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Post by Antilogic » Tue, 6. Feb 18, 12:56

burger1 wrote:I'd rather have something you can watch with other adults without being embarrassed.
Question how boring the adults you're watching with are. ^^

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Post by burger1 » Tue, 13. Feb 18, 03:42

I guess it's done for this season.

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Post by Usenko » Tue, 13. Feb 18, 09:00

That was abrupt . . .

I liked much of it, but I felt that the end of the major arc came far too quickly.
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Post by euclid » Tue, 13. Feb 18, 10:01

Usenko wrote:That was abrupt . . .

I liked much of it, but I felt that the end of the major arc came far too quickly.
Indeed, for a season final a tad disappointing.

And just a side note for those comments on Altered Carbon: I find it quite surprising that people are concerned about the displayed nudity rather than the utter violence. But I suspect that we are more used to the latter.

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Post by pjknibbs » Tue, 13. Feb 18, 10:40

euclid wrote:I find it quite surprising that people are concerned about the displayed nudity rather than the utter violence.
The way TV is censored these days causes that sort of disconnect, I think--it tends to be "Show all the blood and guts you like, but if a female nipple should happen to flash for half a second onscreen, you're in trouble". Makes no sense to me either, but them's the breaks.

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Post by Ketraar » Tue, 13. Feb 18, 13:41

An underwhelming ending to a underwhelming season. The only real upside was that they finally managed to insert some Star Trek into it even if just very late and too little. Even though it made no sense at all for star fleet to agree to such a horrendous plan, but at least it allowed for a very treky speech. Not the subtlest way to convey it, but from this level of writing I was not expecting much anyway.

Also the cheapest of cliffhangers ever made, phoned in fan service. At this point they could just cancel season 2 and I would not care at all.

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Post by berth » Wed, 14. Feb 18, 00:25

^^^

Pretty much sums up my feelings. All rather lacklustre. I'll watch it if they make more but I'm not really invested in any of the characters or the world they're in.

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Post by Redvers Ganderpoke » Wed, 14. Feb 18, 13:56

Blink and you miss the climax of the season or should I say anti-climax of the season. The cliff hanger at the end wasn't really a cliff hanger. So far the characters seem a bit bland (IMO Saru is the most interesting with Michael Burnham one of the least - a lot of the bridge staff could be played by muppets as much as we now about them, Tilly is almost Wesley in annoyance.)
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Two cliff hangers - although it not a very high cliff and nobody is in danger
1. So what does Cpt Pike want?
2. Who's going to be the new Captain?
I can hardly contain my excitement : :|
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Post by Usenko » Wed, 14. Feb 18, 14:34

I didn't hate the episode as some have. I did think that it was not the strongest episode of the season.

My thoughts were as follows:
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* The character arcs of Burnham and Tyler were brought to satisfying conclusions (or stopping points, at least, bearing in mind both are likely to feature next season).

* The character arcs of L'Rell and Saru were not so well managed. Saru was developing as a Captain, and some acknowledgement of this should have been made rather than him simply meekly yielding his position to Captain Whoever on Vulcan. Meanwhile, there was more that could have been done with L'Rell.

* I get that the scriptwriters didn't want to continue the Klingon War arc next season. Okay, I respect that. However, the war came to just too screeching a halt. I found it hard to accept that an interstellar war could be stopped so completely with a simple implied threat, especially if the problem is that the Klingons have so completely fragmented into their 24 houses.

*Here's an alternative: The house that is currently threatening Earth is somehow specifically invested in the bomb attack. So L'Rell has managed to pull them away. Seeing her strength at this, the other houses come to treat with her. She promises nothing more than an armistice to the Federation; the war has become a cold war, but at least we're not shooting at each other. This allows for a different focus next season (in that there's no official hostilities), but a level of political intrigue and possible border skirmishes. The Discovery could still find itself in danger when it accidentally warps into a previously unihabited system which has now caught a bad case of Klingons. Are the warships in system hostile, or are they part of a faction which has accepted the peace? We don't know until we have more information.
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Post by Ketraar » Wed, 14. Feb 18, 16:05

Thinking about it this season I realized Star Trek Discovery's plot, felt much like the X3 TC Treasure Hunt Plot, a reverse engineered goal with steps made to fit to reach the end result.

One was made by a person who didnt know jack squat about storytelling, the other by a modder. :roll:

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Post by Hank001 » Fri, 16. Feb 18, 03:00

Bravo moderator "Behold Zeus sends down a hero!" crack him down in scene 215.

No sour grapes but as a 10 year old when I sat on the carpet in front of the box when Kirk first split that mighty infinitive to boldly go, and Gray Mitchell exited stage downward under his rocky grave I was hooked. While my father on the couch scoffed.

I sat through the newest Star Trek watching post processing errors and calculating production values.

Gad I've turned into my father!

:lol: Happy Valentines Day.
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