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DuracellEnergizer

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#1255730
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Last web series/tv show seen
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The best season yet. Anna Torv finally sports some flattering hairstyles (if only briefly), and there’s only a single episode I feel qualifies as a dud (“Os”). Those nice things said, I’m not pleased with the finale. It started off well, but the ending was rushed and sloppy; definitely a less than satisfying conclusion to the season’s arc, though I am interested in seeing where the show goes from here.

★★★★★★★★★☆

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#1255594
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All Things Star Trek
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Dek Rollins said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

Handman said:

They could never make Discovery if they were beholden to the aesthetic of the 60s

Why? I love the 60s aesthetic! It’d get me to watch this show, anyway.

I assume the-powers-that-be want the show to appeal to demographics beyond the hardcore Trekkies who like retro kitsch.

Most people would’ve been satisfied if they recreated this:

with some modern “movie” sensibilities. Not as unnecessarily shiny-white as JJ Abrams did, but that’s the idea. You can make it look like the same in universe time period without making it look like low budget '60s TV again. The Cage didn’t even have the excessively colorful lighting the series would have so the original look of the sets translate really well to a more realistic look.

I agree.

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#1255360
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[fill in the blank] Just Died!
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SilverWook said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

SilverWook said:

It goes without saying that if Stan had not been persuaded that a little movie called Star Wars would make for a great comic book, Marvel as we know it might not exist today.

That’s a good thing?

Marvel was struggling a bit in the late ‘70’s. The industry was in a slump overall. Star Wars’ amazing success led to a ton of books being sold and not just SW. It’s no coincidence other Marvel books had swashbuckling space characters and spacefaring storylines around that time.

Yeah, I know all that. I was just making a cynical jab at modern Marvel.

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#1255344
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Upcoming movies
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ray_afraid said:

I’m probably the only one here who’s excited for next year’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters, but I am very excited.
The world they’ve set up is great, the cast is fantastic, the director has already created a modern classic [Trick r’ Treat(2007)] and the line up of monsters is enough to get the kid in me giddy as hell. Should be fun!

I’m only interested in it 'cause of Millie & Vera.