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TV / Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Last post by RottingCorpse on Yesterday at 12:55:38 PM »
The "better than expected but not worth paying for" refrain is being repeated a lot on my FB feed today.
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TV / Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Last post by nacho on Yesterday at 12:42:35 PM »
The internet is raving over it...

So... It's difficult because I equally want to love it and forgive it for all its faults and hate it.

Sonequa Green holds the whole damn thing together. Without her, it would be dead. Everyone else is trying too hard. The writing is ponderous and eye-rolling. But it looks pretty, and it's clearly ready to launch in a different direction than anything else in the trek universe.

Though the problem is that I saw so many callbacks, it was almost distracting. We have the spiritual journey of the Klingons from DS9/VOY. We have Spock losing his mom from the 2009 reboot (lots of nu-Trek in it, really). And we even call back to Tom Paris in VOY a bit. In fact, the premise for the season is essentially looks to be a darker version of Paris' journey in VOY.

It's very hard to judge it, though. The pilot episode sets up a crew and a ship and then destroys them at the end and completely resets the stage. So there's no way to know what's going to happen now.

But...it's not worth paying for it. 
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TV / Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Last post by RottingCorpse on Yesterday at 02:26:41 AM »
The internet is raving over it...
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TV / Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Last post by nacho on September 24, 2017, 11:07:28 PM »
Okay. Watching Star Trek Discovery. I was thinking about liveblogging...but... When I think about this show, my reaction is:

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Movies & Entertainment / Re: Watchmen
« Last post by nacho on September 22, 2017, 12:51:00 PM »
And...official. I stand by my comment above.

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HBO has given a green light for a pilot and backup scripts based on the limited comic series Watchmen from Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons. The project comes from Damon Lindelof, who teased the project on Instagram (see below) before the announcement, and Warner Bros TV.

Zack Snyder previously adapted Watchmen into a feature film in 2009.

Watchmen is set in an alternate history world in 1985 at the height of the cold war. Superheroes exist and have had a hand in changing the outcomes of major events for about 50 years, but they are now mostly retired, with a few working as government agents.
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Newsday / Re: Obit Lineup
« Last post by nacho on September 22, 2017, 09:44:44 AM »
Bernie Casey!

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Newsday / Re: North Korea
« Last post by nacho on September 21, 2017, 06:08:58 PM »
Hey, so this is fun. Say goodbye to the rest of your afternoon...

http://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/

Being a native Washingtonian, I've been sadly aware of that site for about 15 years. Even sadder -- I always go to it when someone tests a new nuke (as NK has done). It's updated with the new nuke option usually within 24 hours...

Even sadder is that, a few moves back, I picked the location based on this map.
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Newsday / Re: North Korea
« Last post by Nubbins on September 21, 2017, 02:07:29 PM »
Hey, so this is fun. Say goodbye to the rest of your afternoon...

http://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/
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TV / Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Last post by nacho on September 20, 2017, 06:46:45 PM »
I just watched the Discovery trailer again...and I still don't know what this is about?  When is this supposed to take place?  WHAT'S GOING ON??

Yeah, it's a mess. It's not even on my radar.

They've said it's 2255, which is exactly ten years before the first aired episode of TOS. (And, according to retconning in TOS and TAS, five years before The Cage).

In 2255, Kirk was an ensign on the Republic in the main timeline, and, in the Kelvin timeline, the bar fight in the 2009 movie took place.   
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TV / Re: Suffering Through TNG: It's time for your oral exam, Wesley!
« Last post by Sirharles on September 20, 2017, 01:57:14 PM »
I just watched the Discovery trailer again...and I still don't know what this is about?  When is this supposed to take place?  WHAT'S GOING ON??
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