Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by ELCHawk, Jul 23, 2023.
Nope, it's doing just great, as far as I'm concerned.
Have not seen the musical so no comment there yet, but if Those Old Scientists is goofy then moar goofing please. lol
I would have given a different answer a few months ago.
My point is, there is a choice. You can keep to the framework you've constructed of what Trek is or "ought" to be and judge SNW against it, or you can reset and attempt to watch the show with fresh eyes. Judge it for what it is and what it means to be, not for what it clearly has no interest in being.
It's fine if SNW is not your cup of tea, but it isn't doing anything wrong. I think the show has the strongest sense of identity and direction of any Trek show since TOS (at least this early in its run).
Drop the baggage and you might surprise yourself.
If one were to judge from this, one would reasonably conclude that you know very little about these shows and in fact don't know what you're talking about in these instances.
You have provided numerous examples in this forum of what you do consider funny, or at least clever, and they are not really strong arguments for your point of view.
Lower Decks is nothing like those shows you mentioned and other than some brief moments (and other Trek shows have had these too) there isn't much "raunchy" about it. Lower Decks has the heart that most Trek has always had. It's about friendship, it's about team work, it's about working together. It's about comedy, it's about not taking itself too seriously, it's about Star Trek.
Agreed. Lower Decks is nothing like those shows. It's like saying Discovery is trying to be like Pulp Fiction because it has some "F" bombs.
For a while there, any and all shows that killed off a character were accused of trying to be "Game of Thrones" and/or "The Walking Dead."
Or so it seemed.
Looks at birth date.
I like strange new worlds a lot more than Picard season 3 and I’m not a kid or teenager
I'm a senior citizen and I enjoyed both.
How juvenile of you.
No. Actually with the end of Season 1 and the beginning of Season 2 I was worried it might be getting too dark and gritty. Star Trek has been serious in various degrees over the years, but the more lighthearted the better. This is escapism fiction for me at it's finest, and as such has to be a shining beacon of optimism to distract me from the horrors of reality. It's why I never could get into DS9; it felt too close to home with its inherent darkness. But I digress. Strange New Worlds is a show I waited my entire 34 year long life to see, and it's my favorite Star Trek yet.
I gotta say, this is getting to Star Wars levels of no one hating Star Trek as much as the 'fans' do.
Too goofy? Strange New Worlds has managed to fully embody the fun and drama of TOS without any of the stage-acting artifice of 90's Trek. Hell, it's probably the most true to what Trek was in the 60's since Trek '09.
I have to agree. Fans need to relax a little. It’s why the state of movies and TV is what it is. People are too uptight! The musical episode may be a heck of a lot of fun!
No, it's one way you do humour.
I just watched the Three Stooges; that's how you do humor.
Soitenly Nyuck Nyuck.
This is perfect.
I find it telling that for years we've heard constant cries of "Star Trek is too serious", when Disco was the flagship series. Now that SNW is the flagship series, it's "Star Trek is too silly".
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