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Old April 11 2013, 08:11 PM   #46
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Re: no more TV in the future? WTF?!

Yet, Babylon-5 had more modern music, Garibaldi watched Daffy Duck and they read the newspaper.
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Old April 11 2013, 09:12 PM   #47
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^^ B5 and Daffy Duck are both Warner Bros. productions, so they could do that. Trek could have pulled stuff from the Paramount library, but they didn't. I think B5 showed future humans a little more realistically than Trek did with it's uber-evloved humanity nonsense.
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Old April 11 2013, 11:48 PM   #48
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Kirk knew what a movie was when Edith Keeler suggested they go see one (he just didn't know who Clark Gable was) so that form of entertainment must exist in some form in the future. Plus, so much of our movies and television shows now have been preserved by various academies and whatnot that I'm sure they're still around in the 24th century to be viewed. The only reason why we never see Picard watching Citizen Kane, or Sanford and Son is because of the licensing costs. Musical pieces and plays that are in the public domain don't cost Paramount anything to put into the production. As far as them not putting 'modern entertainment' shows into Star Trek would probably just come across as awkward: "Hey Wesley, did you check out the new episode of 'Cardassian Friends' last night? Gul Bing is hilarious!"
Oh the possibilities ...

"The Odd Couple" with one Cardassian and One Bajoran, "Can two divorced humanoids live together without driving each other crazy?"

"The Dukes of Qo'NoS," the adventures of two Klingon cousins in their suped up Bird-of-Prey named the General Chang who every week must outwit the corrupt House of Duras.

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Old April 11 2013, 11:54 PM   #49
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^^ B5 and Daffy Duck are both Warner Bros. productions, so they could do that. Trek could have pulled stuff from the Paramount library, but they didn't. I think B5 showed future humans a little more realistically than Trek did with it's uber-evloved humanity nonsense.
I have to knock points off of Babylon 5 though for barrowing so much from Deep Space Nine. Warner Bros. should have tried to be a little more original ... in my opinion.

The first four seasons were good though (unfortunately season 5 was shockingly bad). I liked Crusade, a shame it was cancelled before it aired.
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Old April 12 2013, 12:05 AM   #50
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They needed to live it up a little
They are much too evolved and enlighten for that.

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Old April 12 2013, 12:44 AM   #51
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^^ B5 and Daffy Duck are both Warner Bros. productions, so they could do that. Trek could have pulled stuff from the Paramount library, but they didn't. I think B5 showed future humans a little more realistically than Trek did with it's uber-evloved humanity nonsense.
Paramount did do it with Enterprise.
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Old April 12 2013, 09:42 PM   #52
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I have to knock points off of Babylon 5 though for barrowing so much from Deep Space Nine. Warner Bros. should have tried to be a little more original ... in my opinion.
I think you've got that backwards.
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Old April 13 2013, 01:49 AM   #53
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I have to knock points off of Babylon 5 though for barrowing so much from Deep Space Nine. Warner Bros. should have tried to be a little more original ... in my opinion.
I think you've got that backwards.
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Old April 14 2013, 02:23 AM   #54
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I think you've got that backwards.
No, I am pretty sure it was "Babylon 5" that was backwards.
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Old April 15 2013, 12:23 AM   #55
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It's not uncommon for multiple shows with similar themes/settings/etc.. to air together (same with Movies). You can enjoy one of them/more than one/all of them or none of them.

I was happy with both DSN and B5.
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