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I'm slightly impressed the porn episode aired on Fox. 

 

Think I'd disagree though, that was another proper mystery-of-the-week TNG episode.

 

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Final outcome was a bit harsh, I think Picard et all would have somehow saved everyone

 

Also, that episode really made me wish TV content was HDR. Some great shots right next to the star.

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5 hours ago, TehStu said:

I'm slightly impressed the porn episode aired on Fox. 

 

Think I'd disagree though, that was another proper mystery-of-the-week TNG episode.

 

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Final outcome was a bit harsh, I think Picard et all would have somehow saved everyone

 

Also, that episode really made me wish TV content was HDR. Some great shots right next to the star.

 

You just wanted to see Issac getting his dome licked by a horny Moclan in retina burning 1000nit brightness.

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On 07/01/2019 at 14:06, JPickford said:

A bit disappointed in the first two episodes.  Lots of relationship stuff felt more like Love Boat than Sci Fi.  Some funny bits but the porn addiction thing seemed a tad preachy.

The most recent Family Guy was also about porn addiction, so seems like a topic on his mind.

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Starting S2 now. The way this show imitated the shooting style of TNG was really impressive in S1, but I think what makes this such a great follow-up is its clear-eyed understanding that TNG was often a workplace drama as much as an SF show.

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Episode 3 spoilers

 



So, has she left the show permanently? Is it related to conflict of interest with her dating Seth in real life, or due to her getting other roles on Netflix? Could only really see these two rumours about it.

 

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Yeah, gone for good. Scheduling conflicts seems to be the main theory, though there doesn't seem to have been anything official. Character being replaced with another young female of the same species apparently.

Also another way in which it's similar to TNG.

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4 minutes ago, Thor said:

So how do I go about watching this without wearing and eye-patch?

 

Didn't Rocket give you a new eye?

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I'm enjoying this but i honestly feel it doesn't know what it is. Is it trying to play it straight like older star treks (i have never watched any star trek series before) or is it supposed to be a parody?

 

Because honestly it's mostly entertaining but it has these weird jarring moments that seem out of place with the rest of the episode. Episode 3 was decent, very light on humor. Then there are episodes that have an almost family-guy quality to them.

 

I can only assume Seth MacFarlene is trying to step away from his other shows and try something new, but seems to have to put some silly gags in every so often.

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I wouldn't say it's playing it straight as it's clearly not, but this is very much a show of two parts.
The scifi plots at the core of each episode are absolutely 100% in the style of Star Trek The Next Generation, to the extent that you could lift out the characters of Bortus, Isaac and co and replace them with Worf, Data and Picard and it wouldn't feel out of place.


The court room episode where they were deciding the future of Bortus and Klyden's daughter was classic Will Ryker stuff, and the one where Isaac was stranded on the planet with the doctor's kids was pure Data.

 

That's then overlaid with a bunch of Family Guy jokes that sometimes come to the fore and other times disappear into the background entirely.

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The jokes are definitely fading, it's basically a mashup of various Treks with a bit of comedy now. I like it, it's comfort food.

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MacFarlane said that he was going to cut the comedy down a bit this season. It's great fun and all but it just makes me want a proper modern Star Trek series in the TNG/Voyager/DS9 style.

 

Discovery is also fine, but it's just Mass Effect the TV series, it isn't Star Trek.

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