Star Trek: The Bryan Fuller TV reboot

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Might as well give it its own thread. We got teaser trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXpPweAooeE

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 22:22 (two years ago) Permalink

Huh! I assumed it would be on the CW.

Jenny Ondioleeene (Leee), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 22:26 (two years ago) Permalink

Nah, CBS is going all in to build their own private Hulu, and this show is going to be anchor for it.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 22:28 (two years ago) Permalink

Ugh I could not even watch that trailer - I guess I am too old.

Brian Eno's Mother (Latham Green), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 22:37 (two years ago) Permalink

Capt. Mads Mikkelsen or bust.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 23:15 (two years ago) Permalink

fingers crossed but I am skeptical

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 23:26 (two years ago) Permalink

hoping they'll go for mostly single-episode plots like old treks rather than just make another serial like every other major tv series these days

ciderpress, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 23:28 (two years ago) Permalink

TV seems to have lost their touch - its all been downhill since Picard gave Mr Data his last rimjob

Brian Eno's Mother (Latham Green), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 23:30 (two years ago) Permalink

I've thought for a while that taking the "Far Beyond the Stars" conceit as real would've been amazing, though not exactly sustainable on a series-wide basis (i.e. that would've been a much better DS9 finale than what we got).

Jenny Ondioleeene (Leee), Wednesday, 18 May 2016 23:31 (two years ago) Permalink

what does the startrekman have to say about all this

ciderpress, Wednesday, 18 May 2016 23:32 (two years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

time to merge star trek and star wars and add in ALF

Brian Eno's Mother (Latham Green), Thursday, 16 June 2016 17:27 (two years ago) Permalink

Hmm, well Paramount will probably sell the Trek to Disney once they are finally able to admit to themselves the glaringly-obvious fact that they're embarrassed to own the property, and I'm pretty sure ALF is a Muppet, so I think this has legs.

Manspread Mann (Old Lunch), Thursday, 16 June 2016 17:52 (two years ago) Permalink

you dont think wb would buy trek to keep the wb/disney battle going on a new front?

we should all delete our account (Will M.), Thursday, 16 June 2016 18:03 (two years ago) Permalink

Interesting proposal, I look forward to the WB Trek movie where Spock drives an axe through Kirk's spinal column for no particular good reason other than that it's totally dark + extreme to the max.

Manspread Mann (Old Lunch), Thursday, 16 June 2016 18:18 (two years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

I think they may reenvision ALF as CGI

Brian Eno's Mother (Latham Green), Friday, 15 July 2016 16:15 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

...looks like I should edit the thread title

http://tvline.com/2016/10/26/star-trek-discovery-bryan-fuller-showrunner-stepping-down/

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 26 October 2016 22:55 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh great another Kurtzman-Goldsman joint. Because they did such a great job with Fringe.

Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Thursday, 27 October 2016 10:42 (one year ago) Permalink

akiva goldsman's continued success is one of life's great mysteries

yokohama fuckdolphin (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 27 October 2016 10:58 (one year ago) Permalink

oh c'mon, s2-4ish of Fringe were pretty good

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Thursday, 27 October 2016 11:09 (one year ago) Permalink

this is weird to me. why would fuller walk away from this because he 'doesn't have time'? clearly something must have been going wrong.

akm, Thursday, 27 October 2016 13:15 (one year ago) Permalink

I hear he wants to spend more time with his family.

Wikipedia Brown and the Case of the Incomplete Filmography (Old Lunch), Thursday, 27 October 2016 13:27 (one year ago) Permalink

season 3 of fringe was pretty good. then kurtzman & orci demanded a dumb cliffhanger and the show never recovered.

Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Thursday, 27 October 2016 13:30 (one year ago) Permalink

Trek has always had a mix of inspired weirdos and hacks, I feel like it benefits from that.

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 27 October 2016 13:33 (one year ago) Permalink

Fuller's working on at least two other tv series, including American Gods. If the Paramount people kept meddling and were an irritating presence, it'd be a good reason to bail.

mh 😏, Thursday, 27 October 2016 14:00 (one year ago) Permalink

He's still writing/plotting at least

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 27 October 2016 14:39 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://www.polygon.com/2016/12/14/13962170/star-trek-discovery-lead-walking-dead

Sonequa Martin-Green will play the lead (the XO of Discovery).

Should we change this thread title?

a Warren Beatty film about Earth (El Tomboto), Thursday, 15 December 2016 18:08 (one year ago) Permalink

I'm not going to believe this show is happening until there's an actual pilot date.

