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Re: Star Trek: Thread Space 9
« Reply #4865 on: April 15, 2024, 10:53:23 PM »
Episode 3 of this seasons Discovery was back to its brutally bad shenanigans. If I didn’t have this horrible character flaw of needing to finish these shows out to the end I’d just stop watching.

I found the will power to stop watching Picard…..I need to dig deep on this one.  It something just pulls me I ….like I have to see just how bad it can get.
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Re: Star Trek: Thread Space 9
« Reply #4866 on: April 16, 2024, 12:08:32 AM »
Per Variety, Season 5 of Lower Decks will be the last, and Strange New Worlds has been renewed for Season 4 (even though I think Season 3 is still filming).

Good to know SNW is continuing. A little sad that LD isn't going further but better to finish when it's still good.
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« Reply #4867 on: April 22, 2024, 02:30:11 AM »
Episode 4 amazingly was a good episode of Discovery - probably the best episode since season 2 (I'm well aware that's low hanging fruit).

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« Reply #4868 on: April 23, 2024, 08:12:42 AM »
Episode 4 amazingly was a good episode of Discovery - probably the best episode since season 2 (I'm well aware that's low hanging fruit).

I was torn on it. I think the concept was great, even if the "fix" was silly. But since I'm not at all invested in these characters (especially the new commander, even though I like the actor) and REALLY dislike the overall plot of the season (thus far), then I just didn't find myself caring.

But give me the same story with characters I care about and a story I'm invested in, and you got some good stuff.
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« Reply #4869 on: April 23, 2024, 08:43:21 AM »
I was torn on it. I think the concept was great, even if the "fix" was silly. But since I'm not at all invested in these characters (especially the new commander, even though I like the actor) and REALLY dislike the overall plot of the season (thus far), then I just didn't find myself caring.

But give me the same story with characters I care about and a story I'm invested in, and you got some good stuff.

Yeah, I get that completely.  Note I said good episode of Discovery, not good episode of Star Trek.  ;D

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« Reply #4870 on: April 23, 2024, 08:48:04 AM »
Yeah, I get that completely.  Note I said good episode of Discovery, not good episode of Star Trek.  ;D

I was just annoyed since it IS a cool idea. But there's one character I actively like and they've reduced him to a "will they/won't they" with a Vulcan lady and I don't give a crap about anyone else at all. And I cannot explain how much I disdain the overall story they're doing this season, thus far.
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« Reply #4871 on: April 23, 2024, 10:54:05 AM »
Wow, I'm still trying to work up the gumption to watch Season 5, and you guys aren't making it any easier.  The completist in me is having fits; I've suffered through four seasons already (some of which was not horrible), what's one more?  But the more I hear about it, the more I'm sure I'll just be disappointed and annoyed at myself for subjecting myself to it.  Maybe I'll just wait until the end.  If I hear that the season/series finishes strong, then it'll be worth slogging through Season 5.

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« Reply #4872 on: April 23, 2024, 10:58:20 AM »
Wow, I'm still trying to work up the gumption to watch Season 5, and you guys aren't making it any easier.  The completist in me is having fits; I've suffered through four seasons already (some of which was not horrible), what's one more?  But the more I hear about it, the more I'm sure I'll just be disappointed and annoyed at myself for subjecting myself to it.  Maybe I'll just wait until the end.  If I hear that the season/series finishes strong, then it'll be worth slogging through Season 5.

My problems with the story (again, thus far since I don't know where they'll take it) is only like 50% about how poorly written it is, the other 50% is on principle, which you might not have an issue with the way I did.

So, if you don't have an issue with what they're doing on principle, and you've stomached the last two seasons, this one won't be a bother.
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Re: Star Trek: Thread Space 9
« Reply #4873 on: April 23, 2024, 12:26:04 PM »
Wow, I'm still trying to work up the gumption to watch Season 5, and you guys aren't making it any easier.  The completist in me is having fits; I've suffered through four seasons already (some of which was not horrible), what's one more?  But the more I hear about it, the more I'm sure I'll just be disappointed and annoyed at myself for subjecting myself to it.  Maybe I'll just wait until the end.  If I hear that the season/series finishes strong, then it'll be worth slogging through Season 5.

My problems with the story (again, thus far since I don't know where they'll take it) is only like 50% about how poorly written it is, the other 50% is on principle, which you might not have an issue with the way I did.

So, if you don't have an issue with what they're doing on principle, and you've stomached the last two seasons, this one won't be a bother.

I'm a 'completest' as well Orbert and that is the sole reason I'm watching. That, and I really just WANT it to be good. This series had some good moments...particularly early on but they really fell offtrack when they went 'all in' on the massive social / political agenda points they were dead set on making and forgot they actually had to write a TV show and develop characters that people actually liked and cared for.

So, like Adami said....when they actually have a good episode or idea it's just a little too late, there's nothing there for the fan to be excited about because....well....who cares? 

