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@  -Wildstrike- : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I'll agree with you on that.

@  -Wildstrike- : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

*Figured -_-

@  -Wildstrike- : (25 May 2020 - 03:39 PM)

I fugured

@  Steevy Maximus : (25 May 2020 - 01:37 PM)

I'm actually sad Cyberverse won't get another season. 2 and 3 (of what I've seen) have REALLY nailed it in being fun little actions shows, like the Sunbow series.

@  Rycochet : (25 May 2020 - 01:00 PM)

Yes.

@  Maximus Ambus : (25 May 2020 - 12:52 PM)

I'm waiting for Animated season 4. Am I insane?

@  wonko the sane? : (25 May 2020 - 11:22 AM)

I'm waiting for the next season to show up on netflix.

@  Sabrblade : (25 May 2020 - 10:59 AM)

Many of us have already watched the rest of the Cyberverse episodes since the whole third season aired in the UK last September.

@  -Wildstrike- : (25 May 2020 - 10:18 AM)

*9th

@  -Wildstrike- : (25 May 2020 - 10:17 AM)

I just saw the 8th episode... omg

@  Bass X0 : (25 May 2020 - 01:28 AM)

Already seen it online.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 09:42 PM)

Who's excited for tomorrow? The only thing that makes Monday worth it is the Cyberverse episodes .-.

@  wonko the sane? : (24 May 2020 - 12:30 PM)

Welcome. I just came into that trick myself recently, so happy to share.

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 12:05 PM)

Thanks, wonko the sane? for the tip with the cloning. That helped a lot!

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 12:02 PM)

Heheh.... yes... I don't think a sniper would be very good at making a vaccine... 0.0

@  Nevermore : (24 May 2020 - 11:48 AM)

All right! Cloning my old HHD to an SSD and then swapping out the drive was successful, it would appear. Finally.

@  Bass X0 : (24 May 2020 - 11:30 AM)

Scientist Perceptor is. Sniper Perceptor less so.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:51 AM)

Perceptor would be more responsible.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 10:48 AM)

Oof x~x

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 10:45 AM)

He'd cure the virus, but he'd probably commit at least two crimes against nature and weaponize a third in the process.

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 09:39 AM)

'Horrible consequences' would most likely happen with Brainstorm...

@  -Wildstrike- : (24 May 2020 - 08:16 AM)

Totally. And Percy's not even human. XD

@  TheMightyMol... : (24 May 2020 - 06:50 AM)

Can't do much worse than our current government, I say go for it.

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 10:13 PM)

Little do we realize that the Perceptor in question is the Mini-Con combiner. :p

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

He would!!!

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 10:11 PM)

Horrible consequences? I... Doubt that would happen.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:55 PM)

Even if he would come up with the answer by tomorrow.

@  wonko the sane? : (23 May 2020 - 09:54 PM)

I'd rather not deal with the horrible but unintended consequences of that.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 09:52 PM)

Lets let Perceptor make a vaccine for COVID-19. Who agrees with me :)

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 08:43 PM)

I'll take your word for it. =D

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:42 PM)

Although the TV edits of Robocop do contain some hilarity

@  TM2-Megatron : (23 May 2020 - 08:41 PM)

I can't think of any instance where sanitizing a film is a good thing.

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 06:42 PM)

.... and thats a good thing? :doh

@  Steevy Maximus : (23 May 2020 - 06:39 PM)

I'm watching Predator on Starz! That means it has all the language and gore uncensored!

@  Sabrblade : (23 May 2020 - 04:23 PM)

*grabs popcorn*

@  -Wildstrike- : (23 May 2020 - 12:49 PM)

*watching everyone argue* O^O

@  fourteenwings : (23 May 2020 - 10:22 AM)

By that logic we might as well just get rid of the Shoutbox wholesale! I'd rather have like 3 or 4 things stuck for a week or so than one person dominating the whole thing (no offense Nevermore).

@  PlutoniumBoss : (23 May 2020 - 03:30 AM)

I would argue that "full of something one doesn't read" and "devoid of reading material" are functionally identical at the end-user level. :D

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:58 PM)

If it emptied, it would become empty.

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 07:53 PM)

It would be the same effect as if the shoutbox simply emptied once or twice a week.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (22 May 2020 - 07:27 PM)

I don't see how having walls of the same guy on top whenever I go to any page on this site is "refreshing".

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 06:10 PM)

I don't know, I find the occasional flushing of the box to be refreshing.

@  Telly : (22 May 2020 - 04:20 PM)

but its gets annoying seeing a wall of text from him that takes up most of the shoutbox

@  PlutoniumBoss : (22 May 2020 - 03:53 PM)

Eh, that's just Nevermore.

