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Old February 21 2013, 01:33 PM   #16
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Re: Trek Year: To Boldly Watch Every Episode in One Year

Just be sure this doesn't become a chore for you. I never get burned out on Trek, but I also don't watch ENT.....
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Old February 22 2013, 09:40 PM   #17
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Thank you all so much for all the feedback.

So I have received ,many messages as to where Trek Year reviews have been this past week. I am sorry I haven't posted anything. The microphone in my Nexus 7 is not working right and that is what I have been recording all of my videos on so I may be sending it in for repairs and I have no other way of recording. I am looking at buying an actual video camera in the future. The other element is that the biggest thing people keep asking for is the insertion of clips while I am reviewing. This is a very doable task, but it means I would be limited to releasing a review once a day or every other day. What are all of your thoughts on this?
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Old February 24 2013, 03:38 AM   #18
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Re: Trek Year: To Boldly Watch Every Episode in One Year

JirinPanthosa wrote:
Well, the thing about TNG is, it doesn't matter where in the series you start, but after you start you should watch them in sequence.

So, 5-6-7-1-2-3-4 is just as good as 1-2-3-4-5-6-7. But both are better than jumping around randomly. Which is why I personally recommend Q Who-3-4-5-6-7-1-rest of 2.
It's not jumping around randomly if you watch the episodes after doing some research and seeing those that seem the most appealing to you first. I first watched TOS by renting VHS tapes from the local video store based on watch episodes looked the most interesting or had a good/bad reputation. I also caught TNG for the first time in reruns not necessarily in order either although it would be very jarring to watch a season 5 episode then watch a season 1 episode the bulk of the show seasons 3-7 look identical production wise.

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I am looking at buying an actual video camera in the future. The other element is that the biggest thing people keep asking for is the insertion of clips while I am reviewing. This is a very doable task, but it means I would be limited to releasing a review once a day or every other day. What are all of your thoughts on this?
A good compromise would be to put still pictures in your videos instead of clips to help jog peoples memory of what the episode is about.
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Old February 28 2013, 08:02 PM   #19
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A good compromise would be to put still pictures in your videos instead of clips to help jog peoples memory of what the episode is about.
Thanks for that idea! I think I will do that.
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Old March 3 2013, 05:24 PM   #20
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Trek Year wrote:
Thanks for that idea! I think I will do that.
How hard is it to do that? I don't make videos so I have no idea. Have to remember you have a lot of content to get through so you don't want to slow yourself down too much.
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Old March 5 2013, 10:13 AM   #21
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Re: Trek Year: To Boldly Watch Every Episode in One Year

I'm doing a similar thing right now, and I am watching them in order - however I'm aware this may not work. My plan is if I feel it becoming a chore, I'll just go off and watch an episode of, say, VOY, or DS9, and then come back to TOS, where I currently am.

I decided to do it this way because all five series share fairly good continuity. I realised that by just jumping in with TNG, I had no idea how the Klingons and Federation came to be on good terms.
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Old March 6 2013, 12:19 AM   #22
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Re: Trek Year: To Boldly Watch Every Episode in One Year

Thete wrote:
I'm doing a similar thing right now, and I am watching them in order - however I'm aware this may not work. My plan is if I feel it becoming a chore, I'll just go off and watch an episode of, say, VOY, or DS9, and then come back to TOS, where I currently am.
That's a good way to do it, find what works for you and stick with it just be aware of the story arcs in DS9 and ENT so you don't accidentally jump into the middle of one, but even then that could be enough to peak someone's interest.
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I decided to do it this way because all five series share fairly good continuity. I realised that by just jumping in with TNG, I had no idea how the Klingons and Federation came to be on good terms.
Star Trek 6 and the TNG episode 'Yesterday's Enterprise' do a good job explaining this they are also fantastic to boot.
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Old April 5 2013, 09:25 PM   #23
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I really want to thank you all for your feedback on this project. I have some new reviews up and would love you all to give me your opinions.
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Old April 6 2013, 08:37 PM   #24
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Re: Trek Year: To Boldly Watch Every Episode in One Year

I am watching all of them this year as well, but in an unconventional order.

