Red Letter Media Short Treks - Re:View

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by johnjm22, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Statistics are still made up of peoples opinions.
     
  2. CorporalClegg

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    That's not how objectivity works.
     
  3. BurnhamAll

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    I agree with you, my level of patience with TV is a lot lower these days, but Trek is something special. I'm willing to be more patient and accept a few weaknesses here and there. I've long been that way. In a vacuum, without the Trek name and connections, I'd probably have given up on Voyager and Enterprise fairly early.
     
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  5. BurnhamAll

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    While their TLJ review was very thorough, very fair, and very well reasoned, it stands in stark contrast to their DSC analysis, which felt very emotionally driven (with good reason), less rationally approached, and far more reactionary.

    I get it, they're long time Trek fans, so there's a more emotional component than with Star Wars, a franchise they'd grown disillusioned with 20 years ago at this point. Maybe they'll be a little more even handed with criticism of a Trek series released in 10 or 15 years.
     
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    For The Last Jedi or films in general? Because I could point you to a far more detailed examination of Tyler Perry films.

    I'm being serious, Tyler Perry is into some weird things. Far weirder than Madea.


    As for TLJ, I've seen better too. Nerdwriter had a good one, so did Just Write and Lessons from the Screenplay.
     
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  7. BurnhamAll

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    Heck it wasn't even the most detailed dissection of a movie RLM has ever done...
     
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  8. mos6507

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    It's kind of a waste of time anyway because that sort of thing only preaches to the converted and fans can watch 24 hours straight of deconstruction and still not change their minds.
     
  9. BurnhamAll

    BurnhamAll Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Very true. I do watch it for the entertainment value. I even enjoyed the re:view of DSC, as much as I disagreed with their take. I really just enjoy their personalities and discussions.
     
  10. fireproof78

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    I enjoy opposing points of view. I just don't agree with them and a YouTube video, with no personal connection to me, is hardly going to make that happen.
     
  11. Mirror Tuvix

    Mirror Tuvix Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    They're spot-on about Runaway. Barely qualified as a story. Alarming, coming from the guy who runs Star Trek CBS, and is the current showrunner of Discovery, last I heard. Brightest Star gets a solid meh. I won't judge it too harshly as it must be setup for the upcoming season.

    On the other hand, Calypso was by far the most successful thing produced under the Disco banner, and Escape Artist was amusing. This is somewhat encouraging for the future of Trek @ All Access, but not so much for Disco, as neither writer will be working for that show and its exploration of ruddy seraphim who could wipe out all life in the multiverse!
     
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  12. DaveyNY

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    I'm not so sure that the writers will be exclusive to each show anymore.
    SInce They have already set a precedent with the crossover between Discovery & Picard Trek and with Multiple Trek shows in the pipeline, I see no reason why future episodes can't be written by 'Guest' contributors.

    In fact, that's how many of the TOS episodes were done.
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  13. CorporalClegg

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    How do you figure? It presented a narrative with a beginning, middle, climax, and end. The main character had an arc. And it presented a theme through the use of a metaphor.
     
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    Runaway was fun, it was just too brief. I feel like you could cut it alongside Escape Artist and have a decent episode with an old-style A/B plot.