Star Trek 2/11/18 "Will You Take My Hand?"

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Rob Helmerichs, Feb 11, 2018.

  1. Worf

    Worf Well-Known Member

    Sep 15, 2000


    Finally caught this on a rerun... annoying the Space channel shows it on Sunday as it originally airs, then waits until Friday to re-show it (with more showings on Saturday and Sunday).

    It felt somewhat anti-climatic - it was a great building to the climax, but the denouement felt like a letdown, almost as if they wanted 2 more episodes. At least the wrap up of the season felt very Trek-ish, with the next-season lead in providing an interesting peek.

    Did like how they decided to change the end theme music to the TOS one, though probably remastered. Wonder if they remastered it off the original tapes or they had someone basically replay it on the theremin.
  2. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

    Jan 29, 2001
    It wasn't remastered, it was completely re-recorded, by the same Hollywood studio orchestra that's been doing the score for the entire series. Link

    (And it's not a theremin, it's a human singer.)
  3. wprager

    wprager Well-Known Member

    Feb 19, 2006
    Ottawa, Canada
    It's not like TOS episodes were documentaries. They had an art director who interpreted what was written. I'm sure it wasn't exactly how Roddenberry imagined it.
  4. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

    Feb 22, 2001
    SF Bay Area, CA
  5. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

    Feb 22, 2001
    SF Bay Area, CA


    'Star Trek: Discovery' replaces its showrunners (again)

    Berg and Harberts were regularly on After Trek and it was interesting to have their insight.

  6. JYoung

    JYoung Series 3

    Jan 16, 2002
    Los Angeles
  7. IndyJones1023

    IndyJones1023 Auteur

    Apr 1, 2002
    Orlando, FL
    For some reason I have "insufficient privileges" to reply in the New Star Trek thread. I have a message up in the Forum Ops center, but apparently no one reads that area nowadays.

    I wanted to reply to Peter000 who said "And I think that a series about "normal" folk in the Star Trek universe, not part of Star Fleet, could be fun."

    We have something like that with Marvel's Agent's of Shield and it kinds sucks. So I'd be up for more Trek, but not mundane Trek.
  8. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 15, 2002
    Red Wing, MN
    To each their own. Though in my mind mundane does not equal normal.
  9. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

    Feb 22, 2001
    SF Bay Area, CA
    I'm in Vegas for Creation Entertainment.

    They had a nice mirror universe "museum" w/the emperor's "throne" and various weapons, insignia and uniforms from that universe. Looks like the items were identical to the ones at Discovery Mirror Universe Experience Opens at Comic-Con.

    Jason Isaacs was a bit hard to understand from the front due to acoustics/echoes and his accent. I tried to ask Jason Isaacs the first question and either he blew me off (and maybe couldn't answer/wasn't allowed) or honestly couldn't hear it. I asked if we'll see "good" Lorca in the 2nd season. He said something like "bad mic, can't hear". I asked again and asked if this is the last we've seen of Lorca. He blew me off (I don't even remember the reply) and moved onto the mic on the other side! :O

    The two folks behind me asked me "what happened?" and were surprised. I just shrugged and said maybe he can't answer.

    Was surprised to learn that he was pitched the role and originally turned it down, so he claims. In the process of being convinced that he wouldn't just be in the shadows of Kirk, he knew going in that he'd be from the evil parallel universe.

    I was surprised to meet a few folks at the con who hadn't seen ST: D. Was having dinner at a Thai restaurant and it turned out 4 or 5 people to my left were attending the con. One of them hadn't seen ST: D (they didn't want to have to pay for CBS All Access).
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  10. thewebgal

    thewebgal MacAphile AV geek

    Aug 10, 2007
    DC 'burbs
    Yep, I still haven't dropped dime for Pay-CBS ... just doesn't seem right for a Broadcast service.

  11. Saturn_V

    Saturn_V Now with flavor!

    Jun 1, 2007
    Pay for Game of Thrones or John Oliver, sure. Pay for House of Cards or Stranger Things? You bet. Subscribe for Rick and Morty or The Walking Dead? Sign me up.

    The take away is that even the bulk of Trek's fans don't think Discovery is a premium show worth paying for.
  12. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

    Feb 22, 2001
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Well, my attempting to ask made it to STLV18: Jason Isaacs Talks Canon, Controversy, Space Wedgies And Why He Joined ‘Star Trek: Discovery’.

    I don't think I fully heard what the piece quoted. I recall hearing part of it but I was standing in the front in line to ask questions where the acoustics were bad w/echoes compounded by his accent that you don't hear on the show. I knew I had to be at or near the front of the line, otherwise they might not reach me. Been there, done that. (The actors tend to take awhile to answer each question and thus usually get thru few people. )
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  13. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

    Feb 22, 2001
    SF Bay Area, CA
    Yeah, one of the folks I talked to said that well, she already pays for CBS by having it on her cable lineup so it didn't seem right to pay for a CBS service, as well.
  14. RGM1138

    RGM1138 I wanna Rock

    Oct 6, 1999
    Gulfport, MS
    Well, technically, the advertising has already paid for the shows. Viewers are paying extra to the cable lords to be able to view them.

    I have AA, and use it during the season to watch all of my CBS shows without commercials. Yeah, I could record them, but this way, it’s hands-free viewing.

    I don’t use it as much now, but the entire season of Discovery is still available, plus other shows that I might have missed during the season.

    It’s easliy worth the $10 to keep it for me.
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  15. rondotcom

    rondotcom I Like To Watch

    Feb 12, 2005
    Hulu is provided bu several broadcast services
  16. Peter000

    Peter000 Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Apr 15, 2002
    Red Wing, MN
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  17. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member TCF Club

    Nov 12, 2000
    San Antonio
  18. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

    Feb 22, 2001
    SF Bay Area, CA
    And, in many (most?) cases, the broadcasters charge carriage fees to the cable companies even if the station is broadcast for free OTA.

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