring. Spock’s stoicism was always interesting on TOS because you saw the simmering underneath; the conflict. It was a veneer Spock put up in front of his human shipmates and Nimoy had the skill and chops to make that come through in extremely subtle ways. As much as I admire Sonequa Martin-Green in TWD, I didn’t see that simmering in her as much. She just felt distant and aloof, but with periodic flashes of anger. There was no shading. However, I think she’s matured as a character (and actress?) with that finale. I think I’ve warmed up to Burnham; I get her now (finally).
  20. What was the last Star Trek episode you watched?

    Well, they did, but Roddenberry was fairly clear early on that that those were going to be the exceptions, and not the rule. Crosby left because Roddenberry told her to her face that all she was going to be was the, "Hailing frequencies open" girl.
  21. Up to that point though, every member of the main cast had their own story except for LaForge and Dr Crusher. Thinking about it, LaForge doesn't even get an episode built around him until 'Samaritan Snare' at the end of Season 2.
  22. Your overall impression after season 1

    It seems like TV writers are taught to right dumbed down characters. While there are some good shows, they are few and far between. It's the same thing with movies. So many movies and TV series depend on characters acting uncharacteristically foolish or always foolish for drama's sake that it ruins what could have been a great show, time after time. I guess it's difficult to write intelligent characters who make intelligent decisions that just don't work for some reason.
  23. What was the last Star Trek episode you watched?

    Very true. But, I'm pretty sure at that point, it was just a thrown bone because I think Roddenberry had the show planned as "The Picard/Riker/Data Hour." There weren't really going to be any Geordi episodes. It's even not an uninteresting sequence, it just seems like a very bizarre command decision like hurrying up to rush back after "Where No Man.." I know the plot has to do what the plot has to do, but you leaped 2.7M light years. You don't know how, so maybe you take a few hours and try to figure it out so you don't make things worse. I admit you're probably not going to get anywhere, but it seems reasonable. You engines did things they were never meant to do, so maybe you do a diagnostic for a few hours. You do these things for the obvious reasons, but, you know, if you can't ever get anyone back out there again , you get to eyeball a protostar no one else has ever seen. And then at least The Traveller gets a nap.
  24. Your overall impression after season 1

    It was just a huge missed opportunity. In its quest to deliver serialized storytelling, DSC should be careful not to throw away the possibilities of nuanced character development. this was just the dumbest, schlockiest ending possible for Lorca. And they were left with the problem of needing a villain's space to fill, so enter M-Giourgiou. If they're trying to tell me this was all planned in advance, then I question their instincts. It was just a terrible move. All true, but, as you say below... It was hardly a neat ribbon, was it? Whatever the vagaries of Klingon culture and the character of L'Rell (the only intriguing one on the show), it just felt really unsatisfying to me. I dunno, do we know that - or is this a third "regular" Trek universe? I think I'd actually prefer it if it turns out to be, because then we're not beholden to all that continuity. That would definitely work for me. Hope that's what they do. Something I didn't say earlier: I really enjoyed the way they left Tyler and Burnham's relationship. This was good, believable stuff - that she couldn't forgive him. Even these hyper-advanced humans of the 23rd century. Martin-Green and Latif did a great job with the material they were given, and for me, that was one of the best elements of that final episode.
  25. Your overall impression after season 1

    If I take just season 1 as it is, I'd be a bit worried because of the weaknesses that were named, some of which appear rather fundamental ... but I'm willing to give the producers the benefit of the doubt that many of these problems are due to the turmoil behind the scenes of the production, Fuller's departure, suits meddling etc. Maybe they had a full turn of direction of the show to deal with, in the middle of the production. If that's the case, the result is not quite as bad as it could have been. Maybe the second half of season 1 was just the attempt to wrap up Fuller's initial ideas to a point that can be a new start for the show, along the lines of the new producers' ideas, a kind of "soft restart". As such, I'd like a short encounter with the Enterprise, as a "starting support", from which point on the show can fly on its own towards a new direction ... I agree, if the NCC-1701 became a recurring element, it would overshade the new crew. That would be a real pity.
  26. That felt like it would’ve been better served in a Geordi-centered episode. When I recall “Heart of Glory” I almost forget that whole VISOR sequence, because I tend to think of it as belonging to a different episode for some reason.
  27. What was the last Star Trek episode you watched?

    Pretty much agree all around, though, with "Heart of Glory." I would have liked for them to come up with something that made more sense if they wanted to pad the episode. It really seems the worst possible time and place to start streaming Geordi's visor and then stand around and talk about it.
  28. Your overall impression after season 1

    If it's a season-long arc with the Enterprise then what's the point of a new show in the first place? And how will DSC's crew NOT be overshadowed by the crew of the flagship (both literal flagship and inaugural series)? Does anyone else remember all of the names of the space shuttle crew that flew into space with John Glenn 20 years ago?
  29. More TNG Season 1 fun. 'Too Short A Season' - I like this episode, the Admiral growing younger really spooks me out. The first of many corrupted Admiral episodes. 'When The Bough Breaks' - Star Trek never does children very well well, this one just doesn't interest me. 'Home Soil' - A very science based episode, not a very interesting one at that. 'Coming Of Age' - How many Wesley episodes does this season need? I found the B story much more interesting, a good lead into 'Conspiracy'. 'Heart Of Glory' - The first episode that shows the Federation and the Klingons at peace. Worf's first story as well, pretty good.
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