I was about the joke about ‘Banana Splits: The Gritty Reboot’ but I guess I underestimated just how desperate Syfy is.
Could be that - to an extent - this smells like a really thankless job. If you’re Shatner and have alimonies to take care of, there’s money to be made, sure, but if you’re an uncredited (even if recurring) extra, you’re barely a curiosity. Might not be worth the hike if you’re not gung-ho on cashing in on your acting gig that never really worked out.
So… I could see someone making this decision while fully aware of what Star Trek is.
I think it was mainly a case of someone with sufficient access putting some time into this particular investigation. But the time factor does make it pleasantly dramatic 😉
It’s crazy we still don’t know who played parts recurring as many as twelve times on the show. That said, I’m waiting for Larry to dig up some info on the Rigel ladies from Shore Leave next. Lieutenant Bobby can be third 😃
Do you think Riker ever asked the Bynars if he could get a copy of the Minuet program? 😛
It’s more than likely it was his priority number one.
And random Tribbles are nothing new. 😉
Though usually they’re not delegated to carry the entire piece on their own 😉
A cool website devoted to the Trek spinoff that never was, but may yet be?
Are there any recent rumours? This would’ve had to be a 60s show, so that boat sailed a long time ago. And Robert Lansing put the final nail in the coffin in the 90s, so to speak.
Here’s a better site, though:
It’s pretty amazing that not only there’s multiple sites dedicated to AE, but that someone’s still interested in making them now.
This would be the time to stop ‘fixing’ the universe and just embrace what’s already there. Captain Riker is the way to go in terms of fan service. Random tribbles and Gorn skeletons are not.
And he definitely should play Night Bird 😃
So… Frakes just tweeted a trombone - doesn’t seem like it’s a stock photo, either - and Brent Spiner was the first to react to that. And it felt kinda nice considering the possibility for a second. I guess there may be gold in them there (TNG) hills, still. For me, anyway.
I might need to brace myself for serious disappointment while the rational part of my brain is in control pre-media blitz.
The only response that one got out of me was a single chuckle (the bit with the cats) which is odd, because it should’ve been right up my alley. I don’t remember much outside of the fact it didn’t work for me at all. I’ve been meaning to give it another go at some point.
Pattinson will never live down Twilight, no matter what he does, and he has a most impressive post-Twilight resume. It’s not easy to re-invent yourself as a character actor after a hit t(w)een drama, but that’s pretty much what he did. He’s really worth following - it looks like his next film is The Lighthouse, and it looks amazing:
That said, I don’t really care for Matt Reeves all that much. I liked Dawn, somewhat enjoyed the other two, really disliked Let Me In, can’t bring myself to care the least bit about Cloverfield or that Schwimmer vehicle.
Probably a solid choice of a machine-tooled studio blockbuster.
The end of season 2 of Discovery… wasn’t a pretty sight.
Whatever happens to Rian Johnson’s trilogy, would everyone here like the idea of him directing the trilogy that Benioff and Weiss are producing and working on?
I hope he does one or two more films that gross well over a billion, then goes on to do whatever the hell he wants to do - which will hopefully be something original. Ideally with a few smaller films between. Otherwise it’s a huge waste.
Plus, he’s an exceptional writer/director and he should continue to direct his own scripts exclusively (which he seems to be quite intent on doing).
Who wants to lay odds we get Turkish Star Wars on Blu-Ray first? 😛
Funny you should say that:
We are this close. Even if it’d more involved in terms of dubbing and fixing/editing out the legally problematic bits than that Korkusuz/Rampage release from a decade ago…
Hal 9000 said:
a 55(!) hour marathon preceding Avengers Endgame
Crimoney, what’s the cost for such a privilege?
Your life, seems like.
Palpatine! All aboard the hype train!
Yeah, I have two words for JJ Abrams and Chris Terrio on that point. On that point, especially, I should probably say.
Is anyone else getting the impression DSC got a lot less… sociopathic and more coherent all of a sudden? Basically for the last two episodes? A lof of the issues I had with it are still there, but it really feels as though they’re trying to pull this mess together. If it’s the change in people in charge I did not expect results to be immediate.
…unless the previous showrunners got kicked out before the announcement and someone else has already been rejigging the season for a good long while when the announcement took place? I’ll take my tinfoil hat off now.
Anyway, those last two episodes are much, much, much better. Colour me surprised (though this is still not exactly great Trek).
