Star Trek: Classic or Dud?

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star trek is one of the only good things left in the world.

ian, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 18:37 (one year ago) link

except for neelix

mookieproof, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 18:38 (one year ago) link

i've decided that orci was the brains and kurtzman was the scapegoat for when things fell apart. like peter guber and jon peters.

adam the (abanana), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 18:40 (one year ago) link

patrick stewart turns 78 next month

and he looks like he’s got another couple of decades left in him tbh

Great! But I am very very much not up for any sort of "comes back to die" Han Solo story.

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 21:26 (one year ago) link

nominating bg to play young picard

mh, Tuesday, 19 June 2018 21:32 (one year ago) link

tfw when the line between a compliment and a male pattern baldness joke is so fine as to be nonexistent

topless from 11am (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 22:55 (one year ago) link

We watched ST movie #1 last night. I fell asleep after spock flew into the alien thingy sphincter in his spacesuit. I had no idea that movie was 2001-level paced.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Tuesday, 19 June 2018 23:55 (one year ago) link

at his age shouldn't picard be like manning a desk at starfleet high command or whatever they call it, or being president of france or something

j., Wednesday, 20 June 2018 00:38 (one year ago) link

xxp I was thinking more about how you'd look in spandex

mh, Wednesday, 20 June 2018 01:11 (one year ago) link

let me assure you, it would not be good

topless from 11am (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:16 (one year ago) link

so a limited Khan series would be about... the eugenics wars of the 1990s? or the 15 years he was marooned by Kirk?

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:18 (one year ago) link

also maybe cast an actual Asian actor this time

(and then deal with villain stereotype questions)

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:20 (one year ago) link

how ubermensch was khan even meant to be? he didn’t seem all that in WoK

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 21 June 2018 02:40 (one year ago) link

Well he was 60 by then. Have you seen "Space Seed"?

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 21 June 2018 03:45 (one year ago) link

Yeah I havent and having just read the plot of it, that answers me question!

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 21 June 2018 03:47 (one year ago) link

(we are rescreening all the films at the mo, I've never even seen any of the OG ones cept bits of Wrath of Khan in high school)

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 21 June 2018 03:47 (one year ago) link

ST:TMP (#1) is the only standalone movie I could love, and its the only one that really captured the sense of awe and wonder I think was Roddenberry's aim. While I'm still enraptured by the Spock EVA sequence, 3 minutes flying about admiring the new Enterprise model is too much for even me. There are some good fanedits.

Chaos reigns... in my pants (Sanpaku), Thursday, 21 June 2018 04:23 (one year ago) link

YEah same, though I appreciated what they were doing.

It took me far far too long to get the Voyager joke and then, to also realise thats what futurama were taking the mick out of with their V_GINY episode. Geez is there anything that show did not rip off Trek!?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 21 June 2018 04:51 (one year ago) link

sure a middle-aged or older man is the peak human. just ask nearly any of them

mh, Thursday, 21 June 2018 13:41 (one year ago) link

Yay wonderful me.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 21 June 2018 13:53 (one year ago) link

There is a comic series that traces the lines between proud-in-defeat Khan at the end of Space Seed to seething-hair-metal Khan in ST:II that isn't bad!

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:03 (one year ago) link

as long as they're insistent on rebooting everything, patrick stewart would make for a great kodos the executioner

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:06 (one year ago) link

I don't know if the continual reliance on the old series/movies merely indicated the play-it-safe template of corporate entertainment or the lack of creativity of those who've inherited the train set.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:29 (one year ago) link

Little column a, little column b.

Hey guys, if you have a franchise with 'Star' in the title, it might behoove you to eventually move beyond sixteen characters who are constantly bumping into each other's asses regardless of where they happen to be in the boundless galaxy.

Rep. Bob Excellentfrappuccino (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:33 (one year ago) link

Unless the aforementioned is in reference to a single star around which revolves a tiny planet that can only sustain a total of sixteen lifeforms, in which case carry on.

Rep. Bob Excellentfrappuccino (Old Lunch), Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:35 (one year ago) link

I wonder if it's largely JJ's fault. Since he wasn't a Trekkie to begin with, TOS fandom was the one that was most accessible to him, and given its initial success, everyone else following him has been locked into the TOS era.

Martin Landau Ballet (Leee), Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:53 (one year ago) link

its initial success == the success of the first reboot movie

Martin Landau Ballet (Leee), Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:54 (one year ago) link

It's not JJ but ST:Enterprise that is the gift horse that keeps giving in the forced nostalgia dept.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 21 June 2018 18:57 (one year ago) link

3 minutes flying about admiring the new Enterprise model is too much for even me.

I'm paraphrasing and I can't remember where I read this (maybe even in this thread), but someone said this scene makes more sense when you consider it had been 10 years since anyone had seen new footage of the Enterprise.

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 21 June 2018 19:45 (one year ago) link

st:tmp endless effects scenes surely exist because no one had ever seen *anything* star trek other than on a tv set featuring mid-60's effects. so, you know, check out the new enterprise, new klingons in their new spaceships, the special effects we can afford, etc.

also shooting for some kind of 2001 heaviness

chinavision!, Saturday, 7 July 2018 16:44 (one year ago) link

one month passes...

the sounds of TOS sound designer Douglas Grindstaff (RIP)

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 15:20 (one year ago) link

three months pass...

Somehow I didn't notice that Michael Chabon is on the writing staff for the Picard mini.

Captain Hardchord (Leee), Wednesday, 7 November 2018 19:53 (one year ago) link

A quick note that the two new SHORT TREKS (ha) are both worth watching and very TNG-y.

In the first story, Tilly gets a Wesley Crusher C-story about a runaway alien child. It's still good!

The second was written by Chabon - it's a trifle, but it's probably the best Trek thing I've seen since "All Good Things". (I didn't watch DS9).

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 19:38 (one year ago) link

All Good Things is my favorite TNG so that is some high praise. Is it only available on the CBS streaming service?

But do check out DS9, I actually prefer it to TNG, and it holds up way better.

I Got Stopped By a Lady Cop on my Automobileee (Leee), Tuesday, 13 November 2018 20:06 (one year ago) link

It's t0rr3ntable, for sure

It's not *quite* up there with All Good Things, but it's just very *right* without being a rehash of something I've seen in Trek before. It's more like an "Inner Light" in miniature.

I will definitely watch DS9 once I've made it through my TNG rewatch, but I've been on that for three years and I'm still on season 4...

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 20:14 (one year ago) link

dooooo it Chuck

Nhex, Tuesday, 13 November 2018 20:45 (one year ago) link

three weeks pass...

Finally watched "Calypso," it is a gem!

From Damage Inc. to Metallica Inc. (Leee), Sunday, 9 December 2018 01:27 (one year ago) link

this is canon now.

Philip Nunez, Friday, 14 December 2018 03:20 (one year ago) link

two months pass...

In explaining her approach to politics as a black Democratic woman in a state controlled by white Republican men, she devotes several pages to a pivotal scene from “Peak Performance,” an episode from “Star Trek: The Next Generation.”

mookieproof, Thursday, 7 March 2019 19:37 (nine months ago) link

That is awesome! But:

She said “Deep Space Nine,” which was set on a space station, would go lower on her list of favorites because, as she said in a Reddit thread, “I love Captain Sisko, but the ‘trek’ in Star Trek is why I am drawn to the show.”


Gaseous Clay (Leee), Thursday, 7 March 2019 20:55 (nine months ago) link

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 (eight months ago) link

that may be the least essential oral history every conceived

Number None, Monday, 15 April 2019 15:42 (eight 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

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