Get ready for Christmas :-D
Started by Malcy, July 12, 2020, 07:07:21 PM
Quote from: Alberon on October 01, 2020, 09:30:55 PMMaybe I should try a late-season episode? At the moment I've no inclination to touch episode 2.
Quote from: Phil_A on July 15, 2020, 10:05:33 AMThe idea of a Lower Decks spin-off has been discussed as far back as the TNG episode of the same name (which felt at the time like it was written as something of a backdoor pilot), and I think the concept of having a Star Trek show from the perspective of the lower ranking crew members has some legs. The problem is I don't think anyone expected or wanted it to be made like this.
Quote from: Malcy on September 24, 2020, 11:51:23 AMGreat episode this week. Really enjoyed it. Genuine laughs and loads of visually familiar stuff. Shame there's only 2 left.
Quote from: mothman on August 28, 2020, 10:21:46 PMWhy is Miles O'Brien the most important person in Starfleet history? And a statue of him in his TNG days (TNG uniform, standing at a transporter console), no less - suggesting that's the basis of his fame
Quote from: Mobbd on October 03, 2020, 02:59:53 PMWhich episode was this, Malcy? I'll seek it out.
Quote from: Mobbd on October 03, 2020, 03:03:10 PMSo Lower Decks is in TNG's future? Post-Voyager even? The uniforms and the shuttlecraft in the trailer (all I've seen of this) makes it look like it's set during TNG times. Isn't it?
Quote from: Malcy on October 03, 2020, 03:44:08 PMEpisode 8. 9 is really worth a watch as well.It's around 2380 I think. 1 year after Nemesis whenever that was set.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on October 03, 2020, 04:25:30 PMAnd I know they bleeped it out, but swearing in Star Trek just seems wrong to me.
Quote from: Wonderful Butternut on August 11, 2020, 05:58:46 PMI wouldn't be surprised if Season 1 of Picard was actually successful in terms of viewership. A lot of people gave it a chance for the season even though they didn't like it. Those people, me included, are still numbers and money, even if we're poor in terms of critical reception. Season 2 could see those people switch off if it's more of the same though.
Quote from: grainger on October 03, 2020, 11:28:37 PMI'm not even going to watch one minute of Season 2. I'm done with Picard. They can simply fuck right off now. I'm not even going to explain again why. They didn't bother. Why should I?
Quote from: grainger on October 03, 2020, 11:28:37 PMI'm not even going to watch It's (and other modern stuff claiming to be Trek) has also pretty much killed my desire to watch anything else in the "franchise" for the forseeable future. It's dead.
Quote from: Nobody Soup on January 25, 2021, 11:38:28 PMJust saw this was on prime. I find it surprisingly decent so far. Allowing for first series feet finding it's definitely worth sticking with. I didn't believe people who said this was actually the best of the 3 new treks but it probably is.
QuoteYears ago you and I spoke – and this was before CBS All Access even existed – about your idea for a Captain Worf show. In the last five years or so, have you talked to the CBS All Access people about this project?Yeah, I actually did. And, interestingly enough, it seems to rise and fall. There's interest and then there's not. Then there's interest and then there's not. And I guess it was two years ago I thought they would take it a little further. But that did not happen. So I don't know if the whole idea is dead – not in my mind. [laughs] I believe that they are missing a great opportunity to insert something into Star Trek that's always been part of the Star Trek lexicon, which is the Klingons.Could you give us your latest elevator pitch?Basically, the script I wrote was: Instead of looking at the Klingon Empire from Starfleet, we look at Starfleet from the Klingon Empire. And it has been going on for decades, the Klingon Empire just can't go on. It's the Russians, basically. And they decide that they have to either die with a sword in their hands and go extinct, or change with the times and become something different. And Worf is the guy that says, "We have to change with the times, that is the mark of a warrior."And so two things happen. They start letting other races into the Klingon world. And the only way they can do that is by letting in Starfleet officers. That's sort of the way it's done. 'We'll let in other people, but first Starfleet offers because we understand Starfleet. They're soldiers, we're soldiers.' The second thing they have to do is their resources are limited and dwindling, because the Klingon universe is just like the Federation. They have planets and worlds and societies that they own, but they do it in a brutal way. And so they have to go out to every one of these worlds and either give them their freedom, or try to work with them, which is something that's anathema to Klingons.And since Worf opened his big mouth and said, "This is what we have to do," then they say, "Okay, then you're the guy that has to go out to all these worlds." And every world is different. Some worlds are rebelling. Some worlds want to be part of the Klingon Empire. Some worlds want to be independent. And so every episode is that.So Worf is no longer part of Starfleet, but a member of the Klingon Defense Force? Exactly. This is the Klingon Empire. He's a captain aboard a ship.The IKS Something.Yeah, I forgot what it is. It's the Vortas or something. [laughs]It probably has a random apostrophe in there.[laughs] Exactly! The thing is, Worf is a character that has no fear. We have seen that over the years. I think Star Trek has always liked that about the Klingons. What I wrote, it's claustrophobic. It's Shakespearean in its scope. There's assassinations and coups and behind-the-scenes politics going on. It's such a great fit and it doesn't feel like anything else that's on All Access. It's funny because it's like they are looking for something and they've totally ignored this easy path. But we'll see what happens. I don't know if it's dead or not. I have the script ready. [laughs] It's on my computer and ready to be emailed to anybody that's interested. But we'll see. They have their own take on these things, and we'll leave it at that.
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