Locutus

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  • Favorite Trek Movie
    The Undiscovered Country
  • Favorite Trek Captain
    James T. Kirk
  • Favorite Trek Series
    The Original Series

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  1. 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.
  2. I will always be thankful for your work on Trekweb and keeping it going as long as you did. Major props for that!
  3. 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!
  4. 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!
  5. Indeed, let sleeping dogs lie. At least, if they are going to revive the franchise, move the story forward.
  6. The original McQuarrie Enterprise in the 70s supposedly consisted of a saucer that could separate and land on planets--almost like another ship. I know it's a longshot and I'm just wildly speculating, but maybe the Shenzou is part of the Discovery as a planetary "lander." Maybe the ship has a "Stardrive Captain" and a "Lander Captain" or "Saucer Captain." Two Captains for two different ships that can also become a single ship. Can lead to some interesting conflict. I am convinced that there will be something VERY unusual about the ship. Saucer seperation was probably a new concept around this time. Perhaps a saucer-seperating proto-type would have a unique command structure.
  7. Great news! I love the work that IDW does on these comics. I think they are too expensive for the length of each comic, but I enjoy the art and storytelling. I like the idea of close tie-in comics.
  8. I'm not so sure I have a problem with this. I certainly would have no problem with new animated stories using the TOS characters or likenesses. I certainly don't find comics to be insensitive and those recreate likenesses remarkably well sometimes. If CGI animation happens to capture their likenesses in photo-realistic ways, well then more power to them. There is perhaps such a thing as "too soon," like with Nimoy and Yelchin perhaps, but someday ... it can be done right.
  9. It seems to me like you have a pretty good grasp of the "big picture." Style and creative design can be tweaked, but there are some fundamentals that ought to be adhered to. What those fundamentals are could be highly debatable still. If they started portraying Vulcans like Klingons, I'd be having issues. I don't mind if they play with some of the grey areas of Fedration values though. For example, I know a lot of folks despised the Section 31 concept, because it contradicts Star Trek's idealism. While I doubt Gene Roddenberry would have approved of Section 31, I am glad that DS9 pushed that envelope.
  10. That was a great read! Thanks. I like the bit about the Cardassia/Bajor conflict: "Obviously, this was in the '90s, so there was the Middle Eastern conflict, Lebanon was a big hot topic, tons of things, the Northern Ireland thing came up too, so I would say it's not based on any of them and it's based on all of them." The fact that it was sort of based on all these historical conflicts adds some timelessness and lasting resonance to the series. Sadly, history repeats itself. I also like the story about Colm Meaney objecting to that line about loving Julian more than his wife. I remember that line so clearly, and loved how DS9 captured that kind of friendship and comraderie. I hope he is wrong that DS9 can be the only "outlier" Star Trek show. I truly believe that for Discovery to succeed, it will need to break the TOS/TNG/VOY mold somewhat. I'll be happy if Discovery takes its cues more from DS9 than TNG.
  11. Beautiful poster! I wish they didn't have to include any reminders of the prequels, but what else is new. I agree, that's a nifty poster!
  12. Those look like they must be the new Klingons to me. I'm fine with the departure. They should make them look more alien. The old Star Trek trope of aliens that are too human-looking in order to accomodate cost-effective facial prosthetics has run its course. Not that they can completely depart from it, but it is good to push the envelope. Perhaps they are Klingons from the past (or the future). I hope they don't resort to time travel like Abrams Trek or Enterprise, but I could see a plot turning on the return of a long lost but legendary House of Klingons that have come back to reclaim the Empire. Fits with some of the hubbub I have gathered online: Klingon War, sarcophagus ship, three primary characters being Klingon. I just finished the first book in the Star Trek: Prey series which deals with the House of Kruge and the return of exiled Klingons creating new conflict in the Federation/Klingon Alliance. I could see a similar plot and intrigue driving this new TV show. Even better that it is set before the Federation and Klingons are allies. I was starting to think I was the only one here who was okay with a new variation of the Klingons. I also agree with your point that the era of bumpy headed but otherwise very human looking aliens HAS run its course; it's enough to swallow that Vulcans look just like us but with pointed ears and upswept eyebrows, but I think the Klingons should appear shockingly different from either humans or Vulcans. I say bring it on. I really don't care if they have new Klingon makeup or if it's set in a new alternate uni-multi-pocket-parallel-o-verse with added loadbearing canon 'n' continuity rearticulations, as long as the stories are good and I give a toss about the characters. I just want to believe in Star Trek on TV again. Equally, I will be avoiding the Internet when it's flooded with anally retentive protestations that "They got the Klingons wr-o-o-ong!" " " hahaha that emoji sums up fandom too well. Not that I don't enjoy the debate! Let's just not lose sight of the prize. Like you say, so long as the stories and characters are good, I'll be a happy camper. Wardrobe, makeup, and special effects are just icing on the cake. I mean, I don't rewatch TOS religiously because of the special effects. Personally, I wish they had never engaged in the fan wankery of explaining the change in Klingon head ridges on Enterprise. It only validated the fans that demand in-universe explanations for updated makeup or creative choices.
