The "I'm Not Paying" Confessional Thread

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by USS Triumphant, Aug 23, 2017.

  1. cultcross

    cultcross True crime recurring character Moderator

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    Full of people who believe in gods, but so is ours. Only the Lord of Light has ever been shown to have any real demonstrable power. The Seven are bullshit, the Many Faced God is just a personification of death, the Drowned God is, as far as we know, bullshit, and the Old Gods are just, well, old. There's no indication they're real either. Magical powers have certainly been seen, but nothing that doesn't have a parallel in Star Trek, and many of the characters dismiss magic as either historical, or nonsense.
    While yes it isn't set in the real medieval Earth, it is heavily based on medieval Europe in storyline, politics, characters and setting. The main inspirations include the Wars of the Roses.


    Please keep the personal remarks out of your replies. It's fine to disagree, but disagree with the content.
     
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  2. dahj

    dahj Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Yep, totally different from the utter realism of the likes of The Prophets and Apollo found on Star Trek... :p
     
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  3. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    You forgot Q, Trelane, Organians, Melkotians, the Traveller, among others.
     
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  4. GulBahana

    GulBahana Commander Red Shirt

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    I still haven't decided if I'm going to pay for streaming or not. It will be interesting to see how much of a cliffhanger the first episode is and if it will draw me in to want to pay.
     
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  5. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I hope DSC and CBSAA aren't married to each other until death do they part.

    Tony, Mary, and Sue across the street aren't going to have CBSAA just to watch DSC, whereas they might watch it if it popped up at after they finished watching NCIS. Fans will watch however they watch. Non-fans, or people who just don't care, won't. No one can change that anymore than they can change that we have sunrise and sunset.

    Maybe CBSAA catches on and more of the general audience eventually catches that way. Who knows.
     
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  6. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Exactly. No one knows. CBS is trying to branch out and nothing is wrong with that.
     
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  7. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Nor did I say there was. I'm dead-neutral on CBSAA. I can honestly say I'm of the mind-set of "wait and see".

    But I also personally hope that seasons of DSC became available on Netflix in the US after a certain point. They probably already have something in place whether it's been said or not. DSC seems like, based on being a season-long arc, that it would be perfect for binging as a series on Netflix. I'll burn through a season of Orange Is the New Black in one day. Anyone who knows me IRL knows not to disturb me the day a new season of it is released.

    Of course, the same can also be done on CBSAA as episodes accumulate.... but anyway, I'll be watching Discovery through legal means. Whether or not it's CBSAA, or (eventually) Blu-Ray/Amazon Prime, I haven't decided yet. I already pay for episodes of Halt & Catch Fire and Better Call Saul through Amazon Prime and I'd gladly do the same for Discovery. Not much of a jump for me.

    If I like what I see of the premiere on CBS, I'll probably go the CBSAA route. If I don't, then that's that.
     
  8. BillJ

    BillJ Former Democrat Premium Member

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    Why is CBS All-Access charging me tax when no other streaming service does?
     
  9. Tenacity

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    ^ Because they can?
     
  10. cylkoth

    cylkoth Commodore Commodore

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    Many states started implementing sales tax on online services due to the success of Netflix. Not all of them are doing so now, but it's become a 'thing', so if you aren't being taxed for using an online service, you will be in the near future.
     
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  11. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yes, I believe that started with Amazon and has been increasing over the years.
     
  12. USS Triumphant

    USS Triumphant Vice Admiral Admiral

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    What @cylkoth said, plus, CBS actually has a business presence in your state and probably even in your city/town (if you live in one), so they're probably even less eager to run afoul of all of the relevant tax authorities than the other streaming services.
     
  13. RAMA

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    So far CBSAA seems what I expected. A little later I'm going to check out some trek episodes.
     
  14. Lieut. Arex

    Lieut. Arex Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    the debut's gonna have to sell me, based on what i've seen so far no dice, I skipped several seasons of Voyager and the last two of Ent, first run, and suffered no ill effects , missing DSC which at the moment looks to be potentially irritating , if not outright infuriating, will likely cause no appreciable discomfort
     
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  15. BillJ

    BillJ Former Democrat Premium Member

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    Why would a TV show infuriate someone?
     
  16. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Because...
     
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    That's whats missing from All Access :)
     
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  18. RAMA

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    I feel kind of sad for the 5% minority of purists who are boycotting for whatever misguided reason. :( Netflix has gone and totally destroyed their little fantasy world.

    RAMA
     
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  19. cultcross

    cultcross True crime recurring character Moderator

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    Unusually I'm finding myself in agreement with a fanboy YouTube video.

    First time for everything :lol:
     
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  20. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    I was agreeing with it too, but I don't consider New BSG a hopeful series, by any stretch.