Star Trek: Discovery

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by DotCommunist, Jul 25, 2016.

  1. DotCommunist

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  2. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    Just before TNG, you say? So could be canonical. Hmm.
  3. danny la rouge

    danny la rouge Without music, life would be a mistake.

    I watched an episode of something recently. Star Trek Something Else. It had mind melding as a minority Vulcan ability, frowned upon by most Vulcans. There was some sort of AIDS analogy. It made me angry so I switched off.

    Vulcans can all mind meld.
  4. DotCommunist

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    well, its speculation still but the ship design and numbering suggests it to be set then
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  5. EastEnder

    EastEnder Brixton Barnacle

    STD? Seriously?!?!

    Someone's not thought this through...
  6. Saul Goodman

    Saul Goodman It's all good, man

    Or they have ;)
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  7. maomao

    maomao 四月她爹

    They call them STIs now. Probably not due to confusion with Subscriber Trunk Dialling.
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  8. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Pah, I wanted post - Voyager far future shenanigans, Klingons and Romulans in alliance with the federation, new baddies and far flung galaxies to explore.

    Pre TNG is playing it safe, no imagination:mad:
  9. DotCommunist

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  11. EastEnder

    EastEnder Brixton Barnacle

    I am very much warming to the idea of not basing the show around the captain. I hope this will allow for more "realistic" story lines. One of my bug bears with prior Treks is the representation of the captain as some sort of all-round superhero type who inevitably saves the day. Why the fuck is Picard going on a dangerous away mission? Why is Janeway leading a scouting party into enemy territory? Does the captain of an aircraft carrier pick up a gun, hop off the ship & go shoot bad guys? Does he fuck. The captain's place is safely tucked away in the bowels of the ship, giving out orders and sending the more expendable junior ranks off to do the really dangerous shit. No self respecting captain would ever put him or herself in unnecessary risk - that would be a dereliction of duty. A Navy captain who announced he wanted to abandon his post & go on a dangerous mission would be fucking court-martialled!

    Picard should never have left the bridge. Send Riker instead, he was always a bit annoying anyway.
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  12. Bungle73

    Bungle73 I was there, now I'm here Banned

    But Riker did lead most of the away missions.
  13. DotCommunist

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    Riker, as xo, shouldn't have been on the bridge all the time, but he was. He should have been around the rest of the vessel captaining where the captain couldn't because he was on the bridge.
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  14. DotCommunist

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    Eastender is probably thinking of the TNG films which turned Picard into something of an action hero. Borg episodes though. Locutus
  15. EastEnder

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    You're right, but not all, every once in a while Picard would have a little argument & insist he was going to lead this one. My point really was that a captain should never leave the bridge to go do something dangerous - whether it's an away mission or fisticuffs with baddies on the ship. The role of a true captain is not glamorous, it's organisational - making the big decisions, having meetings, etc. It would wholly irresponsible of any captain to put themselves in unnecessary peril. Which is why I hope the latest Trek can more accurately reflect this, now that there's no need for the captain to be the focus.
  16. DotCommunist

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    Delayed till early may of next year :(
  17. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

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  18. Bonfirelight

    Bonfirelight Crocodile

    You're thinking of 21st century organisation.
    In the 23rd century and beyond its usually the captains job to wrestle with lizard monsters and play nausicaans at dom jot.
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  19. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

    This is true in a branch of the armed services in 2016. But all bets are off for a post-scarcity space-faring crew of liberal do-gooders in the fuck-knows century.
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  20. DotCommunist

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    doing re-shoots for Star Wars Rogue 1 as well, because the vader battlefield scenes were too raw for disney. Better not be delayed as well.

    still, with Trek: Discovery they did say the delay is because they wanted to get it absolutely perfect so I can take that. Better a delay for quality than shoddy product
  21. kabbes

    kabbes "A top 400 poster"

  22. snadge

    snadge metal alchemist

    This is the CBS trailer, terrible CGI In this day and age, that is going back to Babylon 5 quality.

    Horrible looking ship also.

    Star Trek: Discovery -
  23. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Whatever it is, I'm against it

    Or looking after the bridge when the captain was off shift. All the senior officers are always on the bridge at once, so lord knows who ran shit for the other 16 hours of the day.
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  24. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Whatever it is, I'm against it

    That is pretty fucking poor isn't it? Later seasons of DS9 had better CG sequences than that.
  25. DotCommunist

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    I like the ship, something aggressive to the shape, starfleet gunboats always looked a bit too smooth lined right up till the defiant which is a fist of a design. Plus fuck the treaty, we got cloaks now :cool:

    but yes, one hopes the CGI has been spruced up a bit come may
  26. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    This is an early teaser trailer, they basically are animated logos and they are not representative of what will be in the series.
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  27. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Whatever it is, I'm against it

    And you always had the chief engineer personally crawling into Jeffries tubes with a bag of spanners fixing everything. And then if something else goes to shit, who oversees those repairs? Because nobody can find the chief engineer when he's off doing some silly thing that he's got a large and highly trained staff to do for him.

    But then a rigid chain of command and post-scarcity utopian liberalism did always seem a strange combination, and a paradox that some of the better episodes confront directly.
  28. DotCommunist

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    typical liberal interventionists you see, watch what they do not what they say. Parking the largest gunboat in the fleet next to a planet and saaying 'shall we talk peace' while Mr. Data searches out the life signs indicating large population centres...
  29. EastEnder

    EastEnder Brixton Barnacle

    Ahhh, but it was great when Dr Crusher would hang about the bridge & have an argument with the captain. I'm sure that sort of thing happens on Navy vessels all the time.

    Better yet Guinan - I'm sure I remember her on the bridge at least once. You know the ship's in safe hands when the bar tender is chatting to the bridge crew.
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  30. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Whatever it is, I'm against it

    And the counsellor keeping everyone focussed with her highly professional cleavage.

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