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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 3, 2017, 11:18 AM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1726

    CessnaDriver said: View Post
    If they get a second season, maybe they will change course.
    Caught a Voyager the other day, I forgot so many it's been enjoyable to catch them again.
    This ep was on, and it's an example of "throw me a bone now and then" and I can be content with a lot of other stuff.
    http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/O..._Step_(episode)

    SEVEN: I'm receiving telemetry from the probe. It appears to have entered a stable core within the anomaly. The gravimetric forces are negligible.
    TUVOK: The eye of the storm.
    SEVEN: An apt metaphor.
    TUVOK: Computer, run a multispectral analysis of the anomaly's core.
    COMPUTER: Analysis in progress.
    SEVEN: The Borg developed shields to get through the gravimetric currents. They intended to dissipate the anomaly from within. Perhaps we should continue their efforts.
    TUVOK: It would be short-sighted to destroy it. We should study the phenomenon.
    SEVEN: I didn't realise you shared this crew's penchant for exploration.
    TUVOK: I am a Starfleet officer.
    SEVEN: When the risks outweigh the potential gain, exploration is illogical.
    TUVOK: We can't predict what we might find here, Seven. One must allow for the unexpected discovery.
    COMPUTER: Core analysis complete.
    SEVEN: There are more that two point eight billion compounds in the core.
    TUVOK: Fascinating.
    Sounds like the analysis of the Graviton Ellipse from "One Small Step".
    A great episode.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 3, 2017, 3:47 PM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1727

    I like the show far more than Enterprise and Voyager with the exception of the Klingons, who now look like Hitch hiker's guide Vogons stuffed into wicker baskets.



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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 3, 2017, 5:49 PM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1728

    renaissance_man said: View Post
    Sounds like the analysis of the Graviton Ellipse from "One Small Step".
    A great episode.
    Yes. It was Star Trek. It's a what Trek is all about episode. When Seven puts the Starfleet vector emblem on the lost heroic astronaut's remains? great moment.
    For sure watch it if your someone who did not spend time with Voyager. Honestly it clearly hit me more now then back then I'm so starved for such things.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 3, 2017, 6:48 PM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1729

    So I've now seen the third episode. I'm just going to put this out there.

    This show will mess with Canon far more than Enterprise ever did.

    In fact, I think it will make people long for the weekly adventures of captain Archer.


    When nu-galactica ended, I was done with stuff like that. Sure, I loved that show. But I also need other types of shows. not everything needs to be angst-ridden and serialized. I want adventure!

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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 4, 2017, 12:09 AM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1730

    CessnaDriver said: View Post
    Yes. It was Star Trek. It's a what Trek is all about episode. When Seven puts the Starfleet vector emblem on the lost heroic astronaut's remains? great moment.
    For sure watch it if your someone who did not spend time with Voyager. Honestly it clearly hit me more now then back then I'm so starved for such things.
    Trust me I spent and still spend a lot of time with Voyager and Enterprise, DS9 and TNG. I grew up watching those series during my formative years and their scientifically, morally backed, intelligent stories contributed to who I am today.
    I only hope those who grow up with Discovery as their first Trek series aren't going to be given a message of darkness and doom and gloom with the war arc which thus far seems to be dominating the series.
    We shall have to wait and see where it goes.

    For me, I always go back to, Picard, Sisko, Janeway and Archer for my Trek fix and to a lesser degree, Kirk, he was a bit before my time.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 7:56 AM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1731

    I finally saw the first 3 episodes and my biggest question is how many freaking producers do they have on that show? Most of the opening credits are just to list the producers and executive producers.

    I will say this about the show. As science fiction I like it. As Star Trek it blows 50 years of canon out of the water and I'm not sure how I feel about that yet.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 10:38 AM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1732

    One thing I DO like: seeing the war through the eyes of a science vessel's crew. The Enterprises (from Archer to Picard) may not have been purposely designed as combat vessels, but they were certainly capable of combat, and were usually in the thick of things during any battles.

    Putting science and research ships in harm's way in a war would be a horrible idea, so a show built around having the fighting done "offstage" could be interesting if done right. (Or mind-numbingly boring if done wrong.)

    I doubt the show will do that sort of thing, though.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 10:48 AM - Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1733

    Star Trek: Discovery poll has been added.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 11:03 AM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1734

    In Canada or specifically Ontario, it's free on the space network...
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 11:54 AM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1735

    Murdoch said: View Post
    In Canada or specifically Ontario, it's free on the space network...
    Actually it's Canada as a whole...
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 12:49 PM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1736

    SmilingOtter said: View Post
    One thing I DO like: seeing the war through the eyes of a science vessel's crew. The Enterprises (from Archer to Picard) may not have been purposely designed as combat vessels, but they were certainly capable of combat, and were usually in the thick of things during any battles.

    Putting science and research ships in harm's way in a war would be a horrible idea, so a show built around having the fighting done "offstage" could be interesting if done right. (Or mind-numbingly boring if done wrong.)

