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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

Wizard wrote:

1x05 was fine except for the body swap.  I am sure almost every TV show has done a body swap episode now.  They are not funny and haven't been since the Original Freaky Friday film in 1976.

Please stop doing body swaps.

dont agree just think it was not done well. would have been funnier had it been Spock and the randy blond nurse bombshell. missed opportunity. The two vulcans were too similar for it to be funny, was rather lame

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

Wizard wrote:

Please stop doing body swaps.

big_smile I like 'em.

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

What a lovely episode. smile

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

The dream twist on Amok Time from TOS was cool, as long as they keep nodding towards TOS I'll be happy. Really love the uniforms too! Way better IMHO than Disco, and super glad they didn't take any uniform design queues from Enterprise.

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

105, so good, but why hasn't anyone mentioned.....

Spoiler

Enterprise BINGO!  I so want to play that!  Are Star Trek amusement parks at Universal?  Anyway,  it's hard to tell with the font they use, but check if I got the rules right:

Enterprise Bingo

Complete 10 items from the list below.  Don't get caught!

1. Use transporter to reflavor gum
2. Phaser stun duel
3. Turbolift two floor shout challenge
4. Set the universal translator to Andorian
5. Gravity boot hang challenge
6. Medical tricorder challenge vulcan marsupial
7. Food replicator challenge durian fruit (So long as you don't have to eat it.  Durian is disgusting!)
8. Sneak a tribble into the transporter buffer.
9. Sit in the captains chair.
10. EV Suit Challenge: Unsanctioned space walk.
11. Sign the scorch

Let me know.

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/memor … -prefix=en

Can't link the image so here's the URL to a screengrab of the list on MemoryAlpha.

Looks about right to me mate

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

I found a pic of it on reddit that works:

Spoiler

https://preview.redd.it/5s4dgcpnx5391.png?width=1917&format=png&auto=webp&s=2097db79b78e21a6c9be840ce2f061f588d23167

Totally the kind of shenanigans that I would be up to on a space ship.

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

I loved the "down time" schtick in the latest Ep.

In fact, I feel as though, if this and the last few Eps are an accurate representation of the type of series Strange New Worlds is going to be... well then, I guess I'm in.

Also doesn't hurt that one of my favorite classic Trek secondary (and sometimes just sort of background) character, Doctor Jabilo M'Benga, is on the series... I honestly wasn't expecting it (as I don't do 'news' or 'trailers') and granted his new edgy background story isn't anything special... still the nostalgia feels for that character and No. 1 are enhancing my enjoyment of this adventure sci-fi cool


P.S. I just want to say that while at first I was not sure about the body swap trope in Ep 4, in the end it was much less redic than that Voyager Ep where the Doctor and Se7en body swapped... in some ways, even, much less annoying tongue

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

Certainly a step in the right direction, let's hope they keep this us up.

But whenever I watch anything "new Star Trek", I can't help wondering what "The Orville" team could do with the same actors, sets and budgets they have.

2020.  Meh.

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

graybags wrote:

But whenever I watch anything "new Star Trek", I can't help wondering what "The Orville" team could do with the same actors, sets and budgets they have.

Me too... and to be honest it took me awhile to downshift to this, a more conventional take on modern sci-fi, after having watched a series like The Orville where they do such an fantastic job subverting SF tropes in ways that might even impress the Grand Masters (which, incidentally, is not something I ever thought I would write).

Meanwhile Strange New Worlds... while not, by any means, bad does almost feel as though all the Powers That Be did was recruit writers from the Stargate franchise, since all SNW seems to be doing (so far) is just telling decently fun action sci-fi.

That being as it is, none of the writes for SNW seem to have been doing any of the SF series I've found compelling in recent years... Save for maybe Akela Cooper, who worked on The 100 (which, to be fair, was more a space opera than a straight-up science fiction series).

So yeah, I think, were they given the chance, The Orville writers would've made more the series I wanted to see but this isn't bad either... I loved me some Stargate: Atlantis cool

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

Watched the first 3 eps and so far i really enjoy it, even the endcredits music is a great new rendition of the orginal music.

So far i enjoy this the most of the recent Star Trek attempts with
Discovery which had some good episodes but was mostly meh/okish and
Picard which was mostly too slow paced/boring.