Bianca Smell BO (Leee), Thursday, 15 December 2016 20:32 (one year ago) Permalink

Should we change this thread title?
to:
Sasha Deathwatch

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 15 December 2016 23:24 (one year ago) Permalink

It's funny how much she looks like a younger Angela Bassett who had been tipped to be in the series.

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 15 December 2016 23:27 (one year ago) Permalink

wasn't there a rumor they were doing an anthology series with a different timeframe/cast each season? hmm.

mh 😏, Thursday, 15 December 2016 23:48 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Well this is still taking forever. I will however happily back this:

https://tvline.com/2017/03/31/star-trek-discovery-rainn-wilson-harry-mudd-cbs-all-access/

Ned Raggett, Friday, 31 March 2017 17:52 (one year ago) Permalink

lol I watched the original Mudd ep the other night w my daughter and the entire time I was distracted by the highly visible shaving line all around Carmel's neck.

Οὖτις, Friday, 31 March 2017 17:56 (one year ago) Permalink

five months pass...

Fucking hell it's tomorrow

I have concerns but I really *want* it to be good

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 23 September 2017 17:43 (nine months ago) Permalink

I guess I hadn't been paying attention but, uh, you have to pay for some CBS streaming service to watch this beyond the first episode? Really? I hope everyone enjoys the first ST series to last exactly one season.

Señor Winces (Old Lunch), Sunday, 24 September 2017 15:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

It's on Netflix in the UK and a bunch of other countries

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 24 September 2017 15:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

A few reviews have slipped through the embargo and been decent

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 24 September 2017 15:23 (nine months ago) Permalink

This should be worth a flyer just for more Michelle Yeoh.

Insane Clown Fosse (Leee), Sunday, 24 September 2017 15:27 (nine months ago) Permalink

I'm sorry, I misunderstood: CBS is only airing the first half of the two hour pilot on actual TV. Fun idea.

Señor Winces (Old Lunch), Sunday, 24 September 2017 15:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

If they streamed it only on the CBS app but allowed digital purchases on amazon, itunes, etc. it'd make more sense. but, afaik, they are making it only available on the CBS app

so irritating, I'd shell out for the entire season purchase even if it trickles out a week at a time as per usual

mh, Sunday, 24 September 2017 16:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

i'll probably wait until next year and stream the whole season then. or find "other ways" that will appear soon, i'm sure

Nhex, Sunday, 24 September 2017 17:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

I just did the free CBS trial on my tv device, but I guess it doesn't air until tonight? boo

mh, Sunday, 24 September 2017 17:22 (nine months ago) Permalink

I guess I hadn't been paying attention but, uh, you have to pay for some CBS streaming service to watch this beyond the first episode? Really? I hope everyone enjoys the first ST series to last exactly one season.

― Señor Winces (Old Lunch)

yeah i mean i know game of thrones seems to do ok and all but i'm not sure why directly adopting a piracy-based business model is cbs's schtick here

anyway when the streaming service fails they'll probably just toss it to another streaming service. doesn't necessarily doom the show.

bob lefse (rushomancy), Sunday, 24 September 2017 18:48 (nine months ago) Permalink

Phase II - proposed for Paramount Television Service, a fourth US network
Voyager (1995-2001), Enterprise (2001-2005) - designed to support UPN (1995-2006)

Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Sunday, 24 September 2017 18:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

nice ship -- too bad they haven't invented probes yet and have to send their first officer into lethal radiation

mookieproof, Monday, 25 September 2017 02:00 (nine months ago) Permalink

this was fun but fuck CBS for making me watch a thousand NAVY SEALS promos and then asking for money to keep watching

El Tomboto, Monday, 25 September 2017 02:15 (nine months ago) Permalink

points for having the main plot thread be about a black woman trying to tell everybody "no really, they're going to kill all of us" and being shouted down

El Tomboto, Monday, 25 September 2017 02:17 (nine months ago) Permalink

cbs has consistently been tightassed with digital access to its programming since the tv-web boom, it's annoying

j., Monday, 25 September 2017 03:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

Enjoying this!

First question: how can I get one of those dope uniforms

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 September 2017 04:42 (nine months ago) Permalink

We signed up for free trial - canceled after 2nd ep & got a month free so 4 more episodes

But seriously $6 for 1 original show and commercials is a joke. $10 if you want commercial free? Eat a dick

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 25 September 2017 05:20 (nine months ago) Permalink

I think the phrase "join me; come to the dark side and we'll bring order to the galaxy" or something very much like it was uttered.

Philip Nunez, Tuesday, 30 January 2018 23:53 (five months ago) Permalink

xp honestly i didn't even notice that, but it's michelle yeoh, she's known for martial arts movies.
https://youtu.be/Oh8KnmRvqd0?t=1m36s

adam the (abanana), Tuesday, 30 January 2018 23:57 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah the action was actually pretty good and I was left wondering how they pulled off better action/effects than multiple movies in a late season episode

mh, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 00:11 (five months ago) Permalink

but it's michelle yeoh, she's known for martial arts movies.

