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  2. BLACK PANTHER - SPOILER Discussion

    SUICIDE SQUAD Star Will Smith Praises BLACK PANTHER And Says It Nearly Brought Him To Tears Black Panther is being hailed as a masterpiece and regardless of whether or not you agree with that statement, there's no denying that it's a game changer. https://www.comicbookmovie.com/black_panther/suicide-squad-star-will-smith-praises-black-panther-and-says-it-nearly-brought-him-to-tears-a158049
  3. What was the last non-Trek tv show you watched?

    Prime Suspect: Tennison (5 episodes out of 6 so far)
  4. Doctor Who - General Discussion

    My blog on Gallifrey One, Day Three (the final day): https://musingsofamiddleagedgeek.blog/2018/02/20/gallifrey-one-2018-3rd-and-final-report-one-day-i-shall-come-back-yes-i-shall-come-back/
  5. General Marvel Discussion

    And I cannot even comprehend people going nuts because a lukewarm review takes a movie to 99%. They are taking RT FAR too seriously.
  6. THE LAST JEDI - Movie discussion and critique

    This might be another “Prometheus” (the movie, not you...hehe) purchase for me; buy it for the extraordinary visuals and the overall ‘look’ but not much else. Maybe the bonus features might be entertaining (as were the bonus features on the STID blu ray I bought from Target years ago).
  7. General Marvel Discussion

    ^ This. My tastes aren’t subject to mass consensus. If I am interested, I see it; regardless of its RT score. It’s nice to have one’s opinion reaffirmed, but hardly necessary.
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  9. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    I wonder how it would work if a show really had little or no canon. Writers could do whatever they wanted every episode. New show. The basis of the show is that each season is one month in the life of our lead characters, a husband and a wife starting January 1, 2010. Every episode starts on the same three sets, a living room, kitchen and bedroom of a typical upper middle class american couple. A calendar with the date circled starts every episode. Everything else can change. They might have an episode where the couple is trying to have a baby and they make a big deal about the fact that they are both orphans and are they ready to be parents. A couple of episodes later, set about a week after the first one, their two teenage kids walk in while the wife is talking on the phone to her mother. They are employed as a doctor and a lawyer in one episode and are a husband and wife plumbing company, where they met in plumbing school the next. They are only children in one episode and have 8 siblings in a later episode. The show is a half hour sitcom one week and an hour long hospital drama where the couple are husband and wife surgeons the next. The next week, they walk out of their front door and get on their horses and the whole episode is a western where she is the sheriff of a small town and he is her deputy. The whole idea is that canon doesn't matter. You shouldn't run out of ideas because the writers can do almost anything with the characters including killing them off at the end of the episode and it won't matter when the next episode starts.
  10. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    There is a lot of play there. Plus Quinto Spock is in an alternate universe so there was no need to make him exactly like Spock. When you switch actors, you're going to have differences. That's different than when you make major changes in how a character acts from episode to episode like they did with Janeway. Voy is Star Trek but it's my least favorite series because of stuff like that. To me something like calling a planet a harsh prison world in one episode and a resort world in another episode is annoying because there really is no reason for it. Just give the planet a different name. It's the kind of stuff that jolts me out of a story. It's like having a character having grown up in Italy in one story and France in the next. It throws me off. I look at canon the same way I look at historical novels. I like the Master and Commander series. I don't really care that if you add up the time in all of the books its 10 or 15 years longer than the historical time period. I don't care that a particular person wasn't the commander of the Fleet until two years after the story was set. I don't care about the minor changes the author made to make the story fit. I would care if they all of a sudden said that London was the capital of France or had steam powered warships in 1807. I don't sweat the little things. Just don't say that Vulcan's have orange blood when they went to great lengths in TOS to establish that they have green blood. Although it would be an interesting show if the writers were able to switch things up every episode with no continuity at all. Have an episode where they meet the inlaws and the next year have different actor play the part with a totally different backstory. Be kinda fun.
  11. General Marvel Discussion

    The aggregators mean so little too. I saw a bunch of people getting mad when Black Panther's early reviews knocked it to 97% because some reviewer gave it a middling review. He didn't give it a bad review, just not an overwhelmingly positive one. And people were furious, saying he gave it a bad review for dumb reasons and that it has taken it from 100% to 97%. So what? Why does it need 100%? Does any of that matter in the end? Rotten Tomatoes is frustrating to me because you can get a general idea...but so often if a movie gets enough average reviews, and the average review is painted as "fresh" then the movie gets painted as 90%! When the average rating was 3 out of 5 stars. What that ends up meaning is "there is 90% chance you won't hate this!" I've also seen reviews that aren't glowing but are mostly positive, and yet somehow Rotten Tomatoes gives it a rotten label. So things get skewed weird as well. It's just not a real indicator of quality, and it is also not worth all these comic book fans getting hyped up or annoyed at critics who liked and/or didn't like a movie they wanna see about some dumb comic book character.
  12. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    See what I said ? -Sigh- Gus
  13. Happy 30th Anniversary to SUPERMAN IV

