Is SNW getting too goofy?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by ELCHawk, Jul 23, 2023.

  1. Jedi Marso

    Jedi Marso Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Aug 15, 2001
    Did anyone else notice that a certain LT James T. Kirk appears to figure prominently in the teaser for the musical episode next week?

    Guy must hate spending time aboard the Farragut! ;)
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  2. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 11, 2014
    Classic Space
  3. Oddish

    Oddish Vice Admiral Admiral

    Sep 7, 2020
    Well, SNW is supposed to be a prequel to TOS. I wouldn't be surprised if we see the show evolving toward that.
  4. Tosk

    Tosk Admiral Admiral

    Jan 7, 2001
    On the run.
    To be fair, you did the exact same thing to johnjm22

    (To be clear, I'm not taking a side in the argument. But you did the "Nope" thing to a statement that is objectively true.)
  5. Unique

    Unique Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 12, 2023
    Humor using idioms certainly wouldn’t translate into another language, or cultural references.
  6. Gary Seven of Nine

    Gary Seven of Nine Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Jan 12, 2023
    It can absolutely be a cultural thing. For instance I didn't find Fawlty Towers funny as a kid, I just didn't get the British humor. Today it is one of my favorite shows of all time. That was after being exposed to several other British comedies and eventually giving Fawlty Towers another try.
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  7. Ridcully

    Ridcully Commodore Commodore

    Aug 27, 2000
    I like the goofs....
    Am sick of all these overly serious shows....
    This world needs more smiling....
  8. Campe

    Campe Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 27, 2001
    I guess my thing about the musical episode is: y’all whine enough there aren’t enough strange new worlds here. At least they’re making an effort to do something different.
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  9. Caeruleus

    Caeruleus Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 1, 2019
    Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    I think we really need something like DS9 Star Trek series.

    Star Trek Picard season 3 was that but now it's over.

    Now we gonna have:

    Star Trek Strange New Worlds

    Star Trek Lower Decks

    Star Trek Prodigy

    Star Trek Starfleet Academy

    All of four show are mostly for kids and teenagers. We need something more serious like Star Trek Picard season 3 was and like DS9 was in the 90s.
  10. Serveaux

    Serveaux Fleet Admiral Premium Member

    Dec 30, 2013
    Shatterfrying positrons [TECH]
    No, we really don't.

    I'm on the other end of life from being a kid or teenager, and I know that we're not missing a Trek series for adults. We're missing one for people who take Trek and themselves far too seriously, which is all that Picard 3 actually was.
  11. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Apr 11, 2014
    Classic Space
    Yeah, I'm far from a teen and prefer the current output. I'm over self-serious Trek.
  12. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    "Serious" doesn't make something "adult". In fact, it's usually the opposite, as "Serious" usually devolves into pretentious, puerile pablum. Like DS9 and Picard.

    Meanwhile, SNW actually deals with situations actual adults experience and presents themes with which they can relate.
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  13. josiephine

    josiephine Lieutenant Red Shirt

    May 16, 2023
    Nope. Trek has always been silly. One of the most beloved movies is a comedy about whales. If anything, SNW feels like it has returned to an equilibrium that other P+ shows have been missing.
  14. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 2, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    It really does. With all the crap going on in the real world, to just sit down and watch something and smile seems to be a forgotten hobby these days.
  15. Midquest

    Midquest Captain Captain

    Sep 22, 2017
    I am obligated to quote Terry Pratchett here:

  16. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Lancaster, PA
    I once moderated a panel on British humor vs. American humor, featuring Pratchett and Esther Friesner. Easiest gig I've ever had.

    "Terry, meet Esther. Esther, meet Terry. Go!" :)
  17. Yistaan

    Yistaan Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 27, 2018
    I watched the amazing maurice, a recent movie based on a pratchett book. Thats how you do humor
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  18. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    The Wormhole
    Your information is inaccurate and out of date. SNW and Lower Decks are not for kids or teenagers, while Prodigy has been cancelled.
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  19. HotRod

    HotRod Commodore Commodore

    Jan 19, 2011
    Reaper Occupied Earth
    What a great time to be alive!

    Maybe. Still a great show.

    Why not watch a show before judging it?

    What the fuck are you talking about?
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  20. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Admiral Admiral

    May 14, 2001
    DaveyNY from Skin-Neck-Ta-Dee (Schenectady)
    You obviously do not understand the complete difference between the two things you just compared.
    The tweets you are referencing were completely insensitive and deploringly derogatory.

    The humor in the Guardians movies is nowhere near the same level of disparagement.