Explorer3

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  1. I like 'Valiant' too. There are some pretty strong scenes in that episode, like Jake's argument with Nog and the final scene in the medical area.
  2. So the movie is getting very close now -- about a week to go, right? I'm nervous about it, considering Hamill's initial reaction to the script, and some of the stuff in the trailers. That being said, I'm also quite curious to see what the new director does with the series.
  3. Tarantino's idea. What is it?

    Is anyone here very familiar with Tarantino's work? The only thing I've seen from him are the Kill Bill movies. From what I've seen, and the stuff I've heard about his other work, he seems like quite a bad choice for Trek.
  4. AVENGERS INFINITY WAR

    The character overload is also my main concern. It's one of the things that hurt Civil War, for me. As for the trailer -- not bad, but nothing really struck me. The closest was probably the scene where Thanos is ripping out Vision's stone. He (Thanos) actually doesn't seem as silly as I had expected, but I'll wait to see the movie itself before deciding.
  5. THOR : RAGNAROK

    That's understandable...the movie definitely has some issues. I suppose I just like the concepts behind it enough to forgive some of the flaws. I certainly prefer it to the MCU Hulk movie. I've heard that the Bill Bixby version of Hulk is the best one, but I never actually saw that.
  6. THOR : RAGNAROK

    I definitely want to see more thoughtful superhero movies. I haven't seen Logan, though, mainly because it looks incredibly violent and grim. It certainly sounds like an impressive movie though. When it comes to 'standout' superhero movies, my list is basically just: Winter Soldier, Spider-Man 2, Batman Begins and (this will be controversial, I guess) Ang Lee's Hulk.
  7. The Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ! Yay !

    Honestly, I'm not sure how interested I am yet...I haven't really liked either of the released Avengers films, although they had a decent scene here and there. Maybe the trailer will change my mind...
  8. The Future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe ! Yay !

    Apparently the Infinity War trailer is going to pop up tomorrow...
  9. Episode 1.9: “Into the Forest I Go” Discussion Thread

    Definitely one of the best episodes of the season so far. It was actually quite disturbing watching Stamets enduring so many jumps. Ash had a great scene where he goes into shock on the Klingon ship and another good scene where he was talking to Michael back on Discovery about his experiences. I still like the actor and the character, and I still hope the Big Theory isn't true. Michael also had good moments, like when she confronted that Klingon by herself.
  10. Episode 1.8: “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” Discussion Thread

    I like Michael. In this episode, I was most irritated by Saru, but I'll admit that he's a good character. That was a particularly good scene near the end, when Michael was talking to him while he was in the medical area. I also hope the Admiral is still alive... Does anyone think they'll reveal Secret Agent Ash in the next episode? (As I believe it's the last episode before the break.) As I said before, I don't want the big theory to be true, but we still haven't seen a single sign of Voq. It's not looking promising.
  11. I have to provide a dissenting opinion here...it might be my favourite episode of the show so far. I wasn't blown away or anything, but it was fairly entertaining and interesting. Firstly, I'm not a fan of TOS, so I'm not bothered with Mudd's characterisation. I don't think I even saw the original version of him in the few TOS episodes I've watched. Aside from that, this episode devotes time to the characters, which I always enjoy. I absolutely want to see the crew members hanging out at a party, or advising one another on personal issues, and working together in the kind of way that I recall from TNG and DS9. I like how awkward Michael is, and Ash continues to be likeable. Stamets also came across well. Negative points? The end of the episode struck me as odd. Mudd commits terrible crimes, and they just let him go free? Is there no justice system or something? I'm a little puzzled. I also thought they could have built up the Ash and Michael stuff a bit more before some of the scenes we were given, but I guess it still worked.
  12. Episode 1.6 "Lethe" Discussion Thread

    Sehlat Vie needs to create a kung fu training montage set to this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btPJPFnesV4 On the note of the Big Ash Theory... (Look away now if you're worried about potential spoilers.) The most convincing theory I've seen is that Voq has been through some sort of Manchurian Candidate process, and that at some point he'll suddenly activate, which in turn explains why he is such a convincing human.
  13. Your Favourite Season?

    1. DS9, season four. 2. TNG, season four. 3. DS9, season five.
  14. Episode 1.6 "Lethe" Discussion Thread

    Thoughts on this series so far: A mixed bag. As some of us expected, it feels like it's going for a darker tone, which I'm not particularly interested in, but I appreciate that they remembered to show a few flashes of the old optimism. My favourite thing so far is that they're finally establishing a sense of warmth amongst the crew -- Michael and Tilly jogging, and a bit of conversation with Ash while they were eating. (Also, I hope the Big Ash Theory isn't true...I agree with the poster earlier who said that they like Ash.) I actually quite liked Saru at first, but after his treatment of the creature in the previous episode, his character has soured for me in terms of likeability. My favourite characters are probably Michael and Tilly...I quite like the Doctor too, though.
  15. Opinions on DSC's supposed TV-MA rating?