I'll finish it out just to satisfy that OCD sect of my personality but it's certainly not because the storyline or characters are compelling me to
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« Reply #4874 on: April 23, 2024, 12:34:59 PM »
I'm a 'completest' as well Orbert and that is the sole reason I'm watching. That, and I really just WANT it to be good. This series had some good moments...particularly early on but they really fell offtrack when they went 'all in' on the massive social / political agenda points they were dead set on making and forgot they actually had to write a TV show and develop characters that people actually liked and cared for.

So, like Adami said....when they actually have a good episode or idea it's just a little too late, there's nothing there for the fan to be excited about because....well....who cares? 

I'll finish it out just to satisfy that OCD sect of my personality but it's certainly not because the storyline or characters are compelling me to

I'm usually not on your side with how you see the social political agenda stuff, but this show definitely did that. Not so much in a very preachy way (since all of ST has been political) but in just the dumbest ways possible. 1000 years AFTER the original ST utopia and a trans person is too scared to come out because that's how it is in 2020's? Ugh.

And don't even get me started on President of Earth Stacey Abrams. I was in a state of shock at the hubris of that choice.

But this show isn't awful BECAUSE of those things. Just like dirt isn't worth not eating because there are ants in it. It's just a poorly written, poorly executed show all around. And while I'm glad that Doug Jones is getting major attention, I'm sad with how little they seem to care about his character.
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Re: Star Trek: Thread Space 9
« Reply #4875 on: April 23, 2024, 12:50:13 PM »
I'm usually not on your side with how you see the social political agenda stuff, but this show definitely did that. Not so much in a very preachy way (since all of ST has been political) but in just the dumbest ways possible. 1000 years AFTER the original ST utopia and a trans person is too scared to come out because that's how it is in 2020's? Ugh.

And don't even get me started on President of Earth Stacey Abrams. I was in a state of shock at the hubris of that choice.

But this show isn't awful BECAUSE of those things. Just like dirt isn't worth not eating because there are ants in it. It's just a poorly written, poorly executed show all around. And while I'm glad that Doug Jones is getting major attention, I'm sad with how little they seem to care about his character.

I expect a certain level of all the social and political commentary to be on these shows and I don't mind it when it is done well....especially ST. It was just so badly done.....way too over the top and it detracted from telling any actual story. 


and the President of the World Stacy Abrams thing was so cringeworthy.
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Re: Star Trek: Thread Space 9
« Reply #4876 on: April 23, 2024, 01:56:39 PM »
I remember some hoopla about the President of Earth or whatever her title is.  I guess it's a good thing that I have no idea who she is.

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« Reply #4877 on: April 24, 2024, 05:40:20 AM »
I'm usually not on your side with how you see the social political agenda stuff, but this show definitely did that. Not so much in a very preachy way (since all of ST has been political) but in just the dumbest ways possible. 1000 years AFTER the original ST utopia and a trans person is too scared to come out because that's how it is in 2020's? Ugh.

And don't even get me started on President of Earth Stacey Abrams. I was in a state of shock at the hubris of that choice.

But this show isn't awful BECAUSE of those things. Just like dirt isn't worth not eating because there are ants in it. It's just a poorly written, poorly executed show all around. And while I'm glad that Doug Jones is getting major attention, I'm sad with how little they seem to care about his character.

The characters are the biggest issue for me.  It's Star Trek it should be a bunch of familiar characters who we mostly grow to love doing space stuff for 45 minutes.  Sometimes it's exciting, sometimes funny, sometimes clever, sometimes dumb and sometimes it's complete bollocks........but we mostly still enjoy hanging with these characters regardless of the quality - it's like comfort food.  Discovery doesn't get this - you don't kill characters, swap out the cast all the time in Star Trek.  You also shouldn't have to reinvent your main character every season because the previous iteration was poorly received (again).

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« Reply #4878 on: April 26, 2024, 10:00:14 AM »
Halfway through episode 5 and is one is........painful to watch. I have no idea if the second half will be better, but this is bad. Really bad.

I'm genuinely struggling to not turn it off. This is the ONLY time I'm thankful my Paramount subscription has ads.
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« Reply #4879 on: April 26, 2024, 02:08:32 PM »
Halfway through episode 5 and is one is........painful to watch. I have no idea if the second half will be better, but this is bad. Really bad.

I'm genuinely struggling to not turn it off. This is the ONLY time I'm thankful my Paramount subscription has ads.

Yeah....Ep 5 was just bad.

I mean, the folks at Paramount and even the actors HAVE to know how bad this show is? Don't they? They can't be this oblivious. I am dead serious when I say that I 100% believe that I....with zero experience writing a TV show....could sit down with a couple of you guys and write a better show than what they've been giving us. This has been some horrific writing and character development...and that's being courteous by using the word 'development' when referring to these characters.

