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On 9/6/2020 at 3:41 AM, InsaneCommander said:

I really liked the first three episodes of Raised by Wolves. If the show can bring some surprises and keep the quality it's gonna be good.

The first three of The Boys season 2 however left me disappointed. Not that they were bad, but I need more right now.

I do think The boys is still good, but it did feel like I was watching episodes 9, 10, and 11 of season one instead of first three episodes of season two.

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Wait, they are working on yet another Star Trek show that will turn out to be garbage?

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3 hours ago, Lexx said:

Wait, they are working on yet another Star Trek show that will turn out to be garbage?

Seems like someone's decided they're going to try and squeeze every last dollar they can out of that franchise before they drive it into the ground.

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7 hours ago, Lexx said:

Wait, they are working on yet another Star Trek show that will turn out to be garbage?

Even broken clock is right twice a day. So maybe this time will be different.

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I've been rewatching the first seasons of Bleach anime.  That Soul Society rescue-Rukia arc (season 2?) is the best period of that series, imo.  Well, if you like action and all the sword/combat mythology of it, anyway. Even most of the silly humor works. Although the over-garrulous, talking-antagonist syndrome is wearying, if still a bit amusing.

 

4 hours ago, kanisatha said:

Seems like someone's decided they're going to try and squeeze every last dollar they can out of that franchise before they drive it into the ground.

They decided that a long time ago.  And even if it dies down/stops a while, it'd likely that after ten to fifteen years, they'll dust it off and try yet again.

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2 hours ago, kirottu said:

Even broken clock is right twice a day. So maybe this time will be different.

Hopefully. They claim it's a return to the old episodic with overarching plots and optimism type Trek but since it still has mostly the same writers my expectations are low. 

 

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13 hours ago, Raithe said:

 

So it will be episodic, but also an extended version of "The Cage"?

Anyway, the end of Discovery season 2 was really dumb and I didn't even dare watch some of the short Treks. So I share ShadySands opinion.

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3 hours ago, ShadySands said:

Hopefully. They claim it's a return to the old episodic with overarching plots and optimism type Trek but since it still has mostly the same writers my expectations are low. 

 

I looked up "star trek strange new worlds writers" on Google, and the first article I click on has noted hack fraud Alex Kurtzman's ugly mug as one of the story's cover images, with him listed as one of the main writers.

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Akiva Goldsman was actually the bigger negative for me

But yeah, I'm not expecting it to be much different from Discovery and Picard since it's coming from the same people

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It'll be just more stupid lens flares and dumb plot twists.

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From what I've seen of Discovery/Picard, some of the fan-made episodes of Trek I saw on YouTube were better. They should try hiring some fans or maybe some of the earlier Trek-novel authors as scriptwriters, maybe.   ;)

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16 hours ago, ShadySands said:

Akiva Goldsman was actually the bigger negative for me

But yeah, I'm not expecting it to be much different from Discovery and Picard since it's coming from the same people

In my ideal dream world the creative writing team behind a new sci-fi show would be Robert Hewitt Wolfe, Ashley Miller and Zack Stentz. Doesn't even need to be Trek, although arguably RHW's best work was indeed on Trek (he wrote DS9 episodes like The Wire, Hard Time and A Call To Arms :)).

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Kinda sad but I've heard, since I still haven't seen it, that Lower Decks is the most "Trek" of all the new shows.

I think you can really tell any story that you'd like to in the Star Trek universe so long as you actually understand how to make it work.. or care to. You can't just put generic grimdark drama! in a Starfleet uniform and call it a day.

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A slightly different streaming tip here, but this South African documentary below, released in August on Netflix, is IMHO a masterpiece and one of the best nature documentaries I've ever seen, and I've seen a lot, as part of my daily work - the astonishing photography, the surprising knowledge it conveys and the emotional personal man-animal-storyline shown are all outstanding achievements in their own right. Phenomenal stuff:

My Octopus Teacher

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12888462/

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I haven't watched a single episode of new trek and from how much everyone seems to hate it that seems to have been a good choice.

My fiance is watching some **** about a fox that does death metal karaoke to deal with a **** job and it's pretty good. I finished Cobra Kai's current seasons already and think it has out 80's movied the 80's. Next I think I'm going to get around to season 3 of West World and hope it didn't get ****ed up.

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I guess because CBS doesn't have any shows to put on because of Covid, they are going to be running ST: Discovery on the broadcast CBS channel. So I finally get to watch it. Based on all I've read here I have very low expectations. But it *is* ST, so I'll give it a go.

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Honestly, it's better as generic sci-fi than Star Trek because it's so different in tone, pace, and focus. Like a JJ Trek movie only you never learn the bridge crew's names. I do hope you like it though because it's not all bad.

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I started watching Chernobyl. I'm at episode 2 now and man, it's like a horror movie.

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Just finished Cobra Kai season 1. It's surprisingly engaging for how predictable its 2 steps forward, 1 (or more) step(s) back structure is. The wife really likes it too and I'm pretty sure she's never seen the original.

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