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Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Post by the innominate one » 06 Nov 2017, 07:54

They're performing an experiment to see how many trekkies will continue to watch a show called Trek regardless of story quality, character quality or disruption of canonical show history.
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Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Post by Warren » 06 Nov 2017, 10:02

the innominate one wrote:
06 Nov 2017, 07:54
They're performing an experiment to see how many trekkies will continue to watch a show called Trek regardless of story quality, character quality or disruption of canonical show history.
You mean they're trying to replicate the results of Enterprise?
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Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Post by dbcooper » 13 Nov 2017, 05:09

S01E09:

That was a pretty good military sci-fi episode, but it had 10 minutes or so of lag at the end, and an unsatisfying conclusion.
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Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Post by Jennifer » 13 Nov 2017, 12:36

The latest episode of the Orville was pretty good but, as with the episode about the future time traveler who kidnaps/snatches people from her past/our present just before they were destined to die anyway, they left what could have been a FASCINATING moral debate there on the table. Basically: when that blue alien species goes into heat, it secretes a pheromone that essentially causes irresistible feelings of love/horniness in anybody it comes in contact with; meaning, if I personally have any of this chemical on me (despite not even being of that species), ANY LIVING BEING I touch and put that chemical onto will fall hopelessly in love/lust with me (and I presumably will return the emotion), even if my gender or my very species is one you ordinarily would not want sexually.

Seriously -- if you're imagining some future Federation-type group with multiple species all trying to live together in harmony -- this is a HUGE legal can of worms. This is like a date-rape drug only a thousand times worse.

The episode ends with the revelation that the blue alien was also in heat/secreting the lust hormone when Captain Seth MacFarlane's wife cheated on her husband to have sex with said blue creature.
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Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 13 Nov 2017, 18:31

dbcooper wrote:
13 Nov 2017, 05:09
S01E09:

That was a pretty good military sci-fi episode, but it had 10 minutes or so of lag at the end, and an unsatisfying conclusion.
Agreed. Of course, it was supposed to be a cliff-hanger, but I don't see anyone with bated breath (he said, stringing up metaphors) until January.

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Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Post by nicole » 23 Jan 2018, 11:05

Holy shit are any of you guys still watching disco
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Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Post by Sandy » 23 Jan 2018, 14:16

nicole wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 11:05
Holy shit are any of you guys still watching disco
Is anybody?
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Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

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Sandy wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 14:16
nicole wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 11:05
Holy shit are any of you guys still watching disco
Is anybody?
Hugh and I are.
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Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Post by lunchstealer » 23 Jan 2018, 15:59

Theoretically I'm saving it up to binge it. Practically I may never get there.

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Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Post by nicole » 23 Jan 2018, 16:09

Yeah, I saved it to binge, so we did that when it was on holiday hiatus and we've been avidly following it since then. It took me a couple of episodes to get into it but then I also don't really know why you guys didn't like it. Bad writing...I mean, it's Star Trek. And I guess you guys also weren't crazy about Burnham but I love her.
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Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 23 Jan 2018, 17:12

I don't know what the spoiler tolerance on this thread is, so let me just say obliquely that in the overall story arc to date, the plot device of principle characters turning out to be let's just say other than we were led to believe has already grown farcical.

Also, how great would it have been if the Terran Emperor had turned out to be a guest spot for Shatner?

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Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Post by the innominate one » 26 Jan 2018, 14:54

nicole wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 11:05
Holy shit are any of you guys still watching disco
No. Nor MacFarlane's show. Both are crap. I liked Burnham too, but I kind of see db's point about her being too perfect.
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Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 27 Jan 2018, 13:16

the innominate one wrote:
26 Jan 2018, 14:54
nicole wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 11:05
Holy shit are any of you guys still watching disco
No. Nor MacFarlane's show. Both are crap. I liked Burnham too, but I kind of see db's point about her being too perfect.
Disco? I wouldn't watch The Wilbur unless paid to do so. Don't worry about Burnham; by the end of the season she's going to turn out to be an android or Romulan or anything other than what she has so far appeared to be.

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Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Post by Sandy » 27 Jan 2018, 16:05

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
27 Jan 2018, 13:16
the innominate one wrote:
26 Jan 2018, 14:54
nicole wrote:
23 Jan 2018, 11:05
Holy shit are any of you guys still watching disco
No. Nor MacFarlane's show. Both are crap. I liked Burnham too, but I kind of see db's point about her being too perfect.
Disco? I wouldn't watch The Wilbur unless paid to do so. Don't worry about Burnham; by the end of the season she's going to turn out to be an android or Romulan or anything other than what she has so far appeared to be.
It's a better Star Trek than anything since the animated series. Don't @ me.
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Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 27 Jan 2018, 16:21

Let me be more specific. What is Disco?

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Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Post by lunchstealer » 27 Jan 2018, 16:22

Star Trek: Discovery
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Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 27 Jan 2018, 18:37

lunchstealer wrote:
27 Jan 2018, 16:22
Star Trek: Discovery
Aha! I'd have gone with STD.

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Re: Bryan Fuller is not the Star Trek showrunner

Post by the innominate one » 27 Jan 2018, 19:48

We have been, at times.
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