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Initial Thoughts on Discovery

Love it
45
14%
Like it
80
24%
So-so
89
27%
Dislike it
37
11%
Hate it
78
24%
 
Total votes : 329

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Tarsonis
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Postby Tarsonis » Fri May 06, 2022 10:20 pm

Twilight Imperium wrote:
New haven america wrote:Also, if you had The Borg joining The Federation on your ST bingo card... Why would you have The Borg joining The Federation on your ST bingo card?


Resistance is futile. You will be a member state.


I mean the Federation were worse than the Borg before, now they are the Borg.
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Postby Ameriganastan » Fri May 06, 2022 10:45 pm

Tarsonis wrote:
Twilight Imperium wrote:
Resistance is futile. You will be a member state.


I mean the Federation were worse than the Borg before, now they are the Borg.

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Postby Stellar Colonies » Fri May 06, 2022 11:58 pm

New haven america wrote:
Stellar Colonies wrote:
So the Capitol Riot was the first stages of an American civil war which triggered WW3...and they were able to fix environmental damage with an alien microbe from a Jovian moon...very interesting.

Also Q is dead now apparently.

That's not even why WW3 was triggered in ST's timeline though.

It was due to a new age of capitalist and fascist oligarchs trying to impose an age of renewed Imperialism and Neo-Colonialism.

Which is actually incredibly topical for an idea posited in the 60's.

That would be preferable.
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Postby Tarsonis » Sat May 07, 2022 8:15 am

Read the Halo synopsis. Glad I missed that episode
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Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
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Postby Tarsonis » Sat May 07, 2022 9:06 am

Eh, I liked the Picard ending. The Season as a whole was better than the first.

Q's send off was great.

Wesley showing up explaining who the "supervisors" were was a good way to both tie that up and tie it into the lore.

Eugenics wars were supposed to happen in the 90's but I guess they're overwriting that part and combing WW3 and the Eugenics Wars into the same event, since we're 30 years past it. Makes sense.

Guinan at the end unfortunately reopened the Time's Arrow plot hole, so that's annoying.

Finally got to see Seven take her rigjtful place as a captain.



SNW had a strong start, but ill reserve further judgment until I've seen more.
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Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
Debating Christian Theology with Non-Christians pretty much anybody be like

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Postby Immoren » Sat May 07, 2022 10:55 am

Nevertopia wrote:man why is the machine race in these scifi shows always bad guys? Cant we have more Transformer races? Where are my Optimus Primes at in the galaxy? We need more good guy machine races in sci-fi. And not "Oh they were evil but got an upgrade later", but they have been prominently benign. What scifi shows do we have where thats even true?


Not sure if Minds from the Culture by Iain My. Banks count.
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Postby Tarsonis » Tue May 10, 2022 8:42 pm

Whaaaa? Apparently Lower Decks season 3 premiers tomorrow
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Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
Debating Christian Theology with Non-Christians pretty much anybody be like

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Postby Stellar Colonies » Tue May 10, 2022 10:22 pm

Tarsonis wrote:Whaaaa? Apparently Lower Decks season 3 premiers tomorrow

Wikipedia says not until the third quarter of this year, which would be in the summer or early fall I think.

They're probably releasing it after SNW Season 1.
Native of The East Pacific and Northern California
Opinions and Puppets
If you want a mental image of me: straight(?) white male.

I try to be objective, but I do have some biases.

I don't think the political compass is
fully accurate, but here are my results:

X-Axis: -5.38
Y-Axis: -2.62

Also, I'm diagnosed as a high-functioning autistic.
Stellar Colonies is a loose confederacy comprised from most of the human-settled parts of the galaxy.

Ida Station is the only Confederate member state permitted to join the WA.

Add 1200 years for the date I use.

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Postby Tarsonis » Tue May 10, 2022 10:36 pm

Stellar Colonies wrote:
Tarsonis wrote:Whaaaa? Apparently Lower Decks season 3 premiers tomorrow

Wikipedia says not until the third quarter of this year, which would be in the summer or early fall I think.

They're probably releasing it after SNW Season 1.


I dunno about that. Rumor going around it releases at 300 am. Found a source that puts it at May 10th (which makes sense for West coast). And the LD page had a big green banner that says New Season Now Streaming (though no episodes released yet.)

