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Baroquemantic
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(09-22-2017, 02:04 AM)
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Wonder how they're gonna handle this.
gaiadyne
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(09-22-2017, 02:07 AM)
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A Million Ways to die in the west 2
compo
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(09-22-2017, 02:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by gaiadyne

Norm's slime character is recurring...

I like Norm. The cg of his character was a little shit, though
Fuzzy
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(09-22-2017, 02:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Baroquemantic

Wonder how they're gonna handle this.

I'm a few minutes behind but IIRC this episode got panned by critics.
Baroquemantic
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(09-22-2017, 02:17 AM)
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They just happen to have a boxing ring on the ship?
compo
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(09-22-2017, 02:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Baroquemantic

They just happen to have a boxing ring on the ship?

They were in the holodeck.

I just realized that the Klingon-type aliens are a gay couple. That adds another layer of "hmm" to this whole baby sex change thing.
gaiadyne
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(09-22-2017, 02:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Baroquemantic

They just happen to have a boxing ring on the ship?

They were in the wild west earlier. They have some type of holodeck
Baroquemantic
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(09-22-2017, 02:22 AM)
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Ah. I guess I wasn't paying attention. I thought the wild west thing was some random planet.
gaiadyne
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(09-22-2017, 02:28 AM)
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So a Rudolf the Red Nose Reindeer Convinces convinces Bortis... oh wait Klyden was Female! that complicates things
SoulUnison
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(09-22-2017, 02:31 AM)
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Can anyone be more egotistical than Seth McFarlane?
gaiadyne
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(09-22-2017, 02:36 AM)
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I don't think the comedy works well in serious episodes like this...
Baroquemantic
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(09-22-2017, 02:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by gaiadyne

I don't think the comedy works well in serious episodes like this...

I don't think that particular bit would've worked well in any episode.
compo
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(09-22-2017, 02:37 AM)
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Originally Posted by gaiadyne

I don't think the comedy works well in serious episodes like this...

Yeah, this show's still pretty awkward about whether it's trying to be a comedy or not.
compo
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(09-22-2017, 02:47 AM)
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Well, may as well throw circumcision in here too
gaiadyne
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(09-22-2017, 02:50 AM)
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Why are they going to this cave again I wasn't paying attention?
gaiadyne
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(09-22-2017, 03:05 AM)
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Not exactly what I expected but not a terrible ending. I just fear that the viewership took a hit because of the schedule change.
compo
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(09-22-2017, 03:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by gaiadyne

Why are they going to this cave again I wasn't paying attention?

That caught me off guard too. I didn't catch how they knew was in that cave.

I didn't really like this episode. I got confused about what moral issue this was trying to mirror from real life once they started talking about circumcision, and I'm not sure what position the story ended on anyway. The main cast was all protesting the sex change, but then it happened anyway. I don't know.

The comedy's still pretty bad, too. Damnit, I want to like this show so bad.
compo
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(09-22-2017, 03:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by gaiadyne

Not exactly what I expected but not a terrible ending. I just fear that the viewership took a hit because of the schedule change.

This thread was very barren :(
DarthWoo
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(09-22-2017, 03:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by gaiadyne

Why are they going to this cave again I wasn't paying attention?

Captain went off to the side and asked the robot guy to scan the planet using certain criteria. I guess their sensors are even more precise than the Enterprise-D's.
gaiadyne
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(09-22-2017, 03:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by compo

That caught me off guard too. I didn't catch how they knew was in that cave.

I didn't really like this episode. I got confused about what moral issue this was trying to mirror from real life once they started talking about circumcision, and I'm not sure what position the story ended on anyway. The main cast was all protesting the sex change, but then it happened anyway. I don't know.

The comedy's still pretty bad, too. Damnit, I want to like this show so bad.

I was glad they presented both sides and left the ending ambiguous instead of saying which side was "right"
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Valar Morghulis
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(09-22-2017, 03:24 AM)
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Dang it, forgot about the time slot change.

Missed the ep, will have to wait until it shows up on whatever random-ass Canadian broadcaster website.

