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Cody B
Thu, Dec 31, 2020, 4:56am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: There Is a Tide...

Hello everyone it’s been about a month since I’ve commented and I usually commented on every new episode as they were released. But a few weeks ago I came to the realization that I don’t like Discovery. I gave it a honest chance. Three seasons. It’s not a good show. In the past three episodes we’ve got bizarro side adventure send off to set up the Georgiou show, then we had Saru, Hugh and Michael go on some little adventure where the gimmick was they were human, Bajoran and Trill (who even cares) and we had Tilly as the captain (YASSS! SLAY QUEEN!). This episode had the Orian woman come back. Yeah great whatever. I’m pretty much done with Nu Trek and will be commenting on them less. I really tried.
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Cody B
Fri, Dec 11, 2020, 3:29pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Terra Firma, Part 1

Mirror universe is supposed to be a silly gag. The viewer gets to think “oh it’s the characters I’m used- BUT EVIL!”. It works for one episode. Or if it’s a long running series maybe twice. This is all basic common sense that most people natural just understand but I guess Discovery writers need told this
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Cody B
Thu, Dec 10, 2020, 2:17pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Terra Firma, Part 1

Entertaining in a complete sh*t show kind of way. “Killy”. More and more I find myself wondering why I continue watching this show
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Cody B
Sat, Dec 5, 2020, 6:22am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: The Sanctuary

@Booming

The data is blatantly disputable because it goes back to the 1950s (which you are making the link as if current times are the same) as well as very clearly stating that it considers any form of a religious leader hinting in any way that the person should attempt to be straight is worded in the study as “conversion therapy”. They also frequently talk about “rounding up to the nearest thousandth”. If you would like to from now on when you bring this up word it as “x number of people were in some way talked to by a religious figure and/or had talk therapy or family counseling dating back to the 1950s” I wouldn’t dispute it. If you could find some numbers on the amount of people who are forcibly sent to conversions camps yearly in our current times I would be open to taking a look at that. I believe that same study also says only 8% of people who identify as religious agree with conversion therapy.
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Cody B
Sat, Dec 5, 2020, 4:05am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: The Sanctuary

@Booming

“Germany has no ‘magical trans word’ “

“homosexuals had problems with bisexuals in a "make up your mind" sense...If I would have to summarize that in a sentence I would call it "ok... if you have to...". “

“The USA are also the most transphobic country in the western world...So we shouldn't be surprised to see this is sparking debate.”

I’m sure that all will make a non-binary person from the USA feel nice and welcomed. As for your conversion therapy spiel which you’ve said a couple times before, your source clearly states that “conversion therapy” related to any therapy whatsoever dating all the way back to I believe the 1950s. This means conventional talk therapy and family counseling. Your source even made note of it. So if parents of a gay child took them to family therapy in 1956 out of sheer fear of what the world would be like for them in the 1950s but did so lovingly, you’re counting this as “conversion therapy”. I can tell you I went to public school in a major US city with every race and religion there is and I never not one time even heard s rumor about someone going to “conversion therapy”. Does anyone here that lives in the US know anyone who went to conversion therapy? I would be very curious to see a more reliable and accurate study, one that isn’t using near 70 year old and blatantly disputable data, that has the numbers of people who went to one of the “real” conversion therapies. I’m confident it would be relatively low. Certainly so when compared to the study you talk about.
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Cody B
Sat, Dec 5, 2020, 1:58am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: The Sanctuary

@ Nick
@ It’s me

Yes exactly. A couple people have said they were glad to see the “them/they” discussion in the show. I respect that. I know I have seen some things in shows or movies that really hit home and touched on subjects I’ve dealt with in life and I can tell when it’s done with real heart and speaks to me deeply or when it’s....rushed and a little empty. It’s too early with Adira but thus far Discovery hasn’t really gone hard hitting or deep with the storytelling.
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Cody B
Fri, Dec 4, 2020, 6:06pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: The Sanctuary

