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Star Trek: Discovery

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7 hours ago, Justin Hanvey said:

I feel very meh on this now. More excited for the Galaxy Quest like The Orville than this.

My interest-level has lowered considerably since Fuller left. At this point, I'm much more likely to wait until the show's been completely released--unless the reviews are really good.

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Not liking the way people communicate by hologram here, as though this were Star Wars or something. 

Also, the guy playing Sarek doesn't look or (more importantly) sound *at all* like either of the actors who have played Sarek in the past.

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The klingons mainly really throwing me off. Why did they feel the need to make them look like Abrams-verse Klingons and completely undermine the fact that this is supposed to be set in the same universe as Original Series etc. As it is it definitely looks Abrams verse influenced. There's even lens flare heh. I like the first Abrams movie and the third but I would rather a truly old school Star Trek feel and aesthetic than this. Which is what Fuller sounded like he wanted. But the studios wanted Abrams and his vision I guess and so they went with his aesthetic. Which means this will be even more cliche and over the top than Enterprise was. I doubt it does well.

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Justin Hanvey wrote:
: The klingons mainly really throwing me off. Why did they feel the need to make them look like Abrams-verse Klingons and completely undermine the fact that this is supposed to be set in the same universe as Original Series etc.

That did occur to me too, though I guess the implication of the Abrams films is that there has always been a race of Klingons that looked like this now.

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New trailer from Comic-Con.

 

 

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Ok.... Not sure how I feel about the shoot-first thematics implied here, but whatever. 

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It looks more interesting than I expected this to look.

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Whoever runs the Movies Silently Twitter feed has been complaining all day about the direction this series seems likely to go: First there's the seeming revelation that Spock had a secret human sister all this time, and then there's the producer going on and on about how TV shows are becoming more like film (which is arguably a problem for a franchise like Star Trek, which has always been very TV-ish even when it went for serialized storylines a la Deep Space Nine).

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Well, I mean at least giving Spock secret siblings is totally consistent with the way the series has always worked.

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NBooth wrote:
: Well, I mean at least giving Spock secret siblings is totally consistent with the way the series has always worked.

The only precedent I can think of is Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, the movie that Gene Roddenberry considered non-canonical. I'm not sure that *that's* the most promising analogy that one could make here. (But hey, if this series found a way to bring Sybok into the story, that would be... interesting.)

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Interesting video, makes some good points and now I'm interested in what this Nicholas Meyer project is.

 

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