Well see.
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Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
Debating Christian Theology with Non-Christians pretty much anybody be like

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Postby Nevertopia » Tue May 10, 2022 11:13 pm

Yo the James Webb telescope took an MRI of the universe! This thing is looking back as far as we can into the past now. I wonder if we'll see planets in real-time soon.
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Postby Ameriganastan » Tue May 10, 2022 11:15 pm

Nevertopia wrote:Yo the James Webb telescope took an MRI of the universe! This thing is looking back as far as we can into the past now. I wonder if we'll see planets in real-time soon.

...And this has what to do with sci-fi television?
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Edward Richtofen wrote:Ameri's so tough that he criticized an Insane Asylum and was promptly let out

Ameri does the impossible.
Fire the Ameri.
Sinovet wrote:Ameri's like Honey badger. He don't give a fuck.

Krazakistan wrote: He is a force of negativity for the sake of negativity

Onocarcass wrote:Trying to change Ameri, is like trying to drag a 2 ton block of lead with your d**k.

Immoren wrote:When Ameri says something is shit it's good and when Ameri says some thing is good it's great. *nods*

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Postby Tarsonis » Tue May 10, 2022 11:17 pm

Ameriganastan wrote:
Nevertopia wrote:Yo the James Webb telescope took an MRI of the universe! This thing is looking back as far as we can into the past now. I wonder if we'll see planets in real-time soon.

...And this has what to do with sci-fi television?


No idea but the pictures are downright gorgeous
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Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
Debating Christian Theology with Non-Christians pretty much anybody be like

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Postby Nevertopia » Tue May 10, 2022 11:19 pm

Ameriganastan wrote:
Nevertopia wrote:Yo the James Webb telescope took an MRI of the universe! This thing is looking back as far as we can into the past now. I wonder if we'll see planets in real-time soon.

...And this has what to do with sci-fi television?

its the James Webb telescope. Youre asking why a device that captures images of the known universe doesnt belong in a thread about stories that explore the universe?
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Postby Ameriganastan » Tue May 10, 2022 11:21 pm

Nevertopia wrote:
Ameriganastan wrote:...And this has what to do with sci-fi television?

its the James Webb telescope. Youre asking why a device that captures images of the known universe doesnt belong in a thread about stories that explore the universe?

...Because it has nothing to do with the topic of the thread maybe?
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Eric Lumen: Ultimate Chad
Force of nature.
The Ameri Train.
The Ameri song
Tsundere Ameri.
HulkAmeri
Ameri goes to court.
Universal Constant
Edward Richtofen wrote:Ameri's so tough that he criticized an Insane Asylum and was promptly let out

Ameri does the impossible.
Fire the Ameri.
Sinovet wrote:Ameri's like Honey badger. He don't give a fuck.

Krazakistan wrote: He is a force of negativity for the sake of negativity

Onocarcass wrote:Trying to change Ameri, is like trying to drag a 2 ton block of lead with your d**k.

Immoren wrote:When Ameri says something is shit it's good and when Ameri says some thing is good it's great. *nods*

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Postby Nevertopia » Tue May 10, 2022 11:22 pm

Ameriganastan wrote:
Nevertopia wrote:its the James Webb telescope. Youre asking why a device that captures images of the known universe doesnt belong in a thread about stories that explore the universe?

...Because it has nothing to do with the topic of the thread maybe?

are you joking? This is as sci-fi as it gets on TV. LITERAL PHOTOS OF THE UNIVERSE AFTER THE BIG BANG.
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Postby Ameriganastan » Tue May 10, 2022 11:43 pm

Getting back on topic, I gave Firefly a rewatch to see if it was any better a 2nd time. It was not. I just don't like that show.
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DENVER BRONCOS fan
Eric Lumen: Ultimate Chad
Force of nature.
The Ameri Train.
The Ameri song
Tsundere Ameri.
HulkAmeri
Ameri goes to court.
Universal Constant
Edward Richtofen wrote:Ameri's so tough that he criticized an Insane Asylum and was promptly let out

Ameri does the impossible.
Fire the Ameri.
Sinovet wrote:Ameri's like Honey badger. He don't give a fuck.

Krazakistan wrote: He is a force of negativity for the sake of negativity

Onocarcass wrote:Trying to change Ameri, is like trying to drag a 2 ton block of lead with your d**k.

