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  1. This is very sad to hear. She had awesome posts and thoughts regarding many things including Star Trek.
  2. An interesting character. Hope we see more of her in the series.
  3. I was a fan of D9 since its premiere in 1993. The show developed into one of the strongest series in the Trek franchise. I am happy to see it have its own documentary. The only shame is that Avery Brooks is not listed among the former cast members attending. I do not think DS9 would have been as awesome as it was without the dramatic portrayal of Brooks' Sisko. Hopefully, he makes a surprise appearance for the fans.
  4. It is well worth the few bucks to see it. Trust me, I am not disappointed with this latest installment of Star Trek.
  5. DS9 had great writing true, but the surprising turns and twists of Discovery are impressive also. In the case of DS9 it was not fully appreciated when it first came out, but was recognized only years after its' original run ended. It will be interesting to see where Discovery stacks up on this list in another 15 years or so.
  6. I have heard of them. In fact, my hometown of Milwaukee remains the only major US city to elect a Socialist mayor- a feat accomplished with three different Socialist administrations. Pravda Media promotes Socialist ideals and sells books, merchandise, and apparel affiliated with Socialist leaders and philosophers. I am not surprised that a group of Socialists would have their hands out to others for help; after all this is the main argument against their views. Yet, their views are popular here in Milwaukee and elsewhere. This development is kind of ironic considering the hidden capitalist bend of their socialist site (they accept major credit cards and have installment plans).
  7. I am really looking forward to this ep tonight. This was a good idea by the writers to visit the mirror universe. It has such a cool factor since being introduced in the second season ep "Mirror, Mirror" on TOS. The cool part is that Lorca, Burnham and company are playing off their counterparts roles to survive there - at all costs. I also can't wait to see how "Captain Killy" portrays her alternate universe self. Good stuff. I wonder if there will be a big reveal in the form of the Terran Emperor. It seems that the writers on this show have been good at throwing us viewers surprises. The sky's the limit with this story arc.
  8. Most of my Star Trek friends are watching this show. My wife and I specifically subscribed to All Access just for the show. I am not influenced by the opinions of others either. I enjoy the show and the many twists and turns that many of the other series seemed to lack. There is little predictability on this show. For example, who really saw Dr. Culber's murder at the hands of Ash Tyler coming? This is the kind of edgy trek needed to reinvigorate the franchise, in my honest opinion.
  9. I always admired her tenacity and perserverance throughout her career. She used to sing at a local club in my hometown, Milwaukee before making it big with Star Trek. Nichelle is truly a humble person and appreciative of her fans. Happy 85th Nichelle!!
  10. This is a great, all-time ep to watch. When friends ask me which episodes should they watch to get a general idea of what "Star Trek" is about I suggest this one and Journey to Babel as good intros to the diversity and fun that was at the center of classic Trek storytelling during the original series' initial run. Kirk's speech to Uhura about having Too much of anything", is a bonus to an already fun episode. Definitely, one of my faves of the entire series.
  11. This episode also marked the last appearance of Lt. DeSalle in the series. Catspaw is one of the hidden gems of classic Trek's second season. What stood out for me was the balance of humor and creepiness imbued within this journey (e.g. Spock's deadpan response to the witches dreadful song, "Very bad poetry Captain" to which Kirk replies " A more useful comment, Mr. Spock." The blend of these elements makes this an ep worth repeat viewings. Happy 50th to Catspaw!!!!
  12. I was a bit dismayed when she was killed off. I thought she was going to be around for a while. When it happened, I was truly surprised. I enjoyed the manner in which Rekha Sharma portrayed Landry. I only wish we would have been able to have gotten to know this character better.
  13. This one consistently ranks among my favorite TOS episodes. Happy 50th to a great ep!!
  14. It looks promising based on the photos. The introduction of Lt. Ash Tyler in last week's ep was a good move. It came at a crucial time and is one of the better introductions of a major character on a Trek series in a long time. Ash has been through a lot and he seems to mesh well with Captain Lorca who also has been through a lot during his service to Starfleet. Looking forward to this new ep.
  15. This sounds like another promising ep. In a way, the Ripper's tortuous reaction at being weaponized waxes philosophical in a similar manner as to what TOS did with many eps, most notably The Devil in the Dark from its' inaugural season. Last week did not disappoint. I can't wait to see this new installment tonight.
  16. Interesting. It's really wonderful that props from TOS and Discovery are going to be on exhibit. It gives the exhibit a chance to showcase the best of the past, present and future of Star Trek.
  17. I can't wait to view this ep on Sunday.
  18. I am kinda surprised that the Bajorans did so well by coming in second. My personal faves are the Cardassians, but like all things Trek I can find something cool about each of those species listed.
  19. I like what i have seen of the series so far and am looking forward to more eps as it continues to find its legs, although it seems to be leaning heavily towards a covert operations (need I say Section 31?) subplot already. I am stoked that there is new Star Trek available, but wish there were more episodes to look forward to. Only fifteen episodes with a two month hiatus after a mere nine episodes into the series? I am kind of disappointed in that. Especially considering I am paying for CBS All Access to view this show (most of the other programs I would watch are already available on Netflix). I was really hoping for a 25+ episode season much like other series have given us in years past. Still, I am glad there is Star Trek rather than no Trek at all. I just hope CBS produces more eps when they rollout season 2.
  20. Sounds promising. I subscribed to All Access and look forward to watching this episode later tonight.
  21. Artwork looks nice. Many of the non-TNG posters looked awesome as well. I hate to be the one to state it, but the TNG crew poster should have included Wesley Crusher. He was based on Gene Wesley Roddenberry as a young man and Wesley Crusher played a significant role in many memorable TNG eps such as "The First Duty" and one of my personal faves, "Journey's End".
  22. I like the intro. It has a retro cool feel to it with a definite sense of well, for lack of a better word "discovery".
  23. I am not completely sold on this series...yet. It is a pilot ep and as such it sets a pace for the series, and it seems like much of it was overacted and other parts were laden with f/x. Don't even get me started on the plot holes such as Burnham being Spock's adoptive sister, although Spock never mentioned he had a brother in Sybok either (technically half-brother). Its also hard to gauge the timeline of this series. I read that it was set 10 years before Kirk and it occurs in the prime timeline, but it is hard to gauge that by watching this first ep alone. There were some bright spots to the show: the Starfleet principle of exploration and of standing its ground against aggression was familiar and good to see on tv again-even if it was only for one night. I also liked the direction they are taking the Klingons in - uniting all 24 houses. I also liked what i saw of the casting for this show. The lead made quite an impression on Walking Dead. She will likely do the same with Discovery. Tonight's pilot ep gets a grade of a 'B'. Good for a first look, but definite room for improvement. It has promise so as of right now I am not going to write it off. I will have to see more eps which means a subscription to All Access before casting judgment. I hope the investment is worth it.
  24. RIP Grace Lee Whitney.
  25. Welcome back. Good to make your acquaintance.