Star Trek : Discovery

Discussion in 'SMB' started by HebburnMackem, Sep 22, 2017.

  1. Billy Rocket

    Billy Rocket Winger

    As long as it keeps coming back again ;)
     
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  2. Dogbark

    Dogbark Striker

    Ten years before TOS. Hmm doesn't look like ten years before :lol:
     
  3. Some Random Guy

    Some Random Guy Striker

    They didn't rip of B5 when they made DS9.

    The B5 creators pitched it to networks, including Paramount. Paramount passed, probably because they already had the Star Trek brand and were looking at a new spin off show seeing as TNG was on its wind down.

    There's been nothing to suggest the show runners for Trek ripped off B5, although it is possible they were unknowingly steered in some ways by the network.

    The fact that nobody was sued in litigious America over it speaks volumes.
     
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  4. The Exile

    The Exile Striker

    Been calling it for a while - the big reveal will be that it's in the Kelvin Timeline.
     
  5. fyl2u

    fyl2u Striker

    JMS couldn't be bothered to sue, I heard. Probably didn't want to burn any bridges that might prevent him getting work in the future.
     
  6. HebburnMackem

    HebburnMackem Striker

    Thats not possible, they have already said it's not. (Thank God)
     
  7. The Exile

    The Exile Striker

    They also insisted John Harrison wasn't Khan.

    I think Kelvin would make sense for a lot of reasons. It explains the technology and why we've never heard of Spocks adopted sister til now. It also frees them from future continuity which is what did for Enterprise.

    As long as it's good I'm not bothered what timeline it's in.
     
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  8. niceonemarra

    niceonemarra Winger

    is this on tomorrow morning at 8am?
     
  9. TOS ?
     
  10. HebburnMackem

    HebburnMackem Striker

    John Harrison was a smokescreen to hide a plot twist/character reveal before the movie was released. There's no reason to do that to hide a Kelvin-vrse, it just doesn't make any sense.
    Fuller's own words says it's prime.
    Not to mention CBS does not have legal access to Paramount's IP which is where the Kelvin universe exists.
    The only similarities are some modern production values and a bridge plaque I've seen.
    This is something that fan sites and close reviews of the trailers by Trekyard et al have agreed with.

    If anything, it's actually a new mini-reboot / universe. Which while I'm not happy with as to me existing lore is very important, it's still better than the Kelvin timeline.

    My own personal theory is that there's a rip in space time. That half of the characters in this series are stuck in one universe while the others are stuck in another. That one of those universes is "collapsing" and they have to be saved.

    We'll see in a few hours though
     
  11. niceonemarra

    niceonemarra Winger

    Will watch it tomorrow night
     
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  12. HebburnMackem

    HebburnMackem Striker

    I'm tempted to try and get an early torrent, can't wait till 8am for Netflix! (sad twat that I am)
     
  13. Dark Traveller

    Dark Traveller Striker

    TOS - The Original Series
    Also

    TNG - The Next Generation
    DS9 - Deep Space Nine
    VOY - Voyager
    THOS - That Heap Of Shite (aka Enterprise)

    Keep up at the back!
     
  14. HebburnMackem

    HebburnMackem Striker

    TAS - The Animated Series
    DSC / ST:D (It's turning it into a smiley ffs) - Discovery
    ENT - Enterprise ( I loved it actually :lol:)
     
  15. niceonemarra

    niceonemarra Winger

    Lead us not into temptation.
     
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  16. Dark Traveller

    Dark Traveller Striker

    Our father who is Roddenberry
    Your Will Riker be done
    Forgive us our daily red shirts
    Lead us not into the Neutral Zone and deliver us from Enterprise
     
  17. The Exile

    The Exile Striker

    I think we'll start in one universe and end up in the other at some point. I just can't see how they get from how it looks now to 60s Trek in just a couple of years (because The Cage was set a good few years before Kirk and co) without a universe switch. To do it in the prime timeline is too big a leap to ask of an audience as obsessed as Trekkers. Like I said, I hope it's great, but it'll have to work very hard to be great in the prime canon.
     
  18. niceonemarra

    niceonemarra Winger

    Ok no. 1
     
  19. HebburnMackem

    HebburnMackem Striker

    I've just seen the full opening credits (can't get a link for here sorry)
    It's like a mix of Game of Thrones and Fringe.
    Visually it's ok.. nothing special with technical drawings morphing into one another.
    But the actual theme tune itself is very uninspired. It's a very GoT sound and doesn't actually have a theme at all, there's nothing you can whistle or hum.
    Even Enterprise had an actual "tune"
    I'm actually very disappointed because Star Trek's theme tunes have been extremely important to the shows themselves. This one is immediately forgettable.
     
  20. niceonemarra

    niceonemarra Winger

    A crap theme tune eh what do we have here, ive never heard no crap tv theme tunes before?
     

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