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Re: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
« Reply #400 on: 09 Sep 2021, 17:44 »

May be a regional thing. Try here: https://www.startrek.com/videos/watch-star-trek-strange-new-worlds-casting-announcement

Make sure any add blockers are off otherwise it wont play.
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Re: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
« Reply #402 on: 01 Nov 2021, 13:22 »

That certainly boldly went where no Star Wars trailer has gone before.
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Re: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
« Reply #403 on: 01 Nov 2021, 13:25 »

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Re: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
« Reply #404 on: 03 Dec 2021, 16:56 »

So I'm at my mum's house.

She has Prime Video. Last time I was here, I accidentally watched the first 7 of episodes of Picard, thinking that was the full season, and not realising there were three episodes that hadn't aired yet, and so was left on a cliffhanger I assumed I could resolve when I next visited her not long after.

Two years and a pandemic later, and there's three fucking seasons of that show so I'm just giving up on it until it finishes its run and I'll restart it.

In the meantime, I decided to give Lower Decks a go - I'm actually pretty impressed with it? It's surprisingly entertaining.

I dislike one of its key principles, about the gloryhog main officers at top level on the ship - I guess it's just a mite TOO irreverent for me, but that's mainly because I have a real issue with Trek that isn't inherently shooting for some kind of utopian or optimistic viewpoint. It's at least in-universe comedy, though, unlike The Orville which I really love but its comedy is really jarring and out of place.

Outside of that... God, it's just really, really funny. I wasn't expecting it to be as funny as it is. I thought it would be moderately amusing. It's got a few huge laughs out of me in its first few episodes.

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Re: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
« Reply #405 on: 04 Dec 2021, 11:26 »

It's a while since I watched Picard, but from what I remember the first season is reasonably self-contained. The second and third seasons haven't aired yet, so you won't have a great long list of stuff to get through while you're there this time.
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Re: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
« Reply #406 on: 04 Dec 2021, 12:46 »

The more I watch of Lower Decks, the more I like it. It's like peak-era American Dad, but in Trek. And they treak Chief O'Brian with the fucking respet he deserves.

The second and third seasons haven't aired yet

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Re: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
« Reply #407 on: 08 Mar 2022, 08:50 »

A picture from the Star Fleet Academy scene from Picard season 2, episode 1 was posted on Twitter by the design team. I hope we get to see her in the chair at some point in the future.



Double win because Patrick Stuart (whom plays Picard) also played the character Leondegrance in the Excalibur film!

Apparently, Picard served under her as a cadet:
https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/USS_Leondegrance
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Re: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
« Reply #408 on: 09 Mar 2022, 03:41 »

Also, it appears that the production team forgot or never knew that it would take about 100 years to fly to the Lesser Magellenic Cloud at Warp 9 (with Warp 8 being a 'shake the ship to bits' speed during that era, according to Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country). Unless they want to invoke Transwarp and try to explain why the Federation then 'forgot' it again.
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Re: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
« Reply #409 on: 09 Mar 2022, 11:44 »

Maybe they found a stable wormhole or some sort of God Like being threw them there and back?
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Re: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
« Reply #410 on: 03 Apr 2022, 18:44 »

About a month away from Strange New Worlds

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Re: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
« Reply #411 on: 04 Apr 2022, 00:09 »

I'm getting the real feeling that SNW is a genuine attempt to recapture the 'magic' of the Original Series and Next Generation. We'll see both if that impression is correct and if it is successful.

My biggest concern at the moment is it looks like the writers are also trying to copy The Orville's jokey general atmosphere.
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Re: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
« Reply #412 on: 05 Apr 2022, 20:22 »

Well, huh. So Picard season 2 hasn't finished airing yet. Season 3 wrapped up filming, and this trailer was put out:


TNG crew is back.
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« Reply #413 on: 05 Apr 2022, 23:24 »

I do hope that the producers, writers and directors try to send the TNG crew off on a high note rather than try to 'subvert expectations' or 'deconstruct' anything to prove their artistic and intellectual credentials.
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Re: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
« Reply #414 on: 18 Apr 2022, 20:20 »

*I watched Discovery season 1. Its not bad. My wife and I quite enjoyed it. I'm not sure why there was so much argy bargy over it when it came out. I think a redditor put it best:

"TNG was about philosophy, Discovery is about psychology"

Watching season 1 through that lens really gives it a whole new dimension as the main characters are all going through their own psychological problems (no wonder they include a psychiatrist by the time of the Enterprise-D). Burnham's guilt, Ash's PTSD, Tilly's self-esteem, Saru's fear, even the immense pressure on the crew trying to survive and win the war! There were some interesting twists and turns, some I liked, and some that seemed a bit lackluster, but in total it was enjoyable and fun.

**Some what off topic but just as interesting, I have been apart of the r/startrek subreddit for awhile now and it was great fun. There's a part of Disco season 1 that seemed to synch up with my time on reddit as I was somehow navigated by reddit's algorithm to r/Star_Trek which seems every bit the antithesis of r/startrek.
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I'm excited to start season 2 as my wife and I know SNW was greenlit because of it. I'm looking forward to seeing some new familiar faces.

***And on a completely separate topic, someone took a scene from TNG's "Best of Both Worlds" and animated it in the style of TAS:

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Re: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
« Reply #415 on: 19 Apr 2022, 02:37 »

For some reason, I'm giggling over a pink Borg cube.
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Re: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
« Reply #416 on: 29 Apr 2022, 07:57 »

SNW's opening is nice.

https://mobile.twitter.com/ansonmount/status/1520041750005493764?cxt=HHwWiMC5jeH6opgqAAAA

I think this is before they add the cast names to the opening but for all intents and purposes, this is it. It looks nice and reminds me of TOS.
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« Reply #417 on: 30 Apr 2022, 09:44 »

I think this is before they add the cast names to the opening but for all intents and purposes, this is it. It looks nice and reminds me of TOS.

Right down to a rearranged version of Alexander Courage's TOS theme tune. 'New' Trek has been something of a qualified failure with the fanbase. I suspect that, in every way, SNW is intended to be a return to the original concepts and styles of Star Trek. Only time will tell if they get it right and, even if they do, whether the oft-disappointed fans will like what they see.
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Re: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
« Reply #418 on: 06 May 2022, 20:54 »

I watched the premier for Star Trek: Strange New Worlds. I loved it! Feels like TOS in a lot of ways while also being its own thing.

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Re: To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before
« Reply #419 on: 14 May 2022, 20:47 »

Paramount put the first episode of Strange New Worlds on youtube. Posting it here in case anyone wanted to check it out.


I just finished the second episode and it was a great Uhura episode.
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« Reply #420 on: 15 May 2022, 02:42 »

And it's been taken down already. Not an issue with regions just 'unavailable'.
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« Reply #421 on: 15 May 2022, 07:02 »

Dangit!
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