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  • Favorite Trek Movie
    The Voyage Home
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    Benjamin Sisko
  • Favorite Trek Series
    Deep Space Nine

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  1. Mirror Phlox does state that, aside from Shakespeare, who is equally grim in both universes, many other authors' works are usually way more "weak and compassionate" in the Prime Universe, which tends to confirm that both have always been parallel, or at least diverged quite a while ago...
  2. I'm sure it was exciting back then, but man, does it pinpoint the awkward acting (except for Levar, and to a lesser degree, Stewart) of the pilot. Not to mention how TNG has aged... Troi: "I'm detecting...*frowns...extreme awkwardness". But yes, I'm excited for any kind of promo for Discovery!
  3. Thanks!
  4. I keep getting 404 errors from links posted by TrekCoreNews. Am I the only one? Two exemples from recent threads below:
  5. Just wanted to put it out there: Doing a front-flip in Zero-G and then waving the Enterprise goodbye is the coolest thing someone could do in the 2270's, aside from saving Earth, maybe.

    1. Sehlat Vie

      Sehlat Vie

      I'm still trying to figure out how he kept from floating away after he kicked off from the spacedock itself (?).  Maybe action-reaction principle works differently in the 23rd century...:giggle:

  6. The Pakleds, clearly (but slowly).
  7. Ten minutes in, Star Trek V could still have been the best Trek movie ever. (Shut up, Gustavo! :p)

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    2. Tupperfan

      Tupperfan

      Generations is a guilty pleasure. The music is of course awesome, but it was also the first Trek movie I experienced in a theatre. By then, I wasn't too familiar with the Next Gen crew, but it was still a fascinating jump 75 years in the future from the TOS-movies period I knew best.

      Of course, it makes little sense, starts the bad Next Gen movie trend of writing most characters slightly off and a bridge kills (spoiler alert) Kirk (I'm not at all opposed to killing off Kirk, but it wasn't...elegant, if deaths ever are).

      So yeah, I like it, despite knowing better.

    3. Sherlock Holmes

      Sherlock Holmes

      Generations was my first Theatre experience too. Saw it 3 times. But I was very familiar with TNG. I was shocked to see (Spoilers) the Enterprise D destroyed. I was 8 at the time.

    4. GustavoLeao

      GustavoLeao

      I think GENERATIONS has wonderful performances from everyone kudos to director David Carson. Shatner deliver one of his best KIrk performances and Stewart and Malcolm McDowell are great in it too.

      STAR TREK V is the same thing - great acting all around. Watch the "I need my pain !" scene and the "Not in front of the Klingons" scene, great acting from Shatner, Nimoy and De Kelley. Even the campfire scene works. And Lawrence Luckinbill was just wonderful too as Sybok. He gave the movie some depth and gravitas. STAR TREK V,, as I said various times here before, is very an underrated adventure.