Edit: it's on Citytv. Though not up yet.
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Slayven
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(09-22-2017, 03:25 AM)
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LOL forgot this was on
gaiadyne
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(09-22-2017, 04:04 AM)
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Originally Posted by Slayven

LOL forgot this was on

Everyone else did too :( but I blame it on Fox doing a schedule change this early in the season. The episode is worth seeing to see how it handles an ethical dilemma
Volimar
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(09-22-2017, 04:05 AM)
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Caught a little bit of the episode tonight. It seems watchable.
gaiadyne
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(09-22-2017, 04:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Volimar

Caught a little bit of the episode tonight. It seems watchable.

It definitely has it's growing pains but I think so far it's the most "Trek" show I've seen in years
Slayven
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(09-22-2017, 04:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Volimar

Caught a little bit of the episode tonight. It seems watchable.

"It seems watchable"

----Volimar of Gaf
DangerMouse
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(09-22-2017, 04:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by gaiadyne

It definitely has it's growing pains but I think so far it's the most "Trek" show I've seen in years

Yeah, I've been enjoying it so far while it's finding it's footing.

I thought this ep did a good job being almost entirely serious for the first time and I actually thought the bits of comedy were pretty good (some of the jokes and also laughed the entire time Gordon was used at the trial). Was really curious how it'd handle an episode like this.

Originally Posted by gaiadyne

I glad they presented both sides and left the ending ambiguous instead of saying which side was "right"

Yeah, I thought it was pretty good ending.

AV Club's review is up and they liked it: https://www.avclub.com/in-its-best-e...for-1818644796
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Volimar
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(09-22-2017, 04:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by Slayven

"It seems watchable"

----Volimar of Gaf

I'm usually pretty easy on sci fi/fantasy shows, plus I didn't get to see too much.
jb1234
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(09-22-2017, 04:43 AM)
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Some of ep 3 worked for me and some didn't but I'll admit the biggest laugh I've gotten out of the show so far was when it quickly cut to Malloy after Greyson said, "And now, on to your assertion about male intellectual superiority..."
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Slayven
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(09-22-2017, 04:45 AM)
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Originally Posted by Volimar

I'm usually pretty easy on sci fi/fantasy shows, plus I didn't get to see too much.

I was just thinking of the hilarty of blurbs they will use. Sometimes shit be sarcastic and they still put it because out of context it looks good.

Yeah I would let some shit slide if it scifi.

I saw all of the Heroes Reboot.....ALLLLL OF IT.
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Frozenprince
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(09-22-2017, 04:45 AM)
It was hit or miss but it's still getting it's footing. I'll forgive a bit of it.
DangerMouse
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(09-22-2017, 04:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by BlackBanditSho

I think this is exactly what it is. I enjoyed ep2 enough to confidently say that i'm down to enjoy the whole series if it keeps this balance in tone. It feels like its made by people who legitimately love Trek.

Same. I'm rather enjoying it already while it's still finding its way, I think it'll keep improving.

I think MacFarlane's doing fine as the captain, he did a good job with the conversations on the issue this ep, like with Bortus when things got heated and in the scene in the mess hall where he was questioning himself. Haven't seen his other live action stuff though.

Originally Posted by jb1234

Some of ep 3 worked for me and some didn't but I'll admit but I'll admit the biggest laugh I've gotten out of the show so far was when it quickly cut to Malloy after Greyson said, "And now, on to your assertion about male intellectual superiority..."

Yup, I was rolling at that and through his whole questioning lol.
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Romars202129
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(09-22-2017, 04:51 AM)
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Is this a hate watch for most of you? Or is there something to this
Fenderputty
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(09-22-2017, 04:52 AM)
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Forgot about the time slot change ... tomorrow on demand it is
Slayven
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(09-22-2017, 04:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Romars202129

Is this a hate watch for most of you? Or is there something to this

It's weird. I like 95% of it, but the last 5% is a struggle


Spoiler: that 5% is Seth Macfarlane. I even think with a better actor the jokes might be serviceable. But everything about him is struggle.
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(09-22-2017, 05:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Slayven

It's weird. I like 95% of it, but the last 5% is a struggle


Spoiler: that 5% is Seth Macfarlane. I even think with a better actor the jokes might be serviceable. But everything about him is struggle.

