Just got the short treks DVD

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  1. Trinity Gingerbread

    Trinity Gingerbread Time is the thief of life Premium Member

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    And I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it There are in order 9 shorts on the DVD

    Runaway
    Calypso
    The Brightest Star
    The Escape Artist
    Q & A
    The Trouble With Edward
    Ask Not
    Ephraim & Dot
    The Girl Who Made The Stars

    So in all a very nice set.
     
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    ananta Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I was thinking of treating myself to this, as the second season of Short Treks have not been released in the UK and I’m far too lazy and law abiding to seek other methods of finding them (predominantly lazy!). It’ll be first time I’ve bought a Trek DVD in ages! When I was a teenager I used to use all my pocket money so I could buy TNG and DS9 on VHS (the UK was a good few years behind US screenings).
     
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  3. Ar-Pharazon

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    Where will Waters Children Of Mars be? On Picard S1 I hope.
     
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    I expect Children of Mars will be on Picard S1. But they should have included it here too. Having some mini-episode be on 2 different dvds is OK. They have already done that with some of the Discovery ones.
     
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  5. Trinity Gingerbread

    Trinity Gingerbread Time is the thief of life Premium Member

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    I see what you did there :)
     
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  6. RAMA

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    I enjoyed the extras, which is what I mainly watched.

    Calypso is one of the best Trek stories period in Trek history.

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  7. marlboro

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    Random thought on "Children of Mars"

    It wouldn't fit in with Synthetics storyline or with the ol' Star Trek optimism thing, but I think a darker ending would have been interesting.

    What about this? Imagine the story is completely separate from Picard, but it plays out exactly the same till the very end. While the two girls are holding hands and watching the devastation of Mars, it cuts to new footage showing aliens of the same race as the little girl carrying out the attack. Quick shot of the girls faces. Quick shot of their hands coming apart. Cut to black.

    They're the children of Mars, after all. Not Venus.


    Fwiw, The Escape Artist is still my favorite of the shorts. I hate Mudd, but the ending was great.
     
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  8. Trinity Gingerbread

    Trinity Gingerbread Time is the thief of life Premium Member

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    My favourite was the animated Ephraim and Dot... It was cute whimsical fun
     
  9. Jayson1

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    But there is no way to make it work within canon. Even head canon will have issues trying to make it work.


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  10. Trinity Gingerbread

    Trinity Gingerbread Time is the thief of life Premium Member

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    IT WAS FUN!!!! Goddammit

    It was meant to be fun. Trek fans sigh
     
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    Yeah it was a cartoon!

    If you need to canonise it, it's a cartoon within the Star Trek universe that little Jake Sisko watched on the Saratoga.
     
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    Canon-shmanon.
     
  13. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Commodore Commodore

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    Star, Ephraim, and CoM were the best
     
  14. Jayson1

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    What does fun have to do with watching Star Trek. Are jobs are to be guardians of continuity and not let other things distract from that. :)

    Jason
     
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  15. Trinity Gingerbread

    Trinity Gingerbread Time is the thief of life Premium Member

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    Well obviously d'uh........

    But I've seen fans who obsess about details like the outside doors on the Enterprise D are sloped but the hanger doors are at 90 degrees when viewed from the inside. People obsess about such details
     
  16. The Wormhole

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    I don't want anything to do with a canon that doesn't accept Ephraim and Dot.
     
  17. Jayson1

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    Those guys aren't so much the canon hounds though I guess some of them are. Those are more of science and tech fans who love all the little details. Who own all the tech manuals and likely made lots of models and gadgets for fun. I think these things are kind of good actually because I bet lots of folks who go into science and join NASA or work on special effects in Hollywood likely started off being into these kind of things when they were kids.

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  18. Trinity Gingerbread

    Trinity Gingerbread Time is the thief of life Premium Member

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    But it's a pretty grungy thing to gripe about. The studio sets obviously were built that way for a reason. In reality the wall where the door is should have sloped but it didn't so you just have to accept it.
     
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    What door?
     
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  20. RAMA

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    Having a Trek series that is the visual equivalent to short sci-fi stories in literature has greatly expanded the experimental variety of Trek storytelling. Not all of the stories are perfect, but diversity is a healthy aspect of new Trek!

    RAMA
     
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