@  fourteenwings : (22 May 2020 - 12:11 AM)

@Nevermore: Good rule of thumb is if you feel like you need not just multiple statements but also multiple shouts to make a point, best just make a thread.

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 05:36 PM)

Dude, do you just, not know when to stop?

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:35 PM)

Instead of "I have only ten hours to get all my stuff from place A to place B", it's more like "I temporarily stored 90% of my stuff in easily accessible place C in my spare time, so now I have ten hours to get the remaining 10% of my stuff over to the new place before permanently saying goodbye to the old place".

@  NotVeryKnightly : (21 May 2020 - 03:33 PM)

At these point you two are just repeating what you already said.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:32 PM)

Again using my "moving apartments" analogy. If you can store the stuff you don't immediately need for everyday life somewhere else, it reduces the critical time of permanently switching your primary base of residence over to the new place because there's less stuff to move when the time comes.

@  Nevermore : (21 May 2020 - 03:30 PM)

Well, my main point is that it will speed up the system migration so I have A) less system downtime because there are fewer files to transfer before the new system can be up and running and B) it reduces the risk of something going wrong during the system migration.


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#2581 Rust

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 08:27 AM

Admiral Riker is easy, 'cause that's a logical step for his career.

 

Not really. You turn down an executive position that many times, eventually the organization offering the job will accept you don't feel comfortable in the big chair and stop offering.



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 08:57 AM

Starfleet constantly gives second chances for its top guys. Even without a ship, they would be infatuated with Riker.

Still don't know why they insist on having Star Trek be app only. Get over over it, CBS.
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Posted 05 August 2018 - 10:28 AM

So, the rumors were true; Patrick Stewart will be returning to Star Trek in a new CBS All-Access series that's going to tell the story of the next chapter of Jean-Luc Picard's life.

 

Not so excited about Kurtzman being involved... but certainly worth a look.

 

http://www.startrek....nic-picard-role

This is seriously the best Star Trek news that I have hear in a long time! 


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 11:11 AM

Okay yeah, not going to lie...I'm excited.

 

 

As for being on CBS All Access...gives me more justification to sign up for it, as opposed to just check out Discovery.



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 12:10 PM

Starfleet constantly gives second chances for its top guys. Even without a ship, they would be infatuated with Riker.

Still don't know why they insist on having Star Trek be app only. Get over over it, CBS.

I imagine the only reason this series is going to exist is because they really want to establish CBS All Access. My worry is that they'll decide Star Trek is a failure to be abandoned if the app doesn't succeed. That's not enough to get me to give in and pay for it though, despite how much I would like to see what they do with the series.



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 12:53 PM

Have CBS/Paramount ever cared about the Star Trek novels?

 

I hope they give us a Rian Johnsonized Picard.

 

Typically not, but for pretty much all of the TNG/DS9/VOY run there was no concerted effort to have any kind of continuity between them, nor was the writing quality particularly good aside from the odd one here and there. A number of years ago there was a kind of mass reboot of the novels and a number of different writers all worked together to tell post-Nemesis stories involving both new characters and existing characters. The Destiny trilogy satisfactorily (I thought) wrapped up the Borg and was a great crossover spanning Enterpirse to VOY (not every character, nor even every ship, but it takes place throughout that entire span of time), and ultimately a new political pact opposing the Federation emerges once they successfully work out the kinks in Slipstream Warp and began using it on select vessels.

 

There are actually some surprisingly good stories in the new series of novels... the aforementioned Destiny trilogy (it would make a fantastic 6-8 hour miniseries)... and Persistence of Memory is another standout (it begins back during TNG's "Brothers" episode and goes in some very interesting directions to get to the present, post-Nemesis time). IMO, in the years between the end of the old Prime Universe Trek TV and the start of Discovery, the "Pocketverse" has been the only source of stories that capture both the feel and spirit of the TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT era. Star Trek Online is a little too fanwanky and silly in some of the things it's done, whereas most of the books feel as if you could take them and construct pretty solid episodes or miniseries out of the ideas.


Edited by TM2-Megatron, 05 August 2018 - 01:03 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 01:19 PM

In my mind, Picard took Kirk's "don't let them transfer you, don't let them promote you" advice to heart, and remained captain of the Enterprise until the day he died.


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 01:40 PM

The problem there is Kirk and Picard are two wildly different people with difference life experiences and expectations. That advice never really rang true because Picard was nothing like Kirk.