      Gus

  8. I'm quite excited for this new iteration and to see an updated Trek for our time. I've been re-watching every series (but not every episode) this last year and a half, for the benefit of my girlfriend and, while considering that hindsight is 20-20 and we're in a different time now, both socially and from a TV-production point of view, I've realized a few things: -There are way too many episodes, both per season and overall, resulting in a lot of repetitive stories. And often, a great scene, dialogue or character is drowned through layers of mediocrity. In the end, it results in way more bad or mediocre episodes than good ones, and the standouts are rare. -Granted, each series is a product of its time and has aged to varying degrees of quality, but Enterprise stands out, as the most recent show, as strangely regressive in terms of sexism, relative lack of diversity and complete failure in imagination. It had a great premise, but was executed flaw...fully. There are actually many cringe-worthy moments, and it starts with the pilot. I also usually found some of the effects less impressive than they were on Voy. As for continuity, and the temporal cold war, these things are mostly just frustrating and confusing, especially to more casual audiences, not privy to encyclopedic knowledge of Trek like I, and most of you guys can be. Oh and hello races we've never heard of before and/or again! -Same goes with Voyager. The most promising setting and group of characters by far, and yet, we ended with diet, boring, uneven TNG. I'll say this in defense of most of the cast and crews of Voy and Ent: The producers had become huge morons by then, as often related on behind-the-scene material. -TNG had good and baaaaaad stuff! Thankfully, it had solid acting and was relatively original at the time. -T'Pol and Seven's outfits are a teenage fanboy stupid wet dream. It shouldn't had happened. At all. Seven, when shown in other outfits, either when in uniform or in her fantasized holodeck life, always looked better, more relatable, and easier to take seriously. -DS9 doesn't look as dated as many others and is more serialized, but there's still a lit of filler and unoriginal episodes, especially before it became heavily-serialized. -Time travel, man. We need to stop going there. -Same goes with holodecks. Both time-travel and holodecks had very good outings, but both concept are very prone to deus ex machina tropes, and they've been done to death. -Speaking of making something boring, unimaginative and nonthreatening, the Borg got that treatment in Voy. So maybe I'm not as much a fan as I thought I was: I hadn't watched this much Trek in years, but I was somewhat curious to see how it would stand to be revisited. I've introduced my girlfriend to many sci-fi stories and shows and she grew to love the genre, so it just seemed natural. But if I, and she, loved most characters and series settings, there was A LOT of boring stories and episodes. Really quickly, it was decided we'd selectively watch most shows (DS9 was almost viewed in its entirety). When we arrived to Enterprise, the first two seasons basically went by in a flash. In the end, Trek has great potential, but has often been lacking when it comes to execution (And the same can be said, to a lesser degree, of the movie portion). So if there's a chance for Trek to survive the current media age, it needs to find a modern audience with updated story-telling methods, a diverse (and not only at the human level), progressive and even barrier-breaking cast, setting and stories, while remaining the optimistic view of a future we'd hope for humanity. The current state of our world is ripe with good allegories and themes that could be explored, and a shortened season would make sure we'd stay away from formulaic filler. So yes, I'm excited to see what Discovery has in store, because much of the old Trek doesn't really do it for me anymore: The future shouldn't look so...old and dated!
  9. I saw it, and while it was enjoyable at the time? It faded from memory about 15 minutes after I left the theatre. Still think "Winter Soldier" was better. Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat ? But...but...but CIVIL WAR was Marvel at its best (like DOCTOR STRANGE0 and the best movie of 2016. Gus I'm sorry. However entertaining Civil War was, a superhero movie just can't be the best movie of the year. Also, despite some good moments, these superhero movies are now extremely repetitive. The formula has been used to death and it never feels like there is any jeopardy; with all the superheroes being unbreakable (safe exception), the sheer amount of ridiculous and wanton destruction is just completely unbelievable and, frankly, boring. Even the Whedon-esque humour of Marvel movies doesn't really do it for me anymore. I'll give a chance to Guardians 2, and I'll grant that the new Spidey in Civil War was interesting, but even the new trailer is already making me less interested.
  10. Nope, not K7 or Fesarius, the one next to it, just above the Klingon D-7 and to the left of the amoeba... It looks like maybe a space station of some sort (and not K-7, which is below it); possibly from one of the remastered episodes (?). Beats me... Definitely from the remastered, in my opinion, as I believe I have a pretty good knowledge of what was seen in TOS. But it's clearly not the Vanguard-inspired remastered Starbase 6 either, so what is it?
  11. Nope, not K7 or Fesarius, the one next to it, just above the Klingon D-7 and to the left of the amoeba...
  12. I'm sure it's from the remastered episodes, but anybody can tell me the name of what I assume is a space station in the top left? I know the Federation ship below the Romulan BOP has to be the remastered Antares from Charlie X, but I can't figure out what that big thing is...
  13. The current Trek novel universe is consistent thanks to great editors like Marco Palmieri who were basically show-runners and set-up the basics, with great original characters and an ongoing story that took interesting risks and didn't hesitate to profoundly reshape the world we got used to. Of all, the DS9 relauch remains my favourite, and the characters it (re)introduced are great, fascinating and worth delving into. That said, it can feel a little overwhelming at times as you have the impression you might need to read a lot of books to make sense of some stuff in one (or, alternatively, refer to Memory Beta). And as Sim says, they are generally good, but there's a few shitty ones in there. For example, I just finished Disavowed, and if most threads were interesting and useful, there was one with two spies which was totally useless. I assume they'll be reintroduced in a later novel, but it still felt like page-filling. I'm now in the middle of Force and Motion, which is the latest DS9 relaunch and if it's not bad, I decided to stop for now and focus on a a treeplanting "memoir" whose writer seems to have experienced the same things and visited the same places I did in her career. So, basically, I've decided to take the self-congratulatory road and read about what I've experienced instead...:D
  14. I'm a big fan of Director Denis Villeneuve's movies since his more humble, yet just as awesome, Quebec movies (Incendies is a must for any cinema fan). I'm also a huge fan of the short story (and the anthology it was part of), Story of Your Life, by Ted Chiang. Just plain great stuff. So yeah, I'm looking forward to it. Hopefully the smart, adult, sci-fi movie it should be, and that we deserve. Then Villeneuve tackles the Blade Runner sequel. He's an avowed huge fan, but it will be quite the challenge and I'm a little more worried about that one.