    I'm mainly concerned about the violence. One thing I've noticed about some of the Marvel shows on Netflix is the strange bursts of graphic violence. Sometimes I wonder if they really need to be that excessive...I hope the new Trek isn't as extreme in that department.
  16. General DC Discussion

    I don't really like the idea of Whedon directing the Batgirl movie. He tends to insert a particular type of dialogue that can feel grating -- there's too much smug humour and wordplay, and as a result scenes can feel a bit artificial. I don't think he's bad at what he does (I remember liking some of his previous work) but I do wish they had gone for a different director. That being said, I don't know much about the actual character, so maybe the Whedon style will suit her.
  17. The Man of Steel - Next Superman Movie

    Superman seems like a character I should like, but I haven't found an interpretation that really gets to me. Man of Steel definitely had problems, but I did like a few moments: Clark trying to cope with his powers as a child, and hiding away, or the scene where an obnoxious man in a bar dumps beer all over him and throws a cup at his head, and Clark walks away. (Although the bit just after that, with the messed up car, ruins it a bit.) There's also him explaining the symbol on his chest to Louis, and that it stands for 'hope'. I'm a big fan of Captain America, and I've seen people comparing that character to how Superman should be depicted. (It sounds like they've actually done something like this with the new Wonder Woman.)
  18. Hard Time

    I think this might be one of the most depressing episodes in the entirety of Trek. Really heavy.
  19. General Marvel Discussion

    Thoughts on the upcoming films: Spider-Man: Homecoming: I'm always fond of Spider-Man, but the latest versions of the character haven't impressed me. Garfield's version was okay, from what I saw, and the latest guy seemed to work in Cap 3, but nothing clicks like it does when you watch Maguire in Spidey 2 from 2004. The fact that they've set it in high school is also depressing. I actually like seeing an awkward adult version dealing with his life -- seeing an awkward teenager doesn't feel as unusual. I'm also just not that interested in a high school setting. I don't think the new film will be bad, mind you, but I doubt that it will leave much of an impression on me. Thor: Ragnarok: I'm not particularly enthusiastic about it. It might be fun, but it doesn't look like it'll be anything special. We'll see, I guess. Black Panther: This one looks more interesting. The character came across well in Cap 3, and the director is Coogler, who did a good job with Creed. I just hope he'll be able to add a distinctive touch to it, now that he's working under Marvel. I'm definitely curious about this one. Captain Marvel: Really interested to see this too. I don't know much about the character at the moment, but the actress, Larson, seems to have done very well with the movie Room. (I never saw it, just going by what I've heard.) Avengers: Infinity War Part 1: To be honest, I'm a bit concerned about this one. Cap 3 needed less characters, in my opinion, and I don't see my opinion changing with this film. I worry that it will be far too chaotic. The odd looking cartoonish villain doesn't look interesting either, but I'll wait to see how they handle his character.
  20. Favorite Sci Fi Novels

    I would go with Dune and Ubik. The former is a classic with substance, and the latter is a typically creepy but interesting work by PKD. I haven't come across a good SF book in a while...I should do some research on the stuff that is supposed to be good at the moment. Apparently two decent modern works are Ancillary Justice and The Three-Body Problem.
  21. Muhammad Ali; 1942-2016

    Ali might be the most charismatic person I've ever seen. (The footage I've seen of him, that is.) Really charming. Obviously, he was important for far more than just boxing, but even in boxing alone he was probably the greatest heavyweight of all time. Boxing is ultimately quite a cruel and brutal sport, and yet you sometimes forget that when you watch him effortlessly dancing around the ring in his prime. I like that you mentioned When We Were Kings, Sehlat Vie. Great documentary.
  22. General DC Discussion

    Glad to hear about this being good. I doubt I'll see it in the cinema, but I'll happily watch it when it comes out on DVD or streaming.
  23. Before Star Trek, back to the start...

    I must have first seen Trek when I was quite young, but I didn't actually become a proper fan of it until I was an adult. When I was a kid I used to love the 1994 Spider-Man cartoon, and so I've always had a soft spot for that particular superhero. (On that note, I thought Maguire's Spider-Man 2 was pretty good when I saw it years later, in terms of live action stuff.) As I grew older I got into Star Wars, which I absolutely adored for a long time. I played Star Wars games and I read Star Wars books. At some point I started watching SF like the new Battlestar Galactica, Firefly and Babylon 5. For some reason, I didn't really get into Star Trek -- maybe, at the time, I thought it wasn't dark or cynical enough? Either way, I started watching more DS9 and TNG and finally understood what made it a great franchise. I even liked a few Voyager episodes... I think DS9 is what probably made me a serious fan. Such a great show.
  24. Favourite Film Scenes

    Apologies if this has been done before -- if so, I can post on that topic instead. I thought about making this in the Hollywood section, but I assumed that would mean we would have to exclude a genre like Science Fiction, which would be a shame. What are your favourite film scenes in general, and why?
  25. Favourite Film Scenes

    Sehlat Vie: Maybe I'll watch it one day...Roger Ebert wrote about it for his 'Great Movies' list, if I remember right. Hmm, I'm trying to think of more scenes for this thread. Maybe the one where Yoda lifts the X-Wing out of the swamp in ESB. The music and visuals combine to leave the viewer in awe.