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Gothneo

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#95552 Star Trek: Section 31

Posted by Gothneo on 15 January 2019 - 02:28 AM

Jay K, yep. DS9 is a fav of mine too. I always saw Sec 31 as an allegory for the dangers within a society or organization. DS9 used it effectively to make the moral point that those dangers can be overcome and succumbing to fear isn't the way.




#95543 Star Trek: Section 31

Posted by Gothneo on 14 January 2019 - 12:48 PM

Im torn. I love Yeoh. I especially loved what she did with evil capt G. It was a standout from S1 Disco.

But like Ive said I deslike the idea of section 31 at all in the trek continuity, and if there was a singular bad idea that came out of DS9... Im gona go with that one.

Still... its bound to make for good cloak and dagger writing and between the possibility of entertaining story and what Yeoh will bring to it... it may be hard not to watch.


#95538 The reason Trek Canon Is being erased?

Posted by Gothneo on 12 January 2019 - 08:37 PM

Of course there have been legitimate gripes about Discovery (pacing, tone, etc.) but they're few and far between. Most of the complaints are so superficial .... 

 

Actually, I think there are a number of legitimate complaints about DISCO... maybe not a huge number.. but I think they are rather large... 




#95437 Aquaman

Posted by Gothneo on 31 December 2018 - 01:22 PM

Saw Aquaman today. A 1st rate effort, and I agree... probably one of the best efforts for the DC Universe!

 

Spoiler

 




#95432 The Orville

Posted by Gothneo on 30 December 2018 - 05:21 PM

Reminder that Season 2 Primer is on tonight!




#95418 Merry Christmas !!

Posted by Gothneo on 25 December 2018 - 06:12 AM

Merry Christmas Everyone!




#95409 The reason Trek Canon Is being erased?

Posted by Gothneo on 19 December 2018 - 02:43 PM

Into darkness did disappoint me greatly for exactly the reason you cite. It was a story that just didnt need to be retold... and I found it lazy. For all its detractions the 2009 reboot did reintroduce the franchise rather ably... I wanted to like it more... but I couldnt hate it... if that makes any sense... I waited for the sequel to jump in and get us back on Trek... and it didnt deliver imo. So yeah wasted opportunity.


#95398 The reason Trek Canon Is being erased?

Posted by Gothneo on 15 December 2018 - 04:32 PM

JMW326, I get it, I know others do too... but as I've said before, I think its important to understand that to some people, its a lot more... a... lot! For some people Trek is, or has been, a defining part of their life, so they just can't take it as mere entertainment. Some people really really feel like they are being attacked.




#95389 The reason Trek Canon Is being erased?

Posted by Gothneo on 14 December 2018 - 11:23 AM

Yeah, its like I said in the other thread... some of what they are dishing up may not be bad sci-fi... but its bad Star Trek... and it seems like its bad for Star Trek.  


#95384 Star Trek: Discovery. Series talk and discussion

Posted by Gothneo on 13 December 2018 - 08:05 PM

New Trailer is up for S2 of DISCO.

 

I'm not sure if its gonna be good Trek... but dang... it sure looks like good SciFi to me!

 

https://youtu.be/9o8kFyeOdfY




#95348 Status of DST's Star Trek license.

Posted by Gothneo on 02 December 2018 - 07:00 PM

IMO... the Role play has been some of DSTs best offerings. 




#95330 People want more "Back to the Future", Trek... not so much.

Posted by Gothneo on 28 November 2018 - 04:10 PM

Or.... go and rent stuff for free from your local library!!!! 




#95258 Star Trek: Section 31

Posted by Gothneo on 12 November 2018 - 02:02 PM

Star Wars has been a franchise gold standard for some time now.

Everyone wants to be it but few are. I think one of the best examples of a franchise that peaked long ago but still has its resurgencies is plant o the apes. A huge cultural phenomena way before trek or wars... and it still has movies toys and other media but not like wars... I think in terms of a cultural phenomena trek hit its peak long ago. And will follow suit as POTA... tastes change and people move on. One day the Star Wars franchise will likely sputter to a low flicker.

I guess what Im rambling on about is that I see the experimentation as kind of a last gasp. If they find something that hits trek may see some resurgence... but I dont think it will ever hit the high it was at again.

I think we should try and enjoy what we can of it... which isnt to say I wont be critical of it when I dont like it but I just dont see it returning to its heyday.


#95241 Star Trek: Section 31

Posted by Gothneo on 11 November 2018 - 04:13 PM

Fixed that for ya  ;)

They can make 14 different series if they want to but until they get back to the original formula, they won't be the success that they I want.




#95221 Star Trek Lower Decks Animated Series Announced

Posted by Gothneo on 08 November 2018 - 06:05 PM

Yeah... that was just rhetoric... feel free to ignore it any time! I don't take it personally!

 

Honestly, there is nothing like going to a Trek convention and hearing testimonies from people for whom, A show like VOY or DS9, is really the only thing that anchors them. Yes its nerdy, and maybe depressing or sad in someways, but it does drive home how the franchise really connects with some people and what it means to them. 

 

so I can understand why they may feel crushed to have something thats bitterly keeping them sane get skewed... I would hope that they may get other help... but heck in this country some people get there mental health from reality TV, and others get it from things like Trek... its not my place to judge them. 

 

So instead of taking my "real fans..." blah blah blah too literal... when I say something like that just look at my avatar and think something like "Fans that believe Large Blue Oxen are a real thing believe...."   and see if that helps! Because yeah we all have a slightly different perspective and I'm never trying to speak for all fans... just the ones that believe in large blue oxen  :P  ;)