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  2. 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.
  3. Looks good but should have been Abramsverse.
  4. Yesterday
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Last week
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Earlier
  12. 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.
  13. I'll still be checking in here. I just don't plan on going out of my way to seek out Discovery information. Agreed. Unless this an alien spaceship or some sort of crazy Starfleet prototype, it looks all wrong. Just another reason to lower expectations, I suppose.
  14. Understandable. I'll still be posting stuff as it comes out, regardless. For better or for worse. Case in point, we now have a view of the Shenzhou's transporter room: Which makes absolutely no sense. Why completely redesign the look of transporter tech? I get that this is older tech and the transporter room aboard the Discovery will look different, but we've seen much older tech and it still looks more like a traditional Trek transporter than this. At least the phasers look TOS-like.
  15. I think the best thing for me to do is tune out the promotional push completely, watch the series premiere on CBS in September, and decide whether to subscribe to CBS All Access. Trailers, pictures, and interviews won't tell me whether I'll enjoy the show. Watching the premiere is going to tell me. I hope. The more we see, the less I like the look of Discovery, from the uniforms to the sets to the ships. I can't help but feel bitter about how little I care. I want to be excited about new Star Trek. But the botched pre-production/production and lengthy delays sucked all the excitement out of the show. And we still have no idea what it's ABOUT other than a vague premise. I suppose we didn't know much about Enterprise other than it being set before TOS...
  16. And now EW has a pic of Jason Isaacs as Captain Gabriel Lorca, along with a glimpse of the Discovery's bridge. It's not much, but enough to see that the look is a bit different than the Shinzou. No sparing the lens flares in either case, unfortunately. There's a larger pic at the EW link.
  17. I usually hate to use the phrase "train wreck" but it seems to fit.
  18. And from this article: (which itself quotes from an article on Entertainment Weekly), we have yet to really see the look of the show going forward. The bridge of the Discovery is not the bridge of the much older Shinzou. So does that mean we'll be getting the Apple Store interior for Discovery? I have no idea. But for whatever reason, TPTB have chosen not to show us what we'll be seeing past the initial episode. More at the link regarding production delays.
  19. It is, but it's probably a mix of being the only way to get the series on air before December and an attempt to get people to subscribe for more than one month of binging the series.
  20. Splitting the season is a terrible idea.
  21. Release Date: September 24th 2017 (We'll see! :P)
  22. Yes, I have every season of SG1 on DVD in a drawer somewhere, but I haven't watched an episode in years. I didn't really have high hopes for Emmerich and Devlin's reboot of the franchise, but at least it would have been something. Even that's fallen by the wayside. I suspect MGM will eventually do something with it, but who knows when.
  23. Progress, maybe?
  24. Not me. I only did "Hour by Hour".
  25. Same here I really don't have any feelings for it at all. There's a ton of social media groups for Discovery, but a lot of them are really pro Discovery or anti Discovery. And they kick you out in a heartbeat.
  26. I don't know about anyone else, but I haven't thought about Discovery once since the last time I posted in this thread. I almost can't believe how little I care about a new Star Trek series. It's weird to remember the hype surrounding Enterprise back in 2001--here at the OL and elsewhere--and compare it to the utter lack of buzz for Discovery. To be fair, the Internet has undergone massive changes since 2001. Although I haven't been looking, it's possible there is a lot of talk about Discovery on social media. Forums like this aren't where the general public or casual Star Trek fans are going to go. They'll post something on Facebook or Twitter (or Snapchat or Instagram or whatever). Just because I'm not seeing chatter doesn't mean there isn't chatter. But at the same time, I feel like there isn't much excitement for Discovery outside of the hardcore fan community (TrekBBS, TrekMovie, TrekCore, and the like). EDIT: Just came across a Collider article with some vague quotes from executive producer Alex Kurtzman. They're shooting Episode 5 right now.
  27. I haven't thought about Stargate: Universe in years, probably since it went off the air. To be honest, these days the Stargate franchise is much like the Star Trek franchise. I have fond memories of it, I wish I had people to talk about it with, and I'd like to rewatch every episode if I had time, but ultimately it's not a part of my life anymore. Sad.
  28. For the first time in weeks, when I visited today I was already logged in.
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