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. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I tried rewatching an episode of The Powers of Matthew Star recently.



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  2. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Tomorrow Never Knows Premium Member

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    I'm still in wait and see mode. I want it to be good.
     
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  3. Spider

    Spider Dirty Old Man Premium Member

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    The more and more I learn about this show, the less it pleases me. But I'll be glued to my TV when it premiers, that's for sure. LOL
     
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  4. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Admiral Admiral

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    The crossover we don't deserve or need.
    "6 days, Colonel. God created the world in 6 days...of course, God wasn't surrounded by a bunch of flakes."
    With due respect to Maj. Frank Burns.
     
  5. Relayer1

    Relayer1 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    True, but I don't find it that unlikely that if Trek series is a hit they'd make more (and different) Trek shows. It's happened in the past.

    Oh, I won't.

    I must have started watching thirty or more 'genre' shows in the last decade or two and I've bailed on all of them except Galactica before the end, but I'll ALWAYS watch (and purchase) a Trek series. I even did with Voyager...
     
  6. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I plugged along on The Good Wife for no reason... Half way through season 3, I realized that this was my favourite show.
     
  7. Ensign Ogahd Ahmganadai

    Ensign Ogahd Ahmganadai Commander Red Shirt

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    I don't mean I'll watch the pilot and if I'm not thoroughly impressed saying "okay, I'm out". I'll basically do this season by season. I'll judge whether to watch the next season by whether or not I think there's potential in the season just past.

    I did that for Voyager and made it all the way to Season 5. I did it for Enterprise and stopped midway through Season 2, but did end up watching re-runs and then came back for the third and fourth seasons.
     
  8. Jarvisimo

    Jarvisimo Captain Captain

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    Its interesting this debate in america; in the rest of the world, Discovery's position on Netflix makes it immediately available to millions of viewers, many of whom will watch it because of the medium putting it front and centre (which begun this week with the ads on homepage), the old fans and those people who liked the Abrams movies. It's a shame it isn't on Netflix there, but it makes this anger to CBS Access seem very silly - a service very little different from many paid for services.

    Do you want CBS to evolve, to survive, to continue making television after TV itself stops being lucrative enough to support big budget TV without a subscription service? It is annoying to be sure but the strange resentment to the medium is bizarre, as though streaming isn't now the method most incredible TV is broadcast through in the us.
     
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  9. kirk55555

    kirk55555 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    If Discovery is a hit, they'll just make more crappy, dark & gritty, completely non-Trek shows and slap the Trek name on them. Supporting crap just leads to more crap. At least if it failed they'd try something new, even if it took awhile (unlike what some "the sky is falling" people might say, Trek is too big a franchise to just disappear, even if it takes years Trek would have a new show again even if Discovery fails, and if STD fails a new show would probably be done completely differently, which would almost certainly be a good thing). I'd rather have no Trek then terrible, franchise insulting junk if the Trek label slapped on.
     
  10. Ensign Ogahd Ahmganadai

    Ensign Ogahd Ahmganadai Commander Red Shirt

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    I have sort of switched to "wait and see" mode. I'm tamping down my excitement, extinguishing my expectations and preparing myself to be utterly wrong about everything I've ever said about it, good or bad. We have less than a week to go. At this point I'm finished speculating, I'm finished defending, as right around the corner is the opportunity for the show to speak for itself.
     
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  11. Bry_Sinclair

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    I've been a Trek fan since I was a bairn. The announcement of a new show airing in less than a week should excite and captivate me, but it's just not. When it was first announced I was very excited and part of me wants to get back that level of enthusiasm and anticipation, but I just can't. A little disappointed in myself for becoming so jaded by my mid-30s.
     
  12. Relayer1

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    I'm mid 50's but I get where you're coming from. I may be excited about Discovery, but Star Wars 8 is another matter...
     
  13. Starfury

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    My excitement stopped the moment Bryan Fuller sat in front of an eager crowd and all he could think of was to ask them which captain they liked most. That moment I knew there was no vision behind Discovery.
     
  14. Ridcully

    Ridcully Commodore Commodore

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    Well he is not on anymore!
     
  15. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    I'm still cautiously optimistic about the show but we're like a work week away from when it starts and I should feel a lot more excited than I am. Maybe it's dreading another show being added to my already growing list, or the tone of the show kind of feels depressing, or it will be weird watching on a streaming site, which I've already purchased. I'm still going to watch with eager anticipation but this should be a huge special occasion and I don't really feel "special" about it yet.
     
  16. Ridcully

    Ridcully Commodore Commodore

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    As long as they are better than Enterprise...I am good!
    They have made very nice sets(wherever you like them or not, and good looking ships and such)....
    So they are clearly doing all out(again in spite of the old grumpy "fanbase").
     
  17. BillJ

    BillJ History's Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    Why? Part of the fun of life is speculating about the unknown. Whether it be God, aliens or a TV show you haven't seen yet.

    Just don't expect everyone to agree with your speculations. :techman:
     
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  18. BillJ

    BillJ History's Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    They've made very expensive sets. Nice is in the eye of the beholder.
     
  19. Ensign Ogahd Ahmganadai

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    This again. I'm still struggling to figure out why what I said makes people think I demand agreement from everyone. I haven't said anything other users like Mage or Mr. Awe haven't said.
     
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  20. BillJ

    BillJ History's Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    You just come off as a bit troubled that people aren't as excited about the show as you are.
     
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