Star Trek: Classic or Dud?

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haha i knew that would get flagged here

mookieproof, Thursday, 7 March 2019 21:00 (nine months ago) link

Such a facile dismissal of DS9 from a so-called Star Trek "fan."

DJI, Thursday, 7 March 2019 22:15 (nine months ago) link

one month passes...

We were hanging out drinking, and realized Jonathan Frakes, Riker from Star Trek, and Avery Brooks, who played Sisko, were sitting in a corner — basically Star Trek royalty. Riker went to the piano and sang show tunes for an hour and a half. When he was done, Sisko went up and started doing jazz, getting progressively drunker until they shut the bar down.

mookieproof, Friday, 12 April 2019 20:34 (seven months ago) link

that may be the least essential oral history every conceived

Number None, Monday, 15 April 2019 15:42 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...

Fantastic news. "Calypso" was one of discovery's highlights and Chabon has written a lot of books I like.

The redlettermedia video on discovery s2 pointed out that the show has over 20 producers listed in the opening credits. That's crazy.

adam the (abanana), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 12:51 (five months ago) link

working my way through ds9 right now and just watched the episode where quark's bar forms a union...maybe the most class conscious episode of tv i've ever seen?

ds9 is really wonderful, the only character that i find a bit boring is dax but other than that i think everyone can carry their own episode and i'll be equally excited. i love tng but for the most part the picard stories are the strongest and he's defined more by his individual character than by his relationships with others. whereas ds9 character pairings and relationships are so great. i could watch bashir and o'brien hang out for hours.

oiocha, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 16:53 (five months ago) link

The redlettermedia video on discovery s2 pointed out that the show has over 20 producers listed in the opening credits. That's crazy.

I think Fosse/Verdon had about the same. Some properties have long tails, I guess.

trishyb, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 16:57 (five months ago) link

Which Dax?

(Spoiler)

koogs, Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:22 (five months ago) link

The thing with Jadzia is that a) it was Terry Farrell's first real long-term acting gig and b) the writers hadn't really fleshed out Jadzia at that point.

I've been having some minor trepidation about the Picard series; for me, he's a paragon of virtue, something that humanity should strive for, and when he's characterized differently (e.g. Generations), the psychology feels off. And if the Picard series is going grimdark (which is pure speculation on my part), that would be awful.

Garbo Pond (Leee), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 18:29 (five months ago) link

Dax was written in some conflicting ways in the early seasons. In one episode she'll be playful while being groped by Ferengis, the next episode she'll be scared by a big spider.

adam the (abanana), Wednesday, 3 July 2019 19:38 (five months ago) link

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D_ISDiwXkAAxwPO.jpg:small

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 17:02 (four months ago) link

J-LP, his dog, and a vineyard? Hell yes. I truly hope there is zero space travel in this show.

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 17:09 (four months ago) link

Turns out it's all about his 24th century cooking reality-holodeck show.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 17:11 (four months ago) link

hope the dog's name is number one

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 17:16 (four months ago) link

Guess what...

His name is NUMBER ONE.
I KNEW IT. #picard pic.twitter.com/5OpHQI2j8f

— Ani Bundel 🔜 #SDCC (@anibundel) July 10, 2019

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 17:58 (four months ago) link

Calling it: dog has internal monologues voiced by Jonathan Frakes.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 18:09 (four months ago) link

big reveal at the end of episode one: riker’s brain is in that dog

A comical 'blobbumentary' programme (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 18:09 (four months ago) link

lol jinx

A comical 'blobbumentary' programme (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 18:09 (four months ago) link

"Lead the away team."

"Ruff."

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 10 July 2019 18:12 (four months ago) link

'Whatsamatter, boy? Does Number One need to number two?'

Logy Psycho (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 18:32 (four months ago) link

In all seriousness, I'll be thrilled beyond words if this show winds up being nothing more than a slow and meditative series about a geriatric ex-space captain puttering around in his vineyard.

Logy Psycho (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 18:34 (four months ago) link

This week: Jean-Luc takes a bushel of surplus grapes over to his neighbor's and they sit a spell. Also, Number One has an encounter with a mischievous mouse.

Logy Psycho (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 18:36 (four months ago) link

This is gonna be on amazon in the uk. Discovery was on netflix. Pricks.

