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The Emissary
Fri, Mar 5, 2021, 10:59am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 13: The Jedi

"She (R. Dawson) has more acting prowess in her pinky than SMG has in her whole body."

No.
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The Emissary
Fri, Mar 5, 2021, 10:57am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 11: The Heiress

@Jack2211

Well, the series has Dave Filoni as a co-creator, so it has many, many references to his previous animated series (The Clone Wars and Rebels), which are regarded as actual contributions to the SW canon.
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The Emissary
Thu, Mar 4, 2021, 9:37pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DSC S3: There Is a Tide...

Yeah...I'm with Stamets.
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The Emissary
Thu, Mar 4, 2021, 3:25pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DSC S3: The Sanctuary

I agree that Osyraa is largely underwhelming. Skimping on finding a good, older actress and failing to write some meat into this role is a big miss. The patch up between the "bros" feels like a cross between Hallmark Channel and Netflix Christmas Movie (Hallmark ^2).

However, regardless of how clumsy the episode was, as the parent of a child who is currently defining who they are, this episode was incredibly illuminating and helped me see things that I am currently struggling with in a completely fresh and understandable way.

That alone is worth the entire season for me.
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The Emissary
Sun, Mar 24, 2019, 6:44am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DSC S2: The Red Angel

@mypro

"Burnham wooden acting"

Really? In this episode?
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The Emissary
Sat, Mar 23, 2019, 11:28pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DSC S2: The Red Angel

"In Discovery, Michael has no regard for rules or authority and gets away with it because she's just that cool. In this episode she beats a captain bloody! She should have been dragged to the brig the very next scene, instead she has a heart-to-heart with Spock. Star Trek has traditionally emphasized values of teamwork and cooperation, reflecting real military structures, whereas Discovery is more oriented around the reverence of a fantasy hero."

This is the only thing I miss from the Old Trek: heroism was able to exist within the command structure. However, Michael Burnam (much to my chagrin, bc I really love SMG, especially in this episode) is not a really a hero, she is a more of a vigilante.

CW has been doing the same thing with their own "heroes" in the DCTVU: making them so insufferably virtuous that they can never be in the wrong, even when they're breaking the law, being insubordinate, unreasonable, duplicitous and sometimes, even downright stupid. For whatever reason, modern audiences gobble it up. I find it disgusting, maybe even disturbing.

Yes, history needs rebellion every now and then - maybe even revolution. However, this is not whats happening here: this is a 2019 writers' room giving 2019 audiences what they think they will enjoy. Heck, who knows! Maybe they're young enough to believe that this is how "real" heroes behave like!

Heroism within the command structure made for fine movies about WW2 in the 50s and 60s. It worked in TOS fine - and I liked it for it (as campy and ludicrous as it sometimes was). However, this incarnation of Trek is catering to present-day audiences bc, let's face it, CBS ran its numbers and hardcore Trekkies were never a big enough audience to support a multi-million dollar production like this one all by their lonesome. They needed other viewers too.

I enjoy it. It's entertainment and it's entertaining. Enough for me.
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Sun, Aug 5, 2012, 11:48am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DS9 S4: Rejoined

Great episode! I love Jadzia Dax!
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