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Star Trek Discovery
(02-08-2019, 09:51 AM)addiesin Wrote:
(02-08-2019, 09:37 AM)wilhelm scream Wrote: If anyone's confused about why Star Trek has turned out the way it has as of late, this video explain it pretty nicely: [video]

Midnight's Edge is a questionable source of information.
https://fanfilmfactor.com/2018/11/19/my-...editorial/

Good article.   Oddly though, many of the points Fan Film Factor makes about Midnight Edge could be applied to themselves.  I love the spotlight FFF gives to other Trek Fan Films but even I find it difficult not to think FFF is biased when it comes to its coverage of AXANAR.  Some of the facts they present excusing Alec Peters actions and choices often make my eyes roll...

So both sources have positives and negatives.  You really need to keep a questioning mind when reading anything presented as "fact" on the old interweb.   Tongue
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(02-08-2019, 02:32 PM)bionicbob Wrote: Oddly though, many of the points Fan Film Factor makes about Midnight Edge could be applied to themselves.  
I'm not super familiar with the site, hypocritical as that may be. Sorry!

Quote:So both sources have positives and negatives.  You really need to keep a questioning mind when reading anything presented as "fact" on the old interweb.   Tongue
Absolutely agree.

I don't mean to imply that everything Midnight's Edge says is a lie. But if something they report seems out of the ordinary, it may be worth researching deeper.
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(02-08-2019, 02:56 PM)addiesin Wrote:
(02-08-2019, 02:32 PM)bionicbob Wrote: Oddly though, many of the points Fan Film Factor makes about Midnight Edge could be applied to themselves.  
I'm not super familiar with the site, hypocritical as that may be. Sorry!

Quote:So both sources have positives and negatives.  You really need to keep a questioning mind when reading anything presented as "fact" on the old interweb.   Tongue
Absolutely agree.

I don't mean to imply that everything Midnight's Edge says is a lie. But if something they report seems out of the ordinary, it may be worth researching deeper.

Oh I agree with you completely.
Both Midnight Edge and Fan Film Factor produce a lot of great content.  I enjoy both sites.  
But you still have to be wary.  Both sites, as with many online, on occasion seem to have agendas or biased slants or disguise opinion/conjecture/commentary as exclusive news content.
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I am currently abroad, travelling from my beloved Canuckland to the USA to take my daughter for treatment at the Mayo Clinic, so I have not seen the latest episode and I am religiously avoiding any spoilers, but it sitting long hours in waiting rooms has given me time to dwell on the Klingon continuity issue and possible ways to align it to the visuals of TOS which is only about 10 years after Discovery....

In the last episode I watched, there was major retooling of the Klingons to align them towards the culture we know on TNG.  But strangely there was no acknowledgement of the established canon from Enterprise.... a 100 years has passed since the time of Captain Archer, thus there should be about 3 generations of Human looking Klingons running around by now.  But so far, there has been no mention or sight of them.

But maybe this on purpose.   Maybe they exist but are shunned and segerated within the Klingon Empire.  Maybe they are viewed as an inferior and dishonorable.   Maybe they are used as a slave race.  Thus they are present in all facets of the Klingon infrastructure, serving as soldiers and servents throughout the Empire.  Leaderless and waiting for someone to rise up to guide them.

And maybe Ash could be that character.

Maybe Ash, frustrated by the lack of respect and honor he receives from his fellow Klingons, leads the human klingons in revolt and they seize majority control of the council, and thus become the face of the Klingon Empire in the coming new decade....

Lots of maybes....

But fun to speculate.... Tongue
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(02-10-2019, 11:38 AM)bionicbob Wrote: I am currently abroad, travelling from my beloved Canuckland to the USA to take my daughter for treatment at the Mayo Clinic...

Sorry to hear about your daughter. All the best to her and your family.
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Thanks my friend.

In other news, there could be major news about the re-merger of Viacom and CBS in coming days or weeks...
https://trekmovie.com/2018/09/06/reports-cbs-in-talks-to-end-shareholder-lawsuit-with-viacom-merger-on-hold-moonves-negotiating-exit/

If this happens, it would put all Star Trek properties back together in a single pot.  It would remove some of the storytelling handcuffs Discovery has to endure.
I imagine it would be a massive boon for the upcoming PICARD series as well.
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bionicbob Wrote:Maybe they exist but are shunned and segerated within the Klingon Empire.  Maybe they are viewed as an inferior and dishonorable.   Maybe they are used as a slave race.  Thus they are present in all facets of the Klingon infrastructure, serving as soldiers and servents throughout the Empire.  Leaderless and waiting for someone to rise up to guide them.

And maybe Ash could be that character.

Maybe Ash, frustrated by the lack of respect and honor he receives from his fellow Klingons, leads the human klingons in revolt and they seize majority control of the council, and thus become the face of the Klingon Empire in the coming new decade....

Oh! I like the idea of them not being able to get Ash back into his old Voq body, but being able to modify him enough to have that more human-style Klingon body.

bionicbob Wrote:In other news, there could be major news about the re-merger of Viacom and CBS in coming days or weeks...
https://trekmovie.com/2018/09/06/reports-cbs-in-talks-to-end-shareholder-lawsuit-with-viacom-merger-on-hold-moonves-negotiating-exit/

If this happens, it would put all Star Trek properties back together in a single pot.  It would remove some of the storytelling handcuffs Discovery has to endure.
I imagine it would be a massive boon for the upcoming PICARD series as well.

In general I don't like big companies merging, but in this case the way they split was such a mess that I don't have any qualms with it.
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