    My many thanks to former STARLOG and FANGORIA editor David McDonnell for sending my way the SUPERMAN IV THE QUEST FOR PEACE THE OFFICIAL POSTER MAGAZINE, published by Starlog in 1987 and never available here in Brazil. I am so happy to have this one in my collection. Gorgeous mag ! Several interviews with Chris Reeve and the cast on the making of the movie, plus 10 16X22 Posters ! Thank you so much, David, Starlog ruled abd still rulez ! Magzine scans courtesy of SupermanIV.com website. Damn, I still love this damn, cheap movie !!! Gus
  14. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    Quinto Spock doesn't act like Nimoy Spock. It's still Star Trek. I take your point, but even that's not particularly hard and fast. You can play with the approaches a bit. You can make Kirk a little more diplomat than cowboy and most people will still accept it as Kirk and "their" Kirk. Consistency of character is generally more a matter of...familiar guideposts than some slavish adherence that would amount to expecting a character to only really say and do the things they did before and not accounting for human growth and change. But, continuity, as it's often applied is something I don't have a lot of use/need for. I, for one, really don't care if someone wants to say now that Galornden Core is a resort world.
  15. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    I understand your feelings, and opinion on canon issues but I dont share them. No doubt the focus of the fandom now is DISCOVERY, but no thanks. I am not stay on board for this adventure. I am just an old country brazilian farmer. Whatta hell I know : I am the guy who loves STAR TREK V for petes sakes. Gus
  16. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    Part of canon is consistency of character. If someone wrote a great script but it required all of the characters to act totally out of character it might be a good story but it wouldn't be star trek. A script with Spock acting all emotional and having to convince a timid Kirk to fire photon torpedoes when the Enterprise is in immediate danger of being destroyed without any explanation might be a good story but it just wouldn't fit. The bridge crew freezing in an emergency without any reason given. That sort of thing would violate canon and not really be Star Trek. On the other hand, If TOS had been made a few years earlier it would have been in black and white. Would that have been canon? If it had been made in 1924 would people complain that the show had sound and you can't see the strings on the spaceships? I don't think that Discovery fits especially well with canon but then again neither do any of the other shows if you want to nitpick. It depends on how important things are to you. I like Discovery a lot and I'm willing to say it's close enough to canon that I don't mind.
  17. General Marvel Discussion

    This. If the rating is overwhelmingly good or bad that might nudge me if I were already on the fence, but, for the most part, I already know if I'm interested in a movie or not weeks beforehand.
  18. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    IMHO, adherence to supposed "canon" is virtually identical to fundamentalist religion. Both are wide open to personal interpretation of "Correctness" and as a result, are total failures from the start.
  19. General Marvel Discussion

    While that is nice and all I really wish people would stop putting so much stock in a aggregator.
  20. General Marvel Discussion

    JESSICA JONES Does Things Her Way In This New Trailer And Banner For The Upcoming Second Season https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SL4Fo6dJ3o8 Netflix has debuted another trailer for the upcoming second season of Marvel's Jessica Jones, and while it actually reuses quite a lot of footage from the first season, there's some new stuff in there too.
  21. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    I fundamentally disagree with the idea that every aesthetic change requires placing the show in an alternate universe. If anything, the faithfulness of the Enterprise in the season finale proved we ARE in the Prime universe. Additionally, the writers attempt to explain why Kirk/Spock had not heard of the Mirror Universe despite Discovery’s experiences there. And, as for the Klingon War, not every major event in Star Trek history needs to be discussed at length in some episode or movie later on. The writers have already “officially” said this is in the Prime universe. The fact that a few fans can’t accept it is not surprising, but my enjoyment of the show is not ruined as a result. Star Trek: Discovery might not be perfectly consistent with TOS and certainly is not perfect in some other respects, but neither was TAS, TNG, DS9, VOY, or ENT. It is a fine Star Trek show set in the Prime universe.
  22. THE LAST JEDI - Movie discussion and critique

    Nope. I saw very little in that film that needs to be revisited.
  23. THE LAST JEDI - Movie discussion and critique

    STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI Blu-Ray Release Date, Cover And Details Revealed - Check Out The New Trailer in the YouTube Link Gus
  24. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    If this is how fans will support this reimagining and revisionism of TOS, then I am okay with it. But would be nice if CBS could say "officially" that this is an alternnate universe, just like the JJ TREK movies did, in order to explain the differences in design and continuity. The original Matt Jefferies design is the "oficial" look in my book. Gus
  25. https://honeyfuggletrek.blogspot.com/2018/02/zaminhon.html My review of Lolani.
  26. The Star Trek Online team announced this afternoon that a partnership with manufacturer Mixed Dimensions is reviving their once-discontinued 3D starship production program, and with this new life brings a wildly-expanded opportunity for players to bring their ships of the 25th Century home. Warp to the full article!
  27. We're taking a break from our week of Toy Fair-centric coverage to talk about something else -- more Star Trek product news! From Star Trek Beyond to a new Star Trek online game, there's a bunch of new Trek stuff rolling out that you may just want to add to your own collection. Warp to the full article!
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