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by Scrattch
02/19/18
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Axanar: A Star Trek Fan Production
Replies: 132
Views: 6773

Re: Axanar: A Star Trek Fan Production

I just really, really, really hope they make the new parts in the same documentary style to give us a cohesive whole. They just nailed it the first time- don't change it, just FINISH IT.
by Scrattch
02/12/18
Forum: OOC Banter
Topic: This Episode...
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: This Episode...

Radar... radar... radar... RIDER!
by Scrattch
02/02/18
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???
Replies: 210
Views: 4153

Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

Agreed. Here's the thing: Discovery is decent sci-fi. It got off to a slow start, and they're getting a little Deus Ex Machina lately, but it's fairly solid and not afraid to pull punches (for CBS/Paramount). It's just that it doesn't FEEL like a Trek property 90% of the time. I think, honestly, it ...
by Scrattch
01/24/18
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???
Replies: 210
Views: 4153

Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

Ain't that the truth, Tregarde.
by Scrattch
01/11/18
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
Replies: 29
Views: 833

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII - The Last Jedi

I've seen it twice, and I'm still torn. There are parts I readily accept and others that are discordant. There are brilliant bits that get it just right and the rampant need to induce a 'comedic foil' that utterly ruins it. I think because I played virtually EVERY Star Wars game extant that I can ac...
by Scrattch
01/11/18
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: The Orville (Star Trek Homage)
Replies: 30
Views: 492

Re: The Orville (Star Trek Homage)

Thank god.

But I will lay real money on the bet that Family Guy/American Dad/Simpsons merch makes Easter Egg appearances at *some* point.

This is FOX, after all.
by Scrattch
12/24/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Star Trek Continues (indie fan show)
Replies: 27
Views: 1469

Re: Star Trek Continues (indie fan show)

Watched the 2 part finale a week or two ago. They wrapped it up nicely.

I'll miss this- to my mind it captured the 'feel' of TOS the best of any fan prod yet.

Not surprised they released the .iso's. I would expect no less from people of this caliber.
by Scrattch
12/20/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???
Replies: 210
Views: 4153

Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

It does have a good soundtrack, I'll give it that.

And... I'll admit that I do want to know WTF they ended up.
by Scrattch
12/04/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???
Replies: 210
Views: 4153

Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

The problem arises when one person (or a group of people in this case) imposes their own standards for how they interact with Star Trek on everyone else. But rather than accepting that, these gatekeepers decide that their opinions are fact. And then they try and impose their will and judgment on ot...
by Scrattch
11/21/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???
Replies: 210
Views: 4153

Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

Most of what we know of Spock's family life was given to us via ST:TAS and later novels... other than what TNG gave us later. Personally, I don't count Abram's stuff as canon.
by Scrattch
11/20/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???
Replies: 210
Views: 4153

Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

Hence my observation about canon and the asses of Tribbles.
by Scrattch
11/13/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???
Replies: 210
Views: 4153

Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

The scene in question is from the mid season cliffhanger(ish) and, yeah... they showed what the smart viewers among us had already figured out. Torture wasn't the only thing going on between our new head of security and scar-faced Klingon interrogator woman. Frankly, I was far more worried about Sta...
by Scrattch
11/10/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???
Replies: 210
Views: 4153

Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

Slipps, you just made my head go 'spoldey. Not fair. But hilarious. @Tregarde: Yeah, I had that same thought watching. It was "Wait... this is supposed to be the Organians, guys... and in the future..." But the show is getting better as it finds its feet. Dunno. Honestly the Klingons aren't enough t...
by Scrattch
11/09/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???
Replies: 210
Views: 4153

Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

Do you honestly believe that they give a Tribble's ass about canon?

(Wait... does a Tribble even have an ass?)
by Scrattch
11/09/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???
Replies: 210
Views: 4153

Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

I *loved* the way they updated Stella and still gave her that same garish outfit and voice from TOS. The show seems to be slowly finding its feet. I especially liked seeing the Pahvans in the last episode. They are showing us some of those "strange, new worlds" we want. Now to see if they keep it up...
by Scrattch
11/08/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???
Replies: 210
Views: 4153

Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

The show has definitely gotten better with the past two episodes.
Harry Mudd is definitely my fav new character. Make a show around him.
by Scrattch
11/03/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: The Orville (Star Trek Homage)
Replies: 30
Views: 492

Re: The Orville (Star Trek Homage)

Hahahaha! QTF.
by Scrattch
10/30/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: The Orville (Star Trek Homage)
Replies: 30
Views: 492

Re: The Orville (Star Trek Homage)

Majority Rules was f*cking brilliant. They not only showed us the ultimate evolution of our societal trend, to top it off they have the crew of the Orville "save the day" by implementing a solution that is CLEARLY meant to show the American public exactly how Russia just screwed our last election. A...
by Scrattch
10/20/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???
Replies: 210
Views: 4153

Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

Oh, that's right. Well, PD infancy, then.
by Scrattch
10/20/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???
Replies: 210
Views: 4153

Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

I think you nailed it, Tregarde. It's decent sci fi, it's just not... Trek... yet. It's hard to quantify. As far as Lorca goes... we are after the creation of the Prime Directive, are we not? That was one of the founding principles of the Federation (if not always Starfleet) but I'm pretty certain i...
by Scrattch
10/19/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???
Replies: 210
Views: 4153

Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

Yes, Star Trek officers (officially) dropped the F bomb. Twice in succession, in fact. I admit that my mouth hung open for several moments. It felt organic to the moment and character(s), however. This week they also gave us a very nice take on Harry Mudd. That part was well done and I hope the acto...
by Scrattch
10/12/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???
Replies: 210
Views: 4153

Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

Ditto on your thoughts, Tregarde, but I'm still getting NO "Trek" feel to the show at all. The ring's purpose is... interesting. Note I didn't say 'practical'. Still got left with a WTF? Where is this going? Do they KNOW where this is going? Feeling after E4. I'm giving it one or two more episodes b...
by Scrattch
10/06/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???
Replies: 210
Views: 4153

Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

That's the most logical explanation of the ring segments I've heard yet. Containment does make sense.
I'm rather under the impression right now that the whole of Discovery is Section 31.

Tribble boy seems to have no problem getting to his objective any way he can at this point.
by Scrattch
10/03/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???
Replies: 210
Views: 4153

Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

Agreed. The episode was miles better than the first two, but still was really disjointed. I mean, just WTF kind of ship IS Discovery, anyway? Is this the beginnings of... oh hell, what was it... Section 32? 23? Too lazy to look it up at the moment. You know, the ultra secret badboy operatives of Sta...
by Scrattch
09/28/17
Forum: Media & Gaming
Topic: The Orville (Star Trek Homage)
Replies: 30
Views: 492

Re: The Orville (Star Trek Homage)

Holy crap. Episode 3... Holy crap. Remember what I said about 'if Seth tones down the dumbshit and plays it straight'? This is the culmination of that thought and as well as being one of THE BEST pieces of sci-fi I've seen in a LONG time, it's sold me on the show. Seth GETS IT. Seriously. Watch it, ...