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Liya
Sat, Oct 15, 2016, 6:04pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

"I guess one of the reasons that the Discovery is set before Kirk might be that CBS doesn't want to risk fragmenting the audience between these two alternate universes. "

@Paul M.

If that were really the case, then why even bother setting Discovery in the prime universe rather than the reboot universe? The audience is going to be fragmented by default.
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"To all those that are against prequels: have you thought that they are, perhaps, legal problems in doing a show after Nemesis? the events of the reboot start at the prime timeline after Nemesis: the destruction of Romulus and spock's attempt to save it etc. So perhaps Paramount would object to a series being set in that period."

@karatasiospa

Yes, I have considered that, but then I realized that even though CBS isn't apart of Viacom, it's still controlled by the same company that owns Viacom. So, while I'm not ruling out possible legal issues, this isn't like Marvel asking to borrow Spiderman from Sony or Black Panther not being able to get with Storm because she's in the X-Men and under contract with FOX. Speaking of Marvel . . . I've seen maybe 3 Marvel superhero films and a handful of episodes of "Agents of Shield," and the Marvel film universe timelines are alluded to and weaved into "Agents." So, unless Paramount has plans to produce new Trek films set after Nemesis (which is highly unlikely since we keep getting these redundant TOS era reboots), then I don't see what the harm would be in a Post-Nemesis Trek TV series picking up when Spock left the prime universe.
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Liya
Tue, Sep 20, 2016, 9:07pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

@Peremenso, @Peter G., @Chrome

My criticism about the TOS women's uniforms started out as a joke, but it's taken on a life of its own. So, I'll say this. Whether or not you want to acknowledge it, TOS women's uniforms were as short as they were for the same reason that Deanna Troy's necklines plunged so low before season 6 of TNG, and none of that had anything to do with what most working/professional women, who weren't flight attendants for Southwest Airlines, were allegedly wearing in the 1960's workplace. TOS women's uniforms were fantasy/sci-fi costumes made for television. So, there's that.

My desire to not see that particular costume revived on TV has nothing to do with judging women by their appearance. It has everything to do with my disdain for outfitting women in garments that aren't practical for their jobs, just for the sake of vanity/objectification, especially those women working in security. It was not a coincidence that the physicality of the female characters changed once women were outfitted in pants uniforms.

How ridiculous would Kira have looked swapping a Bajoran militia uniform for a TOS uniform when she got her field commission? (Rusot probably would've went straight for her legs first chance he got, LOL) Now picture B'Elanna being mandated to wear a TOS uniform when joining the VOY crew or Tasha or Janeway doing fight scenes and running into battle in one of those get-ups. Can you hear me now? So no, I'm not excited at the prospect of women running around with bare legs and short hemlines, juxtaposed next to men in long pants, and I hope that nonsense is kept to a minimum for Discovery.
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Liya
Sun, Sep 18, 2016, 4:23pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

@Chrome

And think about it. With Discovery set when it is, there aren't going to be any next gen tricorders, holo-decks, or human rights debates over androids and holograms.
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Liya
Sun, Sep 18, 2016, 4:08pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

@Chrome

Well Enterprise was set over a century before TOS. So, it's perfectly believable that fashion and mores changed drastically from Enterprise to TOS. I'm not expecting a dramatic shift in fashion or mores in the 5-10 years between Discovery and TOS.

Look, I'm a millennial gen fan. So TOS was the last of the shows that I watched, and I relate more to VOY and DS9. While I can appreciate how groundbreaking TOS was in terms of its representation of people of color and certain women, while in production; for the most part, the portrayal of women (as a whole) on TOS left much to be desired. TNG, VOY, Enterprise, and especially DS9 atoned for most of those past sins. The fact that this new franchise is a prequel set so soon before what I consider to be the least progressive of the Trek shows . . . Let's just say that I'm not as excited as I was when I thought we were getting a post VOY era ship and crew. Rightly or wrongly, I'm expecting the specter of TOS to loom heavily over this new show, in terms of foreshadowing and references, when I had hoped that the TV universe would be moving on from all of that.
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Liya
Fri, Sep 16, 2016, 8:51pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