The Pingularity (ledge), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 18:39 (four months ago) link

They just need to make every episode on par with The Inner Light and they’ll be fine

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 18:40 (four months ago) link

This is gonna be on amazon in the uk. Discovery was on netflix. Pricks.

who are you mad at

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 19:06 (four months ago) link

I think there's ire enough to spread evenly among all of the streaming services who feel that customers should pay $10.99/mo. for the 1-2 non-garbage original series they offer.

Logy Psycho (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 19:18 (four months ago) link

As much as I want to see this show there is no way I’m subscribing to cbs all access

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 19:30 (four months ago) link

https://trekkiefeminist.tumblr.com/post/65758607073/tng-7x14-sub-rosa

A friend reminded me of this forgotten (by me) episode and holy shit.

Greta Van Show Feets BB (milo z), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 19:31 (four months ago) link

that episode is astonishing on many levels

A comical 'blobbumentary' programme (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 19:43 (four months ago) link

I think there's ire enough to spread evenly among all of the streaming services who feel that customers should pay $10.99/mo. for the 1-2 non-garbage original series they offer.

neither of those services have produced either of these series

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 20:04 (four months ago) link

I'd be lying if I said I didn't occasionally (frequently?) half-ass a post in eager anticipation of a patented sic correction.

'Beverly's Gothic Travails' is a thoroughly wackadoo Trek installment.

Logy Psycho (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 21:26 (four months ago) link

omfg:

The swimming lesson that wasn't. Our foster pibble Ginger is perfect afternoon company. @ASPCA @WagsandWalks #AdoptDontShop pic.twitter.com/yDWiXbCSXS

— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) March 9, 2017

Garbo Pond (Leee), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 22:29 (four months ago) link

a patented sic correction

I asked a sincere question, shrug emoji

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 10 July 2019 23:16 (four months ago) link

ok a sincere answer: I'm mad at cbs for switching from netflix which i subscribe to to amazon which i don't; less selfishly, as OL says i am mad at the fragmentation of streaming services, which completely destroys the whole point of them.

The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, 11 July 2019 10:41 (four months ago) link

that is in no way the point of them! but it's not really important for this thread to lurch down that road

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 11 July 2019 10:45 (four months ago) link

Yeah in terms of 'point' it's like that thing where television programs basically exist to fill time between commercials.

Logy Psycho (Old Lunch), Thursday, 11 July 2019 11:50 (four months ago) link

Bit spoilery about guest stars:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbXy0f0aCN0

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 20 July 2019 21:03 (four months ago) link

One is not surprising, the other... not exactly leftfield, but pretty close (centerfield).

Curious about the Vulcan ninjas though!

Coelacanth Green (Leee), Saturday, 20 July 2019 21:58 (four months ago) link

not gonna lie, i’m psyched

i just watched all of discovery, which other than some ploddingly dubious klingon-scheming scenes and a slightly overextended season 2 finale, was hella dope

so i am down for this. despite what people say about abramsification and greater proximity to star wars fitey fite of late, it seems like they now know how to make short-form seasons play to their strengths.

and gawd if there's one thing i don't miss from the enterprise- or pre-enterprise-era shows (not sure how far back it goes) it's the CORNINESS, glad someone scared the nerds out of thinking that was ever a good idea

j., Sunday, 21 July 2019 00:41 (four months ago) link

Trailer makes it look a little plot-heavy - like something they just plugged Picard into... but I’m still curious

the public eating of beans (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 21 July 2019 05:50 (four months ago) link

why was Data in a drawer?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 21 July 2019 08:27 (four months ago) link

there was no space in the garage

Tribute to Agent 13 on Get Smart, maybe?

Ask Heavy Manners (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 21 July 2019 14:14 (four months ago) link

God knows I watched more GS than TNG

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 21 July 2019 15:51 (four months ago) link

can't wait for this. no i'm not going to subscribe to cbs all access, this will be pirateland for me.

akm, Sunday, 21 July 2019 16:06 (four months ago) link

I'm cautiously optimistic. The main positive about this so far is that fucking Nemesis won't be the last story featuring Picard and co any more. And it can't possibly be worse than that.

Duane Barry, Sunday, 21 July 2019 17:57 (four months ago) link

The real answer, and lol this is probably the first time someone bothered to write this ever, but NEMESIS SPOILER:

That isn't Data, but a prototype android. Data dies in Nemesis.

Coelacanth Green (Leee), Sunday, 21 July 2019 18:00 (four months ago) link

Oops, that is Data.

Coelacanth Green (Leee), Sunday, 21 July 2019 18:38 (four months ago) link


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