Immoren wrote:When Ameri says something is shit it's good and when Ameri says some thing is good it's great. *nods*

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Postby Nevertopia » Tue May 10, 2022 11:57 pm

Ameriganastan wrote:Getting back on topic, I gave Firefly a rewatch to see if it was any better a 2nd time. It was not. I just don't like that show.

this explains everything.
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Postby Stellar Colonies » Wed May 11, 2022 12:35 am

Tarsonis wrote:
Stellar Colonies wrote:Wikipedia says not until the third quarter of this year, which would be in the summer or early fall I think.

They're probably releasing it after SNW Season 1.


I dunno about that. Rumor going around it releases at 300 am. Found a source that puts it at May 10th (which makes sense for West coast). And the LD page had a big green banner that says New Season Now Streaming (though no episodes released yet.)

Well see.

DIS has the same banner up.
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Opinions and Puppets
If you want a mental image of me: straight(?) white male.

I try to be objective, but I do have some biases.

I don't think the political compass is
fully accurate, but here are my results:

X-Axis: -5.38
Y-Axis: -2.62

Also, I'm diagnosed as a high-functioning autistic.
Stellar Colonies is a loose confederacy comprised from most of the human-settled parts of the galaxy.

Ida Station is the only Confederate member state permitted to join the WA.

Add 1200 years for the date I use.

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Postby Tarsonis » Wed May 11, 2022 8:17 am

Stellar Colonies wrote:
Tarsonis wrote:
I dunno about that. Rumor going around it releases at 300 am. Found a source that puts it at May 10th (which makes sense for West coast). And the LD page had a big green banner that says New Season Now Streaming (though no episodes released yet.)

Well see.

DIS has the same banner up.


And DIS just finished its new season. Sadly though it seems I bought the bad information, no episode up this morning. Oh well
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Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
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Postby Tarsonis » Thu May 12, 2022 11:40 pm

BNW Episode 2: There's some tone issues, but all in all this is a lot more like it.
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Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
Debating Christian Theology with Non-Christians pretty much anybody be like

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Postby Tarsonis » Fri May 13, 2022 9:45 pm

https://youtu.be/dKCILxahpv4

Orville Season 3 trailer. Premieres June 3
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1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
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Postby Ameriganastan » Fri May 13, 2022 10:01 pm

Tarsonis wrote:https://youtu.be/dKCILxahpv4

Orville Season 3 trailer. Premieres June 3

Image
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!
The Incompetent Critic
DENVER BRONCOS fan
Eric Lumen: Ultimate Chad
Force of nature.
The Ameri Train.
The Ameri song
Tsundere Ameri.
HulkAmeri
Ameri goes to court.
Universal Constant
Edward Richtofen wrote:Ameri's so tough that he criticized an Insane Asylum and was promptly let out

Ameri does the impossible.
Fire the Ameri.
Sinovet wrote:Ameri's like Honey badger. He don't give a fuck.

Krazakistan wrote: He is a force of negativity for the sake of negativity

Onocarcass wrote:Trying to change Ameri, is like trying to drag a 2 ton block of lead with your d**k.

Immoren wrote:When Ameri says something is shit it's good and when Ameri says some thing is good it's great. *nods*

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Postby Myrensis » Sat May 14, 2022 7:22 pm

Tarsonis wrote:https://youtu.be/dKCILxahpv4

Orville Season 3 trailer. Premieres June 3


About time, I need a Star Trek fix.

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Postby Imperial isa » Sun May 15, 2022 3:11 pm

This pop up an i don't know why, but please don't tell me the Borg are now use AR ,machine guns and smgs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJNzWZWtaPk
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Postby Tarsonis » Sun May 15, 2022 4:38 pm

Imperial isa wrote:This pop up an i don't know why, but please don't tell me the Borg are now use AR ,machine guns and smgs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJNzWZWtaPk



That clip takes place in the 21st century, they're an assimilated Mercenary squad
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Ecclesiastes 1:18 "For in much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase sorrow"
Galatians 6:7 " Do not be deceived; God is not mocked, for you reap whatever you sow."
1 Corinthians 5:12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside?
T. Stevens: "I don't hold with equality in all things, but I believe in equality under the Law."
James I of Aragon "Have you ever considered that our position is Idolatry to the Rabbi?"
Debating Christian Theology with Non-Christians pretty much anybody be like

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