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Old May 7 2013, 12:04 AM   #841
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Re: Season THREE OFFICIAL TNG Blu-Ray Discussion Thread

I wish Nemesis made a callback to something....anything. As it was, it took a dump on TNG's continuity. First, they created another Soong android, simultaneously ignoring the existence of Lore, it made Worf's voice deeper (because the director was a moron), and Wesley reappeared as a Starfleet officer.

I always found the TOS movies to be superior to the TV show, but the TNG movies are inferior to TNG as a whole, First Contact included.
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Old May 7 2013, 02:07 AM   #842
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Man you guys are fast with the season 3 viewing. The only thing I've seen is Best of Both Worlds in theaters, and the special features. I'm looking forward to revisiting some of these episodes I haven't seen in a long while like Deja Q, Booby Trap, The Hunted, Vengeance Factor, and The Price.
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Old May 7 2013, 03:08 AM   #843
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The Yesterday's Enterprise commentary is a lot of fun to listen to. RDM is right, this should have been the TNG movie, with the original crew meeting the TNG crew. He was also right and so was Ira this would have made a really cool 2 part episode if they had the time to think this all through, but there was such a lack of time working on scripts this season


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Old May 7 2013, 03:13 AM   #844
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I wish Nemesis made a callback to something....anything. As it was, it took a dump on TNG's continuity. First, they created another Soong android, simultaneously ignoring the existence of Lore, it made Worf's voice deeper (because the director was a moron), and Wesley reappeared as a Starfleet officer.

I always found the TOS movies to be superior to the TV show, but the TNG movies are inferior to TNG as a whole, First Contact included.
I really wish there were call backs to Tomalok, etc in Nemesis. The TNG movies were not really like the series. They changed the dynamics of the show when it jumped to the movies. For TOS they just made sure to link it to the old show, and showed the characters older, put them in slightly different roles and situations, and then turned the movies into an event like episodes sort of like Season 2- Doomsday Machine, Ultimate Computer, Immunity Syndrome, etc. Plus they kept the crew relationships intact. We sort of knew what Spock and Kirk would do based on past behavior in Menagerie, Immunity Syndrome, Tholian Web, Bread and Circuses, etc.


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Old May 7 2013, 04:39 AM   #845
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Can't believe some of you never noticed the early S3 interim uniforms and bright bridge carpet. What kind of fans are you!?

Finished the main documentaries (not the writers room) on the set and one thing that kind of annoyed me this time and wasn't so bad in the prior sets was you'd have the writers like Snodgrass or Stillwell talking and they'd be showing lighting passes of Gomtu. My brain had a hard time following what really seemed like them rambling while trying to appreciate the effect shots. It's almost like Burnett/Lay knew they had some rambling moments and said hey let's just overlay some cool effects shots to mask the rambling.

Other than that it was great stuff. I can't wait to hear Behr on the DS9 sets. TNG would have been far different if he had been calling the shots, that's for sure (see Captains Holiday story).
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Old May 7 2013, 05:10 AM   #846
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Watching the Defector, I love the after the opening credits chase of the scout ship and the Romulan cruiser. The ships in HD look great. The close up of the scout drifting over the Enterprise is really nice. I really wish they followed up on this episode in later seasons maybe when they had Spock on Romulus. The shots at the end with the Enterprise turning into the Romulan ships, is excellent. What Enterprise model was used for the shots in this episode, the details on it really stand out in HD. This is one of my favorite season 3 episodes.


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I wish they would have ended Nemesis with a call back to this episode. It would have worked for me as a finale for the TNG crew better than what the movie actually did. I get this sense that they didn't do it because it wasn't mainstream enough, and that's a shame.

Agreed 100%


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I enjoyed the commentary for Yesterday's Enterprise with Moore/Behr/Okudas.

They made a good point that I hadn't realized. The way they bring attention to Yar's meaningless death was a pretty bold statement about the earlier writing staff. I'm surprised they got away with that.

I haven't seen the commentary, but I never took it as a statement about the earlier writing staff. I always liked how Yar died in the line of duty, a good soldier.
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Old May 7 2013, 05:21 AM   #847
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Loved the commentary tracks on all the episodes so far. Offspring another great episode. Now I am up to the commentary on Sins of the Father. Man, that opening ship shot in this episode really sucks. I really enjoy hearing Ira and RDM talk about the show. It is also interesting everything they felt was wrong with TNG, they sort of fixed on DS9, and then of course RDM fixed it all on Galactica.

