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  • The episode was pretty interesting, although after watching it I can't help feel that I wish they would have done something more unorthodox. Such as at the end of the battle, give Mercer the opportunity to call for mercy and then have everything freeze and reveal it was all a grand simulation, they never left the planet…
  • Wouldn't the Academy show be more in line with being a cartoon entry? Since it would likely feature a younger cast than other entries on that list?
  • But was Data truly granted those rights? We see in "The Measure of a Man" that this status was very much in question. The court avoided any declaration of Data being a real person and instead ruled that he wasn't Starfleet's property. We also see in "The Offspring" that Starfleet still largely viewed Data and Lal as their…
  • Well there is the "Captain Dunsel" concept to consider. With the M5 computer system Starfleet came close to the point where the human element would be rendered obsolete. Starfleet loves its manned exploration program so it is going to be reluctant to adopt technologies that would undermine it. As for the Federation's view…
  • Given all the time travel that happens and all the loose ends they leave behind it is pretty odd that the timeline isn't even more screwed up than it already is. -TOS numerous time travel episodes where they worked their butts off to try and fix the contamination. -In Star Trek 4: The One with the Whales Chekhov wound up…
  • I loved B5 and it is a downright crime the way it has been handled since its run ended. If I was going to revive the series I think I would prefer a sequel set maybe 25 years later. It would be hard to top the original if it was rebooted, so moving forward with a new storyline is the only way to go. The original series 5…
  • I have to admit that I got that realization myself after getting the TNG dvd set awhile back. There are quite a few duds mixed in those seven seasons. I think part of it might be my changing understanding of this game called life and how it works. A lot of Roddenberry's ideas now seem silly or self indulgent to my grown up…
  • I hate to be the one to bring this up, but there is also the issue of Patrick Stewarts age (78). Planning out a long running series might not be the best idea for them. Just look at the mess Star Wars finds itself in now that Carrie Fischer passed away and they have to rework their grand plans for Princess-General Leia.…
  • Well delving back to the topic of the thread, I've never really been fond of the Sovereign's design. Its the bottom of the saucer, all those jagged edges just ruin an otherwise really streamlined ship. I'm also not to fond of the dark internal color palette. If you are going to go with dark costumes then you need…
  • I'm not particularly upset about a slightly more emotional Spock for this time period. The original TOS pilot hadn't pegged down Spock as having suppressed emotions, hence the infamous scene of him with a wide grin. There is also the ST5 tidbit of young Spock wanting to go with his brother when he left (I think that one…
  • Midnights Edge did a video laying out how the Trek IP has changed hands over the years. It was originally owned by Desilu Productions and Norway Productions (Roddenberry's production company). Desilu was later purchased by Gulf & Western, parent company to Paramount Pictures. Gulf & Western would then be purchased by…
  • Thanks to over fifty years of writing by the seat of their pants, the Federation is a messy web of contradictions and barely coherent societal wish fulfillment. Along a similar train of thought, there is also the issue of real estate, with land effectively being a resource that can't be duplicated. Take the Picard family…
  • I don't know if I would claim it is totally dangerous. The Enterprise used it just fine the one time they tried. You have to remember the Pegasus crew mutinied, so it is hardly an ideal example of the tech in action. Personally I think avoiding cloaking tech was a huge mistake on Gene Roddenberry's part. I think it is…
  • Her position within Starfleet had nothing to do with her academic achievements on Vulcan. It was a political favor between Georgiou and Sarek plain and simple, with Georgiou bending over backward to accommodate Burnham's privileged attitude. A prime example that nepotism is the real currency of the Federation, right up…
  • I think part of the problem was with making Burnham the central focus of the story rather than spreading the burden among the rest of the cast. When you go that route the main character has to be compelling enough to carry the weight of the entire story. In my particular case I found Burnham to be very unappealing, as she…
  • I see nobody is voicing any concerns about the potential quality of the animation itself. The fact that they are going the comedy route is a pretty strong indication they are going to be going with the cheap animation that most western animation studios are churning out today. ---- As for the concerns over continuity. I'm…
  • The more I see the recolored DIS uniforms the less I like their collars. ---- The debacle of the Klingon makeup aside, I wonder how they are going to justify the design aesthetic of the Klingon ships. With them having D7-esque battlecruisers in ENT, but abandoning them for DIS, only to bring them back for TOS onward.
  • The primary problem with the way Klingons are portrayed in Discovery is that it is disingenuous. The writers clearly wanted to make something new, but they weren't confident in their ability to make them compelling so they labeled them something familiar in the hopes that nostalgia would blunt audience criticism of their…
  • I think part of why the fanbase has become so hostile towards the studios is simply the general feeling that the people in charge have no respect for what came before them and no regard for what is going to come after them. This is a franchise that has existed for over fifty years and has experienced long periods of…
  • All this heartburn could have been avoided if being Klingon was a nationality rather than a species. That anyone from their conquered territory could become Klingon if they followed the philosophy, letting us easily have our human TOS-Klingons, our ridged TNG-Klingons, and our ork DIS-Klingons. Why should the Federation be…
  • But apples and oranges are both fruit... you eat both of them and they both have nutritional value... If you can't compare them then what can you compare? :p Joking aside, I don't see why people try to avoid comparing two shows of the same genre, especially when they are both inspired by the same fifty plus year old pop…
  • I'm betting when the dust settles on all this the overall changes will amount to some manner of gambling warning listed with the ESRB ratings (or whatever equivalent the involved countries use) and some manner of age verification field during a games account creation. Loot boxes might wind up being restricted for countries…
  • The NX-refit was a nice looking upgrade, but it kind of pushed the boundaries of being to soon. I'm personally a fan of EC Henry's post-Romulan War NX-class (from the Pacific 201 fan film project), it works better as a bridge between ENT-TOS without trying to increase the ships mass by 50%. ---- As for ENT's finale... I…
  • Yeah, that whole idea of him being Ambassador to Vulcan always seemed like a step down for the character. Considering all his diplomatic skill, being the ambassador to a long standing ally is pretty much a waste of his talents. It feels more like a cushy position that a corrupt politician would award to one of their…
  • I'm not trying to say that land grabs and political oppression don't happen in real life. I'm simply pointing out that it is disheartening that we see this from a fictional nation that is constantly cited as this utopian paradise that holds the rights and freedoms of its citizens as sacred. ---- As for the…
  • The problem is that the Federation tries to claim that it respects the rights of its member worlds to self-govern at the local level. From the way it was always described it sounded like this also included colony worlds. However with the Maquis worlds the central government unilaterally stripped away the right of self…
  • I'm honestly surprised that current writers haven't sought to do a drastic reorganizing of the Federation's government structure, what with all the other reimaging going on. There is the obvious case of Earth being the central attraction, with the seat of political and military power both being centered there and humanity…
  • From what I understand they are already in a lawsuit with the Japanese companies over exactly this. HG is claiming that one of the Japanese companies has the only existing copy of a contract that would prove they have exclusive rights to Macross forever, but the Japanese companies deny such a contract was made. It amazes…
  • It makes one wonder what HG will do once that contract ends in a few years. The owners of Macross certainly don't seem eager to let HG keep squatting on their brand, although the other two shows Robotech sourced weren't particularly big hits in japan so they might be able to keep those...
  • From my research on this issue it is complicated... There were three companies involved in the creation of Macross, with each one holding a certain amount of ownership over the end product. Harmony Gold's distribution license was with one of those companies, the owners of BattleTech got a license from one of the other…