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  2. Star Trek: Discovery

    Interesting. The premier will be the only episode of Discovery I'll watch. I still refuse to subscribe to another streaming service to watch it. And honestly, on top of the blatant disregard for canon, that is the primary sticking point to me.
  3. Star Trek: Discovery

    I suppose we'll have to wait and see what the content of the show is like. But the premiere is scheduled for 8:30PM ET on CBS. The FCC's "safe harbor", which allows more freedom for the networks, starts at 10PM ET.
  4. Star Trek: Discovery

    Bloody battles don't bother me as much as the nudity/language/sex. Star Trek has never been like the newer scifi shows like the assorted ones that's on SyFy. I've always considered Star Trek child safe so when you have this show adding this content, it changes that. You can still have a great show without having to rely on language/nudity/sex. Unfortunately, it appears that talent is practically lost now in Hollywood. As far as network television goes, there's a lot of stuff out there with the TV-MA that's still making it over to the networks. They'll just schedule Discovery at a later time.
  5. Star Trek: Discovery

    I have a vague memory of reading an interview in which a producer promised that even though Discovery has the freedom to feature nudity/sex and crude language because it's on CBS All Access, it won't. If that's true, I suppose we're left with graphic violence. DS9 pushed the envelope with violence (at least one episode had to be edited due to graphic violence; I think it was "To the Arms") so I suppose it's not won't be too surprising if Discovery ends up with bloody battles. DMD raises a good point about CBS airing the premiere. If the CBS All Access version is TV-MA, it will have to be edited for network television.
  6. Star Trek: Discovery

    Guess it's time to move on, so long Star Trek
  7. Star Trek: Discovery

    According to tvguidelines.org, TV-MA has the following description: This program is specifically designed to be viewed by adults and therefore may be unsuitable for children under 17. This program may contain one or more of the following: crude indecent language (L), explicit sexual activity (S), or graphic violence (V). Trek shouldn't require any of those, and I'm not sure how they're going to show the premiere on CBS if it has a TV-MA rating. Maybe the broadcast version will be edited and the online version will be uncensored?
  8. Star Trek: Discovery

    Curiously, I just saw a tweet from the official Discovery Twitter account with a new promo video marked TV-MA. No idea if that's for violence, language, dialogue, nudity, adult situations, some combination of the previous, or something else entirely.
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  10. Star Trek: Discovery

    I've seen that. I guess they're trying to drive up subscribers to All Access more so than hype Discovery, but it's a ****** way to plug the premiere. Also, there's this (via Trek Today): I know every new crew has to give their "we do stuff differently and you'll just have to deal with it" spiel at one time or another, but it gets old. You're on a paid, streaming service. I'm not going to automatically watch or give it a chance beyond the premiere. Don't go out of your way to piss me off.I'm not thrilled as it is.
  11. Star Trek: Discovery

    I've seen a few short promotional spots on CBS for Discovery. They only mention CBS All Access and don't let viewers know the series premiere will air on CBS.
  12. Star Trek: Discovery

    I haven't seen that trailer, and don't really plan to. I have no intention of watching this series except the pilot since it'll be on CBS. I'm still not paying for a streaming service to watch this thing. If they had said from the beginning that this is in Abramsverse, I'd be totally 180 degrees different in my opinions about this thing. I don't have the attachment to Abramsverse as I do Prime, so I don't really care what they do to it. It's like a big "what if" scenario in that whole universe. So, the events in "The Cage" take place right before the events in Discovery. So, since "The Cage" is canon, they have the gold/blue tunics. Now, comes Discovery with these uniforms. Then comes "Where No Man Has Gone Before," and they're back to gold/blue tunics? Then afterword, the red ones are added? Doesn't add up. Also, The USS Enterprise *is* in service during Discovery. Pike is still captain, Spock is still science officer. James T. Kirk is a Lieutenant on the USS Farragut. In fact, the events in Discovery are very close to Kirk's encounter with the cloud entity seen in TOS episode "Obsession." Now, look at the uniforms in Star Trek (2009) especially the ones on the USS Kelvin. These on Discovery looks more like a normal progression to those. They even tie in with the landing party uniform Kirk wore in Beyond.
  13. Star Trek: Discovery

    Agreed 100%. I broke my rule about not seeking out information about Discovery when I learned about the latest trailer: The voiceover at the beginning is painful. "All life is born from chaos. The world doesn't always adhere to logic. Sometimes down is up. And sometimes when you're lost, you're found." Yikes. Also, we get our first look at Harry Mudd. It's very clear to me that this is the television version of the Abramsverse/Kelvin Timeline movies. Claim to be working within canon to appease fans, then do whatever the heck you want. I just wish CBS would admit this is a reboot or reimagining or reinterpretation or whatever. Want to reboot Star Trek? Fine. Be my guest. But don't try to have it both ways by saying Discovery fits within the "prime" universe when it doesn't.
  14. Star Trek: Discovery

