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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Jul 2017 10:11 p.m. PST

"During Comic-Con, CBS launched their latest Star Trek: Discovery trailer for fans both in attendance at their panel and around the world. The newest edition of the Star Trek franchise is set to premiere in the U.S. on CBS All Access Sunday, September 24th, following a broadcast premiere on the CBS Television Network.

The series boasts a fantastic cast and out-of-this-world production quality, but man am I questioning either their take on the Star Trek mythology. The subtitle of "Discovery" suggests a throwback to the exploratory missions of fan-favorite Trek stories, but the trailer showcases doom, gloom, and more starship destruction. Is this what the CBS audience wants? And will it be enough to entice people to pay for the network's subscription service? Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments…."
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surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Jul 2017 3:31 a.m. PST

Looks like a "must miss" to me.

Major Mike23 Jul 2017 4:47 a.m. PST

For me it is just "meh". The continual "rebooting" of things just makes me want to skip it all. They can't even keep things in touch with the new movies.

JMcCarroll Inactive Member23 Jul 2017 6:24 a.m. PST

I will pay $0 USD for this.

bsrlee23 Jul 2017 6:53 a.m. PST

I'll be waiting for the DVD release, not going to sub to a cable service for one series and the one free-to-air channel that buys all the Trek series just mangles them, cutting 15 minutes or more to fit in sports programs, showing them out of order and such.

Rdfraf Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2017 8:15 a.m. PST

It looks really good! But I probably won't subscribe just for that.

SBminisguy23 Jul 2017 8:20 a.m. PST

From the competing trailers and marketing campaigns I am more interested in The Orville. Looked more Trek than the appropriately named STD with its pretentious PC preening, bizarre Klingon reboot and tossing Trek history out the window.

StarCruiser23 Jul 2017 9:10 a.m. PST

Just can't say I'm even remotely excited by it…

Doesn't fit the time or timeline it's supposed to be in.

Doesn't have anything that would make me say – hum, interesting.

Just meh…

Catoblepas23 Jul 2017 10:13 a.m. PST

Looks like some sort of Abrams-verse/Farscape mashup to me. They should have just gone and done their own new IP instead of trying to piggyback off of Star Trek.


Gear Pilot23 Jul 2017 1:36 p.m. PST

I'm not a fan of the Necromonger-Klingons.

Grimmnar Supporting Member of TMP23 Jul 2017 1:50 p.m. PST

Where we at in the timeline in this series?
Damn Klingons have another face lift.
Thought it was going to be a whole new enemy to fight by looking at them and then BAM nope, we are just Klingons.
Come on.


doug redshirt23 Jul 2017 9:07 p.m. PST

Wait "Orville" isn't the real Star Trek reboot I have been waiting for?

StarCruiser24 Jul 2017 6:15 a.m. PST

^ Depends on what you define as Star Trek…

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 6:59 p.m. PST

Oooh, "dark!" "Dark" Star Trek! The magic word, "dark"!

Everything must go "dark!" Or die!


Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP24 Jul 2017 7:02 p.m. PST

Not interested.

Personal logo Patrick R Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 1:49 a.m. PST

In the olden days you had people doing art and set design you could ask almost anything, they would grab art/design books, start sketching and add a personal touch. You then gave your feedback, they gave theirs, you reached a consensus and production started.

These days dealing with art/design people is like hostage negotiations with hysterical dysfunctional narcissistic 3-year olds who just discovered the concept of "NO !" Endlessly screamed at the top of their lungs.

You can pick them a mile away in a lineup, they are the ones who look like bohemian crystal meth addicts who insist on wearing a hat that looks like a camembert and chain-smoke in public spaces because "Rulz aer vor ze liddle peeple dahling !" They're 26, but somehow manage to look at least 70 and will do so until they are at least 90 because these Bleeped texts continue to live just to spite the rest of humanity.

If you so much as even dare to suggest even the most tenuous visual cue to another series, they douse themselves with gasoline, threaten to stab their eyes with a fork or stand on the edge of a tall building. Managing to give you the kind of silent treatment that would make every 14-year old Goth turn purple with envy. It's easier to broker a permanent peace plan with North Korea that starts with friendslapping Kim Jong Un so hard you dislocate his shoulder after giving him an exploding cigar than getting them to acknowledge you even exist. That's when you realize that the guy who was punished to roll a rock uphill by the Greek Gods got off much more lightly than you.

Normal humans can't comprehend the sheer pain these snowflakes go through when you so viciously assault their artistic vision. The closest equivalent would be a thousand eternities spent in hell all experienced simultaneously, but worse, much worse …

This is the reason why you get transformers that don't look like transformers, Star Trek that tries to look anything BUT Star Trek, or why you get 45 minutes of comments on a DVD how "Any other production would have used a black trenchcoat, but we used a very dark, almost black midnight blue. I found the fabric in a tiny shop in Bamako, and we used old 19th century German cotton thread for the stitching, which was done by hand in Indonesia …" Meanwhile you're watching a guy in a black trenchcoat that looks identical to the one your own 14-year old Goth got at Hot Topic. The image is so desaturated and utterly drained of colour that it looks sickly grey all of the time while the shakycam image moves so fast you only see blurs even on 4K footage.

So remember next time you see a really bad design on screen, know a huge amount of screaming, wasted gasoline, ulcers, heart-attacks, people googling hired killers, overflowing ashtrays, screaming, death-threats, thrown office supplies, whiteboards chucked through windows, screaming, fits of crying, a psychiatrist buying a new yacht and design work went into make such a crappy piece of Bleeped text grace the multi-media screen.

VCarter Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 6:56 a.m. PST

Come on Patrick tell us how you really feel.

Well said!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 10:54 a.m. PST

Well said also!.


Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2017 10:57 a.m. PST

Haw-haw!! Good one, PR.

StarCruiser26 Jul 2017 5:11 p.m. PST

I suspect someone's been there, done that, and got the T-shirt (then took the T-shirt out back, doused it in gasoline and lit it up).

chromedog27 Jul 2017 5:11 a.m. PST


Not a lot, given he's been dead for a looong time and weren't his ashes scattered into the sun or something?

I'm waiting more for the Orville.
But the main reason I liked Galaxy quest was because it took the Bleeped text out of trek AND ESPECIALLY fandom (and despite the presence of Tim Allen).

Legion 428 Jul 2017 2:32 p.m. PST

What/If I can see on regular TV, I will … But yeah, I'm subscribing to nothing !

Dezmond01 Aug 2017 11:57 p.m. PST

STD looks like being the opposite of fun.

chromedog06 Aug 2017 4:58 p.m. PST

You can treat STDs.

I think this one will be more a case of a mercy kill in triage.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2017 6:25 p.m. PST

Looks like a "must miss" to me.

I would have to agree.

billthecat15 Sep 2017 2:53 p.m. PST

+1 chrome dog and mithmee👍

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP24 Sep 2017 11:29 p.m. PST

Well, if this is how they want us to spot the URL for sequels, no wonder I'm always caught completely by surprise.

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Legion 430 Sep 2017 11:55 a.m. PST

Whose the blonde ? huh?

Dezmond01 Oct 2017 1:40 a.m. PST

Alice Eve playing Carol Marcus (mother of Kirks son in The Wrath of Khan etc.) in Star Trek beyond.

She did a great job of showing being a Starship Captain was a cool job because, among other things, it meant getting to hang out with Alice Eve in her underwear.

There was, naturally, a huge outcry from those who find male sexuality offensive, and so for the sequel she was very publically banished and replaced by gay Sulu.

I can't help but feel that had quite a bit to do with the movie underperforming sufficiently to kill the Kelvin timeline.

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