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Old 24th January 2020, 17:15
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Big 90's Star Trek fan that I watched all 3 Star Trek series at the time so was looking forward to seeing it in the future timeline not the past like the recent films or Discovery that didn't disappoint.

Anyone else seen it yet? What did you think of it?
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Old 24th January 2020, 20:33
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Just watched it, I thought it great. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
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Old 24th January 2020, 21:08
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My Dad was watching this earlier and it looked quite good! I'll give it a complete watch tomorrow. The dog in it is sooo cute.

I couldn't get into Discovery. I only kept watching it because I wanted to
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Old 25th January 2020, 11:26
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Watched it all. Thought it was brilliant! It's good that they release each episode on a weekly basis because it's nice to have that feeling of wanting to see another episode but having to wait - if that makes any sense? There's a joy in it that you don't get when you can binge episodes.

I noticed in the opening scene that Picard enjoys a loose leaf tea. A man of taste, I see.
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Old 25th January 2020, 13:12
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I have enjoyed it

I think a few die hard trekkies are trying to pick plot holes in it and calling it rubbish but think its generally been quite well accepted?

I'll certainly be watching the following episodes

Theres a lot of fan service with his earl grey tea and Number One dog

Deep down I hoped it was more of The Next Generation, but ah well, he is ..79? guess hes allowed to be retired!
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Old 25th January 2020, 14:13
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I enjoyed it.. it's nice to have some sequel Trek on.
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Old 26th January 2020, 16:49
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^^ It was good that it was different to the Next Generation! Reboots using the same format never really work. I get a bit funny about that though, it's like when they remake films - can't accept/deal with it haha. Also prequels that have different actors playing iconic figures is usually a big no-no for me. That's one of the reasons I didn't like Discovery because how can anyone other than Leonard Nimoy be Spok? And don't get me started on when they re-released E.T. and made E.T. cgi instead of a puppet. Picard felt fresh, different and that made it interesting and exciting. (Sorry for the slightly off-topicness there. I'm not even a massive Star Trek fan - just used to watch it with my Dad when I was a child. Also sorry as I worry that I sound unintentionally aggressive in my opinions. I'm just weird and can't cope with change haha)

Patrick Stewart fosters pit bulls so it's very sweet that he deliberately picked a pit bull to have as his dog on the show to raise awareness. He always posts cuuuute videos on Instagram.
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Old 26th January 2020, 18:48
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^ I saw that film at the cinema and after months of therapy, I am now at peace with it. I actually liked that film. Thought that was a nice touch to get future Spok to talk present Spok into become friends with Jim. Although, I don't think Spok would really do that. And it was like Leonard Nimoy okayed the actor choice. He didn't do a bad job, but to me Zachary Quinto (Pinto? dunno) will always be Sylar from Heroes (another series that should have just had one series). I thought Chris Pine? (so many Chrises to mix up) did a great job at being Captain Kirk because he plays smug really well.



I didn't see the next film after that though because I just don't like Benedict Cucumberpatch. His voice does things to my mind..it's aggravating. Which is really mean, but I can't really help that and neither can he.
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Old 26th January 2020, 20:49
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^^^ Well I just love Patrick Stewart even more now!
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Old 26th January 2020, 21:18
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^ He speaks very well of you, too
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Old 26th January 2020, 23:53
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I liked it and am looking forward to see where it goes from here. I'm a long time Star Trek fan so I had been a bit sceptical about it after STD ( haha ) The Federation isn't the forward thinking organisation we left at the end of 2379.
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Old 27th January 2020, 20:40
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Temba his arms wide.

I have a lot of love for Next Generation. It finished in 1994 but i swear there are many, many episodes that stand up - and often exceed - the quality and originality of so many of today's TV and film offerings.
Picard's dialogue in particular was often superb.
And those sherlock holmes episodes just sent me into a tizzy.

I want this new series to be decent and this first one was pretty pretty good.

