Cdydatzigs

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  1. Lots of New Information on Discovery

    No, I get that -- it's just the "no it's sci-fi, a genre that doesn't interest me anymore" is what I was asking about.
  2. Lots of New Information on Discovery

    So I have to ask then, why even post on here at all? It seems like you've written everything off and there's nothing here for you anymore. Is that correct?
  3. Lots of New Information on Discovery

    Well for one, the Enterprise in Abrams films existed in a different universe and was built under completely different circumstances than the one from the old universe, so any differences in appearance are easily explained. In addition, not only is the saucer of Abrams' Enterprise nearly identical in appearance to the one of the refit-Enterprise of the first 6 films, the saucer and secondary hull are actually similar in size to the Enterprise-C, meaning the ship is not nearly as "ridiculously-sized" as so many say it is. Only its large engines give it the tremendous length that ILM eventually settled on. So to imply the TOS 1701 design was "obliterated" really isn't true. In fact, if any ship that wore 1701 obliterated that design, it would be the top heavy Enterprise-D.
  4. Lots of New Information on Discovery

    Just so were clear here, Abrams’ first choice for Khan was actually Benicio del Toro, who came incredibly close to being cast before negotiations with Paramount over money stalled and ultimately faltered. When del Toro passed on the part, Edgar Ramirez, star of “Carlos,” quickly became the frontrunner (Jordi Molla from “Bad Boys II” and Demian Bichir from “A Better Life” were also considered) so in the end? Cumberbatch really was a chance to cast a great actor in the part, race-be-damned. As for Harry Mudd.. I seem to remember everyone screaming for him to be the next villain of the films post 2009, yet now suddenly he is not a worthy character for this new TV series? Am I missing something?
  5. Lots of New Information on Discovery

    That's why TNG worked and became a hit, btw. Well, general TV audiences are vastly different now than they were in 1987. I personally don't think Discovery will succeed, not only because it will be buried on CBS All Access, a streaming network just about nobody has right now, but rather than set the show in the universe that general audiences have responded well to the last 8 years (J.J.'s Kelvin timeline) this one is set in some random time period which will require a completely new focus and loyalty. The show's only saving grace will be its cast and how buzzworthy they end up being -- if at all. Sorry to be a downer, it's just my gut feeling.
  6. Lots of New Information on Discovery

    Much like how the Star Wars films that are most closely associated with the original trilogy (in terms of plot and appearance) do the best at the box office (because nostalgia), Star Trek will always score better with general audiences when they actually recognize names, ships, colors, logos, etc. In 2009, there was only one direction to go in and that was a reset of the TOS crew and it worked out very well. No one but the fan base would be interested in seeing a new, random Star Trek show or film set 30 years after Nemesis. And that's why I don't feel we'll see post 24th century Trek anytime soon.
  7. Simon Pegg Talks BEYOND and STAR TREK 4

    The trailers for Into Darkness didn't have to be as impressive due to how popular the first one was. Mainstream audiences were going to pile in and see these characters' next adventures either way, which they absolutely did - to the chagrin of un-approving diehard fans who can never be satisfied, lol
  8. Simon Pegg Talks BEYOND and STAR TREK 4

    Paramount had much more control in 1984 over things, especially with a first-time director in Nimoy. With J.J. he absolutely oversees the cutting of his trailers - which is why they are so good usually. Remember, the second full trailer for Star Trek (2009) broke the internet.
  9. Simon Pegg Talks BEYOND and STAR TREK 4

    Paramount Pictures is a business that needs to turn a profit. As much as Beyond was popular with the crotchity, Abrams-hating diehards, it didn't do as well at the box office as the previous two films that he directed. Lens flare, as realistic as it is, is not for everyone - we get it. But the man knows how to cut a trailer that gets people talking (Beyond flubbed this badly) and his films are terrific at weaving emotion and action. Whether J.J. directs or not is one thing, I think the discussion that's the most interesting is how Chris Hemsworth would be utilized. This announcement was made before Beyond hit theaters or Star Trek 4 had been green lit, which tells me they must have a pretty solid and compelling story already under their belts.
  10. Their reunion (if it IS going to happen) has to be spurred on by conflict or drama; otherwise what's the point? You can't just put Pine and Hemsworth onscreen together just because they're both good-looking men; it has to spur events. It can't just be father and son sipping beer and chopping wood together. This is Star Trek, not a sequel to "Courtship of Eddie's Father." One thing to note about Hemsworth's possible return is how early on it was "announced." Like literally before Beyond had hit theaters and a fourth film had been green lit. This tells me that J.J., Simon and the boys were probably hanging out one day, and one of them came up with this amazing story/scenario that involved seeing George Kirk again. If that's the case, the script might already be being written.The big question about Chris Hemsworth involvement still remains though: How?
  11. Lots of New Information on Discovery

    It sounds as if you're assuming that CBS is putting Discovery on All Access because they think it wouldn't do well on broadcast TV. That's not the impression I've gotten. The impression I've gotten is that CBS wants to have a streaming service and needed a show that they KNEW could attract paying subscribers, and Star Trek is it. So I don't think it's going to All Access because CBS doesn't have confidence in the show; I think it's going to All Access because they DO. Star Trek hasn't done well on television in nearly 20 years. Space-based science fiction would be all over television if audiences wanted to watch it - but it isn't. If there was such a mainstream demand for Star Trek on television, it would be airing on the main network or cable somewhere and CBS would find a different show to launch All Access. Times have changed.
  12. Lots of New Information on Discovery

    It will most likely get a second season because around the world and outside the US? It is on Netflix. It will be viewed worldwide and most likely have good numbers there. In the US it will likely be a slightly more uphill battle, but the die-hards will come, and others may follow if it gets enough good buzz. Star Trek has traditionally not done as well overseas, so the show cannot rely on the paltry numbers it will likely get on Netflix outside of the U.S. Nemesis was the clearest example of what happens when only fans come out to support something. The only glimmer of hope I see is if Discovery is promoted on the primary CBS network - a network that has a LOT of popular shows on it right now. Eyeballs are key. What if they show the premiere in Primetime? I think they are? The first episode on CBS, then the rest of the season on All Access.
  13. Lots of New Information on Discovery

    It will most likely get a second season because around the world and outside the US? It is on Netflix. It will be viewed worldwide and most likely have good numbers there. In the US it will likely be a slightly more uphill battle, but the die-hards will come, and others may follow if it gets enough good buzz. Star Trek has traditionally not done as well overseas, so the show cannot rely on the paltry numbers it will likely get on Netflix outside of the U.S. Nemesis was the clearest example of what happens when only fans come out to support something. The only glimmer of hope I see is if Discovery is promoted on the primary CBS network - a network that has a LOT of popular shows on it right now. Eyeballs are key.
  14. Lots of New Information on Discovery

    The sad thing is, I've had this looming feeling surrounding the show that has curbed any real excitement in me about it. I honestly would be surprised if Discovery lasts more than one season. Star Trek has not been successful on television in a long time, so this show is going to need all of the help it can get. Putting it on a subscription network that almost nobody currently has because it wouldn't do well on a major network (or even cable) speaks volumes. I hope I'm wrong of course.
  15. Lots of New Information on Discovery

    Not at all - in fact there was a movement (or a big hope) that Angela Bassett would've played the lead as Captain. She's a black female and could absolutely nail the role and would've been really awesome to see. It wasn't so much about color, just about having a refreshing, different and good actor in the role.