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- Wed, 20 May 2020 00:22:20 EST JbyLr5gR No.70263
File: 1589948540718.jpg -(40766B / 39.81KB, 675x360) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Mr. Plinkett's Star Trek Picard Review
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TwF1iri1GjQ

He sounds genuinely pissed off in this review, you can really feel his anguish.
It's great to see the writers get so thoroughly hosed.
What do ya'll think of his review?
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Talok - Wed, 20 May 2020 12:41:58 EST bOlOhkyn No.70273 Reply
I wouldn't watch the show
why would I watch some fag bitch about it?
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Gilora Rejal - Wed, 20 May 2020 16:18:14 EST Sipr6zz7 No.70275 Reply
>>70273
Preach.

>>70274
You shouldn't spend time or energy on things you already know you don't like. You're an adult now.
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Lonzo - Wed, 20 May 2020 17:15:28 EST cz2TWSOJ No.70276 Reply
>>70275
>>70273
Don't act like you didn't feel obligated to hatewatch it. If you post here trek is part of your identity and you did watch all of it, and also that stuff that came after there was no more.
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Guardian of Forever - Wed, 20 May 2020 21:08:31 EST LNOdPH0z No.70277 Reply
>>70275
>You shouldn't spend time or energy on things you already know you don't like. You're an adult now.

While I agree learning to ignore shit the best approach, it's also important to be able to make specific criticisms of terrible things. If we just leave criticisms at "it sucks because it sucks" it'll never get better.
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G'Quan - Wed, 20 May 2020 21:50:32 EST 5SVJcPG+ No.70278 Reply
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>>70276
I didn't. I've been watching Trek since the TNG premiere and spent a ton of time on trek BBSs and IRCs. I watch the whole franchise (TOS-ENT) at least once a year every year. I've been posting on this board since it was created. I've got a couple TBs of Trek miscellanea.

I watched up to the first couple eps in the second half of STD and 4 eps into PIC before I bailed on the both. I forced myself through enough of STD to know it wasn't worth it for PIC. Maybe I will get around to watching them eventually but, no, I certainly do not feel obligated to hate-watch it even with the lack of quality sci-fi these days.
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Admiral William J Ross - Thu, 21 May 2020 00:40:09 EST 2PMvnQg3 No.70279 Reply
>>70278
Hey look I was just defending RLM cause I feel Mike's pain about the whole retarded shit coming with the 75 new "old school" Trek shows being shat out by CBS; because you know the new one with Pike will fucking suck
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Commander Tomalak - Thu, 21 May 2020 09:19:44 EST bOlOhkyn No.70280 Reply
>>70277
oh yeah I just heard CBS saw fatty made a youtube video and they just announced that Star Trek will stop sucking shit lol
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G'Quan - Fri, 22 May 2020 02:00:33 EST 5SVJcPG+ No.70282 Reply
>>70279
Right on, brother. I'm just thankful we got what we did and maybe we'll get another good one in my lifetime. Probably not this round but in the next 20 years or so after the current craze dies down and comes back again. If not I'm okay with TOS-ENT. We're really lucky we got as many great episodes as we did. Most other fandoms can't say that.
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Dr. Yuris - Fri, 22 May 2020 18:01:39 EST bOlOhkyn No.70283 Reply
>>70276
I have seen webms of spin2win and that MMO shit of walking into Starfleet Inn
I have not watched modern trek
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Therm0ptic !cyBOrG7t12 - Tue, 26 May 2020 02:11:54 EST KA3qn+7B No.70301 Reply
>>70282
This is pretty much where I'm at right now, too.
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Guinan - Tue, 26 May 2020 16:22:25 EST b048m/L8 No.70304 Reply
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>>70301
>>70282
I second this emotion

I genuinely believe TOS helped fuel the first steps into space, at least on the American side of the space race. Its popularity and its forward-thinking optimistic outlook for the future in space was truly inspiring. I think TNG continued this and DS9 is where the ball was dropped. Its not so much that DS9 couldn't show the darker side of the future, it's that at the end of DS9 we have no epilogue to remind you there's a better future coming, where Cardassia and Ferenginar both join the Federation eventually.. what would have been really nice would have been a short scene from a few years later, perhaps only involving Julian and Garak, just to leave you with a bit of positivity. I think that between that missing piece, Generations killing both Kirk and the Ent-D for basically no reason other than shock value, and Voyager's unprofessional staff structure and shit-tier writing staff, Star Trek was doomed.. but that isn't to say we could have gotten a lot more before the franchise inevitably ran out of steam. All good things indeed do come to an end. Perhaps there's still a new trek out there waiting in the Platonic heaven of ideas, but like others have said, we won't be seeing it anytime soon. Media has to evolve back into something that could accommodate trek, right now it's too stupid and shallow, because that is what the viewers have largely become.

I'm thankful for what we got, almost 40 years of quality, something like a solid month's worth of screentime. Trek inspired the flip-phone, the smart-phone, tablets, and plenty of other inventions. Perhaps many of these things have been a double-edged sword, but it is undeniable that Trek helped shape the modern world. Furthermore, it's amazing that it managed to outlive its creator by a solid decade before falling apart, without really losing his vision. I'm sure I'm preaching to the choir here when I say that Star Trek had a positive effect on my life, and making newer and ever-more shitty treks doesn't take that away, it just calcifies the memories more and makes those wonderful halcyon days where you could tune in to watch a new episode of star trek seem impossibly far away, shrouded by the mists of time.

