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Star Trek: Discovery

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

  1. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Were there only 3 seasons? it seemed to last for the whole of the 90s
     
  2. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    7 seasons, the first two were terrible. It only picked up when Roddenberry was less hands on! Go figure.

    It didn't get picked up by the BBC until 1991 or something like that, but which time the states were on season 4, the only way to watch here before then was to rent the VHS tapes.

    There should have been an 8th season, but they decided to go with making films instead.
     
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  3. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Just checked and it was made between 1987 and 1994. Must have been repeated a lot here in the 90s then as it always seemed to be on on Monday nights in my skunk/student years
     
  4. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Argh, you posted before I edited my post to include that vital info, so I'll post it again:

    It didn't get picked up by the BBC until 1991 or something like that, but which time the states were on season 4, the only way to watch here before then was to rent the VHS tapes.

    When Sky picked it up, they went crazy with daily episodes.
     
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  5. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I think I've got episode 6 coming up. It's got to be better than the deeply average stuff I've sat through now.
     
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  6. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    Yeah, it was shown four years behind the UK so was on through most of the nineties.
     
  7. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    I think I felt like you at this point, episode 6 in my book is not great either, however episode 7 is brilliant, and has nothing to do with the actual plot of the whole series... Go figure. It's a proper episode of Star Trek!

    The last two episodes are good too, and leaves a nice cliffhanger for January.

    Looking back I can see how the series is probably not good for the binge watcher. I'd probably have given up myself if I was binging, yet watching it weekly made those bad episodes enough of a distant memory to watch it again the following week and be mildly excited about it, just because it was Star Trek!
     
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  8. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    It seems a small miracle TNG managed to pull it off. I would imagine hardline Trekkies would have been apprehensive about a sequel to TOS, and I suspect the first episodes would not have allayed their fears. But it certainly got better and batter as the seasons progressed, and imvho had better stories overall and was more gripping than TOS. Also, Picard.
     
  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    OK, so episode 7 was actually like a proper Star Trek episode - the sort of thing that Kirk would have been involved in. Much more fun.
     
  10. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood



    *warm feelings*
     
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  11. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    Heh, I remember going to a fancy dress party in those days and I was totally lazy about it, so purchased a Mars Bar on the way, placing it, still wrapped, on my forehead, when asked who i'd come as
     
  12. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    see, you were flagging at the same point I was. Its 'star trek chance' and nostalgia credits were running low, but the time loop one does the job. This klingon stuff needs putting to bed tho. Such a wank idea to have them wearing masks. Or what might as well be masks for all the face movement you get
     
  13. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    Apologies if you've seen this already, but if not here is a very good documentary called "Chaos on the Bridge" (on Netflix) specifically about the goings-on during the first two seasons of TNG. A flavour of it:



    (clip changed)
     
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  14. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw "Ride me sideways" was another one

    Definitely worth pushing through to the mid-season finale I reckon
     
  15. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Che Guevara and Debussy to a disco beat

    4 eps in and I like it. Great leads and looks impressive.
     
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  16. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Che Guevara and Debussy to a disco beat

  17. fishfinger

    fishfinger تپلی

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  18. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Che Guevara and Debussy to a disco beat

  19. Omaplata

    Omaplata Ex Lurker

  20. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

  21. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist my world is fire and blood

    he hasn't made a good film since Jackie Brown but all the same I'd love to see him have a go
     
  22. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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  23. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Still way too much BATTLE! WAR! EXPLODING SPACESHIPS! and far too few Picard-type intellectual ruminations.
     
  24. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Che Guevara and Debussy to a disco beat

    Ruminations are so 90s. Battle! War! etc are very much the zeitgeist. :p
     
  25. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    I don’t think Lorca is the philosophical type tbh :D
     
  26. gosub

    gosub ~#

    Have a :( rather than a like. (not disagreeing)
     
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  27. Santino

    Santino lovelier than lovely

    Remember when a hostile ship would be threatening the Enterprise and Picard would instantly arrange a meeting in Conference Room 2?
     
  28. agricola

    agricola a genuine importer of owls

    the one in "Ensign Ro" is the best one of those
     
  29. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby Che Guevara and Debussy to a disco beat

    Just finished it - looking fwd to the next 6 eps. I liked the cliffhanger, I'm thinking
    stuck in the Delta Quadrandt
    or
    the mirror universe as hinted at in the thread
     
  30. Omaplata

    Omaplata Ex Lurker

    I remember the glory days! When Den of Geek did a 'revisiting' series on ST:TNG each episode had a 'Time until Meeting' and a brief description of said meeting. Good old days etc.

    Revisiting Star Trek TNG: Datalore
     

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