All Things Star Trek

Discussion in 'Arts & Entertainment' started by hobbsyoyo, Oct 22, 2013.

  1. The_J

    The_J Say No 2 Net Validations Super Moderator Supporter

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    My prediction is that someone has to get fired other this, although I'm sure that we'll never hear about that.
     
  2. Synsensa

    Synsensa Especially the lies. Retired Moderator

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    Sorry, we misheard. We just gave them a promotion.

    Guess I'll watch the season premiere tomorrow. I... do not have high hopes.

    Prodigy has kind of dropped off but it's still alright.
     
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    Synsensa Especially the lies. Retired Moderator

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    Garbage.
     
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    I do wonder why you keep subjecting yourself to stuff you know you're not going to like.
     
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    Synsensa Especially the lies. Retired Moderator

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    Because I want to like Star Trek, and essentially every future Star Trek production will feed off of what Discovery does or doesn't do.
     
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    Okay, fair enough.
     
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    Discovery S4 E1. I kind of enjoyed it, though again not very star trek
    Spoiler :
    At the beginning I thought they were going full on back to utopia, but then at the end very much not so. I am interested to see where they take it.
     
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    You were using a VPN, I take it?
     
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    It did involve a VPN, yes.
     
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    DiscoTrek makes a mockery of Spock's familial relationships, given that Disco-Sarek is downright chummy with an adopted daughter who joins Starfleet - a military organization in which she would be reasonably expected to use violence or even kill people, while ostracizing his own son for the same reason.

    Oh, and Sarek having a human ward? Been there, done that, decades ago. There are fanfiction stories from the early '70s that use that theme.

    There's actually a really good novel about Pike called Burning Dreams, in which we're introduced to Pike as a child and follow his life from adolescence to Starfleet Academy, and his subsequent career and how the Talosians affected him. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in this character.
     
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    Apparently you can now watch Discovery in Germany on a service from Paramount, PlutoTV, for free, but not on-Demand, rather only on Fridays at 9PM.

    Not even the slightest interested. On-demand video is a great improvement for series with a continuous story, since you're not anymore a slave to the TV schedule and you can still enjoy the whole thing. Tonight at 9 I'll be coming back from the gym, next Friday at 9 I'll be having dinner with my GF. TV is not gonna change that anymore.
     
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    Absolutely. I have given up bothing to get setup to receive content over the air, and the only thing I kind of miss is live sport. And 9pm Fridays!!! I could make it these days, but before the plague I would never be in then.
     
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  13. Synsensa

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    Episode 2 was better, I guess. Every interaction and plot point feels stilted and incredibly inorganic. So much seems designed solely for rule of cool and to make sure the CGI budget gets used up, with no regard for whether or not it actually makes sense or has a place in the narrative.
     
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    I watched the first two episodes of Discovery s4 last night on Pluto TV, which, as it turns out, is commercial live TV, just over the Internet. Just gotta love the adverts, the zero pause/rewind function and of course the "be there or you miss it" schedule. Everything I never liked about old TV alive and well in the modern era. At least it's free, so you get what you pay for (in this case, absolutely no frills at all), but I can't say I'm eager to repeat the process.
     
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    It has to be possible to record it, and at least in the UK time-shifting is explicitly defined as an exception to copyright law.

    [EDIT] I have just tested it, it is trivially easy to capture with the instructions here.
     
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    Interesting. Thank you.
     

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