  13. Those look like they must be the new Klingons to me. I'm fine with the departure. They should make them look more alien. The old Star Trek trope of aliens that are too human-looking in order to accomodate cost-effective facial prosthetics has run its course. Not that they can completely depart from it, but it is good to push the envelope. Perhaps they are Klingons from the past (or the future). I hope they don't resort to time travel like Abrams Trek or Enterprise, but I could see a plot turning on the return of a long lost but legendary House of Klingons that have come back to reclaim the Empire. Fits with some of the hubbub I have gathered online: Klingon War, sarcophagus ship, three primary characters being Klingon. I just finished the first book in the Star Trek: Prey series which deals with the House of Kruge and the return of exiled Klingons creating new conflict in the Federation/Klingon Alliance. I could see a similar plot and intrigue driving this new TV show. Even better that it is set before the Federation and Klingons are allies. I was starting to think I was the only one here who was okay with a new variation of the Klingons. I also agree with your point that the era of bumpy headed but otherwise very human looking aliens HAS run its course; it's enough to swallow that Vulcans look just like us but with pointed ears and upswept eyebrows, but I think the Klingons should appear shockingly different from either humans or Vulcans. I say bring it on. I really don't care if they have new Klingon makeup or if it's set in a new alternate uni-multi-pocket-parallel-o-verse with added loadbearing canon 'n' continuity rearticulations, as long as the stories are good and I give a toss about the characters. I just want to believe in Star Trek on TV again. Equally, I will be avoiding the Internet when it's flooded with anally retentive protestations that "They got the Klingons wr-o-o-ong!" " " hahaha that emoji sums up fandom too well. Not that I don't enjoy the debate! Let's just not lose sight of the prize. Like you say, so long as the stories and characters are good, I'll be a happy camper. Wardrobe, makeup, and special effects are just icing on the cake. I mean, I don't rewatch TOS religiously because of the special effects. Personally, I wish they had never engaged in the fan wankery of explaining the change in Klingon head ridges on Enterprise. It only validated the fans that demand in-universe explanations for updated makeup or creative choices.
  14. Those look like they must be the new Klingons to me. I'm fine with the departure. They should make them look more alien. The old Star Trek trope of aliens that are too human-looking in order to accomodate cost-effective facial prosthetics has run its course. Not that they can completely depart from it, but it is good to push the envelope. Perhaps they are Klingons from the past (or the future). I hope they don't resort to time travel like Abrams Trek or Enterprise, but I could see a plot turning on the return of a long lost but legendary House of Klingons that have come back to reclaim the Empire. Fits with some of the hubbub I have gathered online: Klingon War, sarcophagus ship, three primary characters being Klingon. I just finished the first book in the Star Trek: Prey series which deals with the House of Kruge and the return of exiled Klingons creating new conflict in the Federation/Klingon Alliance. I could see a similar plot and intrigue driving this new TV show. Even better that it is set before the Federation and Klingons are allies.
  15. My favorite Star Trek would have to be Deep Space Nine. I really did not like it nearly as much as TNG during its first three seasons, but it won me over by the end. Over time, my love of TNG has waned a little, so now my favorites are DS9, TOS, and TNG in that order. I enjoyed a great many things about Enterprise, particularly season 4. The only series I actually abandoned was Voyager early in season 6. I eventually watched the rest of those episodes years later, but I always found it to be incredibly dull and too "safe." I enjoy Abrams Trek movies as well, and more than some of the old ones. I applaud him for revitalizing interest for yet another generation of fans. My greatest Trek moment would have to be Christmas of 1990 when my grandparents got me the Star Trek I through V box set on VHS. The next five days were the pinnacle of my Star Trek excitement. It left me absolutely starving to see Star Trek VI, which ended up being my favorite film of all! A close second was watching "The Best of Both Worlds" cliffhanger. The only time I can honestly say I wanted summer to end!