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Old 08-16-21, 11:16 PM
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The "they keep showing me lights" from Boimler cracked me upi.
Iím always wary of humorous references to serious moments like that, but it managed to skate the line pretty well for me.
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
"New" doesn't necessarily mean good or entertaining.
I agree. Never said "new" was always either of those. But my point is, there is a better chance of finding what one likes with a variety of trek shows.

Most of Picard was already covered in TNG, and Discovery just isn't all that interesting- they both take themselves way too seriously.
That's your opinion and that's cool. But that doesn't mean others hold that same view.

I thought seeing Ransom creating a planet with clones of himself was a hoot.
Indeed it was.


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That's your opinion and that's cool. But that doesn't mean others hold that same view.
Curious if you're just discovering what a "discussion" forum is for?
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Curious if you're just discovering what a "discussion" forum is for?

Curious if you're not seeing that I'm in fact "discussing" this with you?
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Old 08-30-21, 11:17 PM
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Considering the VOY revisit thread.. this last episode was awesome!
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Yeah, that was really fun seeing Tom Paris back again and the stuff with Boimler was funny.
Tendi and Mariner going on a girl's trip got pretty meta there, but it was a fun adventure. What exactly is a Mistress of the Winter Constellations?

As for the return of
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Shax. He's a great character that hurt to lose, but bringing him back felt like a mulligan. But then when he started discussing the how, I'm like, this is the weird shit that's been missing from Trek for a while. Black Mountain indeed.

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That was a great episode, there were so many easter eggs and references to classic Trek I don't even know where to start. Funny how Boimer is kind of happy Paris beat him up.
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That was a great episode, there were so many easter eggs and references to classic Trek I don't even know where to start. Funny how Boimer is kind of happy Paris beat him up.
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I loved how they started the episode with everyone discussing about how Tom Paris turned into a salamander- because that's the only thing anyone really knows/cares about him.
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I loved how they started the episode with everyone discussing about how Tom Paris turned into a salamander- because that's the only thing anyone really knows/cares about him.
They had me at "VOY" and why Boimer was calling Voyager "VOY" and then Mariner agreeing.
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The Start Trek Trope Trolling on this show is top notch.
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The Start Trek Trope Trolling on this show is top notch.
I love how it never actually breaks the fourth wall. It's done in a way that you can believe it's just the characters acknowledging the absurdities around them.
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Originally Posted by Eric F View Post
I loved how they started the episode with everyone discussing about how Tom Paris turned into a salamander- because that's the only thing anyone really knows/cares about him.
That, and why he changed his name from "Nicholas Locarno" to "Tom Paris" when he joined the Maquis.

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Ok, ep 4 was wild
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Did i just see 2 horned apes fucking and a 3rd stroking his horn while watching? Roddenberry's vision!!!!



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Ok, ep 4 was wild
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Did i just see 2 horned apes fucking and a 3rd stroking his horn while watching? Roddenberry's vision!!!!




I think he just likes to watch. I was like OMG did they go there?!
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The mugato reminds me of an old joke I remember reading in a Star Trek fanzine...

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When Captain, then Lieutenant, Kirk was on his first mission to Neural, her partook in a manhood rite of the local tribe.

The Shaman told the young Kirk that in order to be accepted as a man among the tribe, he had to perform three tasks: Drink an entire bottle of wicky-wacky juice, wrestle a mugato, and, finally, make love to a witch-woman in the mountains.

Young James T. Kirk eagerly took the bottle of wicky-wacky juice, and downed the whole bottle. He then walked off into the forest to find a mugato.

The next day, Kirk came back from the forest, scratched and bloody, his uniform torn to shreds. Barely able to stand, he looked at the shaman and said "Point me to toward the mountain with this witch I'm supposed to wrestle."


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-The way Boimler and Rutherford dealt with the Ferringi's was awesome. Made total sense.
-The Cerritos getting scammed
-Mariner's making up shit.
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
The mugato reminds me of an old joke I remember reading in a Star Trek fanzine...

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When Captain, then Lieutenant, Kirk was on his first mission to Neural, her partook in a manhood rite of the local tribe.

The Shaman told the young Kirk that in order to be accepted as a man among the tribe, he had to perform three tasks: Drink an entire bottle of wicky-wacky juice, wrestle a mugato, and, finally, make love to a witch-woman in the mountains.

Young James T. Kirk eagerly took the bottle of wicky-wacky juice, and downed the whole bottle. He then walked off into the forest to find a mugato.

The next day, Kirk came back from the forest, scratched and bloody, his uniform torn to shreds. Barely able to stand, he looked at the and said "Point me to toward the mountain with this witch I'm supposed to wrestle."

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Are yall watching this season? This thread is slow as fuck.

This season has been great so far. The last ep with duplicating alien was fun. It also had some heart.

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Yes, weíre just always several days behind so I donít always get in here.

Last ep was the mugato episode and it was probably the worst of the series so far, though still fun to watch. The guy at the bar believing all of Marinerís stories was a pretty good background gag. And Tendiís story had a predictable ending but itís always fun to watch Doctor Tana.

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The last ep with duplicating alien was fun. It also had some heart.
Basically saying, don't coddle him, just tell him to man the fuck up.
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This week's episode was pretty good. It's light and heartfelt at the end--like all the episodes this season. I wonder if the remaining episodes will finesse in some depth and development to these characters and storylines a'la Rick and Morty or Futurama?

It's ironic the only modern Trek show I like is the silly cartoon that in some ways treats the Trek mythos more seriously than the other live action shows. I'm game for more!

Also,
Spoiler:
the prank call to Armus the oil slick monster from "Skin of Evil" at the end of this episode:



*chef's kiss*

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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
The mugato reminds me of an old joke I remember reading in a Star Trek fanzine...

Spoiler:

When Captain, then Lieutenant, Kirk was on his first mission to Neural, her partook in a manhood rite of the local tribe.

The Shaman told the young Kirk that in order to be accepted as a man among the tribe, he had to perform three tasks: Drink an entire bottle of wicky-wacky juice, wrestle a mugato, and, finally, make love to a witch-woman in the mountains.

Young James T. Kirk eagerly took the bottle of wicky-wacky juice, and downed the whole bottle. He then walked off into the forest to find a mugato.

The next day, Kirk came back from the forest, scratched and bloody, his uniform torn to shreds. Barely able to stand, he looked at the shaman and said "Point me to toward the mountain with this witch I'm supposed to wrestle."
Add about ten minutes of unnecessary details to this and it would make a great Norm Macdonald tribute.
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The Doopler episode was pretty fun and a nice bit of character development for Mariner and Boimler. Canít miss the symbolism of how they carved their names in the bar like Kirk+Spock.
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