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#1119686
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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suspiciouscoffee said:

So beyond Klingons, what’s the consensus on Discovery? I haven’t watched any since the one broadcast episode a few weeks ago.

I personally hated the 2 part “pilot” and episode 4. I liked episode 3, I thoughts it was hilarious, but apparently it was supposed to scary. And the current episode was the first episode ever whose ending made me wanna see the next episode. Also it was the first episode, which was about SOMETHING, it felt almost like Star Trek.

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#1119683
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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DominicCobb said:

My problem with the Klingons in Discovery is that they’re so boring.

Absolutely. And what is going on with their speech? I’m not sure if the actors have absolutely no clue what they’re doing, or if the makeup and prosthetics are so bad that they can barely speak, but it’s so bad…

I don’t dislike the design, but making them all look like that (I mean really not a single one can have hair?) is definitely just different for the sake of different. To be clear though, I quite honestly don’t give a shit.

I was secretly hoping immediately after they said that there are 24 houses, that we will see different looking Klingons, they could also use TOS designs, also some TNG designs, maybe the Enterprise Augments designs… But no, they all have to be generic boring space monsters

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#1119682
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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ray_afraid said:

The kligons in TNG look nothing like the ones in TOS.

Actually the TNG Klingons are just a logical evolution of the Motion Picture Klingons, and they are a logical evolution of the TOS Klingons.

The Discovery design looks much more like the TNG design than TNG/TOS.

Really? I see barely any similarities between the TNG Klingons and DIS Klingons.

If any other show was using the design from Discovery, they’d be blasted for ripping off TNG.

Nah. The Orville designs look like TNG, definitely not Discovery. Discovery looks more like Ron Moore’s Galactica crossed with Star Wars

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#1118578
Topic
Sci-fi Channel Star Trek Special edition
Time

So … somebody started to post a couple of these episodes on myspleen, for those of you who are still interested in it. But still the other 70+ episodes would need some preservation 😃

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#1116779
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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Mike O said:

I wonder if they’ll ever remaster any of the other films or put out the DC of VI?

Are all the BDs the same, or were there barebones releases? The price on the boxed set seems to good to be true.

Assuming all Trek releases are reusing the same discs in different packaging, each movie Blu-ray contains the movie, all of the special features from the DVDs (they even kept them as 29,97fps mpg2), HD trailers and a few poorly made new HD documentaries - the only good enough for remembering are a new documentary about Phase II etc. and a few featurettes about ILM and effects. There is also a thing called “library computer” and some online stuff if I remember correctly

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#1115340
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The Phantom Menace on 35mm
Time

Wait - you’re OK with 2 - 5 bucks? I thought you will want something like 100 from every person 😃 In that case I can donate as soon as I come home from work

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#1115315
Topic
The Phantom Menace on 35mm
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I’d be definitely interested in this, but I can’t afford any financial contributions until November unfortunately

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#1114866
Topic
Star Trek: The Original Series (Unaltered in HD)
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I have a little “philosophical” question. What would you consider to be “restored original” version?
In other words, what is OK and what isn’t.

  • In the early episodes every episode had different opening credits. This was changed for the syndicated versions, every episode has the same opening credits. These “new” opening credits are on the Blu-ray set, the DVD set has the “old” credits. Is it worth changing?
  • in many, and I mean MANY Enterprise shots thanks to the blue spill problem some parts of the ship get transparent. Should it be fixed (at least in the cases for which we have the original blue screen shots)?
  • some of the wrong effects were fixed in the syndication version - good example is The Naked Time, the shots of the planet. Should it be “fixed” to the “unfixed” version?
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#1114342
Topic
STAR WARS: REBELS - New animated series
Time

Well the characters are the only thing I like from the show. I just don’t like the stories they’ve done last year(s). They’re even more childish than the 80’s Droids and Ewoks cartoons

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#1113673
Topic
Theatrical TPM Discussion Thread
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poita said:

I have the option of scanning the 35mm version of TPM if there is any interest.

There is definitely interest. It’s not a good movie, but it’s a Star Wars movie and the original version deserves to be properly preserved

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#1113671
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

Finally’ve seen episode 3. Well, I would never expect that Burnham will turn into black Ripley and will recite Alice in Wonderland while being chased by Doom’s Pinky demon. I loved this episode, because it felt like it was written by Tommy Wisseau.

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#1113213
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

I LOVE The Orville. It looks and feels like TNG. The episodes are actually about something. The third episode actually feels like a Braga script (and that’s meant as a compliment), which may have something to do with the fact he directed it. Now Frakes is directing, people like Liam Neesom and Sir Patrick have cameos… This feels like Trek. Wish I could say the same about Discovery 😦

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#1111755
Topic
All Things Star Trek
Time

I’m not a fan of McFarlane, except the first few seasons of Family Guy. HOwever I really liked Orville

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#1111451
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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Mike O said:

I thought it was suppose to be one of those Trek situations where, at least in theory, the idea was that both characters were supposed to have a somewhat valid moral point and there weren’t easy answers.

I would prefer if they would do it like that. The most memorable Trek stories IMHO are stories where we’re not told what is the “correct” solution of a problem.

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