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Started by Cloud, August 02, 2020, 10:15:00 PM
Quote from: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on July 15, 2022, 02:31:01 PMThe episodes don't need to be so long and I'm in two minds about the humour being dialled down, but I'm generally enjoying this. I've not got around to Strange New Worlds, so this is the closest thing to a proper Star Trek show for me at the moment.
Quote from: Claude the Racecar Driving Rockstar Super Sleuth on July 15, 2022, 02:31:01 PMI'm not sure I really bought Gordon taking the story of his erased alternate life so nonchalantly - apologising for it, no less. Even if that version of him didn't experience it, surely it would be a bit disturbing to find out that his best friend would be willing to do that to him.
Quote from: Malcy on August 04, 2022, 11:56:04 AMSpoiler alertThe return of Gordon's sandwich![close]
Quote from: daf on August 04, 2022, 07:27:08 PMClosing track from Brian Pern's Prog album!
Quote from: Blumf on August 03, 2022, 02:08:41 AMS03E07Mixed bag, this. We're back on Topa's story, and the wider Moclan social issues. We start off nice enough, the female colony under a tense diplomatic compromise. Still amusing to see Dolly Parton being an inspiration. Then Haveena trying to get Topa in on the Moclan underground railroad. I suspected this was a trap, being setup by one of the Moclan team in disguise, but no, a genuine scheme. And that went south quickly.Now we go back to the mindless Moclan bashing, no shades, just pure strawmen. So poor Topa gets thrown right through the wringer. And once again, whilst I'm in agreement with the principals, I just wish there was more depth to the Moclan stance, at least some reasoning, even if flawed, for their stubbornness. Allow some room for debate. Without that, it's very unsatisfying, and ultimately a hollow victory. As much as it is nice to see Klyden back, does it feel earned?Tying it back to the real world; this kind of shallow fantasy does not help the cause of Trans (and wider LGBT+ groups). Far from it, it just becomes yet more 'Hollywood liberal' stereotypes using their position to reflexively attack the right, who, in return, will just entrench their position. A better thought out story could reach at least a few, and breach the gap. As it stands, it just reinforces everybody's stance. That's not progress.
Quote from: RFT on August 05, 2022, 04:23:55 PMI don't think changing the minds of the anti-lgbt right is the target (Because, let's face it, they aren't watching). An alternative reading could be towards the centre-left (or even the remaining left wing of the republican party) who still seek some sort of compromise with the hard right in the name of a bipartisan ideal or to fend off some sort of greater threat.
QuoteSpoiler alertEven if I wince every time Scott Grimes is handed a Guitar.[close]
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