    I doubt the show will do that sort of thing, though.
    Voyager was a science vessel. They were involved with warfare, Year in Hell, etc.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 1:17 PM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1737

    Just popping in to say thank you to the Mod's for adding the poll.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 1:47 PM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1738

    MrSouthpaw said: View Post
    Voyager was a science vessel. They were involved with warfare, Year in Hell, etc.
    My favorite Voyager discontinuity

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIGxMENwq1k
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 2:09 PM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1739

    Yeah, Voyager was a well armed and armored vessel. I'm thinking of ships like the Oberth-class (USS Grissom, Pegasus, etc.)
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 3:21 PM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1740

    I would've loved to see a story around a war vessel.
    50 years of science, peace keeping, indirect battles.
    I want to see the dark side of war...
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 7:04 PM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1741

    Edraven99 said: View Post
    My favorite Voyager discontinuity

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIGxMENwq1k
    @24 Torpedoes
    "They may have torpedoes to waste. We don't." - Janeway

    @SmilingOtter
    Voyager seemed to have a standard complement of weapons, save the Tri-Cobalt device they used in the pilot. They also got out-classed often enough, iirc.

    USS Equinox. Nova-Class are about the same size as an Oberth.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 9:23 PM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1742

    Voyager lost me with the Q. The muskets were an allegory. You SAW musket as a representation of the actual Q weapons. Then they used Voyager to replicate more. And it worked. Proving that the only thing dumber than Voyager's captain was Voyager's writers.

    Never watched another episode after that. A mind is a terrible thing to waste.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 5, 2017, 10:46 PM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1743

    I got All Access the cheaper version before watching cause I knew curiosity would get the better of me, it was cheap, and I can write it off on my taxes. I will cancel the hot second STD is done proving to them that their plot did not work as a gateway to watch crap CBS shows.

    And if we're sharing our person Trek pitches--

    I'd love to see an anthology series about one ship over a long stretch of time. Start in the TOS era with an exploratory adventure. Season 2 is the TOS movie era, with the JR officers from season 1 now as the senior staff. Season 3 jumps to the 24th century and the ship is pulled from mothballs and given a refit cause the Dominion War is in need of ships. Maybe there's a Vulcan on the crew, or somer other long-0lived species that can stay with it the entire time.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 6, 2017, 8:38 AM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1744

    SethS said: View Post
    And if we're sharing our person Trek pitches--

    I'd love to see an anthology series about one ship over a long stretch of time. Start in the TOS era with an exploratory adventure. Season 2 is the TOS movie era, with the JR officers from season 1 now as the senior staff. Season 3 jumps to the 24th century and the ship is pulled from mothballs and given a refit cause the Dominion War is in need of ships. Maybe there's a Vulcan on the crew, or somer other long-0lived species that can stay with it the entire time.

    Fuller wanted to do an anthology that would have spanned the different eras but I guess it fell apart when he left:

    https://www.therpf.com/showthread.ph...=1#post4288558
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 6, 2017, 1:44 PM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1745

    @SethS
    You're basically describing TOS > TOS movies. No need to do that again. No cast could outdo Shatner and co at demonstrating the march of time. They should stop anything 'in the past' anyways because it's just another form of prequel...at least until you get to a time after VOY.

    I would still prefer they just do a straight up post-VOY Trek series. A ship stuffed with all that tech from Future Janeway, Borg, and Delta species. Galaxy-wide exploration. TNG/DS9/VOY crew all look the right age for cameos as the older version of their characters. No story restrictions, having to 'fit into' known timelines. Just a blank slate to tell new stories.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 6, 2017, 3:28 PM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1746

    And heroes was suposed to have a new cast every year, stuff like that never lives past the writing stage.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 6, 2017, 4:31 PM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1747

    You know the old saying if you don't have anything nice to say don"t say anything.

    Well after those 3 episodes you could'nt PAY me to watch any more.

    Way to squander an iconic franchises return!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 6, 2017, 4:35 PM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1748

    A friend of mine had an idea of a Trek show that was based on/in Starfleet Academy and was something of an anthology. His idea was that we would follow a class of Starfeet cadets as they would "study" historical lessons on the holodeck. Each episode or several episodes could be set in a different period with only the cadets, possibly the instructors, and the Academy sets the only continuing thing. So with each lesson you'd have the cadets taking on key roles in various famous (but not necessarily something we've seen) events throughout Starfleets history. The Academy format would allow the producers to change the whole cast out, if they wanted to, every few years or so by saying they graduated and introduce us to a new class. Likewise, if a cast member was let go or decided to leave then their character could be said to have graduated early or washed out, or whatever.
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 6, 2017, 4:59 PM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1749

    They will be doing that in 50 years AND with technology that will let the original Actors be their Characters!
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    2 Weeks Ago  Oct 6, 2017, 5:05 PM - Re: Star Trek: Discovery (2017) #1750

    This show is garbage and doesn't understand Star Trek.

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