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  1. Xanatic*

    Xanatic* Justified & Ancient

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    Have we gotten that out of our system now?
     
  2. jimv1

    jimv1 Analogue Boy

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    The male Betazoids were worse. They would attempt washing up and nearly fuck up their whole planet. Lots of empath... no common sense.
     
  3. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    And they were always giving each other black eyes!
     
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    Ringo Well-hung member

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  5. Yithian

    Yithian Last Man Standing Staff Member

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    I've just watched another batch, including the following episode.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captive_Pursuit

    I wouldn't say I loved this one, but it was a 'classic' stand-alone episode: focused on one major character: O'Brien, based around cultural difference, misunderstanding and building cross-racial relationships--we've seen Star Trek doing this kind of sci-fi since the 60s.

    "I have no use for fantasy adventure. I live the greatest adventure one could ever desire."

    OBrien_and_Tosk.jpg
     
  6. Gloucestrian

    Gloucestrian Junior Acolyte

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    Glad you're enjoying DS9. I think it is the best of the series.
     
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    Yithian Last Man Standing Staff Member

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    Still working through the first series and enjoying it.

    I'd always thought that I only really got along with TNG--of which, without being an obsessive, I was very fond--but DS9 seems to have enough in common and enough difference to be really enjoyable. That said, it being early days, I haven't run into many 'story arc' episodes yet, although I'm looking forward to them.

    The cast of characters is generally pretty good, but Odo and Quark are favourites. I think Bashir is supposed to be slightly irritating, which is... effective.
     
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  8. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    The story arcs mostly happened later on in the life of DS9, towards the end. Quark's my favourite.
     
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    Naughty_Felid No longer interesting

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    What I like about the new Klingons is it isn't just a new space race with a spray-painted egg box attached to their heads which is the default new alien in pretty much all of ST
     
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    Simon Devoted Cultist

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    The first time I saw it, I remember saying to a Star Trek-obsessed colleague that it should've been the final episode, as it felt that Captain Picard was fulfilling a sense of destiny.
     
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    Bigphoot2 Justified & Ancient

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    A clip from my favourite episode of DS9 with some familiar faces :)
     
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    Bigphoot2 Justified & Ancient

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    I always got the feeling when the make-up department had to come up with a new alien they just stuck a Cornish Pasty on someone's forehead.
     
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    Naughty_Felid No longer interesting

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    i doubt it. Cornish Pasties are sacred.

    If there are Cornish Pasties around you are not going to attach it someones head unless you're a c 8nt.
     
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    Xanatic* Justified & Ancient

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    Having chewed on it a bit, I'm warming to Discovery. Having a main character who is a disgraced officer could be quite interesting and on the klingon side I'm sure we will see more of White Chocolate, a pariah having to prove himself.
     
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    Well it is Hollywood where nothing is sacred. Of course when it comes to the Ferengi all you need is a plastic bum and some glue.
     
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    Bigphoot2 Justified & Ancient

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    Just watched episode 3 of Discovery and I'm beginning to warm to it now. The only problem is the introduction of the most annoying person in Starfleet, I can't understand why they didn't shove her in front of the monster on the USS Glenn :)

    But as the captain seems to be keeping the beastie we live in hope...
     
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    dreeness . from the Haunted Swamp

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  18. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Oooh! That looks good. 'Galaxy Quest' the series.
     
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    Bigphoot2 Justified & Ancient

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    Just watched episode 4 of Discovery. Oh dearie me.
    We have a navigation method straight out of Dune.
    Someone doing something incredibly stupid and getting themselves killed.
    More Klingons grunting, growling and making sounds like badgers clearing their throats.
    Starfleet doing some really dumb salvage work on the U.S.S. Shenzhou - take the old telescope but leave a vital component of the warp drive that the Klingons can use.
    The old Trek cliche of the Discovery being the "only ship in the quadrant" that can respond to an emergency.
    And the best line of dialogue so far in the series:
    "My ganglion remain unconvinced."
    I'm going to have to work that one into a conversation :reyes:
     
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    Shady Bring me Dreamies Human

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    OOOOOOO The Orville, I gotta watch that, somehow lol
     
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    Stringtheory Small Lifeform in a Vast Space

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    Ironically I began watching ST Discovery and The Orville the same week. The juxtaposition is interesting to say the least. I almost feel both could be improved if they melded the two shows together.
     
  22. Xanatic*

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    I do have issues with the spore drive, I have no knowledge of a scientific basis for that.

    Also that security officer. Bad decisions like that are usually preceded by the phrase "Hold my beer, I'm going to try something."
     
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    Well steam engines run on coal and plant propulsion engines run on spores. It's really quite simple.
     
  24. Coal

    Coal Sure, we're all wrong. Makes complete sense.

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    Sh*t, I thought it was all real.
     
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    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    I was hoping to get a monster cub as a pet.
     
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    You'd have to convince your ganglion first.
     
  27. Coal

    Coal Sure, we're all wrong. Makes complete sense.

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    Start growing mushrooms.
     
  28. Bigphoot2

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    Someone probably couldn't be bothered researching any science but remembered the Guild Navigators in Dune.
     
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    Anome Bibliomancer

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    Yeah, the Dune influence did stand out somewhat. At least we have one reason why no-one uses the spore drive in the future. It involves torturing animals to get it to work. Even so, you'd expect some of the more evil species to still use it.

    Still, Lorca is clearly a super-villain, so I'm sure he won't have a problem with torturing animals just to make his daily commute easier.

    And I was also unsure of the telescope bit. Why rescue that, and not properly scuttle the ship?
     
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    If they didn't do that the poor old Klingons would have been stuck and none of the writers had a better idea of how to get them out of their predicament.

    I wouldn't be at all surprised if the spore drive beastie turns out to be a human who was mutated by the spores and that was the reason for the spore drive not being used.
     

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