Poll How positive are you about Discovery now?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Mage, Jul 26, 2017.

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What is your view on Discovery?

  1. Very positive

    81 vote(s)
    24.1%
  2. Positive

    90 vote(s)
    26.8%
  3. Somewhat positive but hesitant

    56 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. Neutral

    24 vote(s)
    7.1%
  5. Somewhat negative but hopeful

    33 vote(s)
    9.8%
  6. Negative

    34 vote(s)
    10.1%
  7. Very negative

    18 vote(s)
    5.4%
  1. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    With the new trailer, more details about characters, a huge poster with the Discovery and images from props and clothing thanks to Comic Con, I figured perhaps a simple poll to sort of gauge the general feel about the show could give us an idea on how this board views Discovery now.
     
  2. Kate Kane

    Kate Kane Admiral Admiral

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    Call me "Captain Proton".
     
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  3. Mach5

    Mach5 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    47.

    I'm 47 positive.
     
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  4. Jesse1066

    Jesse1066 Captain Captain

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    I never particularly liked the idea of doing a new show in the TOS era, but we've got it and it's almost here. I'm cautiously optimistic. The characters and writing will make or break the show and what we've seen looks promising.
     
  5. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It looks like something I'll enjoy. Before the last two trailers my enthusiasm was zero, now I'm getting Netflix to watch it.
     
  6. Tenacity

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    Nothing's changed recently, I was really pumped up last fall, less so since the show was pushed back from the beginning of this year.

    My plans are the same, I'll watch the free first episode and make a decision based on that if I'll pay extra to continue to watch.

    Given my schedule, I would probably have to drop something I'm currently enjoying to accommodate this new Star Trek.

    We'll see.
     
  7. cultcross but on halloween

    cultcross but on halloween Every lie incurs a debt to the truth Moderator

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    Pretty positive. The trailers and information we've got so far have caught my attention and I'm quite optimistic. I'm a little bit concerned it's going to be too heavily focused on space war, but otherwise everything looks good.
     
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  8. INACTIVEUSS Einstein

    INACTIVEUSS Einstein Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Positive but hesitant.

    We haven't seen anything of actual substance yet on which to form a judgement one way or another.

    I'm hesitant about the reimagined Klingons.

    But the presence of talent like Beyer and Meyer makes me positive.
     
  9. saddestmoon

    saddestmoon Captain Captain

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    Extremely positive!

    Looking very forward to the first ep!!!! :D
     
  10. Roald

    Roald Captain Captain

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    Extremely positive..! Been a fan since 1994, so I've had to a lot to look foreward to..! From Generations to Voyager, from Enterprise to Trek '09... The anticipation for that 'first image', 'first trailer', etc., is such a wonderful feeling... It's is so hard for me to imagine that Trekkers WOULDN'T be excited..!
     
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  11. Bry_Sinclair

    Bry_Sinclair Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The more I see the less and less hopeful I become. Might have to approach it with NuTrek sensibility, go in expecting dren so that way I either:
    1. won't be disappointed by the crap that it will be, or
    2. pleasantly surprised by an actually watchable show
     
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  12. Eris Morn

    Eris Morn Badass Admiral

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    hype level: ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN CHOO CHOO MOTHER-EFFER

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  13. Rahul

    Rahul Commodore Commodore

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    Neutral.
    They're still hiding the Discovery (the main ship of the series!) and hiding most of the cast/characters.
    They trailer was all shoot-y shoot-y, boom boom. Visually pretty good, but it didn't tell us anything about the characters or the main objective of the show. Felt a lot like the "Valerian" trailers...
     
  14. Jack-o'-Locutus

    Jack-o'-Locutus RESISTANCE IS FRUITILE Moderator

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    Pretty positive.

    I had my doubts initially but the second trailer and the wealth of behind-the-scenes production materials released in recent days mostly cleared them up and gave the information released before better context. The trailer felt very cinematic in scope and verified that instead of relying on tried and true cliches of Trek series past, it looks like they're at least making an attempt at forging a new path while still paying homage to the general spirit and intent of the originals.

    The VFX was spectacular. The Klingon ships, costumes, and makeup were all pretty weird looking just as standalone concept art or props, but work remarkably well once they're fully integrated into the scene. The gothic-insectoid Klingon ships in particular were spindly and frail looking on the page but came across as quite intimidating and otherworldly onscreen in a way most Trek ships don't, so that was good to see.

    The prop, costume, and makeup department has knocked it out of the park as far as I can tell. I've actually considered buying some Trek memorabilia and replica props for the first time in years.

    The cast looks like a great and diverse bunch of actors who are having a good time and I look forward to seeing them in action. I was always a fan of Sonequa Martin-Green while she was on The Walking Dead, so I had confidence in her performance here, and from all indications in the trailers she should make a compelling lead. I also like the angle they're taking of not focusing on the captain but instead on a junior officer, and one who has experienced some adversity that makes her untrustworthy to the other crew(s), which she will have to overcome as she climbs the ranks. It's like getting an Ensign Ro/Tom Paris POV character and also one that addresses some of the promises of the Voyager premise with the rough integration of the Maquis crew.

    And it's hard to go wrong with Michelle Yeoh and Jason Isaacs, even if they're likely not long for this world. James Frain is always a plus as well.

    The changes to the appearance of the Klingons and the technology don't bother me because it was inevitable and natural. I love the TOS-style too but they're not going to try and maintain a 1960s aesthetic in a 2017 show, and it would look ridiculous to do so and try and pass it off as being set centuries in the future. It's easy enough to just imagine that things were always upgraded like this, or don't if you prefer. The bottom line is, it's the stories and the acting and the overall presentation that matter so much more than things like that, and from all indications they seem to be doing well in those regards. The cast and crew are first rate.

    I'm looking forward to it more than I was before.
     
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  15. Ovation

    Ovation Vice Admiral Admiral

    So tell us how you really feel. I sense...ambiguity here. :lol:
     
  16. Ovation

    Ovation Vice Admiral Admiral

    I've liked some (usually most) of each Trek iteration before, so I expect the same thing here. Where it'll "fit in the hierarchy" of my favourite Trek? Who knows? Wherever that may be, I feel confident I'll be entertained along the way.
     
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  17. Ricky Spanish

    Ricky Spanish History’s Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    Positive.

    It looks to be entertaining in its own right.
     
  18. Cake

    Cake Captain Captain

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    I am really pessimistic. It just seems like the series will practically be the opposite of what I hoped for.
     
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  19. Ricky Spanish

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    Never got anything for Christmas you didn't want, yet ended up liking it?
     
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  20. Jack-o'-Locutus

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    I have a feeling that may be intentional. I get the impression that the premiere episode that will air on the CBS and Space networks in the US and Canada (and appear on Netflix the next day internationally) to try and hook in viewers for CBS All Access is mostly going to be a Michael Burnham/USS Shenzhou-centric "prequel" of sorts that introduces us to the main character's backstory, and that the USS Discovery and its crew will only come along fairly late into the narrative of the episode to set up the larger plot of the rest of the season.

    So there might not be that much footage of the USS Discovery and its crew simply because it possibly doesn't play that major of a role in the premiere, and shows up relatively close to the end of the episode.
     
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