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  1. STAR TREK CONTINUES - “To Boldly Go: Part 1”

    Just watched it a bit ago. Without giving anything away... 1. If you're familiar with Nicola Bryant from her Doctor Who days and thought her acting was as wooden as your front door, you'll be in shock at how wonderful she is in this. 2. Two baddie TOS characters return. 3. There is a huge (to me anyway) revelation about Lt. Smith, the kind that will make you smack your forehead for not realizing it. 4. We see Kirk's predecessor as the Chief of Starfleet Ops.
  2. The Orville

    I enjoyed it but sometimes the humor seemed out of place. I'll keep watching. Plus, I've been a fan of Adrianne Palecki since she was cast as Wonder Woman.
  3. Good News of the Day : Terry Farrell and Adam Nimoy

    Jealous. Let's see, Jeri and Jolene are married, isn't Chase still available?
  4. Sigourney Weaver and THE DEFENDERS

    Watched it all yesterday. Well done. Weaver is delightful playing a rather sympathetic baddie (one of those "I know she's the bad guy but can't help understanding and feeling for her"). My only knowledge of the group is Jessica and a bit of Luke Cage and even though I haven't seen any of Daredevil I know enough of the character story (helped by the Affleck movie). Only one I have no clue about is Iron Fist but since this story features him a bit more the blanks got filled in well enough.
  5. The Paradise Syndrome

    Well, Trek hasn't always understood warp speeds it seems. TMP: Earth to Vulcan in 4 days (presumably at warp 7). JJ Trek: Earth to Vulcan in roughly 4 minutes (at maybe Warp 9). TOS also never stipulated there was a limit to warp speeds either (warp 11?). Remember in Broken Bow, Trip says Earth to Neptune and back in 6 minutes (presumably at warp 5)? Maybe 6 seconds... Something else about this episode; Scotty says no way to repair the engines on their own. So how did they get to a Starbase I wonder?
  6. The Paradise Syndrome

    Isn't the science of warp speed off a little bit? Ship is zooming to meet the asteroid at Warp 9, but then it takes 2-3 months to get back to the planet at impulse? Doesn't add up any way you look at it. Another thing that always bugs me; why do they show the ship (both original and the updated fx version) going in reverse the whole way back to the planet? Great episode despite these nitpicks.
  7. I just discovered Three's Company did like 3 pilots before it got right. There are also some shows that reshoot certain scenes in their pilots when they replace certain actors, such as Charmed did replacing the original actress for Phoebe with Alyssa Milano. The Big Bang Theory also had two pilots as it had a different actress playing the new neighbor (and not even named Penny).
  8. Moonraker: the roller coaster ride

    Grace Jones and the usually good Christopher Walken weren't a heck of a lot better either (this was also early in Walken's career before he got to be more known as he was starting in the 90's). As said, this film just didn't have the "feel" of a Bond film.
  9. Moonraker: the roller coaster ride

    I remember there was a rumor that in a View to a Kill he had a stand-in for shots of him walking away from camera because it was deemed "taxing" for him or something. If that's true I'm shocked he could have done the Eiffel Tower chase/shootout. About the neatest thing about that film (aside from the awesome title song by Duran Duran) was it had Patrick MacNee in it. Too bad it couldn't have been as Steed. That would have been something.
  10. Moonraker: the roller coaster ride

    I believe Moonraker was my first experience with Bond. I still remember the scene where he and the girl are put under the shuttle launch pad to get rid of them. I haven't seen it for a spell, but I don't have much problem with it. Moore is still my favorite Bond. I know Connery had wit but Moore's humor was just the right touch. I think part of the backlash against Dalton was that they went from a Bond with a quirky sense of humor to someone with very little. As to why Dalton's films didn't do all that well I think started with Moore's last, A View to a Kill. They aren't bad Bond films, but they somehow lost the feel that the first 20 years worth had. In all honesty it might have been better had they rested the series after Moore's last. I rewatched Dalton's two films a few years ago and found them more enjoyable than I first did, but as I said they don't have the same feel as Connery/Lazenby/early Moore had. I have to confess when I watched Goldeneye, even being surprised by Brosnan's take I kept thinking of how Dalton would have done in it and might have been able to redeem himself.
  11. Thanks. Couldn't remember for sure if it was 2 or 3 episodes. And I agree, Mudd's Women wouldn't have been a good first-out-of-the-gate episode. Should have just went in production order I still say. I did rewatch The Man Trap the other day since I brought this thread up. Better than what most give it credit for, but still doesn't feel right for a first episode shown. It's a shame that TOS didn't have an actual beginning episode like with what the other series did, then they would have had to start it with the first episode.
  12. The stories of Hunter's wife have always made me think the rumors that she pushed him down the stairs to cause the brain aneurism that did him in, more plausible than rumor That's always been my point. Also of note is Uhura wearing gold for 2-3 stories before staying in red. Of course, most people at that time still had black and white, so some of that stuff maybe they didn't think anyone would notice.
  13. We all know the history. The early episodes were shown rather badly out of order. I've long had a problem with them not starting out with WNMHGB and showing it third when anyone who had latched on to the show from the start would have wondered what was going on with all the rather obvious changes from The Man Trap and Charlie X. I know why it was done. Someone obviously thought that the new space show would start with a bang with a SF murder mystery and a really creepy monster. They thought that would be more attention-grabbing than a man turning into a God. But I've long disagreed with that. I've always found the show's second pilot to be far more entertaining than watching Nancy Crater changing her looks and finally turning into the salt sucker. The Man Trap really isn't a bad story. And the monster is actually one of Trek's best if not the creepiest. Charlie X however, I've never had much liking for and I'd probably put it in the bottom 10% of TOS stories for likeability. Not the best choice to throw out second. So if you could magically go back and decide Trek's first month or so, how would you do it?
  14. Most disappointing Enterprise episode

    It was kind of worth it in the end to see him wearing their makeup and clothing sawing off the offended branch LOL. But you are right, it was a bad character moment for him.
  15. Most disappointing Enterprise episode

    These are the Voyages is a definite. I know it was kinda short notice to wrap things up but that was an insult to everyone. I don't mind A Night in Sickbay because as an animal person it's hard not to feel bad for Porthos and Archer. I realize most of the criticism gets aimed at the Archer/T'Pol hint of romance.