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  1. 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...
  2. I usually hate to use the phrase "train wreck" but it seems to fit.
  3. Splitting the season is a terrible idea.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. For the first time in weeks, when I visited today I was already logged in.
  7. Thanks for sharing these. Memories, memories... I'm not going to lie, I miss the days when the OL was bustling and AIM was all the rage. My life was so much simpler back then. Friendships were easier to maintain. It didn't seem to matter when you signed on to AIM, someone was always there to talk. Unrelated: I can't believe one of my AIM screen names was Tickles McPhee. Yikes.
  8. I voted for DSC. I believe that's what the producers/writers are using. It goes without saying that STD is a terrible idea.
  9. Another familiar face, er, name. What made you drop by the ole OL?
  10. I completely agree. Somewhere, a critic or maybe just a random person in the comments suggested CBS hopes to draw in general sci-fi fans who enjoy the Abramsverse movies but aren't Star Trek fans. So, they used a similiar "look" for Discovery, to let potential viewers know they'll like Discovery if they liked the recent Star Trek movies. It makes sense, I guess. I wonder if CBS is playing with fire, though. They'll need hardcore Trekkers in the United States to subscribe to CBS All Access--and hardcore Trekkers are the ones who might refuse to watch because they don't like the way the uniforms or the ship or the bridge or the lens flare. It's a little early to make up my mind. We have only seen a single trailer. I'll definitely watch the pilot on CBS but it will have to truly blow me away to convince me to subscribe.
  11. I've been able to log in as myself without problem for over a week. However, I have to log in every time I visit even though check the "Remember me" box when logging in.
  12. Sigh. I really hoped the trailer would blow me away. I want to be excited for Discovery. I do. But it didn't feel like Star Trek. Honestly, it was pretty bad. The uniforms are ridiculous, the Klingons look amateurish, the ship(s) are bland... Worst of all, the trailer does a horrendous job of explaining the characters or the premise of the series. A big disappointment, in my opinion.
  13. I just logged in for the first time in weeks without any problems. Maybe it is fixed.
  14. And I used to be cmdr_forst.
  15. It's happening to me right now. I tried Internet Explorer rather than Firefox, same problem. Oddly, right now in one window I'm logged in as me, in another window as somebody else.