Robin Bland

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About Robin Bland

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  • Favorite Trek Movie
    The Undiscovered Country
  • Favorite Trek Captain
    Jean-Luc Picard
  • Favorite Trek Series
    The Original Series

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  1. THE LAST JEDI - Movie discussion and critique

    I have a lot to catch up on - the entirety of Rebels season 4. I’ve just been really busy and distrcated with a lot of other things. But I saw that there was a new trailer for Rebels final, apparently epic double-length episode. Avoiding spoilers has been tough! Have to say, I’m really looking forward to binging this whole season when the blu-ray set becomes available. I am not, on the other hand, that bothered about the blu-ray release of TLJ. However, like you, I am a completist nerd and will probably pick it up at some point. I wish I had Nombre’s protest boots. On the other hand, I didn’t pick up ALIEN Covenant and I’m a massive ALIEN fan too. So it is possible to resist the conditioning of our society and not be a neat little consumer...
  2. Haven’t seen it yet! Got some catching up to do.
  3. I always thought it worked. Still does.
  4. THE LAST JEDI - Movie discussion and critique

    Lo, the Knights of Ren: https://io9.gizmodo.com/rian-johnson-didnt-want-the-knights-of-ren-in-the-last-1822192164
  5. General Star Wars Discussion

    Droids in the Star Wars universe. This article is quite interesting, as it lists and explores several points that we’ve made on this thread in the past about treatment of droids in the galaxy of long ago and far away... https://www.tor.com/2018/01/17/star-wars-the-rebellion-won-because-they-treated-their-droids-like-people/?utm_source=exacttarget&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_term=tordotcom-tordotcomnewsletter&utm_content=na-readblog-blogpost&utm_campaign=tor
  6. General Star Wars Discussion

    I’m excited about this movie if only to see Prome reach new heights of brilliant dismissal.
  7. Doctor Who - General Discussion

    It’s been oft-mooted that the BBC should try past Doctors in animated form. Some of the DVD reconstructions are a sort of dry run for that - the idea being, you’d get soundtracks a la Big Finish and low budget animation to recreate the look and feel of each Doctor’s respective eras. With actors who are no longer with us, you’d get, say, Frazer Hines to do his impeccable impersonation of Troughton. RTD was into it, but it remains to be seen whether it’ll happen under Chibnall’s watch. I suspect not.
  8. THE LAST JEDI - Movie discussion and critique

    Gotta say, aside from Wonder Woman, I’ve so completely lost interest in the cinematic DCU, I couldn’t care a fig what they put out now. It does make me a bit wary of Johnson’s proposed “new trilogy” beyond this one. But maybe his style of storytelling will work better on films removed from the main Skywalker saga? C’mon, LF and Disney... you anointed the wrong guy. Filoni, man, Filoni.
  9. THE LAST JEDI - Movie discussion and critique

    I think you can enjoy or not enjoy the movie however you like - that’s your prerogative. But don’t tell people they don’t get it if they don’t like it.
  10. THE LAST JEDI - Movie discussion and critique

    I made sure I got the Target edition of Rogue One for that edition’s exclusive extras. Won’t be doing that this time. Yeah, I’ll probably get the regular edition, but even then, I’ll be adhering to the Sehlat Vie principle of rewatching a movie to come to terms with the bits I think suck via humour and throwing popcorn at the screen. I’m actually more interested in getting the final season of Rebels on blu-ray (I haven’t seen any of S4 yet). I’ve noticed that they seem to be trying to give copies of ALIEN Covenant away. That really was an occasion where people voted with their feet and stayed away in droves.
  11. Paramount and CBS............Together Again ???

    Leaving aside all the other mergers, if this goes ahead I think it could be good for Star Trek in the long run. But it still needs a benign, clued-up franchise overseer or committee of same. Someone or a small body of people with its best interests and spirit at heart, with instincts for developing it and not someone who will necessarily jump to sign Quentin Tarantino when he says he’s a fan. I don’t just mean head honcho producers... Sign people on as advisers in different capacities; people who know how to read both the media and fan landscape and understand both the history of the franchise and what could be done going forward. People like Vic Mignogna or Rod Roddenberry (I know that latter supposedly serves in such a capacity on Discovery).
  12. Netflix series Dark

    Added to the watch list!
  13. Snowpiercer: the series

    I liked that movie a lot. Good, weird and original idea, developed well with a satisfying ending. I’d definitely watch yo see what they do with it - if they can expand upon the concept. I too would be worried if it was just a replay of the movie. But I’ll definitely give it a look.