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  • thelzdking 11 Aug 2020 08:25:12 10,188 posts
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    I've always wanted my futuristic utopian sci-fi in a 1930s gangster setting. With loads of feet.
  • gammonbanter 11 Aug 2020 09:38:17 2,006 posts
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    thelzdking wrote:
    I've always wanted my futuristic utopian sci-fi in a 1930s gangster setting. With loads of feet.
    I know what you mean, but it's just such a crazy match up / proof that actually we're in ones in the mirror universe if it happens!
  • thelzdking 11 Aug 2020 10:47:39 10,188 posts
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    TBH I wouldn't mind seeing it. A Tarantino Trek might be interesting as a one-off.
  • Nazo 11 Aug 2020 11:15:43 1,445 posts
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    Set phasers to ludicrous gibs.
  • DrStrangelove 11 Aug 2020 17:21:32 15,241 posts
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    So basically it'd be like Conspiracy? You know, the TNG S1 eipsode with worm eating and headsplosion

    Edited by DrStrangelove at 17:25:10 11-08-2020
  • fontgeeksogood 11 Aug 2020 17:27:09 10,631 posts
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    Wassup mah Klingons
  • RGeefe 11 Aug 2020 18:03:47 1,311 posts
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    I haven't watched that episode in years. Real missed opportunity there. Is the headsplosion still in it?
  • DrStrangelove 11 Aug 2020 18:20:47 15,241 posts
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    I love this snippet from Wikipedia

    A mold of Paul Newman's face was filled with raw meat and then blown up to create the effect used when Picard and Riker fire on Remmick, but both Rick Berman and Peter Lauritson were concerned that it was too graphic. Dan Curry invited his six-year-old son to watch the episode in order to test how children would react to it; the boy reportedly liked it so much that he suggested the creation of a Remmick action figure whose head would blow up by pressing a button.
  • gammonbanter 11 Aug 2020 19:51:04 2,006 posts
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    RGeefe wrote:
    I haven't watched that episode in years. Real missed opportunity there. Is the headsplosion still in it?
    Because it's Star Trek and you're not expecting it, it's quite a shock when it happens!
  • jrmat 13 Aug 2020 07:09:16 214 posts
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    General_Martok wrote:
    It's a completely different kind of Star Trek from outset which is what throws most people that start watching it.

    It certainly threw 12 year old me, I thought it was crap till Worf came along. After rewatching though it's awesome from the start but there are LOTS of filler episodes.

    I suppose that's a given in a TV series with 24 episodes per season.
    I remember thinking similarly. I rewatched series 6 a couple of years ago and realised I now preferred the character building episodes to the war centric ones.

    Have just completed series 1 of DS9. I think I must have only watched a couple of episodes first time around. Must say it's awesome trek. Yeah, a couple of duds, which were the ones I remembered from first viewing but overall was great to watch proper Trek, didn't think I'd get that familiar trek feeling again, awesome.

    Edited by jrmat at 13:29:12 13-08-2020
  • RGeefe 13 Aug 2020 10:35:03 1,311 posts
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    On this advice - I rewatched some of series 1. You REALLY don't see the jump in tone and quality until you go back. The difference between 1 and 2 is stark - even if 2 does have Pulaski.

    Intergender miniskirts!
    Shaved Riker!
    Rehashed TOS scripts!

    It's also ridiculously hokey and 80s at points. EG - the Neutral zone - the reintroduction of the Romulans is the fucking B story to some 80s twats waking up from being cryogenically frozen. That this episode was supposed to set the seeds for the Borg, who would be introduced shortly after, sums up TNG series 1.
  • creepiest-lizard 13 Aug 2020 10:42:34 2,024 posts
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    It does have skin of evil though. Which I love and is the trekiest trek episode ever.
  • RGeefe 13 Aug 2020 11:44:30 1,311 posts
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    It's fucking treacle on a bloke wearing a bin liner. It's just a really awkward episode. Denise Crosby totally fucked her career a bit there.
  • gammonbanter 13 Aug 2020 12:11:40 2,006 posts
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    RGeefe wrote:
    It's fucking treacle on a bloke wearing a bin liner. It's just a really awkward episode. Denise Crosby totally fucked her career a bit there.
    I remember it being really scary back "in the day", I watched the Gorn episode of TOS last week and even though it's a joke rubber suit the episode still generated more tension than anything from Discovery season 2

    Her death played a valuable role in TNG though, from that moment on you never knew if any of the main cast would die!