Pic is Pluto. We launched this probe around when Nemesis came out, when Pluto was still a planet and there was still some underlying impetus to explore the solar system, it took a solid decade to get to that frozen pebble, and for the first time we laid eyes upon that world which had been a mystery for my entire life. I wonder if we would have ever gotten so far without the vision Gene Roddenberry accidentally created when he tried to make a cheesy space western ripoff of Lost Planet. I think without Star Trek, mankind would have never reached so far. And if we fail to ever reach further, so be it. Dammit we tried, and better to try and to fail than to resign ourselves to the inevitable. And it's my hope that the fire of exploration, the thirst for discovery will yet deliver us to new worlds and to seek out other civilizations. And even if it becomes a forgotten footnote, Star Trek will have been the impetus.
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I.G. Tarah - Thu, 28 May 2020 22:36:18 EST uoN3psB2 No.70316 Reply
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>>70278
>I watch the whole franchise (TOS-ENT) at least once a year every year.
So basically you are watching Star Trek for 8 hours a day, every day? Because otherwise the numbers don't add up.
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Robin Lefler - Fri, 29 May 2020 00:51:23 EST rmPq13NS No.70317 Reply
>>70316
There's only like 22 days worth of old Trek if you count the movies. He could just watch a couple of episodes most nights before going to bed.
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Corporal Chang - Fri, 29 May 2020 04:18:10 EST p0OfIDyv No.70318 Reply
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>>70263
The parts at 3:10 and at 7:03.
User is currently banned from all boards
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Lt. Darien Wallace - Fri, 29 May 2020 07:07:18 EST jwjJ078M No.70319 Reply
>>70316
>So basically you are watching Star Trek for 8 hours a day, every day? Because otherwise the numbers don't add up.
Your maths is wrong:

>TOS
79 eps x 50 minutes = 3950
>TAS
22 x 25 minutes = 550
>TNG
178 eps x 45 minutes = 8010
>DS9
176 eps x 45 minutes = 7920
>VOY
172 x 45 minutes = 7740
>ENT
98 x 42 minutes = 4116
>All films up to and including Nemesis
1136

Total for series = 32286 minutes or roughly 538 hours. Films are 1136 or 19ish hours. Combined let's say 557 hours for the entire franchise. 3 hours a day (4 episodes of mainline Trek) would get it done in ~186 days which is just over half a year. Easily doable if you're a NEET and watch say an episode twice a day when you're eating and then two before bed, for example.
If you skipped the introduction and credits a lot of the time for the series, call it 2 minutes an episode, you'd cut out just over 24 hours bringing it down to 185 days and obviously not doing the movies saves the better part of another day but they're drops in the ocean. Skipping the occasional shit episode might get you another whole day back and for example skipping the entirety of S3 of ENT saves you another ~17 hours, skipping TAS drops 9.

>>70317
I get about 23 days, 22ish days assuming you reliably skipped the intro and credits of most episodes.
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Lt. Darien Wallace - Fri, 29 May 2020 07:23:20 EST jwjJ078M No.70320 Reply
>>70319
>If you skipped the introduction and credits a lot of the time for the series, call it 2 minutes an episode, you'd cut out just over 24 hours bringing it down to 185 days and obviously not doing the movies saves the better part of another day but they're drops in the ocean. Skipping the occasional shit episode might get you another whole day back and for example skipping the entirety of S3 of ENT saves you another ~17 hours, skipping TAS drops 9.
This was actually a bit incorrect so my bad: skipping the intro and credits says you 24 hours of pure footage but at 3 hours a day that's actually 8 days, not one. So it'd drop you down to 178 days rather than 185 days. Ditto not doing the films is another 6 days, skipping 24 hours worth of Troi and Wesley episodes (~32 episodes) drops another 8 days and skipping TAS is 3 days. ENT S3 is 5.66 days, call it 6.
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G'Quan - Fri, 29 May 2020 22:56:47 EST 5SVJcPG+ No.70324 Reply
>>70316
>>70317
I guess it would be more truthful to say I watch TNG-VOY yearly with pickup eps of TOS/TAS throughout the year and then ENT about 3 out of 5 watches.

The TOS movies I usually watch with the series but I don't get into the others during the TNG-VOY run often. I do the Chronology Project order for that one so it really breaks the series up and it is much easier to watch that way IMO. You've got TNG for the start of DS9 and DS9 for most of VOY. I always do ENT after VOY if I am going to watch it.

I've only seen the new films maybe twice each, 4-5 eps of Picard, and almost a season and a half of STD.

When I do it I usually burn through it fairly quickly. Might start out watching a couple of episodes here and there and then I get the itch or sometimes if I can't find anything else to watch I can always start it up until I settle on something and end up getting sucked in. Sometimes I will do a pretty good run and then stop entirely for a few months and pick it back up again rather than straight through.

I also work odd hours with almost all of my free time at night when there isn't much to do outdoors and I'll almost always have either music or a show playing whether I am sitting in the recliner relaxing and getting into it or having it on while I'm on the PC or doing chores or whatever. Its like the Grateful Dead of film/tv for me. Its got a little bit of everything and I can always count on it. Lot of great stuff, tons of good stuff, and almost none that are so bad you have to cut if off so its kind of one of my go to shows.

>>70319
I definitely skip the credits and would say I skip the title theme about half the time.
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DaiMon Tarr - Sun, 31 May 2020 15:47:12 EST OI3//Vl7 No.70327 Reply
the review is decent but quite nitpicky in places. I still enjoyed PIC, but also agree that there were lots of holes in the story
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Ambassador Thoris - Sat, 13 Jun 2020 00:21:41 EST d99OH0oM No.70379 Reply
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>>70327
I can understand enjoying PIC, but to me it will always be like one of those dystopian timeline episodes. The androids reminded me of the misinterpreted history of Voyager's sadistic Doctor.

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