Comment Stream

Search and bookmark options Close
Search for:
Search by:
Clear bookmark | How bookmarks work
Note: Bookmarks are ignored for all search results

Total Found: 40 (Showing 1-25)

Next ►Page 1 of 2
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Thu, Feb 27, 2020, 11:33am (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: The Impossible Box

@Chrome

Hearing something like that from Zack Handlen of all people is what makes it all the more remarkable.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Thu, Feb 27, 2020, 10:16am (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: The Impossible Box

@Milqueodt

Rather than pleasure, it's more like reputation. By slamming the show each week, they prove that they are Real Trekkies™.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Sun, Feb 23, 2020, 7:56am (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

@Booming
Not really. Much of the diplomacy seem in TNG could really be categorized as being of the Big Stick variety, since the show takes place on a heavily armed vessel, and that was the style of the day back then.

There's also not much point in saying that the Federation has evolved beyond money when the show doesn't really show how that fixes all the issues caused by capitalism in the first place.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 1:10pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

@Booming
Picard made a mistake, and now he's trying to do better, rather than just keeping on hiding.

@Hank
Current Picard can't do much of anything for the Romulans, because of choices that he made in the past that he can't take back. But he isn't letting that stop from from trying to do good in a small way. That sounds like optimism to me.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 12:05pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

@Drea

Excellently put.

Picard, and dare I say it, Discovery are hopeful because they show that people are willing to try to rise above the flaws in society and in themselves, rather than simply accepting them and resting on the laurels of perfection.

Perhaps the difference in perception is because while previous Star Trek shows did show this, but they usually defaulted back to the status quo without actually dealing with it, while modern Trek is more willing to actually show people dealing with these issues, however imperfectly you may think they are at it.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Fri, Feb 21, 2020, 8:31am (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

@OmicronThetaDeltaPhi

Regarding hope, I might advise you to read up on the story of Pandora's box (or pithos, if you prefer). For my part, I can totally understand what Sir Patrick meant about hope, especially in regards to his well known feelings about Brexit.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Thu, Feb 20, 2020, 2:25pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Stardust City Rag

@Trent

Don't you think it's a little quick to say Seven won't be involved in the Borg plot?
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Mon, Feb 17, 2020, 1:43pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Absolute Candor

@Rahul

Perhaps a millennial like myself doesn't know what he's talking about, but is it really that people's attention span have decreased, or that people simply have far more content to consume?

Stimulation is necessary to get people to engage, or they won't even bother, and the show is dead in the water.

Serialization on the other hand is more a matter of technology catching up with reality. The ability to rewatch episodes at will gave studios the opportunity to tell the kind of stories they wanted to tell, the kind of epics writers studied in school. This is a net good to me, but I feel it has its drawbacks. Even Kurtzman admitted that something like "The City on the Edge of Forever" couldn't be done now because Kirk would have to mourn Edith for a whole season.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 1:44pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Absolute Candor

@John Harmon
It's odd in that while some may view it as 'timeless', it makes little sense that people centuries in the future would be talking this way.

I think shows like Firefly or the Expanse make a more convincing case for future language, by tailoring it to match the history and culture of the setting, rather than the idea that people in the 1980's think this way of speaking is classical, so people in the future should speak that way.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 1:24pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Absolute Candor

While I admit that it strains credulity that 24th century people speak using modern phrasing, it's equally odd that they spoke the way they did in TOS or TNG, or in pretty much any depiction of the future seen in media (Firefly and the Expanse, with their attempts at pidgin are somewhat better in this regard), so all the handwringing over the language baffles me.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Sat, Feb 15, 2020, 5:21am (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Absolute Candor

@Brian

I'm not an expert, but there are significant differences between Chilean Spanish and other forms of Spanish. In any case, it's funny that you think someone speaking a different language must be something "shoe horned" in. Somehow, I doubt you get that impression when Picard speaks French.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Fri, Feb 14, 2020, 10:30am (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Absolute Candor

@OmicronThetaDeltaPhi

Why do all of you older fans feel the need to treat everyone that doesn't dislike STP and STD as if they're not real fans?
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Fri, Jan 31, 2020, 8:53pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Maps and Legends

@Booming
Again, why is the user of curse words 'pandering'? It's simply a part of human language. I really don't get why folks think that a lack of swearing on Trek, which was never really a thing in the first place as others have attested, is some form of enlightenment when they know it was just an arbitrary FCC ruling.

@Andy's Friend
This is anecdotal, but I've met my fair share of educated people, even a couple PHD's and they seemed to swear as much in informal settings as anyone else. That's the operative phrase, informal settings. I've known people who speak the Queen's English at work and curse like stevedores amongst friends or in less formal settings, where people weren't taking minutes.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Fri, Jan 31, 2020, 6:42pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Maps and Legends

@Booming
Yes, just like there's a difference between using a curse word in excitement or to describe sheer disbelief in English, but that certainly never stopped people from complaining about that, did it?
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Fri, Jan 31, 2020, 5:58pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Maps and Legends

@Cletus
The Federation was not long ago involved in multiple huge wars. It's not surprising that they're not at 100% in terms of materiel.