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Old 28th January 2020, 02:31
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I really liked it and was glad to see some `new` Trek stuff,since I stopped watching after (I think) the last series of Enterprise and the last TNG film. I struggle to get into prequel stuff.

Enjoyed the little nods to the lore,and it definitely piqued my interest to see more. Please be good
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Old 30th January 2020, 23:32
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I'm looking forward to tomorrow.

Around what time do you guys watch this? Would be cool to watch it roughly around the same time so we could talk about it :] maybe that's a silly idea. I guess everyone watches it at some point on Friday anyways.

I like to watch space and sci-fi things when it's dark. It just feels right and adds to the feel in a nice way.
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Old 31st January 2020, 13:18
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Usually watch it on the Thursday after its aired in US and made available online.
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Old 4th February 2020, 01:54
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Any thoughts on the second episode? I thought it was ok,weaker than the pilot or maybe I was just a bit out of it. Hope they're not going to knock us over the head with earl grey references.
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Old 4th February 2020, 21:45
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Tons of story explanation in ep2, not much happening.

I love the weekly wait, much more value gets attributed when you're not allowed to binge

It can only get better...
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Old 4th February 2020, 21:55
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^^ yeah, I was interested in episode two and I liked it, but it wasn't as eye grabbing as episode one.



A lot happened in the first episode and I didn't want


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^ completely with you on that opinion about the weekly release of episodes. It's nice. Sometimes binge watching things makes me feel really bad about myself. Maybe that's weird!
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Old 9th February 2020, 09:30
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I preferred episode 3 to 2...



More seemed to happen to progress the characters and plot this week,so hopefully it'll keep on building
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Old 9th February 2020, 11:09
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^ I thought episode 3 was also good and brought back the intrigue.


The characters are really effectively likeable and dislikable - depending on who they are, yes


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Old 9th February 2020, 12:01
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^ Oh god

Thats one of them moments when your sure you recognise someone but can't quite work out where they are from

Then you do a bit of math and work out it can't possibly be her because shes much older now and that was only a couple of years back..only it wasn't..it was 10
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Old 10th February 2020, 21:49
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^ toss a coin to your online troll:



Back on track...

Is anyone wondering:

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Old 15th February 2020, 19:14
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^ Yes

It started with a lot of promise, its still got promise and I'm still enjoying it I think...but my interest is slowly waning I feel (although 4 did have an ..oh cool moment)
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Old 16th February 2020, 21:54
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It's not an easy watch is it

It's very slow & pedestrian at the mo

The actress play Dr Jurati seems outta her depth, either that or they're feeding her poor dialogue

Stuff needs to start happening

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Old 19th February 2020, 01:42
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This is really turning into quite a chore to trudge through,and is nowhere near meeting the promise I thought the pilot had. Even the acting is grating on me now,with even Picard seeming really hammy . Maybe it's just going to take 173 epsiodes to set up the plot and introduce the characters and it will get better later? Although I thought the pilot had kinda done that. It's certainly feeling a bit unwieldy.

I'm hoping :



Aside from the all the plot and character oddness,why does Narek (sp?) always look like he needs a good wash?
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Old 19th February 2020, 18:56
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Yeah I got the feeling from the last episode it was starting to feel like a fan fiction series.
Even the look of Star Trek in the show just feels derivative now like every other sci-fi show.
Will watch the entire series but hope it gets better especially seeing how 7 of 9 is on the show now.
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Old 1st March 2020, 19:55
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I'm still into this!

Caught up with it this arvo. Reminds me of when I was at school and my parents would leave me home alone. I'd put my fluffy socks on and skid across the kitchen floor and then would invite friends over to do it too, mainly because I wanted to be dragged along by my ankles. Weeee. Once I had what I thought was the best idea ever, to spray furniture polish on the kitchen tiles.

It took me ages to clean the floor with washing up liquids until it was no longer a death trap!
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