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Digitalfreak™

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. 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
  5. 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.
  6. Star Trek: Discovery

    Looks good but should have been Abramsverse.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Star Trek: Discovery

    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.
  10. Stargate Universe gets a comic follow up

    Another show that was canned just as it was getting good. Back then, I hated SG:U because it was so different. But as with other shows, it has finally grown on me but honestly I still don't like it as much as SG-1 and SG:A. Not sure if I'll check this out or not. Now that I think about it, I haven't watched SG-1 and SG:A in a very long time. Time to dig the DVDs out of the closet.
  11. Anyone getting logged in as someone else?

    It's still been doing it for me. On every visit it shows me logged out but after refresh it's fixed. Edit: Also when I click on the home link to go back to the forum main page, it "logs me out" have to refresh.
  12. Star Trek: Discovery abbreviation?

    What should the commonly accepted abbreviation for Discovery be? I've seen several heated debates regarding the subject and even people getting kicked out of facebook groups for using the 'wrong' one.
  13. Star Trek: Discovery abbreviation?

    Yeah I think DSC or any variant of that is what's trending. Also I believe that's what the CBS internal abbreviation is.
  14. 15 (!) years later...

    Hi!
  15. Anyone getting logged in as someone else?

    It's better than it was, but I have to refresh every visit or it has me logged out.
  16. Star Trek: Discovery

    That's where I'm at.. I really want to give it a chance but my love for history/canon is getting in the way. But yea, the way the Trek fandom works is the hardcore Trekkers are the cake, but the people who never watched classic Trek (TOS/TNG/DS9/VOY) are the icing. I'll watch the pilot for free on All Access, but it better be pretty damn good to convince me to pay a monthly fee to watch 14 other episodes.
  17. Anyone getting logged in as someone else?

    It's still doing it for me.
  18. Star Trek: Discovery

    Oh where to begin...? I'll probably come across as someone who is anti Trek, not a real Trek fan... blahblah... so I have been called in some Trek/Discovery facebook groups. So be it. The production value is top notch. Everything looks great, crisp and actually futuristic. My main complaint about this thing from the time they announced it is in "prime universe" and "10 years before Kirk and Spock" I knew this was going to be bad. Very bad. Looks like my fears have been realized. As I've said, why is it SOOOOO necessary to place ANOTHER series in the mid 23rd century? Why not just leave that period alone, let the movies continue what they're doing and move on. I remember saying this back in the Enterprise days, and eventually Enterprise did grow on me, but Discovery is just another attempt by TPTB to completely erase TOS as canon and replace it with something else. To me, Discovery is NOT a TOS prequel, rather an Enterprise sequel. They might as well call this show "Star Trek Enterprise: The Next Generation." The uniforms, ship design, bridge layout and construction, all point to a natural progression of ~100 years after Enterprise. I would almost think this show IS in the Abramsverse. I'm still undecided as to whether or not to watch and support this show. But if they had only set this series after Nemesis or 25th century, I'd be totally on board with it.
  19. I've always wondered exactly when the time line split that chanced the future of the Abramsverse and Prime Universe. A lot of people think the split happened when Nero appeared, destroyed the USS Kelvin and causing George Kirk's death. If this is so, certain events that would have happened in both universes would be unchanged. The two most dangerous ones I can think of is V'Ger and The Probe. I actually wouldn't mind a reboot of The Motion Picture using Abramsverse and making The Motion Picture less boring.
  20. Star Trek: Discovery

    Agreed. CBS has done more to ruin Trek in the past 5 years than Paramount alone did in 45.
  21. Star Trek: Discovery

    Definitely will be interesting. Hate to say it tho, but I've never been so "un optimistic" about a Trek show as I am with this one. I guess it's the TOS purist in me. But I do hope I'm proven wrong.
  22. I can't think of a reason officially, but over the years I've speculated and have even read elsewhere that the reason Q acted so differently when Guinan was around was the possibility that El Aurians are somehow immune to Q's powers? Anyone know any other reasons, or have thoughts about this?
  23. 15 (!) years later...

    Wow.. some of those names I haven't seen since then. Bringing back an avalanche of memories.
  24. 15 (!) years later...

    Yep that works! Wow... I don't even remember posting some of that! #ImOld
  25. Has it ever been stated why Q was so afraid of Guinan?

    Yep I believe, at least Guinan, can immune herself from anything Q does directly to her like taking her away or transforming her. But if she's on the ship, as what was done in "Q Who," she would be taken where ever the ship goes. Also wondering if Soran or the El Aurian on DS9 was also immune. Or could it be that El Aurians each have their own special talent unique to themselves?
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