CBS: All Access announces Star Trek: Strange New Worlds

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  1. JYoung

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    Star Trek: Strange New Worlds Coming to CBS All Access

    A mixed bag for me here.
    I really liked Mount as Pike and Romjin as Number One (even though they dumbed her down some).
    Peck is ookkkkkaaayyy as Spock.

    But Discovery really crashed and burned IMO in the end of the second season so I'm still withholding judgement on the writing team.
    (Are Manny Coto and the Reeves-Stevens available?)
     
  2. jasrub

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    I'll probably watch it, but my main issue is, why can't Trek writers get past the Voyager/TNG movie timeline? All they keep doing is writing things for times we've already seen. Is their imagination so limited now they can't conceive of even newer tech? One of the reasons people loved TOS was it showed tech that wasn't even a glimmer in people's mind at the time.

    Yes, I know that Picard is 20 years past the last TNG movie, but let's get a Trek that's 100-200 years past that. Show us things that WE can't even imagine based on today's tech. Wow us like the people in the 60's were wowed by TOS...
     
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  3. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    Season 3 of Discovery is gonna be like 900 years post-TOS.
     
  4. mr.unnatural

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    Exactly. Discovery was basically erased from the same time period as the other shows and was transported to a completely different timeline. It would seem that the writers had the same notion to come up with something fresher and newer. Whether they manage to do that is still up in the air. I'll watch it regardless simply because it's Star Trek. The production values have improved dramatically ever since CBS All Access started streaming them. The advancements in CGI has made it possible for TV shows to exceed the special effects and visualizations of even some of the best earlier movie releases.

    I'm glad to hear that they're doing the spin-off with Anson Mount. I enjoyed him as Captain Pike. It's definitely a much better role for him than playing Black Bolt in the godawful Inhumans. I also liked him in Hell on Wheels. I just checked his bio and he has done a crapload of shows and movies that I was never aware of.
     
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  5. vertigo235

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    I'm in, but I hope its more episodic with content in each episode instead of a season long arc with a rushed ending.
     
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  6. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    I'll definitely watch it. I really like the Captain Pike character. And I don't mind some backstory.
     
  7. Allanon

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    I think Discovery tried doing that with the spore drive, time crystals, and Control.
     
  8. Bierboy

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    I'm in...Anson Mount is an incredible actor. Very underrated.
     
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    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    Almost done watching that was part of Star Trek Day panels. Ethan Peck seems to be doing a lot to prep.
     
  11. Win Joy Jr

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    I think they all are in their own way. Anson seems to be pursuing introspection and Rebecca is exploring with the writers a worthy backstory. It was an enjoyable panel. I think the creative team understands that they have something special that they can play with here.
     

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