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Offline WallysWorld

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
« on: May 16, 2020, 04:35:19 PM »
Very much looking forward to this! I enjoyed the Enterprise crew on Discovery with the excellent choices for playing the original characters.

It's official! After months of speculation and wishful thinking   CBS All Access has confirmed that Captain Pike is coming back, with Spock and Number One along for the ride, in the new spin-off series "Star Trek: Strange New Worlds."

Star Trek Pike series gets the official go-ahead
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2020, 05:53:31 PM »
Yet again, more or less what I wanted instead of Discovery. 

I hope they take some time to wash some of the stink Discovery left on the TOS era but I won't get my hopes up. 

Still, I love the actors they got for the Enterprise in Discovery Season 2, and even like the updated design of the ship even though I wish they'd kept it just a bit closer to the original both interior and exterior. 

Still it felt like and was recognizably the Enterprise and Anson Mount is a fantastic Pike. 


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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2020, 02:36:25 AM »
I'm interested, but am too cynical at this point to actually be hopeful about it. 


If SNW manages to mostly just ignore Discovery and actually stick with canon, I'll probably enjoy it.  If instead, however, it insists on incorporating all that bull****, I'm out. 
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2020, 03:05:31 AM »
I will always remember fondly the 90's with TNG, DS9 and Voyager....

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2020, 07:18:39 AM »
I'm interested, but am too cynical at this point to actually be hopeful about it.

Same. Good writing for a change will help a lot. They've got the production values nailed (more or less) already.
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2020, 06:56:08 PM »
I will always remember fondly the 90's with TNG, DS9 and Voyager....

You and me both, my friend.  I was admittedly never a fan of Voyager, but that shit practically looks like Shakespeare now.  :P 



I'm interested, but am too cynical at this point to actually be hopeful about it.

Same. Good writing for a change will help a lot. They've got the production values nailed (more or less) already.

Agreed.  It doesn't matter how good it looks, if it doesn't have decent storylines and/or characters. 

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2020, 06:54:25 PM »
Well, let's see, the lead writers will be Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman, and Jenny Lumet.

...this does not totally fill me with optimism about the writing quality.  :-\

Edited to add: "This new series will be a perfect complement to the franchise, bringing a whole new perspective and series of adventures to Star Trek." Hm. "[A] whole new perspective" combined with blatant appeal to classic characters fans have long cared about and "getting back to a Star Trek that focuses on optimism and the future" in a "curious and welcoming and unifying way".
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2020, 07:39:31 PM »
So Kirk DOESN'T cheat on the Kobiyashi Maru?!?!?!
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2020, 08:46:58 PM »
Please. Kirk cheats on all his lovers.  ::)
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Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2020, 09:37:11 PM »
The Needs of the Kirk out-weigh the needs of the Many.
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2020, 10:32:33 PM »
Dude, the Kirk as a misogynist and a slut trope is so overused and completely not borne out my on screen evidence.

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2020, 10:53:18 PM »
I will always remember fondly the 90's with TNG, DS9 and Voyager....

You and me both, my friend.  I was admittedly never a fan of Voyager, but that shit practically looks like Shakespeare now.  :P 
It wasn't my favorite either but the Star Trek world was still the one we knew. The first season was probably the best one.

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
« Reply #12 on: May 21, 2020, 05:55:25 PM »
Dude, the Kirk as a misogynist and a slut trope is so overused and completely not borne out my on screen evidence.

I've never thought of him as a misogynist for a moment -- and I agree there's no screen evidence that he hates women in any way. But there's some screen evidence that he sleeps around a lot. TO SAY THE LEAST! ;)

The show goes so far to poke some fun at how much he sleeps around. They even created some characters specifically to capitalize on that character trait (Helen of Troyas comes to mind as one of the more serious examples).
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Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2020, 05:58:37 PM »
Anyway, it could be worse. StarTrek.com itself recently posted an article boasting about how the writers of ST:Picard (and Patrick Stewart playing along in apparently full agreement) intentionally went out of their way to "humble" Picard, from the first episode onward, in the most cloyingly politically correct fashions possible. I honestly can't tell if it's being sarcastic about fan complaints and writing an article meant as satire...??  ???
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Dawn of Armageddon -- a narrative AAR for Dawn of War: Soulstorm: Ultimate Apocalypse: The Hunt Begins: Insert Joke Here!

Survive Harder! In the grim darkness of the bowl there is only, um, Amazons. And tentacles and midgets. Not remotely what you're thinking! ...okay, maybe a little remotely.

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2020, 06:20:02 PM »
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