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https://globalnews.ca/news/5666434/star ... k-stewart/

Well, this Picard trailer has definitely got me interested. There's a real danger of not being able to recapture the spirit and magic and all that, but it intrigues because it sets things up as having a point and a mystery. Mind you, that mystery seems a lot like the third Star Wars trilogy—young female of great ability seeks old disillusioned hero, fate of the galaxy, old hero's friends—but whatever. I'm already far more interested in this than I ever was in Discovery or Enterprise.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 1:43pm
https://globalnews.ca/news/5666434/star ... k-stewart/

Well, this Picard trailer has definitely got me interested. There's a real danger of not being able to recapture the spirit and magic and all that, but it intrigues because it sets things up as having a point and a mystery. Mind you, that mystery seems a lot like the third Star Wars trilogy—young female of great ability seeks old disillusioned hero, fate of the galaxy, old hero's friends—but whatever. I'm already far more interested in this than I ever was in Discovery or Enterprise.
First Trek show I’ve ever been interested in sight unseen.
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Wolter wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 1:58pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
22 Jul 2019, 1:43pm
https://globalnews.ca/news/5666434/star ... k-stewart/

Well, this Picard trailer has definitely got me interested. There's a real danger of not being able to recapture the spirit and magic and all that, but it intrigues because it sets things up as having a point and a mystery. Mind you, that mystery seems a lot like the third Star Wars trilogy—young female of great ability seeks old disillusioned hero, fate of the galaxy, old hero's friends—but whatever. I'm already far more interested in this than I ever was in Discovery or Enterprise.
First Trek show I’ve ever been interested in sight unseen.
Excepting Flex's dream project, Star Trek: Bolian Orgy.
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Watched the DS9 documentary this morning. It's really good. Very much a love letter to the cast, crew, writers, and fans, plus a solid argument that it was the best realized ST series. Interspersed throughout, the core writers muse about what an eighth season could be about if they got everyone together, and, dammit, it made me want it to happen badly. So damned good.

(Also, Ira Steven Behr, the showrunner, does regret not making Garak gay, tho he's skeptical the network would have let them.)
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Star Trek VI is on tv, so I'm watching it and am reminded about an aspect of ST I've never understood. The neutral zone often comes up, with one side or the other told to stay out of it. Shouldn't anyone be allowed in the neutral zone? You can't go in someone else's space uninvited, but the very definition of neutral zone should be that it's neutral space and everyone is free to travel it.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Nov 2019, 6:41pm
Star Trek VI is on tv, so I'm watching it and am reminded about an aspect of ST I've never understood. The neutral zone often comes up, with one side or the other told to stay out of it. Shouldn't anyone be allowed in the neutral zone? You can't go in someone else's space uninvited, but the very definition of neutral zone should be that it's neutral space and everyone is free to travel it.
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Kory wrote:
12 Nov 2019, 1:31pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
10 Nov 2019, 6:41pm
Star Trek VI is on tv, so I'm watching it and am reminded about an aspect of ST I've never understood. The neutral zone often comes up, with one side or the other told to stay out of it. Shouldn't anyone be allowed in the neutral zone? You can't go in someone else's space uninvited, but the very definition of neutral zone should be that it's neutral space and everyone is free to travel it.
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YOU MADE ONE MISTAKE, LENNON, YOU DOUBLE CROSSED MIKE LOVE AND LEFT HIM ALIVE

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On The Motion Picture's 40th anniversary: https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-ente ... 34541.html

I remember seeing it in the theatre—I would have been ten, but my recollection is that I saw it in the summer, which doesn't make sense—and loving the visuals but being baffled by the story. Forty years later, those impressions are still largely intact.
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Flex wrote:
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Fuck. I laughed.
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RIP Odo.

The underlying bromance between Quark and Odo was one of my favorite things in DS9.

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We watched the premiere of Picard and liked it a great deal. It does roar thru backstory and set-up rather quickly—if it were a novel, it'd pace things much better, I'm sure, but television demands a faster pace to get to the meat—but it works because there's a mystery to be solved, That's what justifies the story. And it's hard to deny Patrick Stewart's magnetism. He's the noble grandpa we want and hope to be, one who still cares but also needs to atone for his shortcomings. So it also works because we want him to succeed and find peace. Definitely a ride I'm hopping on.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
23 Jan 2020, 8:37pm
We watched the premiere of Picard and liked it a great deal. It does roar thru backstory and set-up rather quickly—if it were a novel, it'd pace things much better, I'm sure, but television demands a faster pace to get to the meat—but it works because there's a mystery to be solved, That's what justifies the story. And it's hard to deny Patrick Stewart's magnetism. He's the noble grandpa we want and hope to be, one who still cares but also needs to atone for his shortcomings. So it also works because we want him to succeed and find peace. Definitely a ride I'm hopping on.
is fat riker in it? please let fat riker be in it
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Flex wrote:
23 Jan 2020, 9:27pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
23 Jan 2020, 8:37pm
We watched the premiere of Picard and liked it a great deal. It does roar thru backstory and set-up rather quickly—if it were a novel, it'd pace things much better, I'm sure, but television demands a faster pace to get to the meat—but it works because there's a mystery to be solved, That's what justifies the story. And it's hard to deny Patrick Stewart's magnetism. He's the noble grandpa we want and hope to be, one who still cares but also needs to atone for his shortcomings. So it also works because we want him to succeed and find peace. Definitely a ride I'm hopping on.
is fat riker in it? please let fat riker be in it
Not the first episode, only doughy Data. But fat Riker is in the trailers, so he's coming up, hopefully still sitting down like a freak. And Picard has a dog named Number One, which I assume is because Riker was Picard's dog.
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