And the Orville is also great even tho in the second season there were also some better and some worse episodes i dident like but havent started season 3 yet.

So far so good.

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62 (edited by merc 2022-06-09 18:44:57)

Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

good punch line to eps 6.
Has any one noticed that Pike's hair sticks up unnaturally and a bit funny like he has had a blow dry? well it is a rather exaggerated quiff?

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

I enjoyed 1x6!

merc wrote:

Has any one noticed that Pike's hair sticks up unnaturally and a bit funny like he has had a blow dry? well it is a rather exaggerated quiff?

Yes, I almost get quiff-envy. wink But then I'd need a new car to fit in with that much volume on top. lol

Have you noticed that many sci-fi shows use extravagant hair styles? I even mentioned them in the Expanse thread - I think it's a fun way to remind the viewer again and again that the show plays in the future, not the well-known present.

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

First show in a long time having goose bumps every minute watching it. I consider TNG, DS9 and later seasons of Voyager my favorites, but Strange New Worlds could end up even better.

No I´m not Tom Hanks - duh!!

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OtmShank wrote:

having goose bumps every minute watching it.

Every minute? You might need to increase the room temperature. cool

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

Every minute? You might need to increase the room temperature. cool

with this show i get goose bumps in summer

No I´m not Tom Hanks - duh!!

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

It reminds me so much of the original star trek. Cheesy lines/plots and love interests for the captain. Loving it.....

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

merc wrote:

Pike's hair sticks up unnaturally


so far, the main constant annoyance. followed by sex scenes. at least it's not Discovery.

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

jameswmcl_1 wrote:

It reminds me so much of the original star trek. Cheesy lines/plots and love interests for the captain. Loving it.....

but none of the wit or caricatures - the swank of Kirk, eye twitch of spock etc

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

Marry/F*ck/Kill Captains

Marry - Pike - cause you know his time is short and the payday is large
F*ck - Pike - cause of the hair and the wittiness
Kill - Pike - cause I want to see the paradox unfold

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

S01E08.  Another filler episode that I mostly skipped through.

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

Wizard wrote:

S01E08.  Another filler episode that I mostly skipped through.

Really?  Wow.  It was much more my kind of Star Trek.

2020.  Meh.

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

Ep8 had a cute framing mechanism which reminds me of some of the absolute worst Eps of Trek like when Tasha Yar had to fight for her right not to marry a man on Ligon II, or that time when everyone on DS9 were forced to Move Along Home and let's not forget Michael Mckean just going for it in the second season of Voyager.

But this terrible Ep, it ended with [nothing borderline about it] child abuse... this was, at the same time, both the dumbest and most offensive Ep of Trek I've seen in what seems like forever [and I am counting Discovery's time crystal nonsense]. It retroactively turned one of my favorite lowkey players on TOS into a criminal but also got rid of his dumb edgy unneeded complication... so honestly I will try to view this as a glitch and take a cue from the crew to forget any of this ever happened.

Why am I so angry, you may ask?! Well it's not cause this Ep followed in the grand tradition of corny genre moments, no...

Spoiler

It is because Dr. M'Benga relinquished parental reasonability when his (underaged) daughter asked him to... the end of this was positioned as a noble thing he did when leaving his daughter spend the rest of her life with just one being [who 100% has been manipulating everyone] is in fact actually the MOST SELFISH THING HE COULD'VE DONE.

And while I think it's a garbage person who would choose the way he did, it would be fine if his commanding offices report his clear child abuse and he gets some sort of consequences for it... but that's not going to happen based on the way the story was framed. It's just frustrating that someone thinks this is parenting then presents that to an audience... I mean, sure you can do that emotional arc but not in this completely tone-deaf way, if you please hmm

I really hope the writer of this Ep never has any children and if they do they are taken away by child protection IMMEDIATELY!

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

graybags wrote:
Wizard wrote:

S01E08.  Another filler episode that I mostly skipped through.

Really?  Wow.  It was much more my kind of Star Trek.


I started to watch it then saw Pikes new hair style and decided not to take it any further . Maybe when I have nothing else to watch then I will go back

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (May 05, 2022)

Wizard wrote:

S01E08.  Another filler episode that I mostly skipped through.

I agree a waste of 45 minutes a big let down after the previous episodes.