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Re: what tv shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #630 on: September 08, 2021, 12:23:49 pm »

I can't bring myself to hate on the new Trek shows. After all, they've given us all those hugely entertaining RLM reviews.
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« Reply #631 on: September 08, 2021, 01:08:24 pm »

Something good about new Discovery is that it is a show with good trans characters, which means a lot to some people >_>

There, now ya have learned something good about Discovery, instead of "nothing."


(Note that I'm not trying to convince anyone to enjoy it. I will say that I found Season 3 substantially better than the first two seasons, on just ... every level).
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Re: what tv shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #632 on: September 08, 2021, 01:37:42 pm »

My main gripe with Discovery Season 3 was the introduction of tech that is basically just magic particles which can instantly form anything you want. I hated when Iron Man and Black Panther did that shit too.
Super-science needs limitations, or else you're just left wondering why these idiots don't throw nanobots at every problem to make everything all better.

I also wasn't thrilled with evil Georgiou's redemption arc. Like, she was a major antagonist in the previous seasons, guilty of all kinds of major atrocities, and now everybody just trusts her gets along with her? No. That is not okay.

And the general way that they pass around leadership roles on a whim, with absolutely no regard for Starfleet regulations. I get that they're trying to go for big emotional moments or whatever, but I'm just not feeling it.
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« Reply #633 on: September 08, 2021, 07:02:07 pm »

All good points, Folly.
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Re: what tv shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #634 on: September 08, 2021, 07:15:48 pm »

Picard is the worse of the two really, because putting in basically the greatest space hero of all time in a dystopic future is... well, obviously depressing. Everything this man has fought for is gone, and the idealism of TOS/TNG is lost completely.

Discovery is bad because it lacks direction and quality writing. Many of the characters are actually quite compelling, both despite themselves and despite the trash-tier writing. Graphics were upgraded, but it's come at the cost of set design and deviation from many of the values that made old trek great--I.E. it's just corporatized, lobotomized trek. I never saw season 3 or most of season 2... but having just come off binging TNG + DS9 + VOY for the first time right before Discovery came out: boy was that disheartening.

EDIT: IMO, it's so much "darker and grittier" than old trek that it is really like a mirror universe. Which is funny because DIS's mirror universe is 40k-lite.
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« Reply #635 on: September 10, 2021, 07:51:40 pm »

I'm gonna continue to say that I think at least watching the first episode of S3 is a good idea because it's very different from the previous ones. If you hate it -- no problem, point is simply that the tone and characters are pretty distinct.

I'm excited to watch and be disappointed by Strange New Worlds. Ahahahaha.
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« Reply #636 on: September 13, 2021, 08:56:27 am »

The X files, well just the myth arc.
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Re: what tv shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #637 on: September 23, 2021, 12:31:31 pm »

I finished catching up on Apple TV's 1.5 current seasons of See. It's really good!

The premise is that a virus wiped out most of humanity, effectively resetting cultures and technology, and also leaving the remnants of humanity entirely blind. Flash forward some generations and we get to see how civilization has adapted to the blind life, and how they respond when a few sighted people begin to emerge. The worldbuilding is great, the action is brutally violent, and the drama is consistently engaging.

Much as I loathe all things Apple, I gotta give this one a big thumbs up.
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Re: what tv shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #638 on: October 04, 2021, 10:37:44 am »

Been lately rewatching The Black Adder for the first time since the 90s. Still works for me (mostly) and I'm getting some ideas for a Warhammer Fantasy RP campaign I'm planning. In fact there's been quite a few gags that can be found as Easter Eggs in some books.
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Re: what tv shows are you currently watching?
« Reply #639 on: October 04, 2021, 02:36:45 pm »

Been lately rewatching The Black Adder for the first time since the 90s. Still works for me (mostly) and I'm getting some ideas for a Warhammer Fantasy RP campaign I'm planning. In fact there's been quite a few gags that can be found as Easter Eggs in some books.

I'd like to remind everyone here that canonically Edmund Blackadder becomes king of england thanks to a descendant changing history with a time machine
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