News CBS Making new animated shorts for the 50th Anniversary of TAS

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by Tuskin38, Jul 21, 2023.

  1. ChristopherPike

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    Setting the bar low with Skin a Cat. Wasn't sure what to make of it really. Joke should've skipped from M'ress and the Fish-based crew person being offended to one who looked like a butt I think. Another fitting the phrase "Knickers in a twist" broke reality somewhat. I mean, why would that or a guy for screw for a head, even be a thing?

    Sure these are just bits of nonsense... but I'm actually worried what Connor might've signed up for, with what's likely to be the only ever revival of Trip. :lol:
     
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  2. Tuskin38

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    Well, they did warn us with the trailer that these are non-canon.
     
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  3. Richard S. Ta

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    A lot of fun in just a few minutes. What's not to like?
     
  4. JoseNoodles

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    I liked it. Reminded me of TV Funhouse.
     
  5. Dukhat

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    Sorry, that was just stupid. It was like someone decided to give Kirk's voice actor a way to do his crappy stand-up routine in the form of a TAS skit.
     
  6. UssGlenn

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    That wasn't supposed to be Kirk. He's just a Captain.
     
  7. Dukhat

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    Does that really matter?
     
  8. jackoverfull

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    he wasn’t?
     
  9. Tallguy

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    We'll see what the other shorts are like. I'm not going to get in a twist over this, but it's a weird "cake and eat" approach of "Hey, there's an anniversary that we can market, but we all know TAS is stupid, right? And for that matter, TOS was no great shakes either. Damn it, why is SNW doing so WELL?!?"
     
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  10. Markonian

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    I watched it with sound on now. The dialog of the ..Knickerian? felt on point for a minor species that has been a staunch member of the Federation for decades. That one line of dialog won me over that the events of this episode could represent reality within Star Trek, in another corner of the multiverse. The ship may easily have slipped into a "Subspace Rhapsody"-like anomaly that turned thoughts into reality.

    The Dumbass alien looked more like a Human scrotum, Imho.
    Didn't like the ending with the Enterprise getting blown up.
     
  11. Tuskin38

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  12. Tuskin38

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    The credits just call him ‘Captain’ no name
     
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  13. F. King Daniel

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    It was 3 minutes and 50 seconds. That it's creating outrage is pretty funny.
     
  14. fireproof78

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    But unsurprising.
     
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  15. Tuskin38

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    Jessie just doesn't like that it's making fun of people getting offended. That's what the 'This isn't Trek' part means. As Trek should be above that.

    She's going to keep watching, as one of them will have Trip is who is one of her favourite characters.
     
  16. fireproof78

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    I mean, I didn't either until the framing device at the end. Then it reminded me of a Trek comic and any issue faded.
     
  17. Tosk

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    I think there might be less outrage if people kept in mind that these shorts are about as canon as the old KFC commercial.

    Maybe not much less, but some. ;)
     
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  18. Dukhat

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    I wouldn’t call my reaction ‘outrage.’ I just thought it was really stupid. I didn’t find it funny at all, but not because the subject matter offended me. It just wasn’t funny, period. I was waiting to laugh and the laugh never came.
     
  19. CorporalCaptain

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    I thought "Skin a Cat" was funny. I enjoyed it. Very subverting. I loved the irony of calling HR.
     
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  20. Tuskin38

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    Canon doesn't have anything to do with it either.