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Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by vertigo235, Aug 4, 2018.
Make it so!
I'm still waiting for Season 1 to be picked up by Netflix or Amazon. I'm too cheap to buy another streaming service. Two is enough.
Next Chapter, retirement?
…but I'm sure we'll see Admiral Picard.
I suspect you'll be waiting a very long time. It seems clear that we have traded the days of 240 channels of cable where you only watch 40 of them and half of those only for 1 show for 240 streaming services where you only watch 40 of them and half those only for 1 show.
And it'll cost more and have lower quality video and audio.
Just so I'm somewhat I'm topic, I'm 100% here for this. I'll probably do what I did for Discovery. Get All Access for 1 month after the season is done, download it using PlayOn, and then watch it after.
I'm glad they are making this, but I'm as out of this as I'm out for Discovery. Maybe in a few years when they have four Star Trek shows going with the oldest having at least three seasons, it'll be worth it to me. More people that subscribing now will help that. Or, if I can't use my Tivo with cable anymore, then it'll be an easy decision.
I've found the quality of CBS AA to be just fine. Netflix and Hulu are great too. If I run into anything sub-par it's because it's older and at SD.
But you're right about the cost.
True. CBS basically made Discovery to help them launch their streaming service here in the US. Netflix and Amazon are their competitors. As long as CBS wants to be in the streaming game, no other service ever will get the show here.
I’m a little confused as to where this will go. Is he behind a desk, high up in the admiralty, (which I thought would never happen), handing out assignments to younger captains, and telling them how to carry them out?
Is he out of Star Fleet and back to his first love, archaeology, digging up alien artifacts and in his spare time, rescuing inhabitants from injustice? (Have phaser-will travel).
Or, is he on a beach on Binary 5, writing his memoirs, and we see re-enactments with a younger Picard?
Jean-Luc without a starship just doesn’t hold that much appeal for me.
Or, it'll get to the point where some will say.
"Hey, anyone want to share their CBS AA for a share of my Netflix account?"
I'm looking forward to anything Star Trek. Hope it's good.
I’m hoping they have smart people who are Trek fans who have been thinking about this. Just off the top of my head, and as a fan (but not claiming to be smart ):
First episode shows there’s some big crisis in Starfleet. Maybe it’s been hijacked/infiltrated by enemies. We then switch to Picard, currently enjoying a peaceful life as a farmer or archeologist. But the Starfleet crisis forces him to give up his peaceful retirement, and he becomes the leader of a small ragtag rebel group, intent on rooting out the bad guys at Starfleet. Obviously he’ll have access to ships on occasion.
Well, it’s a start. Somewhat reminiscent of TNG S1. But, Stewart is in his late 70s isn’t he? I’m sure he’s kept himself camera-ready, but he might be a little on the back side of middle age to really do any action work.
He’d probably have to farm out the heavy duty away team work to the younger guys. Not that he hasn’t before.
I’ll watch at least the first few eps, since I already have AA, but it really has to have some kind of hook to keep me interested.
Maybe a new Seven of Nine. Something along those lines.
Is there anything to prevent rotating between services to binge their content? For example:
January = CBS, binge everything you want
February = NetFlix, binge everything you want
March = Showtime, binge everything you want
April = HBO, binge everything you want
...and then start over again? The list can be for however many services that have shows you want to watch. You could even rotate two or more at a time, or for two or more months at a time.
I know NetFlix even keeps your information (i.e. queues and such) when you quit, so they're there if you decide to join up again. Or you could just suspend your membership instead of cancelling it?
I don't have any experience with the others.
Is there any reason you would have to belong to all of the all of the time to get all of their content?
No problem, because they don't have long term contracts, IIRC.
They said somewhere that there aren't any scripts yet, and it sounds like Stewart is expecting to have creative input in the initial development. Given that Sir Patrick is a fairly serious actor, I would expect that whatever comes out of this will at least be an interesting character study, not a schlocky cash-grab. Whether or not it will be "Trek" enough for fans is another question.
I'm also wondering if the following will make an appearance...
- Irumodic Syndrome (yeah, yeah, it was in the anti-time future)
Regardless, I am intrigued for sure. It may the thing to get me to do AA, even if I wait and binge/trial or DL.