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Re: The Trailer I'VE Been Waiting For
Board: Starfleet Command
Reply to: #916015 by Trekkie Gal
Dec 14, 2015 11:15am
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Star Trek Beyond is the movie I'm really looking forward to.

Did you notice that it's directed by Justin Lin, directory of Fast & Furious? Does that bode well, or not?
Re: The Trailer I'VE Been Waiting For
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Reply to: #916024 by Jaxx
Dec 14, 2015 11:16am
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I still find it hard to believe that a Beastie Boys song will make it to the 23rd Century

Bach and Brahms has made it that long.

You mean popular enough to be played by a member of the Enterprise crew. Well, it is a diverse crew.
Re: The Trailer I'VE Been Waiting For
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Reply to: #916026 by Oberon_Kenobi
Dec 14, 2015 11:19am
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The Beastie Boys are NOT Bach or Brahms!!!

Or the Beatles
Or the Stones
Or .... well, you get the idea

I'm sure there were many other composers of those times that didn't last the test of time.

J
Re: The Trailer I'VE Been Waiting For
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Reply to: #916027 by Jaxx
Dec 14, 2015 11:33am
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The Beastie Boys are NOT Bach or Brahms!!!

I don't like the Beastie Boys either, but there are people who do. In the future there will be more people so there will be even more people who will like the Beastie Boys.

Unless they totally fall off the radar to the Vulcan Vixens. ;-)
Re: The Trailer I'VE Been Waiting For
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Reply to: #916025 by Oberon_Kenobi
Dec 14, 2015 12:59pm
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Did you notice that it's directed by Justin Lin, directory of Fast & Furious? Does that bode well, or not?

You tell me. I've never seen any of the Fast & Furious movies.

TG
Re: The Trailer I'VE Been Waiting For
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Reply to: #916035 by Trekkie Gal
Dec 14, 2015 6:04pm
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I've never seen any of the Fast & Furious movies.

Neither have I. I was hoping that someone who had seen at least one would enlighten us. Can you imagine them drifting in a starship?
This Day in History-just sayin' ;)
Board: Starfleet Command
Jan 2, 2016 2:56am
Doesn't everyone know that the planet Vulcan does not orbit our star? ;) It is approximately 16 light years from Earth and first contact will not be made for ~50 more years!!!

(could not help myself...)
-PLP
Chekov will not be recast
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Jul 21, 2016 7:17am
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According to this article, J.J. Abrams will not be recasting the role of Chekov after Anton Yelchin's death. I think that's good.

TG

P.S. Anyone else going to see Star Trek Beyond tonight?
Re: Chekov will not be recast
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Reply to: #931563 by Trekkie Gal
Jul 21, 2016 8:42pm
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J.J. Abrams will not be recasting the role of Chekov after Anton Yelchin's death. I think that's good.

I read that someplace else. Paramount may overrule him and pull The Other Darrin. This is an alternate universe so they don't have to keep him around, and it would probably be best to do it that way. However, if they want to replace him, have the Big Bad kill off Chekov in the first act then they don't have to replace him in subsequent movies.

Anyone else going to see Star Trek Beyond tonight?

The review from The Register (a geek news site) summarized their review as "Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung." Please let us know what you think.
Re: Chekov will not be recast
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Reply to: #931604 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jul 22, 2016 8:21pm
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Please let us know what you think.

I left the theater with a smile on my face. The movie was slow to really get started, but once it did, it was enjoyable. Still not really in line with Gene Roddenberry's vision, but I think that can be forgiven as this is an alternate timeline. I really liked Jaylah, and I hope she will be back in the next movie.

TG
Re: Chekov will not be recast
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Reply to: #931689 by Trekkie Gal
Jul 22, 2016 8:49pm
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I left the theater with a smile on my face. The movie was slow to really get started, but once it did, it was enjoyable.

It's good to see that it wasn't as bad as The Register said it was.

Still not really in line with Gene Roddenberry's vision

Well, it is J.J. Abrams. He seems to like action and explosions.

I really liked Jaylah, and I hope she will be back in the next movie.

Probably not. She's not going to come through Starfleet, and they don't have civilians (except some families) on this Enterprise. But it is J.J. Abrams, so they may just make up new rules.
Re: Chekov will not be recast
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Reply to: #931690 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jul 23, 2016 7:35pm
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She's not going to come through Starfleet

She got into Starfleet Academy, so it's possible.

TG
Re: Chekov will not be recast
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Reply to: #931734 by Trekkie Gal
Jul 23, 2016 10:00pm
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She got into Starfleet Academy, so it's possible.

I hadn't seen the movie so I was making an assumption.

Wesley was in Starfleet Academy 3 years, then he dropped out to pursue a more interesting path. I think they'll have forgotten about her after however many movies that will take.
Re: Chekov will not be recast
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Reply to: #931745 by Oberon_Kenobi
Aug 13, 2016 9:58am
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Wesley did return to Starfleet, however... ;)
Re: Chekov will not be recast
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Reply to: #932902 by marrtians
Aug 14, 2016 2:01pm
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Wesley did return to Starfleet, however... ;)

????

TG
Re: Chekov will not be recast
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Reply to: #932973 by Trekkie Gal
Aug 14, 2016 7:13pm
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Wesley did return to Starfleet, however... ;)

????

Perhaps referring to the Riker and Troi's wedding scene in "Nemesis"?

Jaxx
Re: Chekov will not be recast
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Reply to: #932981 by Jaxx
Aug 15, 2016 8:55am
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{[Perhaps referring to the Riker and Troi's wedding scene in "Nemesis"?}}

Ah, you mean where he was shown for about 2 seconds and had no lines? Can you blame me for forgetting that?? Especially from that movie!

