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Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #350 on: April 04, 2017, 05:54:37 AM »
Maybe someone's a fan of "The Waltons".

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« Reply #351 on: April 04, 2017, 09:52:19 AM »
Probably meant to be a trans character.
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Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #352 on: April 04, 2017, 02:19:21 PM »
A trans character would be interesting, but I think if they were going that way that they should probably hire someone who is trans.
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Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #353 on: April 04, 2017, 03:56:34 PM »
It's not a trans character.

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« Reply #354 on: April 04, 2017, 04:43:43 PM »
Yeah, that's my thinking. It's still interesting that they went with that name though.
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Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #355 on: April 04, 2017, 10:36:09 PM »
It's not a trans character.
Why not?
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« Reply #356 on: April 05, 2017, 08:24:12 AM »
Because if said character was trans, it would have been announced as such by now. Because now you cast trans actors for trans characters because they are more numerous. Because Michael can be a feminine name, albeit a rarer one (ref. actress Michael Learned). Because Bryan Fuller has oft shown a predilection in the past for using masculine names for female characters.

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Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #357 on: April 06, 2017, 03:37:34 PM »
Ahem.

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From Trekmovie.com
The TrekMovie staff would like to point out that Michael is a female first name, and we have confirmed with CBS that Michael Burnham is, and always has been, the name of Martin-Green’s character. Further, Discovery writer Bo Yeon Kim confirmed the the name of Martin-Green’s character on Twitter.

Also the article states that Andrew Lincoln (TWD's Rick Grimes) wants to guest star on Discovery to get the chance to work with Sonequa again.  Yes please!

Also Sonequa Martin-Green talks about Discovery.

I personally would argue that Trek has always been an ensemble show rather than having a specific lead character, which makes this "the captain's not the lead character" talk weird to me.  :-\

I suppose it could work out like something like SG-1, where the show followed O'Neil and team but General Hammond ran the SGC.
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« Reply #358 on: April 06, 2017, 04:28:35 PM »
That analogy would seem to fit what we've been told.
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« Reply #359 on: May 05, 2017, 06:55:34 AM »
Couple bits of news.

First, Discovery is set to premiere in the fall.

Second, new casting news.
Shazad Latif has been cast as Starfleet Lt. Tyler (originally announced as the Klingon Kol).
Kol will be played by Kenneth Mitchell.
Rekha Sharma will play Commander Landry the Discovery's security officer.
Clare McConnell will star as Dennas, a leader in the Klingon Empire.
Damon Runyan will star as Ujili, another leader in the Klingon Empire.
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Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #360 on: May 05, 2017, 10:54:16 AM »
"Fall". That could be September, that could be December.

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« Reply #361 on: May 05, 2017, 02:24:59 PM »
I wonder what caused the change in the cast.
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« Reply #362 on: May 17, 2017, 04:53:03 PM »
The CBS Upfront from today has included a DSC trailer and a few stills. Airing date is still unknown but still in the Fall, and will be airing 15 episodes instead of the 13 that was previously planned.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dxe_ugmIVM trailer

 http://trekmovie.com/2017/05/17/breaking-first-trailer-for-star-trek-discovery-season-extended-plus-aftershow-announced/ link from trekmovie.

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Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #363 on: May 17, 2017, 05:05:39 PM »
Hmm... That's a lot to chew on.
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Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #364 on: May 17, 2017, 07:52:28 PM »
Too much bullshit taken from the fucking AU reboots. Show looks like shit.

My interest has decreased by about 40%.

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« Reply #365 on: May 17, 2017, 08:19:09 PM »
Oh....I can hear the TOS purists rage stroking already. I'm just disappointed. There's no way they can really claim this is Prime universe.

It doesn't look bad, per se. If they were to claim this was in the future or in the Kelvin universe I'd actually be kind of excited for it. The cast seems viable, the aliens are distinctive, the production design is very sharp (though I am getting some HUGE Mass Effect vibes). The product itself looks like it could be solid, the packaging is just all wrong. I can understand the desire to update things for modern audiences but you don't completely rewrite/ignore the classic look and claim it's just 10 years before that.
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« Reply #366 on: May 17, 2017, 08:55:33 PM »
Precisely.

It's fucking sad that Seth MacFarlane's stupid fucking "Galaxy Quest" wannabe has more of a "Star Trek" feel than actual Star Trek.

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Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #367 on: May 17, 2017, 09:09:17 PM »
Im still digesting it.  I definetly love the style and the acting looks good.  Im optimistic.

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Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #368 on: May 17, 2017, 09:13:19 PM »
I am intrigued. 

My prediction: that is the Shenzhou we see in the trailer and it gets blown up in the first episode.  Sonequa's character (who may or may not be part Vulcan) survives and is transferred to the Discovery since she would have experience with these ancient (?) Klingons.
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Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #369 on: May 17, 2017, 11:38:26 PM »
Some of the design choices seem a bit... Odd. For example, one oddity I noticed was related to the Shenzhou. I noticed it after looking at the stills Trekcore put up. The bridge is actually on the bottom of the ship.
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Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #370 on: May 18, 2017, 06:32:16 AM »
Im still digesting it.  I definetly love the style and the acting looks good.  Im optimistic.

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Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #371 on: May 19, 2017, 05:46:50 PM »
My take on it: I'm very interested in seeing this, not just because it's Star Trek, but because (or I hope) it's a breath of fresh air. I am not going to not watch it. I'm already in on Hulu and Netflix, I'll add CBS All Access to it, not because it's necessary, but because of the content that it holds (and not just Star Trek.)

I can see why they have been putting it off. The visuals just from the trailer are awesome. The cast (so far from the trailer) seem be nicely picked and placed. Now I'm curious about how or if they follow the core values that Star Trek has been about.

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Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #372 on: May 19, 2017, 06:50:47 PM »
Looking at the bridge design in the trailers, it looks like they pulled some elements from the Franklin. Even the uniforms look like they evolved from the 2160's  Federation Starfleet uniform design crossed with the Kelvin Universe excursion uniforms.

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« Reply #373 on: May 20, 2017, 12:39:14 AM »
It's possible that they are some sort of 2240's design. If what happened on the Shenzhou isn't current with Burnham's assignment on the Discovery, that might work.
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« Reply #374 on: May 21, 2017, 03:39:19 PM »
FYI, the name Shenzhou comes from the Chinese manned spaceflight program. America has an awful time rendering Chinese phonetics based on pinyin spellings, so to wit:

The name is not “shen-zow”, “shen-zo”, or “shen-zoo”. It is “shen-joe”.

For the correct tonalities, visit here; press the >> link & hit the speaker icon & it’ll play the characters in proper form: https://www.mdbg.net/chinese/dictionary?page=worddict&wdrst=0&wdqb=神舟