News Black Mirror Star Trek Spoof

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  1. AutoAdmin

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    A new news article has been published at TrekToday:

    Netflix‘s fourth season of Black Mirror will feature an episode that is a “star-studded homage to Star Trek.” Black Mirror is a...

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  2. Vger23

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    Black Mirror is a great frigging show.
     
  3. tharpdevenport

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    "star studded"? Really? Looked at them cast, don't know any of them. Read their names, can't name a thing I've ever seen them in.

    Chuck Norris, Clint Eastwood, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Sandra Bullock is star-studded. This is star-dudded.


    I'll give it a look. Daniel Pemberton is scoring it.
     
  4. hxclespaulplayer

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    What did everyone think? All I can say without spoiling is - Star Trek Online...
     
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  5. Ronald Held

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    That episode is now available via Netflix?
     
  6. Mr. Adventure

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    Well, there were a lot of stars in the episode .... outside the viewport.
     
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  7. Starbreaker

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    Then you haven't watched much TV lately. Most of the actors in this episode have had pretty good careers over the past few year.s
     
  8. BillJ

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    Maybe 20-25 years ago. :lol:
     
  9. Masao

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    I just watched it. I enjoyed it a lot.
    If you're a fan for whom a SF series is the greatest, most important thing in your life (like Star Wars fans who burn T-shirts after seeing Last Jedi, or Trekkies who argue on Internet websites), you'll probably hate it. The show makes someone like that the pitiful villain of the movie.
     
  10. King Daniel Beyond

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    I saw it last night and thought it was really good.

    Basically a super dark version of Barclay's holodeck games featuring his crewmates in TNG.

    Also, their bridge set and uniforms (sans belly bars on the women) were awesome and better than Discovery's or Orville's. It's what the bridge of a Kelvin Trek TV series would look like.:techman:
     
  11. Awesome Possum

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    It’s a really excellent look at male entitlement and geek entitlement rolled into one disturbingly realistic character.
    He’s honestly someone who would likely post here. More than a few of us would probably end up on that bridge. I’d get turned into a tribble kick ball.
     
  12. Serveaux

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    Not really. The bridge was a pretty clever cheap-ass knockoff of the Abrams Enterprise bridge. Good fan film stuff (more space than most fan films can afford).

    After all I've heard of the show, this was surprisingly tame and predictable. I liked it, though, better than STD.
     
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  13. tharpdevenport

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    Checked out the score by Daniel Pemberton. Very disappointed. My thoughts were:

     
  14. Mr. Adventure

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    Regarding the star-studded: http://uproxx.com/tv/black-mirror-cameos-uss-callister/
    I thought that voice sounded familiar but I figured it was a coincidence.

    The pedant in me had a little trouble with the DNA, it seems a memory scan would've made more sense. However, it did make it extra creepy and pathetic scrounging around for it. There's a bit of an Easter Egg callback to it in the Black Museum episode.
     
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  15. Awesome Possum

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    I'm pretty sure that was the whole point. He wouldn't have the confidence to actually get a brain scan from someone. He has to dig through the trash to get what he needs. Black Mirror isn't really a show about internal logic, it's more about the emotional response. Which it has been pretty successful at, in several stories we become invested in the wellbeing of digital copies of people. All because they're always presented as people in an awful situation that we empathize with and then later learn they aren't "real".
     
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  16. Serveaux

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    Yeah, still not stars, even allowing for Paul headlining that F&F knockoff that no one noticed.

    It's cute that the reviewer thought the show should cause "Trekkies to reflect" - to the extent that the story's nailing anyone, it's every kind of online fandom and trolling, particularly gamers.
     
  17. Mr. Adventure

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    I figured the game would provide a good excuse for getting a scan they plug in to experience/work on the game and voila brain scan. But I don't disagree with you on the rest, it was just a little hiccup it didn't ruin the show for me or anything. The lead actor did a pretty good Kirk and a really slimy creep.

    I'm really surprised by the production values on Black Mirror, not just the FX and sets but quality of performances and directing, it had been recommended to me before but I hadn't watched before last night.
     
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  18. Borgminister

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    Paging Mr. Robot.
     
  19. Awesome Possum

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    Black Mirror isn't a score heavy show.
     
  20. Serveaux

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    I watched this again with the SO last evening and enjoyed it even more the second time - my reaction to the plot and particularly the ending was kind of mixed first time through, but knowing the story and having my expectations set really made it more fun the second time through.

    I really had expected something more twisted, and with a darker and less pat ending. I guess this is one of the show's lighter episodes? There were so many bits lifted from stories like "It's A Good Life" that I figured Captain Whatisname would prevail in some awful way at the end, maybe with an acknowledgment that nothing about a computer simulation would really work according to the hopeful illogic that we human beings invest in our real world behavior and interactions.