@Miles

Those issues have to be handled delicately. The best way to represent those marginalized people and to also make people who haven’t been exposed to them understand them, is to write realistic and just plain GOOD stories. Discovery has yet to do this and I would call their attempts pandering before I would call them wholly well intentioned attempts of humanization. There aren’t going to be any future Whoopi Goldberg’s for Discovery.
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Cody B
Fri, Dec 4, 2020, 3:20pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: The Sanctuary

@Maq

Sure violence should be avoided when possible. But the Federation has a military structure and there will be known conflicts. I have a hard time seeing most of the Diecovery crew fighting tooth and nail or even just shooting someone
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Cody B
Fri, Dec 4, 2020, 1:17pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: The Sanctuary

It’s getting to the point where I’m having a hard time believing the crew of Discovery could be competent at all. Michael and Gieorgio are the only two who are in any way capable of pulling off and winning any hand to hand combat. No one on the crew has a real backbone. I’m pretty confident the crew would stop trying to find the source of the burn and end it and instead have a group hug and discussion of everyone’s preferred pronouns if one of the crew started crying. To be blunt and maybe uncouth the whole crew is a little soft for what their jobs and I suppose now entire destinies call for. Picture the discovery being boarded by Klingons or Jem Hadar. I can’t even see any of the crew being able to pull the trigger let alone physically fight except Michael or georgiou
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Cody B
Thu, Dec 3, 2020, 2:32am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: The Sanctuary

Filler episode. Only thing we learned was Adira’s pronouns
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Cody B
Sat, Nov 28, 2020, 7:08am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Unification III

@JohnnyIt

“Was Picard secretly recording his conversations like Nixon?”

Hahahahaha that made me laugh. He must have wanted some blackmail in case Spock ran for office. How Tilly got ahold of The Picard Tapes we will never know. Maybe she met with Deepthroat.
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Cody B
Thu, Nov 26, 2020, 8:41am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Unification III

At first I cringed hard at Tilly being “number 1”. BUT this could be a huge opportunity for Tilly to have a revamped character. One with a backbone that can be respected. I don’t know about Mary Wiseman’s acting chops I only know her as Tilly but I hope to see a big change from Tilly which is one of the things Discovery needs. I still think Hugh would have been a much better choice but I don’t think medical staff is eligible. So I guess Burnham’s mom just happened to land in the exact same time as Michael. Yeah okay. And she seems to be some sort of samurai space nun?
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Cody B
Mon, Nov 23, 2020, 12:10am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Die Trying

@Slackerinc

He regularly defends any criticism of the far left’s crazier more harmful actions and agendas by being hyperbolic and leaving troll-like argument bait. I would just let it go. Calling people of any race “nazi” and “white supremacist” is pretty common in those circles. It’s beyond disrespectful to victims of nazis and white supremacists that they use those terms so flippantly. You were completely rational and respectable and when that shines truth into nutjob ideologies it tends to get them a little upset and argumentative
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Cody B
Sun, Nov 22, 2020, 11:58pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S2: The Wire

Slightly unrelated but I watched Helkraiser tonight and was pleasantly surprised to see Andrew Robinson (Garak) as the lead in the movie. Much different acting than Garak. He plays a sort of wimpy hen pecked husband. So I looked at his other films and was surprised to find out he was also “Scorpio” the main villain in Dirty Harry. Quite the actor
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Cody B
Thu, Nov 19, 2020, 1:14pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Scavengers

Bold prediction: “The Burn” has something to with Michael BURNham. Anyway, another decent episode. Not a lot to say. Discovery is still on a path of becoming a better show but still isn’t what I would call “good”
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Cody B
Wed, Nov 18, 2020, 9:31am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Die Trying

@Omicron

There’s one person who is always involved in any argument on here. I suggest not replying more than once or twice (or none) and just dropping it when that person is clearly wanting to argue and planting obvious comments to stir the pot
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Cody B
Mon, Nov 16, 2020, 2:05pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Die Trying

@Booming

Are you still going on about that Memology video? I’ve explained Atleast three times I have no idea who that guy is and I linked the video because it was the first one I could find after googling that showed hard facts that proved you were wrong. Also I don’t know how a very obviously dark skinned Latin American man is running a “white supremacist” channel but keep on running with that narrative.
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Cody B
Mon, Nov 16, 2020, 11:44am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Die Trying

