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There are upcoming series (Section 31 is still on the menu) and movies (Abramsverse) and a few shows like the animated series that should be discussed but would get lost in the other threads.

Anyways, I basically made this thread because I laughed my ass off at the Peanut Hamper episode of Lower Decks today.  It felt like the show runners were just trolling the shit out of the fan base, but in a good way.

Peanut Hamper was just such an asshole.

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5 hours ago, Apep said:

It is so funny. 

5 hours ago, Js1 said:

Yeah that was funny. I got a big Pam Poovey vibe from Peanut Hamper that episode 

I can’t decide if this week’s episode was just them leaning into the humor of Lower Decks, or if they were trying to take the piss out of some ST tropes or something.

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Enjoyed the Lower Decks S3 finale.

The Texas vs California stuff was kind of on-the-nose. The admiral being just a true asshole and greedy was…okay.

Enjoyed that Picard had funded a secret archaeological organization to rescue artifacts.

And now we have to wait for S4 (it’s in production, already written and voice work done).

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10 hours ago, atomheartbevo said:

Enjoyed the Lower Decks S3 finale.

The Texas vs California stuff was kind of on-the-nose. The admiral being just a true asshole and greedy was…okay.

Enjoyed that Picard had funded a secret archaeological organization to rescue artifacts.

And now we have to wait for S4 (it’s in production, already written and voice work done).

Also enjoyed the finale. And looks like we get the Lower Decks Vulcan who was too emotional for season 4. 

There was a post-credit scene as well.

Prodigy return was strong as well.  Jankom Pog is really going to lean on being a Federation Founding Member race.

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Loved the finale, excited to see what they do next season. I love that they paired the "overly emotional" Vulcan with Tendi lol, as well as the reversal of Mariner now tormenting Ransom in the mentor/student relationship.

This show is a love letter to trek nerds, and I am here for it

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36 minutes ago, Captainant said:

Loved the finale, excited to see what they do next season. I love that they paired the "overly emotional" Vulcan with Tendi lol, as well as the reversal of Mariner now tormenting Ransom in the mentor/student relationship.

This show is a love letter to trek nerds, and I am here for it

It's ironic how many people REFUSED to watch an animated Trek that was literally made as a love letter/fan service to hardcore fans.  It's especially interesting time period, between the Dominion War and the Synth attack on Mars/Federation ban on synths, so having a fun, lighthearted show that still deals with big themes in between two dark periods is nice. 

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Took the children to see William Shatner at the Long Center in Austin this past weekend. The show included a watching of Wrath of Kahn, then a Q&A with T.J. Hooker himself, then a meet and greet after (which turned out to be a cattle call tbh). For 90+, Shatner was bouncing around the stage and just as entertaining as ever, he definately still all there.

Wrath of Kahn is my 3rd favorite ST film, but watching it with an auditorium of enthusiastic Trekkies made it memorable beyond it simply being a great movie and has me re-thinking my order. (In all the times watching it I never noticed the Moby Dick thread throughout, btw. #dense)

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Ive been worried for some time that I might be running out of time to see him in person, the only OG main cast member I hadn't up till now, but if his energy and presence are any indication, he might be around for a while yet, hopefully.

Bucket Item: checked

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4 hours ago, BoomMF said:

VI >>>>> IV > II

Watched Search for Spock recently and it's held up quite well, I dig that one now more than I used to. Time has been kind to that one.

ST VI is a lot of fun for sure, but over WOK? That is a bold opinion my friend. Even if Wrath of Khan didn't have Dathon (of Darmok and Jalad fame) I've literally never met anyone who doesn't have that as their favorite. I do agree with you that Search for Spok is under-rated. It has its issues but I think my favorite part of any ST movie is in Search for Spok:

Torg : My lord, the ship appears to be deserted.

Kruge : How can that be? They're hiding!

Torg : Yes, sir. The ship appears to be run by computer. It is the only thing that is speaking.

Kruge : Speaking? Let me hear it.

Enterprise computer : [Torg walks over to a console, placing his communicator towards it]  9-8-7-6-5...

Kruge : [shouts]  Get out! Get out of there! Get out!

Enterprise computer : 2-1...

[the Enterprise bridge explodes] 

makes me giggle every time.

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On 1/19/2023 at 11:05 PM, Serak The Preparer said:

ST VI is a lot of fun for sure, but over WOK? That is a bold opinion my friend. Even if Wrath of Khan didn't have Dathon (of Darmok and Jalad fame) I've literally never met anyone who doesn't have that as their favorite. I do agree with you that Search for Spok is under-rated. It has its issues but I think my favorite part of any ST movie is in Search for Spok:

I hear you. II is obviously the movie that finally validated nerds the world over and its place in SciFi movie history is unimpeachable. Wrath of Kahn is a great movie, but VI has everything II has except VI does it better (Kahn spends the entire 3rd act bumblefucking around, for instance, Chang would clean his chonometer (boop)). But what VI really is, down to its core, is the entire 30 years of Star Trek story and lore sticking the landing.

 

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That section's creature feature is a 15-minute homage to the Original Series, right down to Kirk solving the situation WITHOUT using his fists (in a manner of speaking). I'm getting giddy just thinking about it.

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Original series is my Bible. It pretty much covers everything. I don't credit Roddenberry as much as DC Fontana and Gene Coon and the crew. Roddenberry laid out the basic frame, but it was really the crew that fleshed it out and created the depth, character and uniqueness of the five year mission and beyond. 

Each other incarnation is a separate entity, superficial reboots with some small connecting thread. But each really has little to do with the others, other than banking on a franchise name and license.

 

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