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

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  1. Crisis on Infinite Treks - IDW December

    Intriguing cover art!
  2. Lots of New Information on Discovery

    "Clickbait" ... I could not agree more. You look smarter if you are always the critic, but you lose the joy and anticipation of tv and film somewhere along the way.
  3. Lots of New Information on Discovery

    A rather negative article pointing out CBS's decision to blockade pre-air reviews as the "last nail in the coffin" of Discovery buzz: http://io9.gizmodo.com/has-everyone-forgotten-what-star-trek-is-supposed-to-be-1806528223 I largely disagree with the editorial as I believe it is what fans are reading into the promos and not what the promotion and advertising is actually saying that is the problem (if any problem exists).
  4. Discovery and Me

    You are right. TMP to TWOK changes were pretty dramatic in retrospect. Yet fans accepted it. I wish folks were a bit more open-minded about all this--at least check out the series premiere. I do understand where folks are coming from when it is not what you wanted, but it doesn't mean it can't still be great!
  5. What non-trek movies have you watched lately?

    I found Loving a very carefully structured and emotional movie. They captured the paranoia, fear, and legal elements all so well.
  6. A New Way to Fly, Fossil Fuels?

    I doubt that! One of the main characters is an expert in space fungus for SOME reason. There will be a point to it. I read an article describing Lt. Stamets as an "engineering-bound scientist." Why engineering? Here is the article: https:ncc-1031.com/news/star-trek-discovery-cast-talk-about-their-characters/amp/
  7. A New Way to Fly, Fossil Fuels?

    Somebody in another duscussion forum reminded me of "Equinox," wherein Captain Ransom took advantage of interdimensional lifeforms who created antimatter to speed up their warp engines. Perhaps they have figured out a away to capitalize on space fungus to create anti-matter and improved warp drive. Captain Ransom probably got the notion from somewhere. He himself was an exobiologist. From Memory Alpha: "Scanning the lifeforms, they discovered that they were emitting high levels of antimatter, and subsequently began to engage in criminal experiments to murder the lifeforms and convert their remains into a source of fuel. Augmenting their warp drive, the Equinox crew were faced with the tantalizing possibility of returning to the Alpha Quadrant in mere months, but also began to come under near-constant attacks by the nucleogenic lifeforms." Nucleogenic fungus ... that's my bet!
  8. DC Movies Crisis ? JUSTICE LEAGUE in Chaos ?

    I agree regarding the 300 cinematic style. It can be used in small doses but not all over the place. It will be interesting to see if Joss Whedon can inject some humanity into the characters for Justice League. Unfortunately, I am not as big a fan of his Avengers movies as most. I expect he will inject some levity, but humanity ... not so sure. The studios usual mistake slapstick one-liners for "humanity" these days. I want a movie with emotion, drama, and a HEART! Wonder Woman had it all, so did Logan in a different way, which suprised me.
  9. DC Movies Crisis ? JUSTICE LEAGUE in Chaos ?

    I feel like Snyder has never really departed much from his gladiator-like "The 300" heroes. He superimposes that onto every hero he depicts. Superman is not a steely gladiator, he has emotions! The sad thing is that Henry Cavill is perfect for the role and has the acting range. He just needs the write material and director. Give Patty Jenkins the reigns to "Man of Steel 2."
  10. Planet of the Apes Saga

    Saw the third today. Matt Reeves closes out this trilogy with style. Great action, great pathos and nice closure! Can't wait to add this trilogy to my shelf.
  11. You know what I might be on board with is a "Captain's Table" set-up where there is a Captain's Lounge where they get together, drink, and spin yarns about other Captains. There was a Star Trek book series kind of like that. It could be anthology set-up where Captains are all sipping Romulan Ale and some Captain says, "You know, they say that Captain Kirk survived the Enterprise-B disaster. I heard . . ." (fade to some Kirk legend of his after-death heroics, obviously not Star Trek VII). Call it Star Trek: Legends. Might be a fun way to tell some NON-CANON Star Trek tales filled with exaggerated feats and all our beloved Captains. That said, I'm generally against any of it!
  12. Lots of New Information on Discovery

    I am really excited to see her character and love the background story. I never thought about it, but you hit the nail on the head with the "ugly American" analogy regarding Archer/Trip. And you're right, Earthers would be lining up to visit Vulcan and appropriate their culture. I know I would!
  13. DISCOVERY Delayed Again ? No Release Date ?

    Looks like I will be a CBSAA member for October and April. Screw the intervening months.
  14. Discovery and Me

    Positive or negative, the man has a right to weigh in. He's been involved with the franchise for so long, it is inevitable that people will seek out his opinion. While I'm relieved he's sending a positive message, I'm fine if he expresses disappointment if the show ultimately doesn't stand up when compared with his idea of good Star Trek storytelling. (I will certainly keep in mind that he wrote Star Trek V if he does.) At least Shatner is correct that it is more about stories and themes than the look of the uniforms, the ships, or the aliens.
  15. The Sir Patrick Stewart Topic

    Ditto! Just ordered my copy today.