New Star Trek TV series "Star Trek Discovery" - Coming May 2017

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by Skippy » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:07 pm

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captain red dog wrote:It's weird seeing some parts of the media really hyping up the diversity and chirping about how its the first minority female lead and stuff. It seems apparent that they don't seem to properly understand that Star Trek has been doing that for years and doing it in a way where a big deal doesn't need to be made about it because that's the whole strawberry floating point about how humanity have progressed in the future.


Okay, but she IS the first minority female lead in Trek though right?

Right but I don't really see why that is so special for a series like Trek. She is the first lead to not be captain as well, which to me is more interesting than race.


I'm sure it is

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:23 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:What about the contractual stipulation that all ships have to have at least one person in a managerial position from the UK. They can't get rid of the token Brit :x .


Who would you cast, and in which role?

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by HSH28 » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:30 pm

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captain red dog wrote:It's weird seeing some parts of the media really hyping up the diversity and chirping about how its the first minority female lead and stuff. It seems apparent that they don't seem to properly understand that Star Trek has been doing that for years and doing it in a way where a big deal doesn't need to be made about it because that's the whole strawberry floating point about how humanity have progressed in the future.


Okay, but she IS the first minority female lead in Trek though right?


There's only been 5 different Star Trek TV series. Its not like there have been lots of chances to cast a lead Star Trek character as a minority women and they haven't been doing it till now.

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by Skippy » Sun Dec 18, 2016 7:47 pm

HSH28 wrote:
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captain red dog wrote:It's weird seeing some parts of the media really hyping up the diversity and chirping about how its the first minority female lead and stuff. It seems apparent that they don't seem to properly understand that Star Trek has been doing that for years and doing it in a way where a big deal doesn't need to be made about it because that's the whole strawberry floating point about how humanity have progressed in the future.


Okay, but she IS the first minority female lead in Trek though right?


There's only been 5 different Star Trek TV series. Its not like there have been lots of chances to cast a lead Star Trek character as a minority women and they haven't been doing it till now.


Not saying they've been wrong not to have done it before, I just find it weird that anyone would suggest it isn't noteworthy or worth celebrating now.

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by captain red dog » Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:01 pm

Well either way I don't really get concerned about the gender or race of the cast and am encouraged by the cast picks so far. May can't come soon enough.

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by Jamo3103 » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:26 am

Sasha is a character I've never taken to in Walking Dead, find her completely unmemorable and unlikable. Whether that's the actress playing her or the writing I'm not so sure but it doesn't fill me with confidence about her casting.

I also agree with the point that diversity is something that Star Trek has always done well, we've had strong female and minority characters in both leads and other significant roles before.

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by Lagamorph » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:43 am

Well. Except for that whole "Planet of the savage black people" incident in TNG.

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by Alvin Flummux » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:39 pm

Garland Twinkleballs wrote:Well. Except for that whole "Planet of the savage black people" incident in TNG.


Truly, a look into Roddenberry's soul.

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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by Squinty » Mon Dec 19, 2016 12:45 pm

That episode is utterly cringeworthy. I'd take a Doctor Crusher love episode over that anyday.

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by Moggy » Mon Dec 19, 2016 4:34 pm

Somebody Else's Presents wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:What about the contractual stipulation that all ships have to have at least one person in a managerial position from the UK. They can't get rid of the token Brit :x .


Who would you cast, and in which role?


Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook and Lucy Davis. It would be a remake of the original series of Star Trek but set in Slough.

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by Karl » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:49 pm

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Somebody Else's Presents wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:What about the contractual stipulation that all ships have to have at least one person in a managerial position from the UK. They can't get rid of the token Brit :x .


Who would you cast, and in which role?


Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook and Lucy Davis. It would be a remake of the original series of Star Trek but set in Slough.


Spock, why don't you just strawberry float off?

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by Moggy » Tue Dec 20, 2016 8:51 pm

Karl's brother is dead wrote:
Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Somebody Else's Presents wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:What about the contractual stipulation that all ships have to have at least one person in a managerial position from the UK. They can't get rid of the token Brit :x .


Who would you cast, and in which role?


Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook and Lucy Davis. It would be a remake of the original series of Star Trek but set in Slough.


Spock, why don't you just strawberry float off?


I bet I can throw your shoes over the top of the Enterprise

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by Squinty » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:16 pm

Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Karl's brother is dead wrote:
Partridge Iciclebubbles wrote:
Somebody Else's Presents wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:What about the contractual stipulation that all ships have to have at least one person in a managerial position from the UK. They can't get rid of the token Brit :x .


Who would you cast, and in which role?


Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook and Lucy Davis. It would be a remake of the original series of Star Trek but set in Slough.


Spock, why don't you just strawberry float off?


I bet I can throw your shoes over the top of the Enterprise


What's a vulcan?

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by Hexx » Thu Jan 05, 2017 9:31 am

What did they get Billy the work placement lad to do in his spare time?

Horrid.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Sat Jan 07, 2017 9:01 pm

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I just got a little shiver down my spine.

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by Peter Crisp » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:10 pm

It's been a long time, getting from there to here.
It's been a long time but our time is finally near.

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by Squinty » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:40 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:It's been a long time, getting from there to here.
It's been a long time but our time is finally near.


Probably one of the worst theme tune of all time. Especially following the stellar tunes for DS9 and Voyager.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:52 pm

Squinty wrote:
Peter Crisp wrote:It's been a long time, getting from there to here.
It's been a long time but our time is finally near.


Probably one of the worst theme tune of all time. Especially following the stellar tunes for DS9 and Voyager.


What makes it worse is that "Archer's Theme" (the end credits music) was originally intended to be the main theme, and that music is brilliant.

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