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    Star Trek Sunday: Discovery

    by Confession time. Or is it? It seems unlikely I that I haven’t expressed this particular opinion before. Either way, I don’t like Discovery. And I didn’t like it enough that I never went back after the mid-season cliffhanger in season one. People say the second season is better. That may be true, but it’s too late for me. Not because it’s “not my Trek”. Not because I resent the creative team doing something different. Not because I’m hung up on canon. No, it’s not my Trek. My trek was TOS and my second Trek love was TNG. But I’ve enjoyed DS9, VOY, and ENT in their turns. No, I…

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    Star Trek Discovery, Some Thoughts

    by So I’ve watched the first two episodes of Discovery twice now, and I’ll catch the third episode as soon as the rest of my schedule allows, but I’m not entirely convinced yet that it’s Star Trek. Oh, it’s supposed to be set in the Star Trek prime universe (which makes the Klingon redesign really annoying, and rather stupid), but that doesn’t necessarily make it Star Trek. Witness the reboot movies in the past few years. Only the third one comes close. The first two are just action movies in Star Trek wrapping. But let’s not rehash that now. It’s beautiful. Cinematic. Grand in an almost space opera way. They…

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    Star Trek Discovery is Coming – Really

    by I want to be excited about Star Trek: Discovery. You know, the new Star Trek TV show that was going to premier in January of 2017? Yeah, that one. Delayed multiple times, depending on which news you read. Writing and directorial issues, same. Harry Mudd, sigh. Sarek, again, sigh. Now there are two variations of an actual trailer to give us a look at what we’re finally going to get in the fall. I’m not going to do an exhaustive, frame by frame analysis. There are plenty of those already and the trailers only released the day before yesterday. I’m just going to throw out some impressions. Sparing no…

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    Nine Things I Think About Star Trek: Discovery

    by (Note: I drafted this before the announcement this week that Discovery will take place ten years before TOS in the Prime Universe. I didn’t get around to finishing the edit/polish until this morning. I also saw Beyond a few nights ago, contrary to the following text, and I’ll write about that soon.)     Nine Things I Think About Star Trek: Discovery So I know everyone is probably desperate to hear what I think about the idea of Star Trek: Discovery. Yes, I said Star Trek: Discovery. I haven’t seen Beyond yet, but I have time booked with my son to see it tonight. And I have higher hopes…