    I don't think there is a reason for such a radical style change in the 10 years between DSC and TOS. Example: DS9 Season 6 and VOY season 4 both take place 10 years after TNG Season 1. So, sure, style changes naturally over time.. but not radically so. I mean, the uniforms are changed up a bit. The LCARS has a different color scheme. The computer noises are different. There are new models of phasers and tricorders but there are no radical changes here. The Bridge of the Defiant, the Enterprise, and Voyager are pretty similar. There's only different layouts in regards to the command area, science/tactical/ops, etc. The style and the LCARS interfaces pretty much remain the same. This style choice becomes even more problematic, because we TOS episodes ("The Cage" and "The Menagerie") that shows what things look like in 2254.. 1 year before Discovery. We've got similar uniforms here, and minor bridge changes to the Enterprise, which is one of Starfleet's most advanced starships. It looks nothing like Discovery at all. Now, it can be said that the Enterprise is already 10 years old during the events of "The Cage" and that's why the Discovery looks more modern. According to canon, the 1701 was built in 2245. If that's the case, why does the Discovery still look more modern than the 1701 refit, the Excelsior, 1701-A and honestly all the way up to the 1701-D? I'm okay with style changes, but it bothers me that they set this show in a time period we already know about. Their disregard for existing Trek canon makes me think they're just going to discard elements of Trek that they don't like and they won't be concerned about contradicting things which are already established. Utilizing the established canon is the ONLY reason you'd want to set something in the existing Star Trek universe, so regardless of what TPTB say, this might as well be a alternate reality, or a reboot, or whatever, because it doesn't mesh with the original continuity at all.
  15. Stargate Origins digital series announced

    Looks like they're taking the Discovery approach in regards to canon.. because they only got the gate working once back then and didn't again until the 1990's when Daniel Jackson figured it out. But yeah, I'm not paying for another streaming service. I'll pass. Oh, I missed that part about them only being 10 minutes each?
  16. Star Trek: Discovery

    I'm fairly pleased with the look of the Starfleet tech in DSC. As Df said, it's closer to what should have been used in the Kelvin-timeline films. I really like what they've done with the communicator, merging the original look with more advanced tech. Here's a look at some of what was displayed in the DSC area at San Deigo Comicon, including Klingon armor, a couple Klingon ships, Starfleet uniforms, another look at Starfleet tech, and Harry Mudd's costume. http://io9.gizmodo.com/these-discovery-props-reveal-a-ton-about-star-treks-new-1797102750 And a few more props here, including Klingon weapons: http://trekmovie.com/2017/07/20/sdcc17-star-trek-discovery-klingon-costumes-and-props/
  17. Stargate Origins digital series announced

    Interesting that MGM seems to be making a Stargate push now, only after Devlin and Emmerich have given up on rebooting the franchise.
  18. Star Trek: Discovery

    As I suspected, I continue to be underwhelmed by everything Discovery-related.
  19. A new 10-part digital series called "Stargate Origins" has been announced. From GateWorld: The good news? Stargate Command will have free and paid subscription options. There's no way I'm paying for another streaming service just to watch a digital series. A teaser trailer has been released as well:
  20. Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor

    Yeah and the former writers and Stephen Moffett started working this angle in a while back. When The Doctor dies, the body regenerates into a new one. Also, The Doctor usually gets a new personality but keeps the same memories. This was a brilliant idea used back in the 60's when the first actor, William Hartnell, became too ill to continue with the show. But basically, the regeneration is somewhat random but apparently The Doctor can have some influence in what the next body will be in the moments before the current body dies. Yeah, a friend, who actually is opposed to this, mentioned to me that I'd be pissed if they rebooted Star Trek and made Kirk and Spock lesbian lovers.
  21. Star Trek: Discovery

    Looks good but should have been Abramsverse.
  22. Star Trek: Discovery

    So we got a look at DSC's idea of a communicator, hand phaser and , I think, phaser rifle. The phaser reminds me of the TOS laser pistol, images of which you can see here. Also, the explanation for redesigning the Klingons is that Klingons of different houses look different. It seems unnecessary to me to do a redesign at all, but there you go. Does it mean we'll see classic TOS, TOS film or TNG era Klingons at some point? Who knows.
  23. Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor

    I don't have any real feelings about it, as I've never been a Dr. Who watcher. I'd be upset if a new Trek series cast a woman as Kirk, but I didn't really care that the 2000-era BSG cast a woman as Starbuck as it was a complete reboot, which this is not. As I understand it, since the Doctor regenerates, rather than simply being recast, there's no in-universe reason that the result of that regeneration would have to be male. That being the case, I don't really see the reason for getting all worked up.
  24. Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor

    Same here, but honestly, I never got into Doctor Who until after Capaldi got the role. It's been fascinating seeing the reaction on Doctor Who pages though. There's A LOT of people who are upset about it.
  25. Jodie Whittaker is the 13th Doctor

    I'm excited and hopeful this will shake up what has otherwise become a somewhat repetitive series. I also have no idea who Jodie Whittaker is but I had no idea who any of the actors were when they were announced as the Doctor.
  26. Since I'm somewhat a newbie Doctor Who fan, I'm not as upset as many are in regards to her being the first female Doctor. I'm going to still watch and hope the series has good, entertaining and compelling stories. I'm not up on British television, so I know nothing about Jodie Whittaker and how her acting ability is. So I'll be going in with a fresh perspective. http://www.doctorwho.tv/whats-new/article/jodie-whittaker-is-the-thirteenth-doctor
  27. Star Trek: Discovery

    Looks to me like they're about to have a dance off in front of two really big speakers. I've been one of the most vocal outspoken critics of Discovery. I do not have a problem with the cast, characters, production values, or even the uniforms to a degree. My main complaint and the breaking point for me is the time period. What is the bloody point of setting this series in the TOS era, even if it is 10 years before. This whole "re-imagining," "rebooting," and even revisionist history must stop. The American Civil War was over 150 years ago, but if you made a movie about it, you would not use modern uniforms, weapons, or even have the troops driving tanks and flying jets. You would use period specific uniforms and weapons for authenticity. Fans like me feel the same for Trek prequels and reboots, authenticity makes for a more believable adventure, that's all. As much as the Abrams movies did reboot, they did at least keep some elements of TOS there, and established it's an alternative universe. The Trek universe is big enough for more original stories in different time periods. As I've said before, just start fresh in the 25th century and keep going.
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