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Glom
Sat, May 18, 2019, 2:42am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: The Road Not Taken

Does anyone else think it dumb that alt-Mercer is hung up on Kelly. They went on one date. He had a good time and wanted another but she turned him down. Then he spends the next seven years being lovesick about it.

Because of one date.

Even I think that's pathetic.
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Glom
Thu, Apr 11, 2019, 1:07pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Through the Valley of Shadows

Oh Booming, if only you knew more about Roddenberry, for example the way he enriched himself by screwing over Alexander Courage.
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Glom
Fri, Apr 5, 2019, 6:21pm (UTC -6)
Re: DS9 S7: Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang

I've been moved by some of the comments here. I had thought the Sisko bit was jarring for the longest time, but rewatching the episode, I thought the conversation was succinct and something worthy of further discussion. And now from this thread, I find it less out of place.

Part of the problem is that Star Trek has been poor at world-building for humans. We don't really know much about what human society is in the 24th century. Watching the next episode, I was thrown off by Ross's line, "He'd like nothing better than to see the Romulan banner flying over Earth." This made me picture a 5000km flag mounted at the North Pole like something out of a Bugs Bunny cartoon. I would have preferred him say something like "flying over the Quartier d'Elysée, referring to the President's office (yes, I know there is no such place in Paris now, but rebuilt post WWIII Paris could have such a locality.)

Post-racial needn't mean colour blind, and if human society had been more fleshed out to reflect that, Sisko's perspective wouldn't seem more fitting. Human ethnicity was the concept that dared not speak its name in Trek for so long (unlike nationality) that this occasion certainly stood out. But it didn't need to, and this is a perfect topic for Trek to explore.

Also, there is no reason why they shouldn't have been able to freeze the programme. Felix should be arrested for selling malware.
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Glom
Fri, Mar 22, 2019, 2:17pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: The Red Angel

First, we had magic mushrooms like in Super Mario, now we have time crystals, like in Zelda (specifically Skyward Sword). Clearly the makers are Nintendo fans, so that endears them to me.
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Glom
Thu, Mar 14, 2019, 3:47am (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: Blood of Patriots

Jammer cuts through to something I've been thinking about the Union. It reminda me of eight year old me's ideas for my own Star Trek. It was as poorly conceived as you'd expect from an eight year old. I didn't even understand the difference between Starfleet and the Federation in those days. It's just "peace" "exploration" and no thought into how that manifests. It means I can't feel like this is a real lived in world.
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Glom
Sat, Mar 9, 2019, 2:19pm (UTC -6)
Re: ORV S2: Home

Jammer, you know about GDPR? I'm curious how much this has affected people outside of the EU.

Anyway, even as someone who gets triggered by anti-vaxxers, I thought the portrayal of Andrew Wakefield (Disgrace Be Upon Him) as the son of sadistic psychopaths was a bit too much. Also, I am far, far too squeamish for torture porn, so the episode going in that direction out of the blue was most unwelcome, though that's just me.

I was also a bit confused by Mercer and Grimes reacting to the sites. Sure the planet is nice, but it's nothing particularly distinct. Surely you could see similar sights on Earth at the time of the show.

But this show does clearly work better when it plays itself straight. It felt like a very different kind of send-off show and I like that.
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Glom
Thu, Oct 3, 2013, 5:00am (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

E2 "In this case, it felt like the writers wanted to be in the theater with us, elbowing us in the ribs, saying: "see- we include that line, from that thing you liked, see!""

That! Exactly that! My ribs were aching afterwards.

I just found that rather insulting. It's like they thought all that had to do for the fans was drop in references (and incredibly shallow references at that) and we'd be all giddy.

I didn't pay £10 to see an anniversary special. I paid to see something new.
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Glom
Sat, Aug 31, 2013, 9:15am (UTC -6)
Re: Star Trek Into Darkness

More to the point, is there much evidence of nuTrek getting its own cult following? Agnostics may like these films, but simply liking a film, even liking it quite a bit, isn't the same as becoming a Trekkie-esque fan for them.
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