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 02:59 PM

In my mind, Picard took Kirk's "don't let them transfer you, don't let them promote you" advice to heart, and remained captain of the Enterprise until the day he died.

 

Have you read any of the post-Nemesis novels from Pocket? Picard certainly takes that ideal to heart in that take on Trek.

 

I am saddened that most likely this TV series will override the (non-canon) novel continuity because mainstream marketing always overrides niche tie-ins.


Edited by SHIELD Agent 47, 05 August 2018 - 03:01 PM.


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Posted 05 August 2018 - 03:24 PM

It's Front Paged too!
 
oh and here's the Vegas video.
 
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Posted 05 August 2018 - 04:28 PM

In this case, I think we can look to one of the things that Discovery did right (IMHO), which was to have close involvement with novel writers from the beginning.

As noted, Kirsten Beyer is a novel writer herself (she's pretty much taken over the Voyager relaunch post "Full Circle"), and she's been serving as a liaison between the Discovery writers' room and the TrekLit writers, allowing the Discovery novels to fill in canonical backstory (all the DSC novels so far are prequels, involving Burnham, Lorca & Georgiou, Saru, and soon Tilly).

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 10:17 PM

I turned off Nemesis a third of the way through, so maybe I'll get to see Picard in one last thing I don't hate. Although ignoring the films and having the series is plenty for me truth be told.

 

Definitely curious to see what they came up with to reignite his interest.



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Posted 05 August 2018 - 11:42 PM

I wonder what kind of tea he drinks now.



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Posted 06 August 2018 - 12:17 AM

Lipton's iced tea, of course.



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Posted 06 August 2018 - 07:35 AM

The problem there is Kirk and Picard are two wildly different people with difference life experiences and expectations. That advice never really rang true because Picard was nothing like Kirk.


I'd argue in his younger days Picard was very much like kirk, but being stabbed through the heart at said young age tends to give a man...perspective.
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Posted 06 August 2018 - 10:08 AM

There are actually some surprisingly good stories in the new series of novels... the aforementioned Destiny trilogy (it would make a fantastic 6-8 hour miniseries)... and Persistence of Memory is another standout (it begins back during TNG's "Brothers" episode and goes in some very interesting directions to get to the present, post-Nemesis time). IMO, in the years between the end of the old Prime Universe Trek TV and the start of Discovery, the "Pocketverse" has been the only source of stories that capture both the feel and spirit of the TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT era. Star Trek Online is a little too fanwanky and silly in some of the things it's done, whereas most of the books feel as if you could take them and construct pretty solid episodes or miniseries out of the ideas.

 

 

 

 

Yeah, I won't shed a tear to see the Online continuity invalidated, but I've been happy to consider the Pocketverse post-Nemesis as the "true" continuation of the lives of those characters, and it'll be a loss to see that contradicted.



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Posted 06 August 2018 - 11:57 AM

I don't see the Online stuff being totally invalidated - the Odyssey class and Enterprise F contest was run by CBS itself, and as I recall there was some sort of reference to it outside STO also.  The upcoming content is supposed to somehow tie directly into Discovery, and the tone of the announcement suggests it'll be the same going forward, though I don't know how they'll do it without more time travel. That does make it sound like they're working closer with CBS these days however.  It may end up being a case of all the broad strokes are there, but the individual events(and Admiral You) don't exist or will differ in the details.



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Posted 06 August 2018 - 12:12 PM

I don't see the Online stuff being totally invalidated - the Odyssey class and Enterprise F contest was run by CBS itself, and as I recall there was some sort of reference to it outside STO also.  The upcoming content is supposed to somehow tie directly into Discovery, and the tone of the announcement suggests it'll be the same going forward, though I don't know how they'll do it without more time travel. That does make it sound like they're working closer with CBS these days however.  It may end up being a case of all the broad strokes are there, but the individual events(and Admiral You) don't exist or will differ in the details.

 

Most everything here could be said of the Pocketverse, too (Simon & Schuster is a subsidiary of CBS Corporation). Utimately, either both will be ignored (most likely), or some elements of one or both will be, as the Online universe and the Pocketverse are mutually exclusive.



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Posted 06 August 2018 - 01:56 PM

Well, the Pocketverse hasn't yet caught up to needing the Enterprise-F (for that matter, the Pocketverse hasn't yet caught up to the Hobus supernova in 2387 [the most recent novel is set in 2386]), so bringing it in would be easy.

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Posted 06 August 2018 - 03:04 PM

Well if they do end up showing the next Enterprise, let's hope someone competent designs it.  The STO version is probably the ugliest thing I've ever seen.  I don't know how that got chosen.





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