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 BlackoCatto wrote:
It's odd that anyone that disagrees with the main characters instantly dies


My favorite part of season 1 is when Lorca's who-cares-what-her-name-was security officer (or whatever she was) gets herself killed in the most dumbfeth way possible, just so Burnham could look intelligent by virtue of not being suicidally stupid.

It actually beat out Tucker's death at the end of Enterprise for the 'death so utterly pointless and nonsensical the only explanation is the writers really wanted to kill someone for the hell of it' award.


I don't know what you're talking about. Enterprise ended with the good episode Terra Prime and nothing more came afterwards. Stop spreading rumors!!!

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My headcannon is that lower deck's effectively retcons the entire episode except for Riker visiting the records from time to time

   
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I never watched Lower Decks to any real degree. I got about ten minutes into the first episode during the free preview and noped out. It wasn't for me though I could see why others might like it and the love of trek that went into it unlike with STD and Picard.

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Just a headsup to any who cares but all ST will be off Hulu/Netflix in less than a week. Moving to Paramount +
   
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Anyone watching Season 4 of STD? If you weren't a fan of the first three seasons, did this one change your mind? Did Burnham grow her braids? (the TNG equivalent of Riker's beard)

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It’s mostly more of the same. Only Michael can fix things, giving inspirational speeches, making decisions that make no logical sense, etc. Giant thing that threatens everyone, which they said at the beginning was supposed to be entirely random and not caused by anyone to represent a sort of pandemic type thing, but which we learned a couple episodes ago was actually created by a new alien race.

 
   
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 warboss wrote:
Anyone watching Season 4 of STD? If you weren't a fan of the first three seasons, did this one change your mind? Did Burnham grow her braids? (the TNG equivalent of Riker's beard)


This is how i explain STD s4
The crew gets therapy.
The Captain Gets Therapy
The Captains live-on ship boyfriend gets therapy
The Therapist Gets Therapy
The Ship gets therapy.

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I love that the floating text from the glossary insists that STD is either 'slaves to darkness' or a 'sexually transmitted disease'!
   
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It doesn't sound like I'm missing much then given my prior dislike. This season I haven't even bothered following the episode recaps on youtube to see if I might change my mind.

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 Togusa wrote:
Just a headsup to any who cares but all ST will be off Hulu/Netflix in less than a week. Moving to Paramount +


And people call me foolish for buying physical copies of media instead of just streaming it.

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 Vulcan wrote:
 Togusa wrote:
Just a headsup to any who cares but all ST will be off Hulu/Netflix in less than a week. Moving to Paramount +


And people call me foolish for buying physical copies of media instead of just streaming it.


And as streaming becomes the norm physical media will go the way of the dodo - extinct save for a few rare stuffed species that are stuffed fill of deluxe content and thus cost ten times the price and are made in limited volume

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 Togusa wrote:
Just a headsup to any who cares but all ST will be off Hulu/Netflix in less than a week. Moving to Paramount +


I wonder if Amazon Prime will be next...probably. I assume this means classic trek too?

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Amazon has a deal with Paramount+ so it the shows might stay there but behind the additional payway.

   
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 Overread wrote:
 Vulcan wrote:
 Togusa wrote:
Just a headsup to any who cares but all ST will be off Hulu/Netflix in less than a week. Moving to Paramount +


And people call me foolish for buying physical copies of media instead of just streaming it.


And as streaming becomes the norm physical media will go the way of the dodo - extinct save for a few rare stuffed species that are stuffed fill of deluxe content and thus cost ten times the price and are made in limited volume


I thought old fashioned records were increasingly popular?

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Vinyl records have had a serious comeback. I wouldn't assume all old-school media will experience the same. Beta is still something people crack jokes about.

I do think it's overwrought to claim digital and streaming will wipe out all physical media. I don't think that'll happen, but it will push physical media in niches as streamed content becomes the norm.

   
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Yep digital streaming one kill the physical media, films still pump out a lot of DVD/Blurays. However what I see might happen is that the middle-weight stuff (both series and films) that start to come out on streaming services might bypass physical products entirely.


At least for a time until some smart firm works out a way to make it profitable for them.

So we might well go through a time where there are certain shows and films that you can only get on specific streaming services and not outside of them.



Now what we could see happen more and more is the idea of digital ownership; so you can pay to buy a series, however with how DRM the media industry is in general that would still likely be like Amazon Prime - you'd be tied to online and tied to your account. So like buying a video game from Steam. With the main difference being that, again, its going to be spread out over multiple services.




