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Old 10-22-2017, 02:50 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I think it's ok, but the Klingons freak me out and how the h*ll is this supposed to predate TOS.
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Old 10-22-2017, 03:07 PM
 
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I abandoned this series after episode 4. #Not-My-Star-Trek.

I am curious where you obtained this information though.
Its an opinion based on what i'm reading from various forums including this one , feel free to disagree if you like.
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Old 10-23-2017, 09:10 AM
 
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To add/ no one seems to be talking about the show which adds to my impression no one is interested . i predict a one season run at best =
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Old 10-23-2017, 11:01 AM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Not looking like Discovery is a big hit, unfortunately the long awaited StarTrek series is looking like a dud and will be lucky to finish season one.
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To add/ no one seems to be talking about the show which adds to my impression no one is interested . i predict a one season run at best =
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https://techcrunch.com/2017/10/23/cb...ason/?ncid=rss
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Old 10-23-2017, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Michigan
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To add/ no one seems to be talking about the show which adds to my impression no one is interested . i predict a one season run at best =
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It's been renewed for a second season after 6 episodes: https://io9.gizmodo.com/star-trek-di...son-1819766622

What are your predictions for next years stock market?
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Old 10-24-2017, 12:22 AM
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I watch it. I like it. In fact I've found out yesterday I was more excited for the next episode of Star Trek than I was for the new season of the Walking Dead, which was somewhat surprising.
So far I like the characters, the plot is ok. It's not on "the Expanse" level as far as sf goes, but it's a good show nonetheless.
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Old 10-24-2017, 04:32 AM
 
Location: Charlotte,NC, US, North America, Earth, Alpha Quadrant,Milky Way Galaxy
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Discovery is a HIT despite the intentions of Star Trek detractors. CBS and Netflix have already confirmed it's set new records for subscribers *because* of Discovery. That's really end of story. If you don't like it, stop talking about it - there are a billion other shows out there go watch them. If you're so stuck in the past variants of Star Trek then simply watch Star Trek Continues on Youtube or any of the other fan creations.

I like the high production quality of Discovery, gritty version of this Star Trek universe. We've had enough of the G/PG versions of Star Trek and like the near R rated conceptualization. I think it's GREAT I can look forward to Discovery *and* Walking Dead on the same night (and the streaming service means I can tune in whenever I want).

Really you guys that feel the need to endlessly poo poo the series because you don't want to trade the price of a cup of coffee each week for a great show, or, are so offended that Spock *might* have had an adopted sister (and other continuity adjustments) , need to move the heck on.
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Old 10-24-2017, 05:34 AM
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Discovery is a HIT despite the intentions of Star Trek detractors. CBS and Netflix have already confirmed it's set new records for subscribers *because* of Discovery. That's really end of story. If you don't like it, stop talking about it - there are a billion other shows out there go watch them. If you're so stuck in the past variants of Star Trek then simply watch Star Trek Continues on Youtube or any of the other fan creations.

I like the high production quality of Discovery, gritty version of this Star Trek universe. We've had enough of the G/PG versions of Star Trek and like the near R rated conceptualization. I think it's GREAT I can look forward to Discovery *and* Walking Dead on the same night (and the streaming service means I can tune in whenever I want).

Really you guys that feel the need to endlessly poo poo the series because you don't want to trade the price of a cup of coffee each week for a great show, or, are so offended that Spock *might* have had an adopted sister (and other continuity adjustments) , need to move the heck on.
This. Risking I'll hijack the thread, as I'm not an American, the amount of politics people see in this show is baffling. Especially if they're just seeing it now - Star Trek has always, since the very first season, been a progressive show. It was, on can say, on the cutting edge of social change and progress. And now, in 2017, I see all these supposed "fans of Star Trek, but not this show" being upset ? So you're a fan and it took you this long to notice what has been the cornerstone of the series since the beginning ?
The show has some flaws, for example it's beyond my comprehension why they need to have the highest ranking officers on the line all the time, why can't they do what (admittedly, the show wasn't that great) Stargate: Universe did, with various characters and a dedicated military team among them to handle all the fighting ? But that's about all I have right now. Can't really come up with any more flaws right now.

Take it from someone who really doesn't have a dog in this silly, politcal race: if you just leave your emotional and political baggage at the door, so to say, and try watching the show free of political prejudice, it's actually quite good.

Also, please don't turn this into a fight over politics, in case you feel like going at it.
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Old 10-24-2017, 07:09 AM
 
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With regard to the "holodeck" seen on the recent episode "Lethe"...


First, while it uses holograms, it's not a "holodeck." I'm frankly surprised finicky Star Trek fans didn't notice the clear differences:


1. There was no physical interaction with the holograms.
2. The humans had to bring in their own weapons.
3. All action was confined to the physical space of the actual room--there was no holodeck "enlargement" of the space.
4. The system presented holograms and registered "hits" on the holograms, as well as registering simulated "hits" on the humans.


We nearly have that technology now.


Second, The Animated Series had already introduced the concept on the Enterprise.
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Old 10-29-2017, 09:46 PM
 
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Episode 7 of Discovery wins science fiction again. They did an old trope--time loops--but they did it well and wound up with a very Trek-like episode.
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