@booming
@slackerinc

Ah Minnesota. The birthplace and home of Prince, the black man who wore high heels and makeup and for years wouldn’t answer if he was straight or gay. As well as Judy Garland, gay icon. Or how about the Jewish Bob Dylan who’s “Blowin In the Wind” was one of THE civil rights anthems. Some people will just remain Xenophobic and make their own inaccurate assumptions.
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Cody B
Fri, Nov 13, 2020, 1:09am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Die Trying

Another so so episode. Oh look it’s Votager. Neat. Temporal Cold Wars. Neat. Georgiou finally has something going on other than walking around being snarky. Not much to say ready for the next.
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Cody B
Sun, Nov 8, 2020, 11:21pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Forget Me Not

@ The Queen

At the end when ghost Gray asks Adria “Did you tell them about me?”, I took that to mean Gray is now constantly visible to Adira and was asking if Adria told anyone. I think Adira has not told anyone because she doesn’t want to be seen as crazy and probably isn’t sure if ghost Gray is “real” herself. Idk that’s how I took the scene. You could be right and there could be something else. I have no idea
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Cody B
Sun, Nov 8, 2020, 1:52pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Forget Me Not

@Booming

you said “they changed it [Michael’s hair] to appeal to certain demographics”

Hmmm. Is that fact or is that you projecting a sort of disdain and paranoia? Personally I think her hair was changed to reflect that she is in a better place in her life or possibly SMG just grew her hair longer between seasons. Or maybe it’s a big conspiracy like you implied. I’d love to see some proof. What demographic is it they are trying to appeal to?
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Cody B
Sun, Nov 8, 2020, 12:26am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Forget Me Not

@Brian Lear

I agree I didn’t think the actor playing Gray fit the character or could act well. I wasn’t buying their chemistry as a couple at all. Gray also seemed underage which just added to how out of place it seemed
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Cody B
Sat, Nov 7, 2020, 6:40am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Forget Me Not

I’m seeing a lot of praise which this episode deserves but I’m also seeing the words “classic” and “great” which it doesn’t. I see how it could look to some like a classic episode after a quick casual viewing but the flavor just isn’t right. I don’t know Detmer well enough to really be invested in her condition to the point i would be moved to tears if something were to happen to her. Geordie though by the end of season 3 TNG? Well I sure knew him a whole lot more than Detmer. Discovery has too many cracks for it to have a classic episode at this point in time. Maybe a action-centric classic episode is possible but not a Inner Light or Far Beyond the Stars. It’s not possible because the crew of the Discovery is not my family the way Data, Sisko, Picard, Riker, Jadzia, Jake are my family. Hell, who isn’t a thousand times more familiar even with say Worf’s son Alexander or Wesley Crusher than “Lt. Owosekun”(28 episodes) or “Lt. Bryce” (24 episodes) or just Detmer for that matter. Even Airiam had to be given a forced montage (introduction would probably be a better term) before her death so that we could care in the slightest. This show has too many fundamental flaws for it to have anything in the ballpark of an honest real classic episode.
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Cody B
Thu, Nov 5, 2020, 9:54am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Forget Me Not

Corrections: Troll=Trill
Excited=Executed

Autocorrect doing it’s automistakes as usual
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Cody B
Thu, Nov 5, 2020, 9:51am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S3: Forget Me Not

Interesting idea with the trill amnesia angle. Too bad we get to Trill and then see a stupidly placed unnecessary glamor shot of a fish swimming in water and then flying into the air just as the shaolin monks of troll come into frame. For a species that don’t care for humans they sure seem to copy the fashion choices of the Dalai Lama. Back on Discovery we have Thanksgiving dinner and oh em gee teenage rebellion Georgiou is like sooooo over Saru telling her what to do. Like gag me with a spoon. Detmer has some CTE rage that triggers Stamets and then everyone leaves. Now Adira and Michael get in a flotation tank. Michael somehow turns out to be a Trill professional and instantly knows just what Adira needs to do in the Trill dream world. I’m not buying Adira and her memory boyfriend’s chemistry together. Also he seems underage. This episode has some good ideas that are excited with the typical Discocery flaws. 2.5
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