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 AduroT wrote:
It’s mostly more of the same. Only Michael can fix things, giving inspirational speeches, making decisions that make no logical sense, etc. Giant thing that threatens everyone, which they said at the beginning was supposed to be entirely random and not caused by anyone to represent a sort of pandemic type thing, but which we learned a couple episodes ago was actually created by a new alien race.


Well said.

No, I'd say if anything S4 finally put the nail in the coffin of it for me. I won't bother watching anymore of it if they continue on to S5.
   
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I’ll keep watching. It’s Really dumb, but it’s a Just entertaining enough kind of dumb.

 
   
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I’ll keep watching. It’s Really dumb, but it’s a Just entertaining enough kind of dumb.


It's ok that you have the hots for Tilly. Or Saru. Whatever. No shame in that!

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Tilly is gone for now. Saru’s hooking up with the Vulkan President.

 
   
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I can't tell if you're joking. I only know that Michael Burnham is the only one that can save us from the horrific galactic reprecussions of both.

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IT seems Gray is gone, which IMO is good, he kinda dragged things down and didnt make sense.
There are so many stories to tell especially with a young couple(Imagine is Gray felt resentment that Adira got the symbiote that was supposed to be his)
But it really does seem like they want to project this idea of "Perfect young couple" with them.

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 Overread wrote:
 Vulcan wrote:
 Togusa wrote:
Just a headsup to any who cares but all ST will be off Hulu/Netflix in less than a week. Moving to Paramount +


And people call me foolish for buying physical copies of media instead of just streaming it.


And as streaming becomes the norm physical media will go the way of the dodo - extinct save for a few rare stuffed species that are stuffed fill of deluxe content and thus cost ten times the price and are made in limited volume


Doesn't make what I've already purchased stop working.

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Not at all, but it makes it harder to keep up with new things.


Again we aren't quite there yet, but there's already a good few series that appear on streamer services that don't have a physical release. Even some popular ones won't to keep people going to the streaming service.


Again I'm not arguing against physical media - heck I get almost all my music in CD form unless its from something like a Groupees music bundle - however at the same time I respect that getting everything in physical form right now both costs more and will get increasingly tricky.

Just look at computer games; a large number now don't have physical releases from smaller developers on PC. Of those that we do get a great many are just a physical "activate on steam" situation.



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So this is kind of neat.

Apparently, DIsco S4 contains references to Star Trek Online.

One episode references Risa having Caracals, pets you can gain during STO's summer events. To my knowledge, no other piece of Star Trek media contains that information (it's certainly not from any of the shows).

More telling though, one episode references survivors of the Iconian Empire. That can't be anything but a reference to STO's Iconian War storyline.

Awhile back the developers at Cryptic were saying they were in talks with the producers of Disco about storylines so they could coordinate game tie-ins (shocking, Disco content in STO isn't awful, mostly because a certain someone isn't anywhere to be seen...). They vaguely mentioned that there might be canonizing of some of STO's plot in the vaguest sense and it looks like that panned out.

The Iconians surviving into the future is now alpha canon, and STO players can pretend that means the Iconian War is canon too XD

   
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They’ve had the Strong Picard reference as well with them using the synth tech from that show to build someone a new body.

 
   
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 Overread wrote:
Not at all, but it makes it harder to keep up with new things.


Again we aren't quite there yet, but there's already a good few series that appear on streamer services that don't have a physical release. Even some popular ones won't to keep people going to the streaming service.


Again I'm not arguing against physical media - heck I get almost all my music in CD form unless its from something like a Groupees music bundle - however at the same time I respect that getting everything in physical form right now both costs more and will get increasingly tricky.

Just look at computer games; a large number now don't have physical releases from smaller developers on PC. Of those that we do get a great many are just a physical "activate on steam" situation.




True, true. Although I have to say most of what's coming out now is not to my taste, so I'm not overly worried about never having a physical copy of it.

The amount of older stuff available on physical media is still increasing fast. Heck, I just picked up MASH on DVD. The whole series. What in the past decade compares to that? Lost? Game of Thrones? BSG reboot? Given the way they all ended? Ugh.

YMMV, of course. If you liked them, more power to you. Just not to my taste, that's all.

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I wanted to order a video game soundtrack on vinyl for a hipster friend and it got sold out in the preorder phase.

But I think physical is moving more and more into just overpriced collectibles while mainstream consumers are expected (and expect) to buy digital.

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There’s a distinct possibility I have a couple books on my shelf I got just because they look really cool. One of them I had read the free digital version before purchasing the physical copy, though I did then reread it via the new physical version. The other I not have yet read, and will mostly likely end up listening to the audio book rather than read the physical.

 
   
 
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