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    Star Trek Continues: WOW.

    probably some of you have seen this, but wow... we need to show our support for these guys.

    http://www.startrekcontinues.com/

    Chris Doohan as Scotty is perfect!

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    Oh, this is just so damn cool!

    Way better than Abrams-Trek!

    The thing that actually surprised me was how well Grant Imahara mimics George Takei's voice. When I first heard him, while he was still off-camera, my ears pricked up and I knew straight away that it was Sulu...but then realising it was Grant from Mythbusters blew me away!

    Still not completely sold on Bones yet, but I think he'll grow on me.

    This is just awesome! Thanks for the heads-up, BVS!
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    I try to keep my true feelings about Abrams Trek under wraps most of the time; I know a lot of people who are being exposed to Star Trek for the first time through JJ's stuff and that's a good thing. He's bringing in new fans. As one blogger I read put it, that's why he deserves the center seat.

    but yeah, the Continues guys delivered. watch that episode. It's so freaking good.

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    Good episode.

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    Just watched it again with Mrs Aldaron. She's in agreement that McCoy is the weak link (although Grant Imahara can go a bit overboard at times...but then, George Takei occasionally camped it up as Sulu) - he just doesn't have the feel of Kelley's Bones.

    The others - especially Kirk - have their characters pretty much down pat. Kirk is tremendous; I mean, the guy actually looks nothing like Shatner, but his mannerisms, facial expressions, the way he holds himself, the way he walks: he's really nailed Kirk.

    I loved the story, though. So very Trek - the ability to change minds, the greatest strength is knowledge and compassion, violence should always be a last resort: after the last couple of years, it's so refreshing to see the central philosophies of Trek back in some original form.
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    I'll have to check this out soon.
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    You won't be disappointed. It's pretty good Trek.
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    Better, worse or equal to Phase II? (If you are familiar with that series)
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    oh, way better. this series should get picked up by Netflix or something.

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    Thank for the link, I'll check that one.
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    On par with Phase II I think, thought McCoy is horribly miscast is this one for sure.

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    Also, was it my imagination or was the computer voiced by Marina Sirtis?
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    It was not your imagination.
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    The computer voice made me smile.

    I don't know, after watching it, I think it is on par with Phase II, maybe a little under. But then, I have had the chance to see a lot more of Phase II. My Girlfriend and I watched the first episode of Continues, then I showed her the first two of Phase II. Then I discovered that she had never actually seen the Motion Picture. After my astonishment, we ordered pizza and watched the Motion Picture. We're going to do a Trek movie every night for the rest of the week! Woot!

    But I digress. At any rate, I am going to keep up on it and see how the series goes. I also felt that Bones was miscast. But we'll see, it was only the first episode.
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    I wish more of these were spin-offs.
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