Spoilers Strange New Worlds General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by NewHeavensNewEarth, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Serveaux

    Serveaux Mediocre Old White Man Premium Member

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    They're shorthanding a fair amount of that stuff, since we know and expect it by now. An approaching ship is not necessarily worth a dramatic beat in and of itself.

    This show really does assume that the viewer knows all about Star Trek.
     
  2. cooleddie74

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    Good. We don't need eight pages of exposition for every species that shows up. Do what TOS did and give us just enough to understand what's going on in the context of that episode.
     
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    SNW is great. LD did all of that, already.

    pretty insulting
     
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    If people are fans of this or any other new shows and have twitter it wouldn't be a bad idea to comment on Alex Kurtzman and other creative's timeline and tell them or show them some love. Just happened to see some suggested tweets from Kurtzman and pretty much every comment on all his posts is a personal attack. People are even attacking Strange New Worlds and blaming him for ruining it. I haven't seen anything positive.
     
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  6. eschaton

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    The reason for that is D&D ran out of books (well, not really - Season 5 was based upon books, but they ignored a lot of it and did what they wanted).

    Still, in the book series, characters serve a story role, are allowed to make big mistakes, and then die for those mistakes (which is why the deaths seemed "shocking" - people aren't used to consequences for main cast TV characters). But once they weren't constrained by what GRRM's vision was, they could continue along fan favorites until they just ran out of story and unceremoniously ended them - which is what TV typically does.
     
  7. Noname Given

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    Hey, Spock was obviously carrying the Science/Medical Tricorder 'combo pack'. ;)
     
  8. Serveaux

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    You know what the opening credits remind me of?

    covers.jpg
     
  9. cooleddie74

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    These SNW tricorders are one of the best Trek props of the past thirty years. Damn, are they beautiful.
     
  10. Noname Given

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    I'd add the STD version of hand phasers, as well as the SNW hand phasers.
     
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  11. Yistaan

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    M'Benga: Your flap's open.
    Sam Kirk: Excuse me?
    M'Benga: On your tricorder. You're draining power.
    Sam Kirk: Oh. Thank you.
    Ortegas: He's always doing that.
     
  12. cooleddie74

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    So...M'Benga is James T. Kirk's great-great grandfather?
     
  13. Yistaan

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    You spoiled Strange New Worlds' ending by revealing that M'Benga is going to be weeping angel'd
     
  14. Blackout

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    That's how I feel about it as well! Loving Peck as Spock so far, and they're definitely getting better at his look as they go on. Now just to rein in those sideburns...
     
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    Aye aye admiral.
     
  16. Captain Jollydark

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    Maybe we'll get to see Spock's human relations, how his cousins forced him to play Yahtzee.
     
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  17. Kzinti

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    hard disagree on this the screen to size ratio is way off
     
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  18. Serveaux

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    The tricorders are gorgeous, and rather small - smaller, I believe, than the TOS versions.
     
  19. Kaelef

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    All the props hew very closely to their TOS equivalents, which I love. Personally, I would've made the screen about 20% bigger on the tricorder, but in my head-canon they improved it and gave it a bigger screen by the time we see it in TOS. :)
     
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  20. fireproof78

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    Yeah, the tricorder doesn't quite work for me.