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Re: Star Trek

Post by Kory » 01 Aug 2017, 1:51pm

Wolter wrote:
01 Aug 2017, 1:47pm
Kory wrote:
01 Aug 2017, 1:45pm
Wolter wrote:
01 Aug 2017, 1:41pm
(To be perfectly clear: I just wanted to bag on TNG because it's fun to do so. I have no agenda otherwise)
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Re: Star Trek

Post by Flex » 01 Aug 2017, 2:19pm

I simulate enough love in my heart for all of TOS, TNG and DS9.
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Re: Star Trek

Post by Dr. Medulla » 01 Aug 2017, 2:38pm

Kory wrote:
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I've only seen a handful. What pushes it above TNG?
A more complex and therefore darker take on the Star Trek mythos. The Federation is shown to have a lot of bad actors operating within, and even the good guys engage in questionable behaviour to achieve their ends. So it ends up handling more difficult moral questions than most other Trek episodes. It also benefits from being a complete story, not just mostly self-contained episodes. And, imo, the characters ended up being the most fleshed out of any series so that I was actually invested in them. They went beyond character function into something more complex and often contradictory. Honestly, I'd be stunned if you didn't love DS9, but you do have to watch from the beginning.
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Re: Star Trek

Post by Flex » 01 Aug 2017, 2:40pm

the animated series is the best
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Re: Star Trek

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Flex wrote:
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the animated series is the best
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Re: Star Trek

Post by Wolter » 01 Aug 2017, 2:46pm

Flex wrote:
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the animated series is the best
THE ONE WITH SPOCK'S PET IS THE ONLY REDEEMING PART OF THE ENTIRE TREK MYTHOS.
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Re: Star Trek

Post by eumaas » 01 Aug 2017, 3:46pm

The darker take isn't what does it for me. It's the characters and their development. Best of all of them.
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Re: Star Trek

Post by Boddington » 04 Aug 2017, 9:22pm

I downloaded a fairly decently torrent of Star Trek TNG based on the remastered version so I'm starting a TNG rewatch. I think when I have money, I'll look into buying the remastered blurays.

I am not looking forward to slogging through seasons 1 and 2.

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Re: Star Trek

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Re: Star Trek

Post by Kory » 22 Aug 2017, 12:26pm

Boddington wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 9:22pm
I downloaded a fairly decently torrent of Star Trek TNG based on the remastered version so I'm starting a TNG rewatch. I think when I have money, I'll look into buying the remastered blurays.

I am not looking forward to slogging through seasons 1 and 2.
There's a really good drinking game my friend and I built around those first 2 seasons, which makes them quite bearable.
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Re: Star Trek

Post by Dr. Medulla » 22 Aug 2017, 12:49pm

Kory wrote:
22 Aug 2017, 12:26pm
Boddington wrote:
04 Aug 2017, 9:22pm
I downloaded a fairly decently torrent of Star Trek TNG based on the remastered version so I'm starting a TNG rewatch. I think when I have money, I'll look into buying the remastered blurays.

I am not looking forward to slogging through seasons 1 and 2.
There's a really good drinking game my friend and I built around those first 2 seasons, which makes them quite bearable.
Every time you want to fast-forward, take a drink. Every time you want to turn it off, take a gulp. Being quite numb in the first 10 minutes would make it bearable.
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Re: Star Trek

Post by Dr. Medulla » 07 Sep 2017, 6:37pm

DS9 episode "Rapture" is on right now, which is a personal favourite. Sisko gets zapped by some gizmo and starts having visions that lead him to discover an ancient Bajoran city. He also gains prophetic insights that lead him to urge Bajor to turn down Federation membership. However, his physical health suffers because of this ability and Bashir operates on him, saving his life but taking away the visions, just as Sisko believes he's close to understanding everything. It's a favourite of mine because Sisko's experience is not unlike seizures that some epileptics have. I've had seizures where I've come back believing I was on the threshold of understanding some great cosmic truth, but within 30 seconds or so the whole feeling evaporates. To those who believe in the divine, I can fully understand them believing they've had a revelation. Anyway, this episode is drenched in epileptic hoo-ha.
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Re: Star Trek

Post by Kory » 08 Sep 2017, 12:14pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
07 Sep 2017, 6:37pm
DS9 episode "Rapture" is on right now, which is a personal favourite. Sisko gets zapped by some gizmo and starts having visions that lead him to discover an ancient Bajoran city. He also gains prophetic insights that lead him to urge Bajor to turn down Federation membership. However, his physical health suffers because of this ability and Bashir operates on him, saving his life but taking away the visions, just as Sisko believes he's close to understanding everything. It's a favourite of mine because Sisko's experience is not unlike seizures that some epileptics have. I've had seizures where I've come back believing I was on the threshold of understanding some great cosmic truth, but within 30 seconds or so the whole feeling evaporates. To those who believe in the divine, I can fully understand them believing they've had a revelation. Anyway, this episode is drenched in epileptic hoo-ha.
I gotta get started on this show, but I was compelled to start Twin Peaks again.
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Re: Star Trek

Post by Dr. Medulla » 08 Sep 2017, 12:33pm

Kory wrote:
08 Sep 2017, 12:14pm
I gotta get started on this show, but I was compelled to start Twin Peaks again.
I kinda envy you being in a position to experience this show for the first time. It really is the best installment of Trek.
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Re: Star Trek

Post by Kory » 08 Sep 2017, 5:28pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
08 Sep 2017, 12:33pm
Kory wrote:
08 Sep 2017, 12:14pm
I gotta get started on this show, but I was compelled to start Twin Peaks again.
I kinda envy you being in a position to experience this show for the first time. It really is the best installment of Trek.
TNG has my heart so it has its work cut out for it, but I have an open mind.
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