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  2. I don't think they will introduce the Borg. It would be too fan fic like. They will want to appeal even more to the hyper kinetic action crowd. Also how are they going to even include George Kirk? Time travel? Mirror? The last would be fan fic fodder also. The buzz at the latest con I attended, the presenters said nothing about that, although a fan did ask about the Borg, but in another context entirely. He was plugging his fan story apparently. The actors were not able to help him as they were not writers. Oh well.
  3. Hello y'all. Chimera here (Kal Kat on YouTube) I attended as a guest the Silicon Valley Comic Con, second annual 'sophomore' convention in San Jose, California this past weekend at the McEnery center. The convention was a Wozniak (the surviving Apple co founder) production with Star Trek special guests, including William Shatner, Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, Brent Spiner, Gates McFadden and Denise Crosby, and also Robert O'Reilly (Klingon). Nichelle Nichols did do a signing. Although others have full YouTube recordings of the two event shows with Trek alumni, I did not because I did not have a VIP permission, so it it just a lot of me narrating over stuff. But I did get some interesting answers to some of the questions posed here. Shatner will not, and does not plan to be, in any future Star Trek films. That goes for part 4, whatever that will be. He will be in a program called Senior Moment. He was funny. Shatner misses Nimoy and was sad to have missed his funeral. Frakes, Sirtis and Spiner would like to be on board of they do another Gargoyles, and Crosby and McFadden thought it would be fun to join them. If they ever did another one. A fan mentioned there was a kick starter and it started them talking. As far as Spiner or Frakes know, nobody has offered them a part on Discovery, or to direct, but if it comes up, the fans will likely find out before they do. Ha. Sirtis joked that Spiner has action figures in his car trunk to sell. Also that they did 3 and 1/2 films before they got 'cancelled' because the fans did not like Nemesis, or about half if it. She was funny. Shatner had fun talking about the classic stolen bike story again. McFadden talked about having redressed the bridge set to prank Stewart, complete with wearing a robe and curlers in her hair, and silly decorations, and he was so tight lipped he didn't notice!The cast joked about the Borg when asked about their origins. It turned into a political rant by way of Orange is the New Black to the presidency. Since my three-day recaps are very long, I am going to link to the channel and you can check them out. For the actual events, others have permission and posted that. Mine is just my opinion. Nichols was very overwhelmed, because it was late in the day, but I did get to say hello and thank her for trailblazing on Star Trek. Also the 'author interview' does reveal my actual name. Ha. Some of you TW guys might recognize me from the Star Trek Into Darkness review back in 2013. I enjoyed the con immensely. Also there were Star Wars people there, (mostly costumed cosplayer, and the local 501st storm trooper club) other fantasy people, and a Firefly guest, and many others, but I did not get to film them. This was done on an iphone 4 but the video recap later was done on a Panesonic camcorder. Ironically the come PC is not a Mac. https://www.youtube.com/user/weirdkitty07 Once there, just watch the videos. I did not want to fill the screen with links to each.
  4. Listened to a WTF podcast with Eugene Levy, and it lead to me popping on the always funny "Best in Show." Always delivers laughs!
  5. I would agree it's the future of media, although I don't know that I'd call it television at this point. I'd say that for me, for the programs I love most, those are the ones I actually do make the effort to watch live when possible. To me, there's something special about being there week after week, all of the speculation and wondering, and for me, the convenience of streaming really takes that away from that experience unless you're talking about a season finale/opener situation, and even those are often resolved so quickly in-story that streaming doesn't do them justice, either. But you know what? I think a serialized television show with an emphasis on streaming is a good move for Star Trek, I really do. I think it's something that shows CBS and Paramount are willing to try something new, even if it's via their own dumb All Access program, and I think the serialization will allow for storytelling that will open up people who might not otherwise be interested.
  6. When you put it like that, it sounds like a pretty intense plotline! It'd certainly be a break from trying to create the next vengeance-driven barbarian, and using George would probably add a lot of emotion to the plot - sort of like what STID wanted to do with the Marcuses but never quite panned out. (Speaking of which, I wonder if the door's closed on Carol coming back?)
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  8. Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix. I needed the optimism.
