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Author Topic: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES  (Read 32089 times)

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #270 on: 05 December, 2017, 10:12:43 am »
He LOVES TNG's 'Yesterday's Enterprise' and the dilemma at the heart of it.

So I guess the plot of the new film would be Everythings got fucked up, people fights, get killed, so much evil, so much deaths then it all reset at ending?

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #271 on: 05 December, 2017, 10:17:42 am »
He LOVES TNG's 'Yesterday's Enterprise' and the dilemma at the heart of it.

So I guess the plot of the new film would be Everythings got fucked up, people fights, get killed, so much evil, so much deaths then it all reset at ending?

Two photon torpedo technicians talking about foot massages for twenty minutes while they wait for the order to motherfrakkin' fire, dammit!


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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #272 on: 05 December, 2017, 12:15:32 pm »
Two photon torpedo technicians talking about foot massages for twenty minutes while they wait for the order to motherfrakkin' fire, dammit!

Heh. What I love about Tarantino films, there will be scenes of that gubbins and I'll still listen to it, and be entertained.

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #273 on: 05 December, 2017, 01:38:35 pm »
The compelling dilemma in Yesterday's Enterprise is what constitutes a life of significance: fighting the good fight, or dying to prevent that fight ever starting. Only one thing is clear: being zapped by black goo is a waste.

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #274 on: 05 December, 2017, 07:07:45 pm »
He LOVES TNG's 'Yesterday's Enterprise' and the dilemma at the heart of it.

So I guess the plot of the new film would be Everythings got fucked up, people fights, get killed, so much evil, so much deaths then it all reset at ending?

Two photon torpedo technicians talking about foot massages for twenty minutes while they wait for the order to motherfrakkin' fire, dammit!

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #275 on: 06 December, 2017, 01:42:24 am »
Ersatz Trek is all the rage.

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #276 on: 09 January, 2018, 08:32:55 pm »
So I right enjoyed that.

Lorca is certifiable but I don't think he's from mirror universe unless he is playing a long game and very good at acting.

And a shock death!

But good to see a mirror universe episode that wasn't high camp.

Good to have it back. It's still not Star trek but some of the things the characters say are helping it get there.
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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #277 on: 09 January, 2018, 08:54:29 pm »
I'm undecided about this change. I need to think about it some more. There were elements I thought 'yes, that makes sense', but some of it didn't work for me, namely the murder and the agony booths. I'm also coming to the realisation that Burnham is dull as dishwater and I don't care about her story in the least.

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #278 on: 10 January, 2018, 04:08:47 pm »
Maybe the break was the worst thing that happened here but ten minutes into this, I started asking myself do I actually like this show?
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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #279 on: 10 January, 2018, 04:53:23 pm »
All the characters are assholes, no-one trusts each other, and they haven't done a single original thing yet - what's not to like?

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #280 on: 10 January, 2018, 04:54:39 pm »
I re-watched the first nine episodes in the hope that, now my disappointment has dissipated somewhat, I might actually enjoy it. I didn't.

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #281 on: 10 January, 2018, 08:44:22 pm »
I really enjoyed that - I thought it was extremely entertaining and great fun.
There are plenty of questions but that’s all part of the fun (Im intrigued to know what Burnham’s history with the Vulcans is in the mirror universe).
I don’t think it’s fair to say the characters are all assholes and that they don’t trust each other. Burnham is pretty sound and obviously trusts security bloke (probably wrongly so), Lorca certainly trusts Burnham etc.
I think the whole thing’s ace.

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #282 on: 10 January, 2018, 09:26:37 pm »
Yep. Really enjoyed this latest episode. Haven’t enjoyed a ST series this much since DS9, although in a very different way (obviously).
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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #283 on: 11 January, 2018, 10:20:58 am »
Nice switch to a "Dark Universe" alternate reality - very STar Trek!

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #284 on: 11 January, 2018, 10:41:40 am »
Yep and Tilly is not an asshole and trusts people.
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