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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.
  16. Lots of New Information on Discovery

    The first time I heard someone describe the Enterprise as a character, I immediately could relate. Hopefully, Discovery can recapture that connection to the ship. When the NCC-1701 was destroyed in Star Trek III, it was heartbreaking. By First Contact, I did not have that same connection. I cringed a little at Picard's line "there are plenty of letters left in the alphabet." If the Shenzhou is lost in battle (which I suspect it will be), I would hope I am connected to it and feel the emotional impact of that. If it is destroyed, I expect much of the crew will be too, and that may deepen the sense of loss. "All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by." With regard to your sidebar, I don't like the way that Starfleet ships have flattened out over time. When I first saw the Enterprise-E, I was immediately struck by how the ship lacked "dimension." It is probably the main reason I was never drawn to it. At the time, I thought it had something to do with the digital effects, but we have seen the pattern of flat ships repeated. Perhaps they are trying to make the ships more like sports cars or stealth ships for the coolness factor. Unfortunately, the USS Shenzhou seems to carry on that pattern. Hopefully, the Discovery will not.
  17. Lots of New Information on Discovery

    I had a chance to see Star Trek in the Park's "Amok Time" in Portland. It was PACKED! I had a great time. Wish they still did it.
  18. Lots of New Information on Discovery

    I agree. This planetscape in particular reminded me a lot of an updated TOS matte paintings:
  19. Lots of New Information on Discovery

    I agree with you that the look is unimportant. When I watched this trailer, I think that is what TOS might have looked like if it was filmed for modern audiences. With technology advancing the way it is, Star Trek needs to adapt visually as well. My primary concern are good stories that are character driven, meaningful, and reflect a somewhat hopeful portrait of humanity's future. I see a lot of positive signs in that trailer that Discovery will live up to my expectations. I can also sense Fuller's strengths and influence at work even if he is no longer showrunner. He wrote so many stories for Star Trek that delved a little deeper into a specific character's background and motivations. I can see we will get a lot of that with Commander Michael Burnham.
  20. I don't understand why the Axanar production team was so cavalier and greedy when they were obvously in the wrong legally speaking. I much prefer what ST: Continues is doing anyways.
  21. The Sir Patrick Stewart Topic

    Haha my dad always calls it "Star Track" or, worse yet, Star WARS!
  22. Shatner Ready to Play Kirk Again

    Star Trek 4 is already a Pine/Hemsworth team-up. He's dead in the Prime-verse .... I've got it! Bill could direct Star Trek 5 as a Pine/Shatner team-up. To hell with it!
  23. Discovery's New Captain

    Here is an interview with her on the set of Star Trek Continues: INTERVIEW Seems like she "gets it."
  24. Chris Pine Talks STAR TREK 4

    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.
  25. Chris Pine Talks STAR TREK 4

    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.