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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. 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:
  5. Star Trek: Discovery

    As I suspected, I continue to be underwhelmed by everything Discovery-related.
  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.
  16. 15 (!) years later...

    Another familiar face, er, name. What made you drop by the ole OL?
  17. Star Trek: Discovery

    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.
  18. Anyone getting logged in as someone else?

    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.
  19. Star Trek: Discovery

    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.
  20. Anyone getting logged in as someone else?

    I just logged in for the first time in weeks without any problems. Maybe it is fixed.
  21. 15 (!) years later...

    And I used to be cmdr_forst.
  22. Anyone getting logged in as someone else?

    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.
  23. 15 (!) years later...

    Wow. That's a real blast from the past.
  24. Once again, credit goes to io9 for the list and I've removed animated movies like The LEGO Batman Movie and Cars 3. June Wonder Woman (Jun. 2) The Mummy (Jun. 9) Transformers: The Last Knight (Jun. 23) Amityville: The Awakening(Jun. 30) July Spider-Man: Homecoming (Jul. 7) War for the Planet of the Apes (Jul. 14) Valerian and the City of the Thousand Planets (Jul. 21) The Dark Tower (Jul. 28) August Annabelle 2 (Aug. 11) Cadaver (Aug. 25) Polaroid (Aug. 25) September It (Sept. 8) Flatliners (Sept. 29) October Blade Runner 2049 (Oct. 6) Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Oct. 6) Friday the 13th (Oct. 13) Geostorm (Oct. 20) Insidious Chapter 4 (Oct. 20) Untitled Cloverfield Movie (Oct. 27) Saw: Legacy (Oct. 27) November Thor: Ragnarok(Nov. 3) Justice League (Nov. 17) December Star Wars: Episode VIII (Dec. 15) The Six Billion Dollar Man (Dec. 22)
  25. 2017 Movie Megathread

    The violence was absurd at times to the point of crossing the line from horrifically graphic to hilariously unbelievable. I remember wondering while watching the movie how many therapists were on hand to help Dafne Keen process the violence. I think she was 11 during filming. It's entirely possible she wasn't involved in some of the worst of the fight scenes, though. Now that I think about it, I wondered the same thing about Chloë Grace Moretz as Hit Girl in Kick-Ass back in 2010. I think she was 11 when that movie was filmed and she seems to have survived without deep psychological scars.