@Chrome

So you're just going to pretend that what I sarcastically asked (in jest) is not, in fact, a valid question, given how "Discovery" is supposed to be taking place 5-10 years before Enterprise A- leaves Dry Dock? And you're just going to pretend that Lt. Uhura wasn't a CO on the senior staff of TOS? We don't even know if this new lead is even a department head. The fact that the lead is a woman and a CO doesn't mean that she won't be wearing some short 60's inspired mod get up. The fact that the lead is a female Lt. Cmdr. just increases the probability that the short 60's mod get up will be dipped in that nasty shade of command green.
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Liya
Fri, Sep 16, 2016, 1:32pm (UTC -5)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery

I'm really disappointed about this. It all seems so very retrograde and little more than pandering to TOS fans. So, is most of the series going to feature female officers in mini-skirts and short jersey dresses, since it's supposedly set 5-10 years before TOS? I didn't even have a problem with subscribing to a new streaming service, when I naively assumed that the Trek Universe was moving forward, but now . . .
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Liya
Sun, Nov 8, 2015, 7:22pm (UTC -5)
Re: New Trek Series Coming in 2017

Who's going to get the red shirts? Wouldn't it be cool if the captain wasn't human? Is it going to be dark like DS9? Are they going to feature some actual current pop culture/music instead of just featuring classical works, simply because they don't have to pay for the rights? Totes excited for this!
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Liya
Wed, Sep 30, 2015, 9:28am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S3: The Most Toys

Lies by omission are still lies. Data made a conscious choice not to disclose the entirety of the situation concerning the firing of the disruptor. Data is the Vulcan stand in for TNG, and his use of logic to dance around "the truth" is also very Vulcan. This reminded me of that episode on "Enterprise" when T'Pol was on that freighter ship, and a bunch of the ship's kids were playing hide and seek. Some of the kids run and hide right by her. Another child comes asking T'Pol if she's seen "Nadine," and rather than snitch, T'Pol tells the child that she didn't know which child was Nadine. Technically, T'Pol did not lie, and she made a point to emphasize that, but she knew what that child was really asking (have you seen the other kids), and she likely deduced that one of the children hiding in her midst was named Nadine. It seems as if with Vulcans and Data, all telling "the truth" requires is disclosing the least amount of information possible to accurately answer a question.
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liya
Mon, Sep 28, 2015, 12:41pm (UTC -5)
Re: DS9 S7: Chimera

What Laas didn't know was that Klingons were equal opportunity haters. They may have reacted in the same way had Laas been Cardassian. Remember that episode when those Klingons roughed up Garrack in his shop? To me, the elephant in the room is that there is more than mere racism/specism at play between alpha quadrant solids and changelings. Alpha quadrant solids had a very legitimate reason for being fearful of changelings,the Dominion War. It's no wonder that solids would give the side-eye to a species looking to conquer, kill, and subjugate them. Laas did not seem to want to acknowledge that and rather chose to believe that monophorms were prejudiced against changelings simply because of their abilities.
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Liya
Wed, Aug 5, 2015, 5:07am (UTC -5)
Re: VOY S4: Demon

I watch this episode for Vorik's scenes. I also like seeing Harry sass Tuvok!
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Liya
Sun, Jun 14, 2015, 11:30am (UTC -5)
Re: TNG S4: Suddenly Human

I agree with Jammer. The decision regarding Jono's permanent custody was not Picard's to make. Picard had temporary custody of Jono and could have allowed the Federation's courts to sort it out. It didn't even seem like the child's biological grandmother was consulted, and if anyone had priority in this matter, it would have been her, not just because of biology but also because she was a Star Fleet Admiral. Who is Picard to award custody of a stolen child to his kidnappers? The only thing that could have made this situation worse was if Jono had been a girl and Picard sent her back to live with the Talarians, knowing how sexist and patriarchal they were, but then again, if Jono had been female, she most likely wouldn't have been allowed to travel in space, and Endar would have let her die as a baby, or better yet, shot her on site. Better to let Jono go back to a culture that oppresses women so he can continue feeling threatened by the idea of his own grandmother outranking a man. Good Job, Picard!
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