TG
Re: Chekov will not be recast
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Reply to: #933001 by Trekkie Gal
Aug 16, 2016 5:26am
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Can you blame me for forgetting that??

Nope!!! LOL
Re: Chekov will not be recast
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Reply to: #933001 by Trekkie Gal
Sep 6, 2016 9:57am
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Yes, they cut all his dialogue. He actually had a scene with Picard and Beverly which you can find on the DVD/Blu-Ray or on the internet that talked about how he's returned to Starfleet, so it's considered canon. He's last known to be a lieutenant, junior grade.
The Orville
Board: Starfleet Command
May 17, 2017 10:30pm
Have you seen the trailer for "The Orville"? It's an hour comedy/drama by Seth MacFarlane that looks like a cross of "Star Trek" and "Galaxy Quest". I don't like any previous television series or movie by Seth MacFarlane, but the trailer looks promising.

The tag line in the trailer is: "The Universe has a crew loose."
Star Trek: Discovery
Board: Starfleet Command
Sep 24, 2017 10:03pm
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"Star Trek: Discovery" was tonight. What do you think?

====== Spoilers ahead ======

To me, it seems much darker than any of the other Star Trek series, even Voyager and Enterprise.

The Klingons are much different than any of the other series. At least they acknowledged that the Klingons weren't new, because we'd seen them in Enterprise; Star Fleet just hadn't communicated with them in a very long time. And the Klingons brought up Kahless, who we first heard about in TNG.

The Klingons look a LOT different, but we saw that before the series began. Some of their Terran accent comes through when they're speaking Klingon; they don't speak Klingon as well as in TNG.

It's just too bad that the rest is only (currently) available on CBS: All Access. This will limit the number of viewers, and will probably limit this series to only one season. At least we'll be able to view the single season on one of the other pay video services, eventually.

At least we have "The Orville" to watch on broadcast television.
Re: Star Trek: Discovery
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Reply to: #951712 by Oberon_Kenobi
Sep 24, 2017 10:22pm
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I'm rather irritated and disappointed that they're going with the "Access" route. To me it just looks greedy. Why put out one episode and then just pull the rug from under your viewers? I will be avoiding Access completely. I do not wish to support that side of it.
Re: Star Trek: Discovery
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Reply to: #951712 by Oberon_Kenobi
Sep 25, 2017 8:40am
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I've been dubious and irritated by the CBS access thing, but I decided to watch and tried very hard to like it and be objective. I thought it was pretty and well made, but it seemed like they tried so hard to make it pretty and well made that they forgot to make it entertaining.
I'm far less sad that I won't be watching the paid episodes now.
The Orville entertained me. Yeah, it's dumb in places and awkward and having a bit of a time finding it's legs/identity, but it's entertaining all around.

Have to amend this a bit as I just worked out that I missed the very beginning due to rotten time zone math. ;) Which explains why I was thinking, boy, they really opened this up abruptly.

*head desk*
Re: Star Trek: Discovery
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Reply to: #951729 by Vandisar
Sep 25, 2017 10:38pm
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The Orville entertained me. Yeah, it's dumb in places and awkward and having a bit of a time finding it's legs/identity, but it's entertaining all around.

So, it sounds like you're ready for "The Orville: The Next Generation". ;-)
Re: Star Trek: Discovery
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Reply to: #951712 by Oberon_Kenobi
Sep 25, 2017 10:41pm
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The fact that Discovery even got made is amazing because several years ago, I read that Les Mooves, president of CBS, had no intention of ever allowing another Star Trek series to be created. Clearly the CBS All Access route was the compromise. And because it was going to be airing on a paid service, CBS was even willing to give it a bigger budget per episode than they would have if it had been on free TV. This allows for a better production value, giving the show much more of a cinematic look than past Star Trek series.

After watching the first two episodes (I have been an All Access subscriber for several years, so the announcement that Discovery was going to be streaming only didn't bother me at all), I do think CBS would have been smarter to air both of those episodes as the second one was really a lot better than the first. I'm excited to see where the show is going, and also to finally get to see the Discovery itself in episode 3.

TG
Re: Star Trek: Discovery
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Reply to: #951712 by Oberon_Kenobi
Sep 27, 2017 6:19am
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As others, the Access thing is ridiculous.... but I'M SO HAPPY THERE IS A NEW STAR TREK SERIES!!!!

Can't wait to see the third episode!!!!
Re: Star Trek: Discovery
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Reply to: #951810 by RogueOne
Sep 27, 2017 6:37am
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So, you don't like CBS All Access, but you're using it to watch the third (and other?) episodes?
Re: Star Trek: Discovery
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Reply to: #951712 by Oberon_Kenobi
Sep 27, 2017 1:48pm
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I remember reading somewhere that Netflix bought the rights to air the show everywhere.... Except the US, of course. But if you can VPN into anywhere outside of the US or happen to be traveling out of the country, you're golden!

-- Ryan, who needs another visit to Poland....
Errand of Mercy
Board: Starfleet Command
Sep 30, 2017 9:42pm
========== Spoilers ahead==========

"Errand of Mercy" is on MeTV right now. It is the beginning of a war between the Federation and the Klingon empire. If "Star Trek: Discovery" does (somehow) last 10 seasons, they'll have to deal with this.

However, something that seems inconsistent with that first episode of "Star Trek: Discovery": This episode acts like they haven't had war with the Klingons within the past 10 years. Nevertheless, they don't specifically state that, just that they weren't at war and now they are. I only saw that first episode, so I'm not sure that the war that was apparently coming to Discovery actually happened.

Does this seem like an inconsistency with ST:DSC, or not?
Patrick Stewart and Scott Bakula on the Orville
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Oct 21, 2017 1:31pm
According to this Orville review, both Patrick Stewart and Scott Bakula will appear on episodes of "The Orville".