  9. There are so many ways of explaining away the lack of force-pushing at opportune moments, some of which you've all already covered here. It's not a coherent world, it's one that develops as more narrative layers are added to it. I actually see this as a boon - something I complain about a lot (many of you longtime Trekcore friends know this) is the modern tendency of media franchises to explicate everything when explanations are not necessarily needed. (Hi, newer ALIEN movies.) Star Wars, with the prequel trilogy, was one of the first SF franchises to do that, but now it's turned that tendency on its head with all the spin-off animations and new movies. I like that it's broadened and deepened the details of the universe (and actually managed to explain away a lot of the awful storytelling missteps of the prequels by adding in the continuity of the Clone Wars show as a kind of narrative glue). It means there's more room for fan imagination, more mysteries where we can enjoy theorizing and coming up with our own lore. That's healthy, I think. Much moreso than how Lucas got in the end, attempting to nail down every last detail and in some cases, causing narrative goofs that'll never quite be mended. (We have to live with those, I think.) Interpretation is where it's at - because it leaves room for the viewer and reader's imagination, too. That attitude - of Star Wars being much more than just a media property - would seem to be borne out by this very uncynical view by the keeper of the flame, Kathleen Kennedy. As the article notes, it's a translated piece, but if she did say this, it's nice to know they're that open-minded. Their current output would indicate it's the case. Of course they know what a cultural phenomenon it is, and that the Mouse demands buck$, but equally if they leave it all open for fandom's own imaginative investments = everybody happy. http://www.jedinews.co.uk/film-music-tv/articles/production-anthology-films-episode-ix-enter-top-gear/
  10. "The Fall", episode 1.02. "Better Call Saul", episode 3.01. So great the show is back! Was a bit hard to remember all the details from season 2 that were picked up, though ... guess I should watch the "what happened before" summary soon. And I started "Humans" with episode 1.01: I like the setting, the 80s-like electronic music adds very well to the general flavor of the show, and quite a few smart ideas were brought up already. A very promising start! Looking forward to see the next episodes.
  11. Silicon Valley Comic Con three day event completed last night! The sophomore year of the show had William Shatner and many of the TNG cast, including Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis and Brent Spiner! My review blog is rather long, but I could post links to them when they're all up. It was a Star Trek and Star Wars, and other fantasy and scifi con hoasted by Wozniak of Aplle. Good times. Lots of fun!

  12. "Hurry....................you dont have much time......." Last Friday I watched my favorite STAR TREK THE ORIGINAL SERIES episode, the second pilot shot in July 1965, WHERE NO MAN HAS GONE BEFORE, introducing William Shatner as Captain James Kirk. And to finish the weekend, SPACE SEED featuring a powerful performance by the late Ricardo Montalban........classic stuff. Gus
  13. Here's Sheridan as a young man in BABYLON 5 IN THE BEGINNING, in command of his ship during the Mimbari war (lots of make up to make Boxleitner look 25-year old)..... ....and here an older Boxleitner as President John Sheridan in the command chair of the super-powered battleship Excalibur for BABYLON 5 A CALL TO ARMS, the pilot for the short-lived series CRUSADE. Both TV Movies recommended, Sim ! Gus
  14. New JUSTICE LEAGUE Promo Photo Brings Back Henry Cavill's Superman Outside of the first promotional image released during last year's Comic-Con, Superman has been absent from all Justice League marketing material. Well, that changes with this latest promo photo
  15. I'm willing...
  16. Lets give DISCOVERY a chance. Gus
  17. Thanks for your input!
  18. "In the Beginning" has merit, but, really, none of the rest needed to be made.
  19. The TV movies are a bit hit and miss. Some are like side stories that aren't necessary or memorable, and some were solid. The spinoff Crusade is pretty much completely avoidable in my opinion. JMS talked a lot about how the changing of episode orders screwed it, but I watched it in his intentional order, and it is still pretty crummy (and as Gus pointed out, one of the TV movies is essentially set up for a show that didn't really work and was canned before it would've had any time to course correct. Anyhow I remember liking "In the Beginning" alright, but beyond that I was hit or miss on the TV movies.
  20. Yes! This too! (Guess I should have said "small screen" rather than "tv" ) Well, for me, it doesn't make a difference, because I haven't been watching tv shows on "normal" tv for 15 years or so, but exclusively on DVD/BD or streaming. But yeah, for some really strange reason, there still seem to be people who still rely on that 20th century dinosaur relic of network tv, with fixed schedules, constant ad breaks, no option for subtitles or different languages, and often subpar picture quality... If DSC was on normal free tv first, and I'd actually have to use that again before I can see it on my terms on a more convenient platform? I'd be seriously pissed... No seriously, I think video-on-demand is the future of tv. If you truly care what you're watching, rather than just feeling like random trash as background noise, you're using Netflix etc anyway already, even today.
  21. Recently rewatched TNG "Peak Performance". Not sure why, but somehow, I love this episode. Maybe it's the "Data cuteness" ... and Riker is at his best.
  22. I watched TNG's "The Dauphin" earlier. Love Jean-Luc's part time job in security that he seems to have in that episode.
  23. Or... on our mobile devices, laptops, desktops, pads, etc. Putting ST on CBSAA instead of a network or even a cable station revolutionizes how we'll watch ST, just as selling TNG and DS9 to syndication rather than network TV did (briefly) in the late '80s and the '90s.
  24. And even if season 1 sucks, because of all the troubles ... that wouldn't be the first time a Star Trek show needs two or three seasons to really find its style, right? I'm optimistic. Important is, we get Star Trek on tv again, and as was reported, it's financially a success already and season 2 is guaranteed. There is no need for rushing anything, nor for getting everything right on the spot.
  25. Thanks, Gus! Do you others agree?
  26. TNG Cast Talk Possible Roles And Hopes For ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ and Bill Shatner Joins the Fun Moderanting 30th Anniversary Panel at Comic Con (Video) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=3JvdcBA1vKo Gus
  27. ^ Couldn't agree more. Sometimes it just takes as long as it takes. I'd rather have a slow labor of love than a rushed order of business necessity.
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