    Edited by gammonbanter at 12:11:57 13-08-2020

    Edited by gammonbanter at 12:16:45 13-08-2020
  • creepiest-lizard 13 Aug 2020 12:29:51 2,024 posts
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    It's great. They beam down to a weird planet with something horrific that wants off the planet. It's just pure Trek. It's shlock buts it's enjoyable written shlock.
    It's also better than every single episode of Picard or Discovery, which isn't saying much, granted.
  • Nazo 13 Aug 2020 13:23:54 1,445 posts
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    It's pure TOS Trek maybe, more fantasy than sci-fi.
  • IRWATWO 13 Aug 2020 13:32:21 768 posts
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    And it nicely set up at least part of Yesterdays Enterprise, some of the very, very bestest Trek ever.
  • drhickman1983 13 Aug 2020 13:39:12 7,002 posts
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    One of the more interesting bits in Discovery was the creature on Sari's planet that looked like the Tasha Yar killer, and I thought (wouldn't go as far as to say hoped) that they'd brought it back.

    I can think of a few episodes of Discovery and Picard I'd put over that episode tbh

    Yesterday's Enterprise was cool, but then the follow ups from that squandered the idea of Tasha's daughter Sela. Could have been far more interesting than she was

    Edited by drhickman1983 at 13:39:26 13-08-2020
  • Razz 21 Aug 2020 00:02:18 742 posts
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    I've really been enjoying lower decks, the latest episode, no 3, is brilliant.
  • gammonbanter 21 Aug 2020 14:44:06 2,006 posts
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    Razz wrote:
    I've really been enjoying lower decks, the latest episode, no 3, is brilliant.
    I love it! And I have a strong feeling that it can only get better!
  • General_Martok 21 Aug 2020 14:54:56 1,372 posts
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    Where can one view this in the uk? My starship is in drydock.
  • RGeefe 21 Aug 2020 19:03:48 1,311 posts
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    Gonna have to set sail on the seven seas by the looks of it...
  • jrmat 23 Aug 2020 00:09:26 214 posts
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    Now half way through season 2 of DS9. Really great stuff. Somehow missed it first time around. Watching proper Trek, all new stuff, am happy. Despite knowing what happens with the characters it's still great.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 23 Aug 2020 00:44:10 14,600 posts
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    You’re a lucky person. I wish I could come at DS9 fresh and get right into those characters again.
  • jrmat 23 Aug 2020 07:58:04 214 posts
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    I know. I don't think I started watching it properly until way of the warrior. So still have another 40 episodes or so. Heaven :-)
  • creepiest-lizard 23 Aug 2020 08:04:17 2,024 posts
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    It would be so a weird to go from watching the horror of Picard straight into the brilliantly written, acted, and cast DS9.
    So many great characters.
    It would have been better without all that bajoran bollocks though.
  • fontgeeksogood 23 Aug 2020 08:10:39 10,631 posts
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    Why do you hate the space Jews
  • creepiest-lizard 23 Aug 2020 08:13:45 2,024 posts
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    I dont. I just love the space nazis.
  • gammonbanter 23 Aug 2020 10:27:20 2,006 posts
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    Me and a school chum of mine first watched 'way of the warrior' at school and have basically recounted it for the last 20 years, without actually watching it again!

    Edited by gammonbanter at 10:27:38 23-08-2020
  • Razz 9 Sep 2020 11:52:30 742 posts
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    https://youtu.be/Lq_Kqx9LCDo

    New Discovery season 3 trailer
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