Well yeah, granted (my bf said the same thing).

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 00:59 (five months ago) Permalink

TBH I would've been peeved if they never let Michelle Yeoh do Michelle Yeoh stuff!

(I do wish the fight scenes were shot like HK movies instead of the Western-style, heavily edited stuff, but that's another topic.) (Also, the actress who plays Landry looked like GOT's Sand Snakes level bad.) (And speaking of, I've seen talk that the one freed from the Agony Booth in this ep would actually have been from the Prime Universe and that the one we saw get killed by the tardigrade was originally from the MU -- not at all how it turned out, so I guess the PU Landry was a thug anyway?)

I thought most of the episode plot points were kind of rote, but when the [SPOILER] readies to fly in at the [OTHER SPOILER] and fire its photon torpedoes at the McGuffin, I had a physically tense reaction even though my brain knew that everything would turn out OK.

Joanna NEU!some (Leee), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 01:33 (five months ago) Permalink

lol @ all our spoilvoiding sentences.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 01:58 (five months ago) Permalink

it was surprisingly easy for some dudes to break out of their agonizers and take over, but hey, plot. guess it helps when the emperor kills all her lieutenants just beforehand

I was left wondering how they pulled off better action/effects than multiple movies in a late season episode

i'm generally not too bothered by the quality of special effects but the show looks amazing. (there was one episode in which the director *really* loved zooming the camera in from outer space through the hull, but i forgive her/him)

mookieproof, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 02:06 (five months ago) Permalink

My only complaint was that one ep where they spun the camera around the talking scene over and over til I thought I'd vom. I think someone else said similar upthread.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 02:09 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah that was riker directing!

mookieproof, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 02:11 (five months ago) Permalink

I noticed Frakes also directed an episode of The Orville recently.

Think Enterprise is the only post TNG one he hasn't had any involvement with.

groovypanda, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 08:06 (five months ago) Permalink

wise

your skeleton is ready to hatch (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 08:43 (five months ago) Permalink

except when he turned up in the last scene in the last episode!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkecbH6an0w

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 13:02 (five months ago) Permalink

he was in that ENTire episode

scoff walker (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 16:53 (five months ago) Permalink

it's been a long rooooooad getting from beard to beard

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 17:42 (five months ago) Permalink

Was actively guffawing at Lorca's brilliant battle plan of engaging forces in a hallway/shooting gallery when you have less than thirty people at your disposal

Brakhage, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 17:44 (five months ago) Permalink

half the point of the mirror universe seems to be demonstrating how you're the biggest hardman, at all times

mh, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 19:07 (five months ago) Permalink

ROLLING HARDMAN THREAD 2255

mookieproof, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 19:37 (five months ago) Permalink

I didn’t like how dude went from heelturn reveal to complete genocidal maniac in like 15 minutes across two episodes. That seemed a bit much.

Poor Rehka Sharma.

Crazy Display Name Haver (kingfish), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:13 (five months ago) Permalink

Also disappointed a certain ship never made an appearance after being alluded to in multiple episodes

Crazy Display Name Haver (kingfish), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:16 (five months ago) Permalink

we still have 2(?) episodes left. i'm hoping we still get to see that ship

scoff walker (diamonddave85), Wednesday, 31 January 2018 20:35 (five months ago) Permalink

I was thinking throughout this week's episode that they'd end up setting up Georgiou in a position where Burnham ends up handing her too much power under desperation

but no, they went... the other direction

mh, Monday, 5 February 2018 21:47 (five months ago) Permalink

this episode hurt me in my heart because all I could think was "why couldnt Bablyon 5 have looked this good, this is exactly what Babylon 5 could have been like with a budget, arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrghhhh"

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 5 February 2018 22:14 (five months ago) Permalink

(as in, this ep reminded me of the earth vs Minbari standoffs and such)

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 5 February 2018 22:15 (five months ago) Permalink

so i guess they cut the kelpian dinner scene out of the previous episode. thank you censors.

adam the (abanana), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 06:09 (five months ago) Permalink

it was in the version I watched

after that scene where Burnham had to pick a kelpian, the emperor pushes her to try one dish at their dinner and says it’s kelpian brain sashimi

mh, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 13:55 (five months ago) Permalink

It was several eps previous.

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 16:28 (five months ago) Permalink

why would the censors cut that scene???

