Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Lord Garth, Sep 25, 2019.
Happy 2nd Anniversary! Here's to many more!
Several of the actors have been posting about this. Two years already!
Cheers to the amazing cast & crew!
If S3 is as big an improvement as 2 was, it's gonna be great!
I’d argue the streaming release is not as significant an anniversary as that of DSC as a revealed concept, which is when all discussion started anyway. Perhaps the release date of the 2016 teaser might be closer to the mark?
November 2nd, 2015 when the announcement of a sixth live-action series was made if we went down that path. But I'm choosing to go with the Premiere Date.
To me, a series hasn't truly arrived until I can watch an episode -- even one -- from start to finish. I don't, for instance, consider Picard to be "here" yet either, even though we have a trailer. I'll think of it as having arrived when it premieres in 2020.
Lets celebrate all of 'em. I like to party!
It's universally accepted that September 8 1966 is the birth of Star Trek, despite the fact that on some Canadian channels, TOS in fact premiered on September 7. Therefore, September 24 can be marked as Disco's anniversary.
There is a significant difference in that future audiences didn’t spend two years following what Roddenberry was doing with the pilots.
Okay. How does that relate to my point that TOS in fact premiered a day early in Canada than the day that is universally accepted as Star Trek's birth?
Moving that date to September 7 seems like a pedantic break with tradition (kind of like using gibibytes instead of gigabytes), changing little of substance in the idea that TOS entered public consciousness in early September, just as DSC did years before its streaming release.
You're also being pedantic.
Shows celebrate their air date, not their announcement date. It's been this way for decades.
Once again, we prove that even the simplest of topics can rapidly devolve into meaningless arguments.
But that’s a case of inappropriately applying the traditional model of the general public catching a show on TV to the new reality that shows such as DSC are mostly watched by fans and promoted years in advance. I’m proposing instead to get to the bottom of tradition, to focus on the time a show enters the public consciousness.
The purpose of a topic is discussion. After all, we wouldn’t want to misappropriate the evolving framework of a thread into a simple, repetitive list of birthday wishes.
No, the air date is the start of the show. Not publicity.
Traditionally, because shows used to be released without massive hype in advance.
And the tradition shouldn't be broken. There's no good reason to.
TNG, DS9 and Voyager also had advanced hype, do you celebrate their announcements as well?
Since people celebrate the day they were born as opposed to the day their parents conceived them, logically the day a TV show premieres is a more apt date for its anniversary than the day it was first announced. Likewise, married couples celebrate their anniversaries on the date of their weddings, not their engagements or the day they first met.
There is, especially since DSC was significantly delayed. TNG, DS9 and VGR had shorter development periods and they were all released in the days before large-scale internet hype. If you were an international fan, you pretty much had to have access to various types of fan gatherings and specific books/magazines. I simply ran into DS9 when it first aired in Germany and don’t recall really how I learned about VGR.
There is far more tradition behind people’s birthdays and wedding anniversaries than those of TV shows, the latter also being something that affects a lot more people as opposed to just family and friends (in most cases). That’s why I see a lot more flexibility and feeling in deciding when a group of fans should celebrate a TV anniversary, not just simple analogy.
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