New *Animated* Short Trek: Ephraim & Dot

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by pst, Nov 14, 2019.

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So which animated Short Trek is the winner?

  1. Ephraim and Dot

    57 vote(s)
    78.1%
  2. The Girl Who Made The Stars

    6 vote(s)
    8.2%
  3. Neither, animated Short Treks are rubbish

    10 vote(s)
    13.7%
  1. pst

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    getting a jump on the upcoming (dec 12) animated short trek: ephraim and dot... apparently about an enterprise DOT-7 repair drone and a mycelial tardigrade. directed by michael giacchino (composer for the kelvin trilogy) with a voice performance by kirk thatcher (punk on the bus in star trek IV: the voyage home).

    screen caps from the preview attached to "ask not":[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    and the promo:
     
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  2. Noname Given

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    Hey - I thought they said this WOULDN'T be a kids short? ;)
     
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  3. pst

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    i'm stoked for this and i'm 36, so...
     
  4. eschaton

    eschaton Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    NCC-1701 in clear view. I wasn't expecting that.

    I've also heard this is unscripted, but maybe that's actually the other animated Short Trek.
     
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  5. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    bUT is iT c̴̏̊̆̓ͭ̾̎a̖̼͍̺̦͒̄ͤ̔͒ͨͥ͝ͅN̖͍͍͠Ǫ̹̥͙͕̟̦̫ͪͦͭ̀̽͗̒N̫͇̹̱̗̹̣͆???
     
  6. pst

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    1. yes, presumably talking tardigrades and sentient maintenance technology are (soon to be) canon
    2. woah
     
  7. Jadeb

    Jadeb Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The torture scenes will be adorable this time.
     
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  8. ToyBoxComix

    ToyBoxComix Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm reminded of Wall-E.
     
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  9. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    So I was right lol.
     
  10. pst

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    about...
     
  11. Tuskin38

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    That it would be about a Tardigrade and DOT-7
     
  12. pst

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    oh, well done
     
  13. serabine

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    It looks really cute, and I wonder if the composer being the one to helm it means it will be kinda Fantasia like with its use of music.

    Both this and The Girl Who Made The Stars look gorgeous, even though they are different styles. Only pet peeve is the tardigrade making sounds in space but, oh well.

    (Teaser footage of the shorts: )
     
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  14. NCC-73515

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    They call him Ripper, Ripper, faster than lightning,
    No one you see, can travel like he,
    And we know Ripper lives in a world full of wonder,
    Flying there-under, in the mycel!
     
  15. DaveyNY

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    Just in case some of these young whipper-snappers around here don't know the tune...



    :techman:
     
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  16. thribs

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    Are we sure they didn’t show a clip from Star Wars Resistance?
     
  17. serabine

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    ?
    Why?
     
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  18. Rahul

    Rahul Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Interesting. I do think THIS is a much better use of the "Short Treks" format than trying to tell full 45min episodes in 15 minutes. This truly looks like something that only ever could be told as a short story.
    • I do like a short story focusing on creatures and robots - and animation makes a lot of sense for that
    • Don't care for the graphic style - at all. It's pretty ugly, but whatever
    • I'm actually happy a Tardigrade is back - IMO Ripper was the most interesting thing about the session 1 plot. I wanna' learn more about how Tardigrades behave, backstory, whatever
    • It's really, really interesting that ALL the short Treks so far focus on the Enterprise. Either they're desperate, testing the waters, or try to use it as a "backdoor pilot" to convince fans and studio bosses. I doubt a "Pike" show is a sure thing ye, but we'll definitely know soon
     
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  19. pst

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    i like the idea of re-exploring discovery‘s additions to the canon instead of just falling back on nostalgia by pulling something from TOS or something. the tardigrade was a distinct part of discovery, it’s cool they’re not forgetting that.
     
  20. Agony_Boothb

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    Considering everything makes a sound in space in Star Trek. I'm not sure why this would be be a bug waterbear
     
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