Spoilers What are your unpopular Sci-Fi & Fantasy Opinions?

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by Saul, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. JD

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    I actually felt similarly about the Pirates of the Carribean sequels. Obviously they were no where near as philosophical as the Matrix sequels, but I really liked the way that they expanded on the characters and the world.
     
  2. theenglish

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    I agree with all the points in your first paragraph. For me though, it wasn't the half-brother and God storyline that bothered me...it was the "centre of the galaxy" part. And the kitschy comedy scenes (99th floor of the Enterprise, the Rocket Boots jokes, Scotty banging his head, etc.) I also didn't like how the effects were rendered--unlike previous movies, the ship's just seemed to "glow" in space.

    The movie did have cool Trek stuff that we hadn't seen in previous movies like the Shuttlecraft and Kirk just being the Captain of the Enterprise.
     
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  3. Jax

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    Also I do like the shuttlecraft return and hitting warp almost instantly to avoid the BoP was a nice scene and was good to see Chekov in that role.
     
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    I think that ship sailed several pages ago.
     
  5. TREK_GOD_1

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    I said as much in the Original Series forum; Spock has criticized or downright condemned humans throughout the series in ways that would be seen as racist if the exchanges were between real people of different races.

    Good point.
     
  6. Gaith

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    It sure is convenient that such a relative newcomer to the universal stage winds up being so central... :p
     
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  7. Nyotarules

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    Remind you of a certain nation?
     
  8. Smellmet

    Smellmet Commodore Commodore

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    Was it ever going to be another way?
     
  9. auntiehill

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    NuBSG wasn't all that great.
     
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  10. tomalak301

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    After the first season and a half, I agree with you. It was decent, but I still think DS9 is a better series, if we are comparing the two series Ron Moore is most known for.
     
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  11. Orphalesion

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    I hate NuBSG with a passion. I hate that they all had contemporary names and wore contemporary clothing, that there were no aliens and honestly, I felt the whole show had it's head up it's own ass with how "mature" and "serious" and "dark" it thought it was.
    The original wasn't a brilliant show either, but I'd watch any day over the "edgy" reboot.

    And form what I heard the ending was crap on wheels.
     
  12. JD

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    Have you watched Outlander?
     
  13. tomalak301

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    No, even though I've heard it's good.
     
  14. Orphalesion

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    That time travel romance series?
     
  15. JD

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    Yeah, I was just curious how you guys would compare it to NuBSG and DS9, since it's probably Ron Moore's third most popular series after those two.
     
  16. fireproof78

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    It really wasn't. Tried way too hard.
     
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  17. tomalak301

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    My biggest issue with the series is the fact that I felt lied to in every episode. When the title sequence says that the Cylons have a plan, it better be the best damn plan ever, almost fully ingrained into the Series bible. The Cylon plan sucked and it had a significant impact on the rest of the series for me. Also, it felt depressing just for depressing sake.
     
  18. fireproof78

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    This was my biggest problem. The design work, the concepts of the world building were all very interesting. I personally like the uniform work and the ship design. Even the silly paper cut corners were kind of fun (which happened by accident) was kind of fun. But, yeah it was just depressing for depressing's sake.
     
  19. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Worf in the 23rd Century Premium Member

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    I was amazed how they made every single character unlikable. :lol:
     
  20. Phily B

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    Star Wars that is unrelated to the original three movies is absolute dog shit fueled entirely by nostalgia and if you took those movies/series that have come afterwards, removed the Star Wars name, they'd have flopped and been forgotten a long time ago because of how awful they were or because they relied entirely on things established in the originals. Grown men weeping while watching the new movies is like professional wrestling fans in their 40s going wild about someone getting punched.
     
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