@Nolan
This might shock you, but even vapid purility can be a meaningful way to communicate. Why would this change even if they're free to choose their jobs? I might also add that they didn't choose to be there at that time, they were graveyard shift. That would disturb even the most evolved soul.

@Dan Nugent
Picard cursed in French on occasion, like Elementary, Dear Data, but no one cares about that because they didn't even know it was a curse word, or alternatively because it was in French, not that base English. I do wonder what the response would be if someone cursed in a British accent?
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Fri, Jan 31, 2020, 3:04pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Maps and Legends

@Nolan
They're shipyard workers. Do you expect them to be playing chess or debating philosophy on their lunch breaks or something? On the matter of cursing on Trek, I've never looked at it as them taking license to be immature. People have been spicing their language with curses since time immemorial, especially when they get emotional. It's simply part of human nature, even evolved humans.

@John Harmon
With all the super ancient advanced aliens in Trek, I wouldn't be surprised if ancient Romulans had a bad encounter with synthetic life.

@Quincy
Amen again. Sometimes I wonder whether people remember actual Trek or a sanitised version constructed in their heads.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Tue, Jan 28, 2020, 8:12am (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Remembrance

@Brad Hinds
Speaking for myself, I have no problem with optimism in Star Trek, or in any kind of media at all. What I have an issue with people behaving as if any version of Star Trek that does not show the Federation as a utopia where humans have outgrown their baser natures isn't really Star Trek.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Mon, Jan 27, 2020, 11:11pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Remembrance

@Dave in MN
Problem is, that 1% represents the very top of Starfleet, the guys who are shaping policy and have widespread discretion to do as they please. They have power that is wildly out of proportion with their numbers.

@Quincy
Amen. I really hope people will stop with the whole "Sekrit Klub" nonsense, but like those other stupidities you mentioned, it'll be with us forever, I suppose.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Mon, Jan 27, 2020, 7:00pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Remembrance

@Dave in MN
So Section 31 can run around without transparency, and there can be what, dozens of shady admirals in Starfleet but refusing to help refugees is where you draw the line about what Starfleet officers can tolerate? Those things don't exist in a vacuum, you know? If Starfleet was as utopian as people think, those shady admirals would have been drummed out long ago.

@Quincy
I was thinking of The Drumhead myself after watching that episode. I'm going to recommend all my Trekkie friends watch that one before watching Picard.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Mon, Jan 27, 2020, 11:20am (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Remembrance

@OmnicronThetaDeltaPhi
The utopian worldview we see in TOS and TNG didn't appear in a vacuum. It's a direct mirror to the mindset that the United States was in during that time period when those shows were made. People believed that the future could be like that because they thought that they themselves were on that same path. The problem is that same worldview was ignoring a lot of the issues present back then.

In the current day and age, it simply feels unearned for Star Trek to act as if humans have evolved beyond the issues we're seeing in Picard when we haven't done it in real life.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 3:21pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Remembrance

@ovaduh
Whenever, I hear people complaining about 'political correctness' or 'wokeness for wokeness sake' or things along that vein, it always comes off as people being okay with social commentary, until it's about something they don't agree with, at which point it must be given different names to make it something aborrent. I personally have no issue with my fiction deciding not to water things down to avoid offending people.

Also, I'd be interested to about your idea of a highbrow action sequence and how that differs from what we got in Remembrance.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Fri, Jan 24, 2020, 1:54pm (UTC -5)
Re: PIC S1: Remembrance

@Pambo
Oh, here we go. This is why so many Star Trek fans have been alienated by STD and the woke versions of so many films these days. We just want to enjoy Star Trek. We want interesting characters and good stories that are respectful and consistent with the established Star Trek universe. Is that really too much to ask for?

You're free to watch the Orville or TOS and TNG.

Others of us would like to have sci-fi that actually talks about contemporary issues, rather than reveling in some outmoded version of the past that was only a utopia for some people
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Sun, Apr 21, 2019, 5:06pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

@OmnicronThetaDeltaPhi

...Or

Premise A:I liked (previous) Star Trek
Premise B: I don't like Star Trek Discovery

That's it. No need for a corollary. Despite whatever you think, Star Trek Discovery is Star Trek. All the gatekeeping in the world can't change that.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Sun, Mar 10, 2019, 11:27am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: If Memory Serves

@OmnicronThetaDeltaPhi

I did not ask you to justify yourself, nor am I debating dishonestly or seeking a fight. I'm simply pointing out the inconsistencies of your post.

I will say that if you have an issue with my debating technique, I hope you could point it out to me.
Set Bookmark
Bold Helmsman
Sun, Mar 10, 2019, 10:22am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: If Memory Serves

@OmnicronThetaDeltaPhi

Wow. First you use a strawman about people denigrating others by using straw arguments like 60's sets and phaser outputs, and you turn around and claim that Discovery has got the Klingons 'wrong' because they look like lizardpeople. Do you even notice the cognitive dissonance?
Next ►Page 1 of 2
▲Top of Page | Menu | Copyright © 1994-2021 Jamahl Epsicokhan. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication or distribution of any content is prohibited. This site is an independent publication and is not affiliated with or authorized by any entity or company referenced herein. Terms of use.