Either way, I don't feel burned out. I love it!

Also I wouldn't put a deadline on it.
Why not just watch when you want?

For me, I watch it nearly every day unless I have to work late hours.
I tend to watch them for hours on end marathon-style.

Have fun!
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Old April 6 2013, 10:18 PM   #25
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Except for anyone who was there from 1966 on, we all jumped around at the beginning.

I didn't become a Star Trek fan until the beginning of 1991, starting with the movies, and they were in a jumbled order: 4, 1, 5, 2, 3, 6. Doesn't get much more random than that.

I rented "Encounter at Farpoint" but that turned me off from TNG immediately. I didn't watch it until "Unification", which happened to be the same year the first four seasons of TNG went into strip-syndication. So I was watching the old seasons while I started watching the current one. My memory's a little fuzzy on this but I think the order I watched the TNG seasons in was S3, S4, S1, and S2 with S5 overlapping all the way through. I saw the middle part of S5 before I saw the early part, since I started with "Unification".

In the summer of 1992, I finally got to see some of TOS which instantly became my favorite Star Trek series but it took me about four years to watch all the episodes because broadcast stations kept taking it on and off the air and showing it during late night or overnight hours. Overlapping with TOS, I saw the rest of Star Trek as it was released. Until 1999 anyway, when I stopped watching.

Except for DS9. I didn't regularly watch it until TNG ended. I didn't watch the first two seasons until 1997, so I saw mid-DS9 before I watched early-DS9.

Yeah, so anyway, there was some skipping around. Even today, if I watch an episode on Netflix, I don't stick to any particular order, I just put on what I feel like.

If I stick to an order, it feels too regimented, which is not what I think entertainment should be. If it's serialized then that's different, but most of Star Trek isn't.
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Old April 8 2013, 09:31 PM   #26
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SEASON TWO RECAP! Here are my thoughts on Star Trek's second season filled with fights, gangsters, little fur balls, androids and time travel!

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Old April 9 2013, 01:01 AM   #27
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Re: Trek Year: To Boldly Watch Every Episode in One Year

I could easily watch it all in a year but review it all? That takes heroic stamina. I'd get sick of talking about it before I got sick of watching it.

I've seen it all through multiple times, but yeah you might want to have a day when you watch 5 and then take a break. I just did a fairly quick first watch of all 10 seasons of Stargate and there were a few times in there when I felt like I needed a break from the franchise itself (having already seen the other 7 seasons of the other two series).

I'm looking fwd to reading your updates, hope you keep this thread alive as you go through them all!

IF you could do a synopsis of your youtubes on FB that would be good.. I see you are listing favorite serious, favorite funny etc.. eps for TOS season 2. I'll never listen to all 17 minutes of this, I have a short attention span. But if you have on your FB page I'll definitely read it
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Old April 9 2013, 02:45 AM   #28
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Trek Year wrote:
I really want to thank you all for your feedback on this project. I have some new reviews up and would love you all to give me your opinions.
I subscribed to your youtubes account I'll be sure to post there form time to time.
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Old April 9 2013, 03:37 AM   #29
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TOS is much better known than it's actually been watched.

As a result, those who haven't seen TOS take the exaggerations at face value. Those who haven't seen TOS in a very long time, have fuzzy memories and only the what stands out famously or infamously sticks out and that feeds into what others hear about it and taking that at face value. And tastes changed, so there would be fans of TNG who didn't like TOS.

All of that adds up over time. So yeah, the image of TOS and what's built up from the myth and the stories is a lot different from what I thought when I was sitting down and actually watching it.

So, I agree with the YouTube review that I saw for S2.

There are a lot of good episodes, if you take it on '60s terms. The bad episodes in S2 were the exception, not the rule.

Even the third season, I wouldn't call it a bad season as a whole, just a mediocre season with an equal handful of good and infamously bad episodes... but I'll wait until you post your S3 review until I get into that.
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Old April 9 2013, 05:20 AM   #30
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I have never been bored by TOS. It has a great pace and if something seems lame it is probably also wonderfully 60's so you can run with that. But for 95% of it I'm not watching a 60's show, I'm watching great Star Trek.
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