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Everything posted by pavonis

  1. Watched the first episode. I liked it. Seems promising.
  2. I see what you're saying, and it makes sense. Trek has immediate pop culture recognition. Which means, if they're going to do more Trek, and take JJ's Trek as a model of (moderate?) success, then revisiting TOS characters and settings makes total sense. Why gamble on new characters in a 24th century setting when recent success has been in the 23rd century settings? So I do wonder why they needed to establish their main character as having a connection to Spock. A brand new character in a prequel era that could have crossed paths with Spock, et al, without violating any "canon" should have been
  3. From a narrative/story standpoint, what's the point of making it at all? I don't know anything about how series are developed, so why do producers/writers choose one genre and setting over another? Trek has automatic appeal and recognition, so I get why they picked that brand. But do they do background research with focus groups? Did they check to see if setting a new show in Trek's relative future would get better ratings? I guess we'll see if Picard's new series gets better viewership than Disco, and we'll be able to compare it to the next 23rd century series. But are ratings/viewership mean
  4. I like that it's a prequel. There's still lots of stuff to do in the 23rd century. Not that I expected Discovery to answer these questions, but since they went there - The Pike-Spock relationship In "The Cage" Pike and Spock barely interact and don't seem close (at least no closer than any other officers), but in "The Menagerie" Spock is willing to hijack the Enterprise to take Pike to Talos IV. How did that relationship develop? Maybe we will get some insight there.Why is it the Christopher Pike Medal of Valor? Pike has a medal of valor named after him in the 24th century, and is already co
  5. I am. It's fine. I like Trek, I know the lore, and even though the visuals are different, I accept it. I always figure the depiction is an approximation of the "real" Trek universe. I think the second season is shaping up well. So far it's been interesting, and I like getting to know the bridge crew characters a little more. At least they're getting some development. Anson Mount as Pike is really good. It almost seems a shame to have to put him back on the Enterprise eventually.
  6. I was for a while. Just wasn't fun to interact or discuss anything with the now banned ones.
  7. I was right?? I usually suck at identifying people with new handles. It took me longer than it should have to figure out Robin was Torch.
  8. We could turn that into a thread unto itself! Whomever guesses correctly wins a prize. Son of Lucas?
  9. Anyway, it hardly seems like Robin said something controversial. Do you not agree with his sentiment?
  10. Oh? I was doing my grammar nitpicking, actually. Your "it" is ambiguous as phrased.
  11. Sorry to hear that. But it is the truth.Sounds like you agree with Robin.
  12. They haven't announced any new ones, therefore they're not making any more? And just when the rumor of an Obi-wan movie was spreading.
  13. So no one was told the quota was full? Or that they didn't have the right paperwork? I'll have to look into it. The facts are out there (to paraphrase Fox Mulder).
  14. So you don't think these asylum seekers are being set up for later arrest by being turned away at a proper port of entry, Poe? It's a lot of effort on the part of ICE for what I understood to be a misdemeanor. I'm not sure "zero tolerance" policies are ever good.
  15. Ok. Still - the number "90% don't show up" is a lie.
  16. The "90% don't show up" stat is apparently made-up, "fake news" if you will. It's more like 30%. Is that any worse than American citizens failing to appear in court for misdemeanors?
  17. I'm not able to verify that 90% failure-to-appear claim. What I was able to find is here, where the highest FTA rate for immigration court was 28% in 2015.
  18. I'm no expert on asylum law or procedures, but if asylum seekers are trying to enter at a proper port and get turned away, I doubt they'll simply give up and go back home. This administration is apparently keen on discouraging people from even trying to get asylum. And, yes, "what about Obama"-ism does get old, so why do you bring it up? It doesn't justify anything. Obama has been out of office for over 500 days now. When will "What About Obama/Hillary/Democrats" end?
  19. Again, I don't understand the point. The asylum claims are being processed. If they weren't, there wouldn't be anything to talk about because parents wouldn't be detained while waiting for the asylum claims to be resolved. Seriously, I don't see what the purpose is of bringing up a law as there's nothing about the situation that runs contrary to it. They're being arrested and detained without cause. Showing up at the border isn't illegal. This administration is treating it like it's illegal though, and the zero-tolerance policy that is separating families is absolutely deliberate, not a "sn
  20. People claiming asylum need to have their claims investigated. Where they're caught doesn't matter.
  21. Something to do with the pattern on the dining room walls/ceiling of the Lars homestead. Apparently it reminded some fans of Maul's markings.
  22. Same way I feel about pretty much any media created story.Giddy?
  23. So, you can produce slightly more than a quip and trollish comment. You're capable of acting like an adult! Why don't you do it more often? Also, I'm probably within 15% of your age, so "kid" doesn't really apply, unless you consider yourself adolescent. You are very focused on sexuality lately, particularly Lando's. So, you do have empathy - how come you don't display it on the forums? Anyway, It's not "futile". We have a forum for discussing events with people of different views, why not use it? The idea that there's no point in the discussion is part of the larger political problems we
  24. You're obsessed with scat, man. But have we ever seen a toilet facility (or 'fresher in SWEU terms - Zerimar would be so proud!) in any of the films? They don't "beam" it out the way Star Trek people do.
  25. So you're a nihilist? No, that can't be right. You're probably not that deep, not from what you usually post here. I could agree that most actions at the individual level have no lasting consequences, but presidents' actions do last. Trump is normalizing extreme behavior, and rejects the notion that "knowing things" is valuable. Why shouldn't people get "butthurt" (oh, how eloquent you are - do you write poetry?) over the ridiculous, random, irrational behavior of the nominal (ha!) leader of our country? Surely you get "butthurt" about something, once in a while, but you can't empathize with
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