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    The Wrath of Khan
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  1. Doctor Who Story Shada Getting The Animated Treatment

    I rather liked the animated look of both Reign of Terror, Moonbase, and Tenth Planet (all done by Planet 55). I didn't much care for the animation used for the Ice Warriors, not sure why. I could be wrong, but I think the return they probably get for one animated story a year probably makes it worthwhile to continue. I would guess that any story with a Dalek has a good chance to get animated though, even if they decide to not animate all the missing stuff, I have a feeling they won't neglect to animate anything they can put a big Dalek on the cover...Daleks sell. And I would expect that if they planned to animate all of the missing stuff, they are going to hold off an doll out the Dalek stuff a bit...release a few animated stories that don't have them, so they can make a bigger event of an animated Dalek release, thus drum up bigger sales, thus making it easier to greenlight animating lesser stories (like...the Smugglers...I don't even remember what that one is about, and I barely care...but I want the whole show to survive in some visual format beyond telesnap reconstructions). If they think in the smallest of terms, they only have to animated 16 episodes for Daleks...and 4 more if they were to do the last incomplete (yet to be animated) Cybermen story. But I'd love to see Abominable Snowmen animated as is a great story, and comes alive in the telesnap version I saw...I think an animated version would do well. And animated the one episode of the Web of Fear while your at it! I felt they'd animate it all someday, and I could still be wrong, but I think that they may have found a format and a company that gels with them to do the job, and having both Power of the Daleks and Shada released in back to back years? Makes me think that they have found a footing on the project in some way, moreso than they had with the Invasion (as Cosgrove Hall, who produced it, kind of fell apart after the release), and they spent a few years trying stuff out with Planet 55 and Qurios, and now they've set up something sort of in house with BBC Studios producing them...and it really gives me some hope for the future of the missing stuff.
  2. Doctor Who Story Shada Getting The Animated Treatment

    I am down for this. Hopefully, with Power of the Daleks and this, it means the BBC plans to slowly but surely continue to roll out animated versions of lost episodes. Hell animating more Troughton or Hartnell episodes can't cost nearly as much as recreating lost episodes of don't need to hire a voice cast and pay for studio time for any of the audio! That said, while I have seen the linking material version of Shada, I can't remember how many episodes were complete, and how many were left uncomplete. So maybe it didn't require too much re-animating. I am hopeful though that the BBC has intentions of animating Doctor Who on a regular basis, like one story a keeps the home video end of classic Doctor Who in business for a while longer, and keeps interest inthe classic end of the property, which is certainly valuable to them. Then someday...someday...big giant boxset they can hike the price way up for, and little complete Doctor boxsets....oh the money I am sure they will hope to make off us fans.
  3. I've been keeping up with Discovery, so the latest Trek I've watched has been the new episodes. I also just watched the donor preview for Star Trek Continues episode 10, "To Boldly GO, Part I" which is the first half of their two part finale of their run...and their own take on how the Five Year Mission wrapped up. I won't say anything yet...but I like the start of the story and can't wait to see how it all wraps up in a month! They do an exceptional job of recapturing every way!
  4. What non-trek movies have you watched lately?

    Watched Maximum Overdrive for a bit of dumb horror movie fun. Movie is not well made, but there is a hint of charm to it.
  5. DSC Uniforms Explained

    I am down with both the explanation and the introduction of the Cage era (albiet with more expense spent in producing them) being introduced. I was watching Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, and I thought how acceptable a bold and colorful sci-fi can currently be. They successfully brought back the tri-colored classic uniforms in the 2009 movie, and I think they made em work well in Beyond's revamp even better. You could take the more subtle colors used in "The Cage" and easily update them and make them look good for HD. I wouldn't mind it at all.
  6. Bootleged DISCOVERY ???

    It nearly cracks the top 10? Nearly? Shock and horror. Pack it up CBS! Your record sign ups and big ratings for the premiere now mean very little, because if the high illegal downloads of Doctor Who and Game of Thrones has proved anything, your not gonna make money off this thing. I am not surprised, but I also don't think it means that All Access was a mistake or anything. Because major shows are in that Top 10 every month, whether they be from HBO or premium cable...or broadcast TV...even Netflix. People are gonna pirate, big properties are going to be pirated more. CBS knows that, as do all studios and networks. I doubt CBS will be too concerned with it right now, as I am sure they are focusing in on the big sign ups for their service instead.
  7. Fun that this thread can now feature things like this, but I last Trek I watched was the first two episodes of the brand new show!
  8. What non-trek movies have you watched lately?

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Really fun! I think it was better than the first film, because it didn't have a tired MacGuffin, and it's entire story flowed better from beginning to end. The stakes were high, but the conflict was actually smaller and more personal really...and somehow every character has something to do without it feeling bloated or frustrating **cough cough**everyavengersmovie**cough cough**. I would say that after the big success of the first movie, Gunn was given even more creative freedom to do what he wants with the franchise, which is rare and strange, but I think it paid off in spades. It's a fun movie all around.
  9. Linda Hamilton back as Sarah Connor

    I'm so tired you guys...
  10. I really enjoyed both episodes. Solid opener to a new Trek. I do think that the Klingons look a little too "Generic Alien" to me. Look about as generic alien as Idris Elba in Beyond. But I like what they did with em story wise, so I won't complain too much. Same kinda goes for the new uniforms...I think they are bland and ugly in the end...but that is nitpicky, because I rather like the people in the suits so far. I am in for the show. It feels like Star Trek, feels like it wants to explore characters and the human condition, in new modern ways. Right on.
  11. Star Wars: Han Solo Movie

    Star Wars is just a haven for "get excited fans, here is a thing from the original trilgoy that you've heard of!" Oh I miss Star Wars being fresh and new amd full of ideas and possibilities. Seems very narrow nowadays.
  12. Do You Wanna More TOMB RAIDER ???

    Video games as movies have almost never worked. I dunno why they keep trying.
  13. What non-trek movies have you watched lately?

    Yea "It" was good, just stinks that sound design could be an actual detriment at times.
  14. The Orville

    I work for a Fox affiliate, and I think they want this show to succeed, because of their ties to MacFarlane and because it probably was a bit more expensive for a comedy than they are used to. My main reason is that usually on Sunday nights with Football, they cut into whatever show they've got on. Rarely do we have to worry about them pushing shows back, and thus pushing back our news. But they pushed it back because it was "new." Where was that mentality when Futurama was on? So I think Fox is definitely trying to help it along. But I don't think the audience rarely is gonna care. It's aiming at such a niche audience, as it seemed to be trying to grab those offended by the "not your father's Star Trek" campaign of 2009...saying "oh but we kinda look like your fathers Star Trek!" And ultimately that's only a sliver of loud Trekkies. MacFarlane, maybe counting himself among them (who knows really), is overemphasizing the size of such a group...and then filling his TNG fantasy with nothing but predictable humor. And Sci-fi or anything off kilter and weird never lasts long on Fox. I joke each year at work that they should just title some shows "Soon to be Cancelled!" This fits the bill of that kind of show. I think it is being given a chance because of the guy behind it...but I think it is more of a "throw him a bone Family Guy makes money" kind of deal. Unfortunately MacFarlane hasn't constructed an actual joke in years.
  15. Do You Wanna More TOMB RAIDER ???

    Not particularly, but thanks for asking!