Mordy, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 19:47 (five months ago) Permalink

yikes, I missed that.

given the show, i thought they'd do some sort of foie gras thing or maybe the monkey heads in temple of doom.

adam the (abanana), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 21:39 (five months ago) Permalink

It wasnt gorey or anything, just commented on while they sat at dinner iirc?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 22:53 (five months ago) Permalink

not gory in visuals, but in essence...

mh, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 22:56 (five months ago) Permalink

looked like they were eating lotus root.

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 23:37 (five months ago) Permalink

I was confused by the ending and thought they'd brought back the *original* Girorgiou.

Otherwise, solid episode! Science and problem solving and corridor walking - it felt like the most old school Trek episode so far.

And "my lorca is dead" seemed like a clear cue that he's alive, somewhere.

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 6 February 2018 23:49 (five months ago) Permalink

one’s missing, one is a spore lad now

mh, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 00:00 (five months ago) Permalink

Namedropping Archer so conspicuously seems like they're itching to bring out Scott Bakula in old-man makeup to give some rousing braveheart speech while porthos softly weeps.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 7 February 2018 00:05 (five months ago) Permalink

like old man Sarek in TNG

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Wednesday, 7 February 2018 08:55 (five months ago) Permalink

that was the worst episode

scoff walker (diamonddave85), Monday, 12 February 2018 17:15 (five months ago) Permalink

i liked the groovy vintage theme during the credits tho

scoff walker (diamonddave85), Monday, 12 February 2018 17:15 (five months ago) Permalink

Well that was one of the weirdest first seasons of a show I’ve ever seen. It started to grow on me after a while even with it making zero sense most of the time.

That said, rolled my eyes hard at the last shot in the finale.

The Spilling of a Sacred Beer (latebloomer), Monday, 12 February 2018 17:29 (five months ago) Permalink

it's settled: clint howard is the throughline that ties all the series together

Philip Nunez, Monday, 12 February 2018 17:34 (five months ago) Permalink

Just realized that it was Evil Lorca who dropped Elon Musk’s name as important space pioneer, suggesting Musk’s prominence in the evil fashy MU

https://www.geekwire.com/2017/star-trek-discovery-elon-musk/

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Monday, 12 February 2018 18:55 (five months ago) Permalink

"Oh, she's not..."
unh-unhh

"So she's from.."
mm-hmm

poor Tilly

mh, Monday, 12 February 2018 18:58 (five months ago) Permalink

Yeah, Tilly bursting out of costume with such effusive excitement in her entrance was a lot of fun.

Glower, Disruption & Pies (kingfish), Monday, 12 February 2018 20:16 (five months ago) Permalink

she really had a hell of a day, get your hopes up that your captain's back from the dead, then get smoked up by Clint Howard

mh, Monday, 12 February 2018 20:31 (five months ago) Permalink

"I'm very high right now but I'm pretty sure the emperor is trying to blow up this planet"

mh, Monday, 12 February 2018 20:32 (five months ago) Permalink

akiva goldsman: the episode

adam the (abanana), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 01:39 (five months ago) Permalink

that was pretty bad

mookieproof, Wednesday, 14 February 2018 02:16 (five months ago) Permalink

so star fleet doesn't commit genocide, they just threaten to commit genocide huh

adam the (abanana), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 02:25 (five months ago) Permalink

akiva goldsman: the episode

That pretty much says it all.

Been hit with heavy depression the last couple of weeks and over the last couple of days I shotgunned all of Star Trek: Disco (so who is calling it STD?). Powering through the first couple of episodes was a dreadful slog and reminiscent of the terrible Cylon-heavy episodes of nuGalactica, but after that this was.... great.. I was watching four or five episodes a night - the block of mirror universe episodes alone were better than any recent ST movie. Tilly is the best. I hope Michelle Yeoh will have a recurring role in season 2.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 23 February 2018 05:22 (four months ago) Permalink

The last episode was a little all over the place and underwhelming but overall this series is a blast.

Last episode thoughts:
- Why not just have the Federation say "we can blow up Q'onos"? Seems like more effective bargaining. I guess some Klingon groups wouldn't care and would keep on prosecuting the war regardless.
- WTF did they do to Paris??? Buildings almost on top of the Eiffel Tower? Nothing like what we've seen in TNG etc.
- New/Old Enterprise looks GREAT (and I'm a purist) - although the engine struts should have been straight.

Spencer Chow, Friday, 23 February 2018 16:52 (four months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Season 2 of Discovery promises just as many shocking revelations of the first, as the showrunners reiterate they want to include the show in more of Star Trek‘s extensive canon.

This is one of the more tiresome aspects of sandbox narratives.

Martin Landau Ballet (Leee), Wednesday, 6 June 2018 00:40 (one month ago) Permalink


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