News The Strange New Worlds thread (news 'n stuff)

Discussion in 'Future of Trek' started by The CW, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Wednesday Addams

    Wednesday Addams Princess of the Dark Arts Premium Member

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    You are all completely NUTS! I love it. :biggrin:

    FYI, if you have not watched Hell On Wheels, do so. It's truly excellent.

    I agree. It's the entire reason spin-offs exist. :)

    Anyone who doesn't think Terry Farrell is sexy needs to be checked to see if they're still breathing. :lol:

    All of these ^. I am really looking forward to seeing how the writers, and Anson, deal with this. Because this:
    Pike is *not* a normal person. He's a Hero - and I mean that in the mythic sense. And that's why I want to watch him.

    ::Applause:: Damn fine simile ya got there.

    Awesome discussion follows this, but I wanted to briefly address this. I used to work in our state's Rehabilitation Services department. Technology is one thing - and most people have no idea what kinds of amazing assisted tech exists now - but as @Tim Thomason and @cooleddie74 point out, there are (and probably will continue to be) limits based on what kinds of impairment(s) a person has. If you are interested, google "assistive technology". There's useful stuff available even for (relatively) minor issues related with ageing.

    Carry on my wayward sons (and daughters and others)! :hugegrin:
     
  2. Hades Temperature Checker

    Hades Temperature Checker Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Me too but I'll be incredibly surprised if the "no one's safe " rule gets used in Trek going forward.

    Indeed.
     
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  3. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Admiral Premium Member

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    OH yes! Watched it from start to finish. I was actually originally drawn to it because I heard Colm Meaney was attached to the project (for obvious reasons). That, and I've always been drawn to quasi-historical dramas like that (Deadwood, Rome, etc.) I was pleasantly surprised at the depth of Mount's acting abilities in that show, as I had never heard of, or seen, him prior to that point. When I heard they chose him for DSC Pike, I knew he would bring it up a notch (and he did).
     
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  4. Large Gathering of Unmasked People

    Large Gathering of Unmasked People Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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  5. Ricky Spanish

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    It is. I checked it out when I heard that they were hiring Mount to play Pike. I now have Cullen Bohannon as one of Pike's ancestors. :lol:
     
  6. Large Gathering of Unmasked People

    Large Gathering of Unmasked People Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    I loved that show to death.
     
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  7. The Return of Zombie Cheerleader

    The Return of Zombie Cheerleader Moar Nu Trek Pleeze Premium Member

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    It was a great show. Made up for Mounts involvement with the Inhumans. :p
     
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  8. Wednesday Addams

    Wednesday Addams Princess of the Dark Arts Premium Member

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    Yes, the show sucked, but Anson did a ton of work coming up with his own sign language for Black Bolt. That impressed me.
     
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  9. I was Mephisto All Along!

    I was Mephisto All Along! Admiral Admiral

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    Inhumans never existed. The timeline was erased by the TVA.
     
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  10. Agony_Boothb

    Agony_Boothb Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Looks like we might be encountering the Talarians again, given the prominence of of the talarian republic on the background map behind Spock

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  11. Timo

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    Or the Cardassians, since if and when they're again recycling the Star Charts layout of the political map, that's what Spock's handsome head is hiding...

    Still not liking any of the uniform choices. But that 'do will do.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  12. dupersuper

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    I like to think that the aliens from Unexpected - who had holodecks 200 years before TNG - joined the Federation during the D's construction, and the Galaxy class ships were the first with the vastly improved holo-tech they brought with them.

    There was an issue of DCs Star Trek series in which 2280s era Spock gets permission to go to Talos because medical technology has advanced to the point they can cure Pike, but Pike declines his offer to return.
     
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  13. Timo

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    It's pretty clear that holodecks are just an extension of laterna magica. We got film, and thought it pretty cool, but film with sound was cooler. Colors, better still. Screens at home, an improvement. Bigger, flatter, bendable, 3D, 38DD, fully immersive - there is always room for improvement. I trust the devices of "Practical Joker" could do better than cartoon quality, and perhaps 2250s home sets could outperform the starship ones we saw in DIS (I mean, home entertainment tends to outperform comparable government work by a wide margin).

    What SNW needs is just parity with DIS, meaning visually perfect holograms for everyday use. Our TOS heroes never were particularly impressed when facing those (especially since the VFX tech of the day would not have allowed for the portrayal of IMperfect holograms). Tactile feedback, editing, the AI behind the simulations, all those can be humorously lacking if need be. Or then not, and they are already perfect, but the discerning customer will want more perfect, and will get it.

    No showstoppers there, then. Whatever the makers of SNW can come up with, it won't outperform TNG, because TNG, too, chiefly relied on old style VFX techniques where total perfection was the only option.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  14. DEWLine

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    Inhumans had excellent casting. Serinda Swan and Anson Mount have proven that with their work elsewhere. We need better writing and direction if we revisit the characters, though. And maybe, move the series from Hawai'i to Toronto?

    But we digress.
     
  15. DaveyNY

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    Is Disney/MARVEL planning an ETERNALS TV show?
    I haven't seen anything about that.
     
  16. The Return of Zombie Cheerleader

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    Feature film.
     
  17. DaveyNY

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    Yeah, that I know about, but DEWLine's post made it seem like there was a TV show also in the works.

    I guess I read more into it than he meant.
     
  18. The Return of Zombie Cheerleader

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    The Inhumans are a different hidden race with superpowers than the Eternals.
     
  19. DaveyNY

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    <HEAD SMACK> DUhhh ....

    Can't believe I got them mixed up. :alienblush:
     
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  20. DEWLine

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    Inhumans were derived from human-baseline by the Kree as a weapons development project. MCU and comics versions, both share this backstory.
    Comics-only, so far as I know right now: Eternals, centuries earlier, in a similar project by the Celestials, along with the Deviants. And mutant potential was built into our ancestors in the same Celestial project.

    But again, we digress.