I'm along for the ride in the hopes that there will be SOMETHING redeeming about this final season and the show in general, but I already know the answer to that.
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« Reply #4880 on: April 27, 2024, 12:54:10 AM »
I guess I'm lucky that I don't have any way to watch Disco S5 at the moment. :biggrin:

This show has had its few moments. Especially in season 2. This new far future era was interesting initially, but they didn't do anything interesting with it. Saru is a great character. But other than that, I'm glad this thing is coming to an end.

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« Reply #4881 on: April 27, 2024, 08:57:01 AM »
I guess I'm lucky that I don't have any way to watch Disco S5 at the moment. :biggrin:

This show has had its few moments. Especially in season 2. This new far future era was interesting initially, but they didn't do anything interesting with it. Saru is a great character. But other than that, I'm glad this thing is coming to an end.

S2 was good…..it’s high point. And yep, they dropped the ball on the future setting. That was a good chance for a fresh start and they botched it.
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« Reply #4882 on: May 23, 2024, 05:25:07 AM »
So Discovery is bowing out on a underwhelming season (up to now anyway).   Aside from Moll is a terrible character, there isn't much else to say really - it's just happening.

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« Reply #4883 on: May 23, 2024, 06:13:05 AM »
So Discovery is bowing out on a underwhelming season (up to now anyway).   Aside from Moll is a terrible character, there isn't much else to say really - it's just happening.

Which one is Moll?

Oh it doesn’t matter, they’re both terrible and a complete misstep.
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« Reply #4884 on: May 23, 2024, 07:52:12 AM »
Which one is Moll?

Oh it doesn’t matter, they’re both terrible and a complete misstep.

Very true. Pretty lame storyline to close out a series, and they knew this was the last season so it's not like this was planned and then they found out. Literally no ones cares (or bought) that love story....it's hard enough to buy Michael and Booker's.....much less two boring characters once of which uses heavy prosthetics. Anyway....it's way too easy to kick this show in the gut after each episode. Especially after this last one with the 'test' that Michael passed. super lame.....and of course she figured it out....amazing!
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« Reply #4885 on: May 23, 2024, 08:00:12 AM »
Very true. Pretty lame storyline to close out a series, and they knew this was the last season so it's not like this was planned and then they found out. Literally no ones cares (or bought) that love story....it's hard enough to buy Michael and Booker's.....much less two boring characters once of which uses heavy prosthetics. Anyway....it's way too easy to kick this show in the gut after each episode. Especially after this last one with the 'test' that Michael passed. super lame.....and of course she figured it out....amazing!

Yea. Could have been a cool idea (the test) but the outcome was just beyond generic. Some parts were clever, like the trail of sand or whatever.

And I can just imagine the producers being like "Okay, it's the last season...which classic species have we ruined so far with either the movies or shows? Klingons? Check! Borg? Check! Romulans? Check! Ferengi? Check! Shapeshifters? Check! Breen? Hmmm, that's the one!"
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« Reply #4886 on: May 23, 2024, 08:27:07 AM »
Wow, I should thank you guys for making it easier and easier to blow off this final season.  I was leaning towards slogging through it just because I'd watched the first four seasons, then I decided to wait and see if it was any good, then it sounded like I should wait and see if it somehow ended up strong.  Now it sounds like even that seems unlikely.

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« Reply #4887 on: May 23, 2024, 08:40:43 AM »
Wow, I should thank you guys for making it easier and easier to blow off this final season.  I was leaning towards slogging through it just because I'd watched the first four seasons, then I decided to wait and see if it was any good, then it sounded like I should wait and see if it somehow ended up strong.  Now it sounds like even that seems unlikely.


I can tell they're going to try to land a huge profound "WOW that really makes me think" classic ST ending, but I just can't see them landing it, and even if they do somehow, the path there has been awful.
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« Reply #4888 on: May 23, 2024, 09:14:21 AM »
Which one is Moll?

Oh it doesn’t matter, they’re both terrible and a complete misstep.

Ironically the only reason I namechecked Moll as bad was I couldn't remember the name of the other one.

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« Reply #4889 on: May 23, 2024, 09:15:17 AM »
Ironically the only reason I namechecked Moll as bad was I couldn't remember the name of the other one.

Clock? Lock? Rock? I still can't remember which one is which.
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« Reply #4890 on: May 23, 2024, 09:20:51 AM »
Clock? Lock? Rock? I still can't remember which one is which.

I looked it up.  It's L'ak (full name : L'ak of Ta'lent).

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« Reply #4891 on: May 23, 2024, 09:46:59 AM »
I looked it up.  It's L'ak (full name : L'ak of Ta'lent).

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« Reply #4892 on: May 23, 2024, 10:08:52 AM »
I looked it up.  It's L'ak (full name : L'ak of Ta'lent).

My lack of interest in these characters is so much that I completely missed this wonderful joke.
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