I love the guy, to each his/her own
jb1234
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(09-22-2017, 05:38 AM)
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Originally Posted by Slayven

It's weird. I like 95% of it, but the last 5% is a struggle


Spoiler: that 5% is Seth Macfarlane. I even think with a better actor the jokes might be serviceable. But everything about him is struggle.

He's okay when asked to be snarky but he doesn't have the chops to handle the more dramatic scenes. I just giggle when the character gets angry. He can't pull it off.
mid83
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(09-22-2017, 05:46 AM)
So is this show worth a watch or is it as bad as initially thought?
Frozenprince
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(09-22-2017, 05:48 AM)
I just hope the new slot didn't completely tank the ratings. It was doing well on Sunday.
Romars202129
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(09-22-2017, 09:39 AM)
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Alright just marathoned
...Its not bad. It does seem to improve as it goes as well. How serious it takes itself is such a continous swerve. Keep expecting every scenario to break into a joke.
See how it countinues to develope. Color me interested
PHOENIXZERO
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(09-22-2017, 09:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by Frozenprince

I just hope the new slot didn't completely tank the ratings. It was doing well on Sunday.

Well, it had the NFL as a lead in, a new night is a test to eventually see how much it was the football and how much of it was the show itself.
gforguava
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(09-22-2017, 10:20 AM)
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I really didn't like this episode, a big, big step down from the first two.
And much like putting Alara in the Captain's chair last episode, this plot would've been better served if it came about later on the show. Knowing little about Bortus and even less about his people makes this whole thing feel weightless.

The humor continues to be a problem with it being even more ill-fitting here than before, between Norm's cgi cock and the western 'dance off' bit I almost turned this right off.
I'm not sure how much more of this I'll watch, it has been three episodes(admittedly that is not a whole lot) and at this point there are some fundamental problems with the show that I just don't see getting worked out.
firehawk12
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(09-22-2017, 10:57 AM)
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I love this show. It feels like missing episodes of TNG or Voyager. lol

This is Measure of a Man combined with any number of Worf episodes. lol
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hom3land
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(09-22-2017, 01:28 PM)
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Just got done watching the episode. In the begining someone says a female is born every 75 years. With the witness they find and the guys partner both being born female,it's safe to say it's more common then that. I wonder if it's actually 50/50 and everyone gets the operation and never talks about it.
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(09-22-2017, 04:10 PM)
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I feel weird about this one. I actually got teary eyed at the end.
Dali
(09-22-2017, 05:30 PM)
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Just watched the first two episodes. I like it well enough but bringing a damn baby into things so early is just ugggghh.
Fuzzy
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(09-22-2017, 05:40 PM)
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Ratings:

E1 Sunday after football: 2.7
E2 Sunday after football: 2.2
E3 Thursday after Gotham: 1.1

At least it did better than Gotham.
jstripes
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(09-22-2017, 05:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by mid83

So is this show worth a watch or is it as bad as initially thought?

I haven't watched it yet, but given that Star Trek TNG was pretty terrible at the start, let's hope this is given an opportunity to find its way.
Frozenprince
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(09-22-2017, 06:07 PM)

Originally Posted by Fuzzy

Ratings:

E1 Sunday after football: 2.7
E2 Sunday after football: 2.2
E3 Thursday after Gotham: 1.1

At least it did better than Gotham.

It's not awful.
BlackBanditSho
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(09-22-2017, 06:47 PM)

Originally Posted by firehawk12

I love this show. It feels like missing episodes of TNG or Voyager. lol

This is Measure of a Man combined with any number of Worf episodes. lol

lol..i just explained it that way to a friend. It's like i know that this is not real trek, and I know that the captain is the family guy, but somehow because of the tone (and very heavily copied music and story structure), it feels like a new season from a spinoff TNG show.

I have to say that I'm kinda loving it.

I wish that they'd stuck to their guns in the 3rd episode and kept pushing in the direction about the ethics of the humans pushing their morality on an alien species. Much more interesting. They took the MUCH easier way out...although that ending was that good kind of moral kleenex cheesy that only old-school television (or Dick Wolf) can deliver.

The only problem i have with this show is that it's not on every day. Trek should be daily. That's my memory of it, anyway...
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