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MisterPL

Member Since 17 Dec 2013
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In Topic: Super7 Debuts STAR TREK: TNG 3.75″ ReAction Figure Line

11 May 2022 - 09:23 AM

Wave 2 looks good although Riker kinda looks like Wesley with a beard.


In Topic: Here we go again... Playmates is back in the Trek business!

11 May 2022 - 09:01 AM

As someone who just got back into collecting Star Wars (thanks to my waning interest in anything offered by DST lately), I'd have been tempted to dive into a 1:18 scale Trek line. At 5", I'm just not interested. As with Art Asylum's choice to offer 7" figures, they just won't fit in with what I have in mind.

That said, there might be a handful of new Playmates figures that could make it into my cross-universe collection.

 

Zero is listed as a 4" figure (though it's probably in the 5" scale). That'd look good sitting in the corner of my sandcrawler. Saru might be underscaled enough to fit into a cantina. I'm not seeing any news on future releases for the Playmates line but an upcoming figure from ReAction has my attention.


In Topic: Star Trek: Starfleet Academy

05 May 2022 - 10:40 AM

I'm not crazy about spinoffs myself with one exception; DS9. That was the one Trek that needed to be a spinoff. Everything else, from TNG and VOY to ENT and beyond, should be taking place aboard the USS Enterprise.

 

That said, I'm enjoying the other shows that take place on other ships. I haven't been this spoiled since there were two new Trek series running concurrently with the films. There seems to be plenty of content, to the point that it's even overlapping. Sometimes I have to check the stardate to understand why a crew doesn't just Black Alert anywhere they need to but otherwise it's been fun.

If Tilly ends up being the main character, a schoolmarm in space to a new generation of cadets, I'll give it a chance. And my daughter loves Tilly. 


In Topic: New Star Trek Series starring Patrick Stewart

28 April 2022 - 02:34 PM

There had better be one hell of a reset button at the end of this season. It's reminding me more and more of Back to the Future Part II, and I didn't find that particularly satisfying. I'm getting a little tired of time travelers talking about how stealthy they need to be so they don't affect their timeline only to run around like bulls in a china shop.

 

That said, I tend to operate under the assumption that anytime they jump into the past, they're creating a new timeline. (In my head canon there's one where Picard puts together a team to search for Ambassador Spock in the Kelvin Universe, but I digress...)

 

The low point for the episode was

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I'm also not sure why

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I didn't go into this expecting to see Picard from TNG or even the films. He's not the same as he was then but I don't find him unrecognizable either. My dad once pointed out that the grandfather I knew was not the father he grew up with. Experience changes a person and Jean-Luc is no exception. He's experienced quite a bit.

So while I understand why critics might find Picard out of character, I suspect they're be disappointed if he hadn't changed at all after all this time.

 

As for the rest of the cast, it reminds me of every other incarnation of Star Trek that took 40 or 50 episodes to flesh out supporting players.


In Topic: New Star Trek Series starring Patrick Stewart

21 April 2022 - 07:03 AM

 

The author certainly lacks self-awareness, unless he's shooting for irony. I'm guessing he grew up watching TNG when he was quite young.

 

The show definitely has its flaws but Andy Kelly doesn't seem to know what he wanted from it. For example, he leads with suggesting that the show was infallible simply by including so many "beloved characters." Then he bashes it for pandering. Pick a lane, Andy. Better yet, watch The Orville on Hulu, since you're as stuck in the past as Jean-Luc.  :P