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#1 2015-11-08 09:49:08

Kenan
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Star Trek: Discovery

From the sounds of it this is to get people hooked on CBS's paid streaming service "CBS All Access". But who cares! It's a new freaking Star Trek series!

clickety

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#2 2016-03-09 18:49:02

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

When I first saw the announcements about this, I definitely thought it was 2016, not 2017, and I just realized a few days ago that I hadn't seen anything about this. Reading comprehension... I missed it that day.


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#3 2016-03-09 22:29:01

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

It's a long time to wait, whenever it is :(


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#4 2017-03-07 23:48:29

ylvs
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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

JASON FRICKING ISAACS WILL BE THE CAPTAIN!

 

#5 2017-03-08 01:21:11

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

That is indeed an interesting choice!


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#6 2017-03-08 09:20:24

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Mr. Malfoy?


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#7 2017-03-09 06:17:46

ylvs
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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Exactly. The hottest guy around these days if you ask me.

 

#8 2017-03-09 07:33:25

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Will be a difficult transition after seeing him as "Hap" in the OA.


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#9 2017-03-09 10:05:37

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

ylvs wrote:

Exactly. The hottest guy around these days if you ask me.

I won't judge his hotness, but I can say he definitely convinced me he was an evil, racist bigot in six HP films. He can act!

I always have a hard time with familiar actors in new roles, though. I could never get over the uber-evil Father Caleb on Buffy also being Captain Mal on Firefly. I kept expecting Mal to suddenly turn evil and kill off his own crew, as he mocked them for being so naive and sinful, while gloating. In my mind, I kept screaming, "Don't trust him! I swear he's got a car cigarette lighter!"


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#10 2017-03-13 11:38:46

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Apparently, the premiere episode will air on CBS (free TV), but the rest of the episodes will be subscription...


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#11 2017-03-13 13:17:11

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

I'll buy it on bluray when it's released.

IMDB says it's going to air in May, haven't seen any other information on this.


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#12 2017-03-13 13:51:22

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Can't wait! I've seen JFI in so many roles by now (I have this major crush on him for years now) that I will easily buy the next one. He also is that good an actor. And an uberfunny down to earth guy as well. He's a regular in my fav film podcast because he went to school with the critic.

 

#13 2017-03-13 15:55:18

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Don't understand why CBS wouldn't put in on TV. Do they really think they have 12-18 hours a week of better programming? Most of their lineup is crap. Is there something wrong with it? They don't really think they are going to make more money off of it by putting it on their subscription service exclusively, do they?


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#14 2017-03-13 18:05:56

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Yeah, that's really got me bummed that it's only available via subscription service. I mean, NCIS is a good time-waster, and there's a gazillion episodes so it'd be pretty hard to repeat. Limitless was interesting, but that got cancelled. And I couldn't even tell you what else is current. So why would I pay probably $8/mo for 1 show?


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#15 2017-03-13 21:17:08

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

There seem to be a couple of worthwhile shows if you don't get netflix like all the Star Treks, but not nearly enough to justify getting it instead of netflix.


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#16 2017-09-26 12:58:54

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Soooo. Opinions?

I was a bit underwhelmed by the first episode especially as it seriously lacked Jason fricking Isaacs.
On the other hand it took me a while to get into the other series as well so I definetly will give it more time.

 

#17 2017-09-26 14:32:38

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Grrr, I missed it.  I was hoping to catch up with it on On Demand, but it wasn't there last night.  And no way I'm paying for CBS All Access.  I'm already shelling out for Netflix and Amazon Prime (along with Comcast).  I am going to hope that after a few months CBS will come to their senses and just put that stuff on TV or have older episodes available on Netflix.

From what I heard (at least form fellow Trek fans), it's actually not as bad as they had feared.  Seems to be leaning more towards DS9 with the tone and format rather than the more episodic nature of TNG and Voyager.  That's fine, but I do like Trek when you don't have to follow one episode after another.  (That's how I watch it on Netflix: skip around to the higher rated eps and skip, say, "Shades of Gray" or that one episode with the shapeshifting devil.)


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#18 2017-09-26 15:10:01

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

The Prodigal Son and I watched the first episode. Neither of us was much impressed. We both thought the Buzz Lightyear space suit a bit much. (Oh, dear. Can you tell I've been watching Miss Marple mysteries all day?) There really wasn't much to recommend the show.


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#19 2017-09-26 17:08:02

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Here is my scorecard for the first episdode (I have no access to pay or online TV services to watch the second):

Visuals A+
Characterization B+
Logic C
Theme Music D
Science D-
Clever science fictional ideas that drive the plot N/A

 

#20 2017-09-27 00:35:33

ylvs
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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

I changed the title of the thread for clarification assuming that you do not mind, Kenan.

*ducks*

 

#21 2017-09-29 15:20:31

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

I finally watched the first two episodes and I must say that I liked them. Compared to the other Star Trek pilots, they were pure gold. It will be very interesting to see how the show develops.


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#22 2017-09-29 15:32:34

Kenan
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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Thanks ylvs! Good initiative. I haven't watched it yet, so can't comment...


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#23 2017-10-04 15:14:05

ylvs
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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Three eps in I am seriously considering liking it. The first two were the prologue and now it is up to business. Holy moly. And Jason fricking Isaacs.

 

#24 2017-10-04 21:47:18

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

The third one was very good :-)


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#25 2017-10-05 09:20:08

ylvs
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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Agreed.

 

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