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Thread: Star Trek Discovery

  1. #16
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Somewhere behind a sand dune
    Well, There has been back and forth between Les Moonves and the production staff over ST: Dis (I'm not using ST, that's just insulting) and nothing is ever finalized in early drafts of idea. so lets concern ourselves over what we are seeing:

    1. It looks to be a connecting series Between Enterprise and Kelvin Timeline (this is a reasonable guess)
    2. The Klingons look like a cross between Jem'Hadar and Movie Era Klingons. Given the ravages of the Augment Virus, I can see some attempts to fix it having issues. The uniforms look odd, but it's not Gold Lamae, at least.
    3. The new Discovery design beats the original design they showed IMHO. We are not getting the 50 year old aesthetic back, let's jsut get used to that. The Movies have us a re-imaging of that and we saw how much of a fit people threw over that. The ENT influenced look will likely test better with newer audiences, which is what CBS is aiming for.
    4. The Bridge looks like a Star Trek Online Bridge, which I am okay with, with influences from KT.
    the alien that sense death does raise eyebrows. I wanna see what they do with this.

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  2. #17
    This is a good look at some of the crap going on behind the scenes that touches on how you might look at the trailer.

  3. #18
    Guy I know who did some set design work said they used up all the construction foam in Canada doing vines on the tomb-ship.
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  4. #19
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Paris, France, Earth
    I can't say this trailer thrilled me. I will probably see if I can give the series a try, but I'm not very optimistic.
    "The main difference between Trekkies and Manchester United fans is that Trekkies never trashed a train carriage. So why are the Trekkies the social outcasts?"
    Terry Pratchett

  5. #20
    Join Date
    Nov 2002
    fringes of civillization
    Of course, this looks pretty good. Is it better?

    "Yes, it's the Apocalypse alright. I always thought I'd have a hand in it"
    Professor Farnsworth

  6. #21
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    S/E Queensland Australia
    this was in the side recommendations on the YouTube clip of The Orville (which looks good to me, a little hearted spoof of Trek like Galaxy Quest)

    "I will never make excuses for who I am. It is the way I was born. I am a HUNTER. a BONE COLLECTOR."
    Wave Man, the term "wave man" is the English translation of 'Ronin' (Japanese word) and literately translates to "wandering person" and in a modern context a WaveMan is one who is socially adrift or a SalaryMan who is between employers.

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