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    The Undiscovered Country
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  1. Here is an interview with her on the set of Star Trek Continues: INTERVIEW Seems like she "gets it."
  2. I don't think they will go the Mirror universe route. I mean, a parallel universe within a parallel universe. It is too convoluted for the general movie-going audience. To revisit the Borg also seems unlikely as it would be slammed for unoriginality. Of the two, however, the Borg seem more likely. The comic book encounter was KT's "Q Who" experience. There first taste and now they know they are coming. In that way, the comic books could be a lead-in. First Contact or "the Borg movie" is one if the most successful and recognizable Trek movies (and villain). I think the aforementioned Locutus plot with George Kirk would be interesting, especially if in the end, James T. Kirk might have to kill him.
  3. What do you want to bet this is what they go with? Odds might be low, but it is not out of the question. After all, he died crashing into a ship enhanced by Borg nanoprobes. Maybe he'll be the new Locutus to demoralize James Kirk, the Captain of the flagship and bring the Federation to its knees.
  4. I would surmise that concentration is a key element of channeling the force. It is all about the mind. Perhaps in the heat of battle with so many distractions and such divided attention it would be more difficult to concentrate Force energy. Similarly, who knows what kind of havoc your opponent is making with the Force. He could be disrupting it in a way that makes certain force powers inaccessible. We certainly have seen characters resisting the force before like Kylo Ren's interrogation of Rey. I think of them as wizards in a way too. Maybe because, when we are first introduced to Jedi with Obi-Wan, he is very wizardlike. Alec Guinness brought that to the character. Even Uncle Owen calls him a wizard, "That wizard is just a crazy old man!" I certainly never thought of Alec Guiness's Obi-Wan as a samurai.
  5. I know what you mean, but if I was a Star Trek fan who had not seen Star Trek on TV for nearly 20 years, I would have been riveted by that promo and the way they summarize the characters. I was only 4 years old at the time, so I don't remember these promos. I do remember finding a sticker with a Season 1 cast photo in a cereal box though. I still have it to this day!!! They got me hooked at a young age. I am looking forward to getting a better snapshot of our new cast. A sticker in a cereal box would even do.
  6. That is an outstanding promo. I would wet my pants if I saw a Discovery promo like that. The silence is killing me! I can't wait.
  7. I don't see how the interview justifies your conclusion that the series is delayed again. CBS is being careful about not stating a release date because they already have "delayed" it twice and gotten flack from fans for it. It'll be ready when it is ready.
  8. "Any thoughts on Luke's last line?" It could be a quote from early in the movie where Luke explains why he abandoned the Jedi Academy, because of the danger of those turning to the dark side like Kylo Ren. Training new jedi is no longer something he wishes to do. Rey must convince him otherwise. It could also mean that it is time the Jedi Order go away as a relic of history because it is too dogmatic. Demanding celibacy, renouncing love, and why does it have to be so polar? Perhaps he will teach Rey a more balanced use of the force that is more a grey area, neither Light nor Dark, and that is what is meant by bringing "balance" to the force.
  9. The trailer looks great. Luke's quote near the end is intriguing too. It leaves you wanting to know more. love the poster as well: Reminds me me of the Return of the Jedi posters:
  10. I just wanted to chime in on one aspect to the Mudd character. I read some argue that Mudd is backward looking and mysoginistic, and that episodes like "Mudd's Women" seem dated. I agree on all counts, although I think "Mudd's Women" was more of a reference to the mail order bride industry that emerged on the American frontier in the 1800s than "sex trafficking." Also, I always got the sense that Mudd fancied himself the "loveable rogue," but no one particularly Kirk and company was really buying it. That said, perhaps where TOS sent the wrong message about women's rights, Discovery can right the ship. If a story involving Mudd tackled sex trafficking, for example, with modern progressive sensibility, it could be impactful and meaningful. I think it could work, and I love the casting choice. It might even redeem that little piece of backward TOS storytelling.
  11. The Dominion was active at this point was it not? Perhaps they had Sisko keeping an eye on the wormhole to make sure the Dominion did not take advantage of the situation--much as they had Picard keeping an eye on the Romulans.
  12. I will always be thankful for your work on Trekweb and keeping it going as long as you did. Major props for that!
  13. If it makes you feel any better, this would not have been remotely on my radar had I not recalled your enthusiasm for the series from my Trekweb days. I am with Sehlat in that I am not a big anime fan, except for a few. I'll get around to checking it out eventually!
  14. Apparently, a new live-action version of the anime "Space Battleship Yamato" entitled "Star Blazers" is moving forward. They now have a new scribe onboard: Star Blazers Scores a New Scribe While I have never seen the anime or the live-action Japanese film, I am excited at the prospect of any new live-action space adventure!
  15. Indeed, let sleeping dogs lie. At least, if they are going to revive the franchise, move the story forward.