Poll 'Lower Decks' Table Reads Start Today

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by The Butter Phantom, May 7, 2019.

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Is it time for a dedicated Lower Decks sub-forum?

  1. Yes

  2. No

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  1. The Butter Phantom

    The Butter Phantom Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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  2. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I think we need a general CBS-AA Trek subforum, maybe not a Lower Decks one yet.
     
  3. Tenacity

    Tenacity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    No, it's too soon.

    Wait until after full casting, sets are built and there is solid date to begin shooting episodes.
     
  4. Danlav05

    Danlav05 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It's an animated show :P
     
  5. The Butter Phantom

    The Butter Phantom Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    And like most animated series, there will be hundreds of snippets of info about the show as it goes through all the production stages, so it's best to have its own sub. This isn't a hypothetical show - it's a greenlit 2-season show that has a title, scripts, cast and crew.
     
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  6. Tenacity

    Tenacity Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Exactly, in other words never do it.
     
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  7. eschaton

    eschaton Commodore Commodore

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    I'm guessing on animated shows they record the voicework before they do any of the animation right? Otherwise it would be hard to get the animated lips to match what was being said.
     
  8. The Butter Phantom

    The Butter Phantom Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    For a new show with likely lots of improvised dialogue that'll only come out of a table read, yes.

    But for stuff like The Simpsons and Family Guy, they actually start animating the episodes using a team of non-famous voice actors recording the dialogue as placeholders. Then after the bulk of an episode is produced, the main cast re-record the dialogue. Any addition improv they add to a scene then gets animated and inserted into the episode by a dedicated US animation team, who are also responsible for keeping older in-the-can episodes fresh.

    Which is how an episode like the upcoming Simpsons finale can be both 2+ years old when it was initially animated, yet have jokes about topics as fresh as that day.
     
  9. NeoStar9

    NeoStar9 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I think it's to soon for a forum dedicated to it. We don't have any casting, etc for it yet. When the time comes I think it might be better to just grouped both animated shows together and label threads in regard to which one you're talking about. At least at the start anyway.
     
  10. The Butter Phantom

    The Butter Phantom Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    They're going to have to change the forum layout anyway. Otherwise
    where do you place Discovery Season 3
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  11. NeoStar9

    NeoStar9 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Oh that's right! What are they going to do there?
     
  12. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Commodore Commodore

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    110%. A show has a name, it needs a forum. Not only for the health of the forum but also to grow and maintain interest in the Lower Decks.

    Discovery had its own forum at this stage in development, so let's not have a double standard. Forum reorganization is also a must, preferably to the style as I outlined in another thread.