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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Star Trek: Discovery

    As I suspected, I continue to be underwhelmed by everything Discovery-related.
  5. 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:
  6. 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.
  7. Star Trek: Discovery

    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.
  8. Star Trek: Discovery

    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...
  9. Star Trek: Discovery

    I usually hate to use the phrase "train wreck" but it seems to fit.
  10. Star Trek: Discovery

    Splitting the season is a terrible idea.
  11. Star Trek: Discovery

    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.
  12. Stargate Universe gets a comic follow up

    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.
  13. Anyone getting logged in as someone else?

    For the first time in weeks, when I visited today I was already logged in.
  14. OL Chats 2003

    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.
  15. Star Trek: Discovery abbreviation?

    I voted for DSC. I believe that's what the producers/writers are using. It goes without saying that STD is a terrible idea.