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Star Trek Discovery

Postby Australian Dawn » Mon May 29, 2017 5:29 am

Is anyone looking forward to this?:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f8mesUEFjas

I sense the coming of death for this franchise. I sense it coming now. :(

I get the feeling the Star Trek franchise has come to believe it's own hype about being a big, important pusher of social issues and has forgotten how to be a fun Sci-Fi series.

And those Klingons. WTF?! Why? Why? :cry:
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Re: Star Trek Discovery

Postby andrewbeasley » Mon May 29, 2017 10:53 am

Once I was a fan (even turned up to conventions etc) now I cannot get excited.

They have stretched the idea so far its snapped and dressing it up in flashy FX and flare does not help...

Maybe I'm getting old :)
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Re: Star Trek Discovery

Postby Australian Dawn » Mon May 29, 2017 1:52 pm

I feel much the same way.
If they had old school Klingons (smooth or lumpy headed, I don't mind as long as they stick to the Klingons as depicted in the previous TV series') I might feel differently though, at least they were quite well developed and loved by the fans, why change them again? :? :(

Trek was never very original IMHO, not with the Sci-fi ideas anyway.
Popularising the idea of staring a big ship with multiple characters to follow instead of one hero and a few hangers on in a small ship was their main contribution to the genre on TV I'd say.

They just seem to keep coming back to the same few ideas now it seems to me, Vulcans and Klingons (cold logic vs. passionate emotions), the need for ethnic diversity and cooperation, and the need for individuals to break the rules/ have their needs come before those of the group occasionally, rinse and repeat. :(
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Re: Star Trek Discovery

Postby Condottiero » Wed Aug 30, 2017 6:09 am

Star Trek Discovery: A Reboot, and The Axanar Connection

Wanted to approach this with an open mind, but now realize it'll be shit, especially as episodes 2 and on will require a CBS sub or Netflix for overseas residents.
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Re: Star Trek Discovery

Postby Australian Dawn » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:22 am

The Orville looks good but I think Trekies are deluding themselves if they think it's going to be a true spiritual successor to Trek.
It's a comedy, and I hope they start emphasising that so that everyone knows what they're getting and no one is disappointed.
I hope both series' do well but I doubt either will.
I see a lot of angry Sci-Fi fans in the future. :(
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Re: Star Trek Discovery

Postby Etranger2 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:21 am

Australian Dawn wrote:...
I see a lot of angry Sci-Fi fans in the future. :(



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Re: Star Trek Discovery

Postby Levied Troop » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:34 am

Australian Dawn wrote:Trek was never very original IMHO, not with the Sci-fi ideas anyway.
Popularising the idea of staring a big ship with multiple characters to follow instead of one hero and a few hangers on in a small ship was their main contribution to the genre on TV I'd say.
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Quite a large contribution that.

Also, mobile phones.

You seem to be complaining that a TV series you never liked is changing its special effects a bit. I'm not sure that even qualifies as a first world problem.
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Re: Star Trek Discovery

Postby Australian Dawn » Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:57 am

I was and am quite a big fan of Star Trek.
As I said, I hope both series' do well.
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Re: Star Trek Discovery

Postby Condottiero » Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:13 am

STAR TREK DISCOVERY won’t be screened for critics...

Don't think this will end well...
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Re: Star Trek Discovery

Postby Australian Dawn » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:33 am

Klingon Trump supporters. :cry:
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