They need to clean up after season 1 before they start making a new mess. Episode 2 was trekky, episode 3 is back to mopping up and is all the weaker for it… This what happens when you’re saddled with a bunch of mystery boxes as the foundation for your show, instead of an actual story arc. A retcon here, a handwave there, and season 3 should be semi-acceptable at this rate.
Episode 2 is a lot better in terms of trying to be Star Trek, though it does have that peculiar feeling about it as though they’re writing it this way, because they’re hoping it’ll stick and become second nature, not because they’re feeling it. If what I say makes sense.
Or maybe I’ve been burnt and they need to work twice as hard to make me like this show half as much as I would’ve otherwise. It was refreshing to see this kind of an episode considering what DSC had been like, honestly.
That said, the humour is insufferable, and I don’t know if I have the patience to give them another season to figure it out…
Tl;dr: better, though my expectations are low.
Execution is the issue, not tone in itself. And the way fundamental issues with season 1 are mostly ignored while the window dressing is re-arranged a bit makes it fairly obvious season 2 will be more of the same. If the creators aren’t seeing the real problems that prevent the series from being the best (or just better) version of what it’s intended to be, they won’t be fixing them.
I don’t want to say more so that I don’t spoil it for you, but I truly wish I enjoyed this trainwreck…
If that Section 31 show paves the way for a spin-off Pike show I’m down with it, but I have no faith for it to be any good with how current Trek’s going. A Section 31 show in the Berman era would’ve been a much more promising idea.
Anson Mount is the only saving grace of season 2 thus far - he gets it, even if the writers don’t, is my impression. And, yeah: the writers still don’t get it.
The season 2 pilot is marginally better than season 1 on a purely technical level just by virtue of haphazardly addressing some of the common criticisms and having the showrunners replaced in the later stages of development, as opposed to the early stage of season 1, but it still prefers overall dickishness, death and wanton destruction to meaninful drama or character development, and it still values explosions and macguffins over ideas - and the only difference from season 1 is they throw more jokes in this time around.
But Anson Mount really is great.
Considering they’re still announcing cast members and there’s only been rumours as to when principal photography is scheduled to begin, I highly doubt they’re even aiming to release this in 2019…
That Prelude short has always felt a bit off to me. It’s like bizarro Trek, something about it just doesn’t seem right, the writing isn’t great, the spirit isn’t there. The scene they released more recently was quite bad, I thought.
Not a fan of Axanar as its own thing, and definitely not a fan of its impact on the fan film as a whole. I’m pretty bitter about how it lead to cutting Continues short most of all.
Two Trek shows per year starting 2019:
At the 46th Annual UBS Global Media and Communications Conference, David Nevins, the new chief creative officer at CBS, announced “In 2019, it’s not one ‘Star Trek,’ it’s two ‘Star Treks.’ ‘Discovery’ at the beginning of the year, and Picard will start at the end of the year,” on Tuesday.
I was about to make a joke that Picard’s already started 30 years ago, but I lost interest halfway through thinking it.
Off topic, but I binge to binge watch the Orville. A lot of people say it’s more Star Trek than Discovery.
I’d recommend spreading it out a bit - it’s appropriately episodic.
Kylo Ren murdered Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Snoke, and nearly took over the entire Galaxy in two films.
Luke was indirect, I feel, but yeah, Kylo Ren is on a roll.
Back to the topic in question: no. Going back to Abrams for IX pretty much kills any anticipation I have for it, though. A nice clean slate setup from the end of TLJ will get dragged back kicking and screaming into Spreadsheet Wars territory again.
Sorry, had to get it out of my system.
Definitely an improvement on Season 1. It has its weak episodes (may I one day forget the mistake that is “Brown Betty”), but it certainly has less filler and more cohesion and momentum than its predecessor.
I stopped watching Fringe a bit into season 2, and the only reason why I even got that far was the praise the show was getting, especially further on.
So, here’s a question: from what you’ve seen thus far, does the writing improve past about mid-season 2? For reference, up until that point I found the show to be a lobotomized X-Files knock-off, and a truly idiotic one at that, it being extremely high on explaining EVERYTHING to the cheap seats which infuriated me to no end. It’s as if they aimed for a cult show, but tailored it for the soap crowd. I liked the premise fine (love the X-Files etc), but that along with rote characters, lazy plotting etc. completely killed it for me. Couldn’t even force myself to skip through for Nimoy…
I’m thinking, if people stop enjoying it half-way through perhaps I’d like it past that point. I do want a decent X-Files knock-off…
Why? Just … why?
Scott Mosier… stuck producing Kevin Smith movies, and then just stuck producing.
Pretty well substantiated in their podcasts.