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  1. 5 hours ago, Hexx said:


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    Do we think one of the characters is going to be a secret "changeling all along" at some point. It feels just like this show that a TNG character will be at some point as a "shocking" reveal.





    Raffi, as her not being able to get back to the lake or whatever it is they have to do might explain her weird fidgety acting over the last 3 years.


    Didn't the early reviews say it starts getting good around ep 5/6? That's something to look forward to I suppose.

  2. Against my better judgement I have been roped into watching this. As has already been said, Shaw is the only one making this watchable at the moment. It's nice to have Frakes and Dorn along but they're fighting an uphill battle against their dialogue. 



    The chain of events that led them from "give Pat a character moment where the weight of fatherhood hits home" to "de-age Pat and Frakes so they can explain what's going to happen in the lamest bit of shoehorned-in foreshadowing you've ever seen" to "let's just name the sodding episode after it and have done" should be taught in film school. It's like poetry - it rhymes.


    And whoever wrote that "You've killed us all" line at the end wants firing into the sun. Hands up everyone who's captain and actually running the bridge and giving the orders to fire everything we've got? That's who killed everyone. The one who listened to the doddery old man whose judgement has been all over the place for the last three episodes.


    It continues to be the Mitchell & Webb lazy writers sketch stretched out to 10 hours.

  3. The "Shudder GB" option worked fine through letterboxd a couple of years ago when I had a sub. Didn't Shudder's parent company shed a ton of people just recently? It's probably down to them axing the person who knew how to list their stuff regionally for third party aggregators.

  4. Her social media is pretty vocally anti-vax, pro-MAGA. She may be playing an exaggerated version in the film but it's not a million miles from how she actually thinks. Either way, it made me question exactly what Rob Savage was trying to achieve by choosing that particular character as the protagonist.

  5. 36 minutes ago, Spartan said:

    why are a lot of Captains and Admirals arseholes?


    Because the tools running the franchise at the moment are physically incapable of imagining a utopia where people rise through the ranks on ability, and instead just do modern day "officer class" characters with a lick of space paint.

  6. Eyes Wide Shut - 4/5

    First watch. It's supposed to be a comedy, right? Tom gets the hump after his wife tells him she once quite fancied some guy she saw in a hotel so he immediately rushes out to revenge fuck a stranger but is so shit at it that he ends up in a conspiracy thriller by mistake? It's an Albert Brooks film with a lick of paint.

  7. 38 minutes ago, layten said:



    That’s not to say that Star Trek: Picard is fan service or simply cashing in on nostalgia. If anything, the series continues to make the kind of bold, unorthodox choices for Picard & Co. that have caused frequent uproar among certain sects of devotees. But those same shocking, at times nihilistic moments are made personal and introspective by the acting chops of Stewart, Frakes, and the rest.


    Guess what?

  8. They should make season 2 VR Murder She Wrote with Billings solving a different space crime each week and shitting everyone up just walking in the room. Different mad tweed outfit every episode. That'll do me.

  9. 1 hour ago, IcEBuRN said:

    I did hear about some of the backstory on this though. Apparently most of the head honchos left after S2 (one to Strange New Worlds for example), and after that they binned off all the S1/S2 cast except Raffi (as they have a plan for her or something)


    The show definitely needs to focus more on Raffi. It's what we've all been crying out for.

  10. Exactly that. It was just the same story repeating itself over and over because space is an awful place full of unknowable horrors for anyone foolish enough to venture out into it. 


    Not that some daft bullshit happened on the next planet over and by the way the space jockey guy was actually just a big bald fella who also coincidentally created all life on earth.

  11. 1 hour ago, K said:

    The idea of the human characters being incompetent idiots feels less like a huge oversight on the part of the filmmakers, and more like a deliberate attempt to satirise corporate greed and human exceptionalism, and to showcase the delightfully inventive cruelty of the series’ real protagonist, David.


    You can watch it that way if it makes you feel better about your choices but I think you're giving Ridley a lot more credit than he deserves there. Nothing in any of the interviews I've seen about Prometheus has suggested that he cared about anything apart from the weird parent hangup thing.


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