Also, note, on the DVD I did notice the brighter carpet on the bridge in Season 3, however it looks even brighter on the blu..lol



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Old May 7 2013, 07:17 AM   #848
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The way he viewed the "TNG verse" was bad for TV Drama. I think that is where a lot of their criticism comes from. I think it is deserved. People will have conflicts it is in our nature. People are not always going to agree, we aren't a bunch of drones.
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I don't know. While I understand the frustration of the writers, I've personally always loved the respectful, mature, and professional way the TNG characters acted around each other-- and how there weren't the kind of petty disagreements and soap opera nonsense like we see on every other show.
Agreed. Television drama tropes and cliches be damned, I thought that the TNG crew operated more like a realistic working environment because of the lack of over-the-top contrived conflict between crew members.

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Loved the commentary tracks on all the episodes so far. Offspring another great episode. Now I am up to the commentary on Sins of the Father. Man, that opening ship shot in this episode really sucks. I really enjoy hearing Ira and RDM talk about the show. It is also interesting everything they felt was wrong with TNG, they sort of fixed on DS9, and then of course RDM fixed it all on Galactica.

Also, note, on the DVD I did notice the brighter carpet on the bridge in Season 3, however it looks even brighter on the blu..lol



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meh, I thought galactica was terrible after about season 2 or 3. turned from interesting science fiction into religious mumbo jumbo... which ds9 showed major signs of as well.
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Old May 7 2013, 07:22 AM   #849
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this is my favorite scene from season 3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXdu6C3Qoro
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Old May 7 2013, 07:46 AM   #850
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Probably been asked before, but do the ships main phasers seems to be firing a lot quicker in the BlueRays?
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Old May 7 2013, 08:15 AM   #851
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Well, I finally got into the season with Evolution tonight. I really like this episode, mainly because it set the theme of daplomacy into motion that would be focused on a lot throughout the season. Also, one of the most underrated scenes or set of scenes in the series was everything dealing with Baseball in this episode. I wonder if Stubbs knew about the advanced stats too like WAR, BABIP, stuff like that.

Anyway, some thoughts so far:

-One of the bad things about starting so late is the uniform discussion has probably already come and gone. I did notice the vertical lines but not the horizontal lines. When do the new uniforms come?

-Man the remastering makes things look colorful. The scenes showing the phenomenon were amazing, but we knew that already because of the trailer

-Speaking of bright, what was up with Troi's lipstick. Beverly might have had the same Lipstick but it was brighter on Troi. Man that was a tad distracting.
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Old May 7 2013, 10:56 AM   #852
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Speaking of bright, what was up with Troi's lipstick. Beverly might have had the same Lipstick but it was brighter on Troi. Man that was a tad distracting.
Yeah, Troi's waaay OTT lipstick has been commented on before. I really have no clue what the make-up artists were thinking!
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Old May 7 2013, 11:56 AM   #853
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Just watched the gag reel. Another great bunch of outtakes! You really get a feel for how comfortable the actors all were with each other. The final one was unexpected and hilarious!
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Old May 7 2013, 01:08 PM   #854
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The way he viewed the "TNG verse" was bad for TV Drama. I think that is where a lot of their criticism comes from. I think it is deserved. People will have conflicts it is in our nature. People are not always going to agree, we aren't a bunch of drones.
-Chris
I don't know. While I understand the frustration of the writers, I've personally always loved the respectful, mature, and professional way the TNG characters acted around each other-- and how there weren't the kind of petty disagreements and soap opera nonsense like we see on every other show.
Agreed. Television drama tropes and cliches be damned, I thought that the TNG crew operated more like a realistic working environment because of the lack of over-the-top contrived conflict between crew members.

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Loved the commentary tracks on all the episodes so far. Offspring another great episode. Now I am up to the commentary on Sins of the Father. Man, that opening ship shot in this episode really sucks. I really enjoy hearing Ira and RDM talk about the show. It is also interesting everything they felt was wrong with TNG, they sort of fixed on DS9, and then of course RDM fixed it all on Galactica.

Also, note, on the DVD I did notice the brighter carpet on the bridge in Season 3, however it looks even brighter on the blu..lol



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meh, I thought galactica was terrible after about season 2 or 3. turned from interesting science fiction into religious mumbo jumbo... which ds9 showed major signs of as well.

That was the most interesting part of DS9, when they did the Bajoran Religion, same with those aspects on BSG.



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Old May 7 2013, 01:59 PM   #855
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I agree as well. I thought bringing Crosby back as alternate-Yar/Sela only cheapened the sacrifice the character made in season one.
lol. And I don't use lols often. You call Tasha's death a sacrifice? She simply walked in one direction and died before she even finished her sentence. How can you cheapen something that was written and executed on the cheap? And regardless, I don't think Tasha's death was cheapened by Yesterday's Enterprise because this wasn't about that Tasha. It was about the one from Yesterday's Enterprise. She was the one who was willing to sacrifice herself because she knew that once they restore the time line, she will be dead. That Tasha made the sacrifice, not the season one Tasha.
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