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

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  1. Serveaux

    Serveaux Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    None of this is actually true.
     
  2. fireproof78

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    Until he worked on it. Geez, ten years later and no one reads the affection he developed for it. :sigh:
     
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    "Holiday Party" was quite a bit funnier than "Skin a Cat," and I thought "Skin a Cat" was funny.

    Even the selection of the sound of the screen lowering was hilarious.

    Peck is absolutely nailing pretty much all performances of Spock.
     
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    Huh? That might apply to Kirk at the beginning of Trek XI, but even that's a bit of a simplification and he'd gotten direction in life by the end of that movie. But that description is not applicable to Paul Wesley's Kirk on SNW at all.
     
  5. Tallguy

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    He was a well-read man who ALSO hung out in bars with no direction in life.

    Oh. You're friends with Sam.
     
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    The thing to remember here is, these things are parodies of Trek old and new.

    If they make you laugh, great. If they make you a little uncomfortable, so much the better. :techman:
     
  7. donners22

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    I think many Trek fans are open to parodies - Galaxy Quest, Redshirts and the like share a fair portion of their audience with Trek.

    I'm just not sure these are particularly good parodies. Both feel like a single joke stretched very thin.
     
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    Fans can be open to parodies if not titled Star Trek.

    If official it's a steeper hill to climb.
     
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    LDS has a lot of parody in it, yet it’s doing extremely well among the fans.

    it’s just that personally I didn’t find these two skits funny at all, them being official or not has nothing to do with it.
     
  10. fireproof78

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    LDS had to fight for that place.

    I'm not saying it's impossible; only that the standard is different.
     
  11. F. King Daniel

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    I've rewatched these and the second one in particular I really like.

    TAS was bizarre and utterly, utterly bonkers. I do wish they'd do proper nuTAS episodes instead but these are fun for what they are.
     
  12. Tallguy

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    Well the"fighting" was being funny.
     
  13. Tuskin38

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    Well, we're halfway through and, uh, I can respect their apparent decision to start strong. Relatively.
     
  16. Serveaux

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    This does the virtue of being a more plausible first-contact situation than any ever portrayed on Star Trek (or any other TV or movie that I can think of).
     
  17. F. King Daniel

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    WTF did I just watch?:barf2::lol:
     
  18. Dukhat

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    The best Very Short Trek to date. Which isn’t saying much.
     
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    That was…terrible. At this point I’m wondering if they are intentionally trying to make these bad.
     
  20. Dukhat

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    No, that’s not what they are doing. They are using the TAS animated format to make what they think are funny SNL-type skits. The humor being entirely subjective, of course. But they are not trying to make an intentionally bad product, because nobody does that.

    I just can’t believe they’re going to completely waste Connor Trineer with one of these, unless it has something to do with his death in TATV, which was a million times worse than any Very Short Trek.