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28. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 2, 2020, 17:41  Kxmode 
 
Jivaro wrote on Mar 2, 2020, 11:07:
I wouldn't say Picard is the best Star Trek show ever, but it isn't half bad. It's different from the others and it sprinkles fan service in with the plot. It's better than I expected, I will give it that.

Just to clarify, I wrote, "Star Trek: Picard is honestly one of the best new Trek series." I'm not saying it is the best Star Trek show. I'm merely stating of the new breed of Trek shows (between the Star Trek reboot, Discovery and Picard) it is the best. It doesn't hold a candle to TNG and DS9. I don't think any series will.
 
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 2, 2020, 11:07  Jivaro 
 
I wouldn't say Picard is the best Star Trek show ever, but it isn't half bad. It's different from the others and it sprinkles fan service in with the plot. It's better than I expected, I will give it that.  
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26. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2020, 20:31  RedEye9 
 
Ant wrote on Mar 1, 2020, 20:19:
Picard is OK so far.
Friends is doing a reunion w/the old cast, Picard is no different except it's not based in New York. Is it too late for a M*A*S*H remake with the original cast.
 
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25. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 1, 2020, 20:19  Ant 
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 01:40:
Star Trek: Picard is honestly one of the best new Trek series! I'm not even kidding. It has plenty of nostalgia, moral dilemmas, closure, guest appearances by former Star Trek alumni, terrific acting by all, and a story that's engaging (see what I did there?). Scenes like this are just amazing.
Picard is OK so far.
 
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24. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 29, 2020, 08:12  Mr. Tact 
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 01:47:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 01:40:
Star Trek: Picard is honestly one of the best new Trek series! I'm not even kidding. It has plenty of nostalgia, moral dilemmas, closure, guest appearances by former Star Trek alumni, terrific acting by all, and a story that's engaging (see what I did there?). Scenes like this are just amazing.

Fascinating...

(see what I did there? )

I only watched the first two seasons of Voyager, so I still haven't seen any episodes with 7 of 9. I guess I'll need to catch up before watching Picard so scenes like that have context.
It is pretty straight forward, both of them are humans who were assimilated by the Borg and then freed from the collective.
 



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23. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 29, 2020, 06:35  Kxmode 
 
jdreyer wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 01:47:
Kxmode wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 01:40:
Star Trek: Picard is honestly one of the best new Trek series! I'm not even kidding. It has plenty of nostalgia, moral dilemmas, closure, guest appearances by former Star Trek alumni, terrific acting by all, and a story that's engaging (see what I did there?). Scenes like this are just amazing.

Fascinating...

(see what I did there? )

I only watched the first two seasons of Voyager, so I still haven't seen any episodes with 7 of 9. I guess I'll need to catch up before watching Picard so scenes like that have context.

You don't need to watch all of Voyager. S03E26 is the season finale that introduces her to the series, and then all of Season 4 is where Seven assimilates into the crew (see what I did there?! ) Season 5 - 7 is a slow burn of her journey. It's not necessary.
 
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 29, 2020, 02:53 Armengar
 
No mention of Bester. I know Walter Koenig was more of a cameo but Bester was my fav character.  



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21. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 29, 2020, 01:47  jdreyer 
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 29, 2020, 01:40:
Star Trek: Picard is honestly one of the best new Trek series! I'm not even kidding. It has plenty of nostalgia, moral dilemmas, closure, guest appearances by former Star Trek alumni, terrific acting by all, and a story that's engaging (see what I did there?). Scenes like this are just amazing.

Fascinating...

(see what I did there? )

I only watched the first two seasons of Voyager, so I still haven't seen any episodes with 7 of 9. I guess I'll need to catch up before watching Picard so scenes like that have context.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 29, 2020, 01:40  Kxmode 
 
Star Trek: Picard is honestly one of the best new Trek series! I'm not even kidding. It has plenty of nostalgia, moral dilemmas, closure, guest appearances by former Star Trek alumni, terrific acting by all, and a story that's engaging (see what I did there?). Scenes like this are just amazing.  
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 1: Aboard the rebel ship. / Enter C-3PO and R2-D2. / C-3PO: "Now is the summer of our happiness / Made winter by this sudden, fierce attack!" / R2-D2 — Beep beep, Beep, beep, meep, squeak, beep, whee!
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19. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2020, 15:11  Mr. Tact 
 
Blue wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 12:33:
He'll always be Bobby from Taxi for me.
Based on his quote on IMDB, he'd probably rather you didn't...

"[on leaving Taxi (1978)]: In 'Taxi,' I kept doing the same scene for three years. I was underused."
 



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18. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2020, 15:08  Mr. Tact 
 
Cutter wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 13:17:
I also did not know this was based on a book series until Tact mentioned that yesterday. Are they worth the read?
*shrug* Tastes vary. I enjoyed the show so much I figured I'd read the book. They followed the book fairly closely, there were some differences but no big ones. Overall, I really liked the series, a fourth book came out last summer I am waiting for the paperback...

Edit: Looking more closely, it appears it was a graphic novel. Which might still be worth reading, but I would have preferred a new "normal" novel.
 



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17. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2020, 14:53  Primalchrome 
 
RedEye9 wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 12:39:
Blue wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 12:33:
He'll always be Bobby from Taxi for me.
I had no idea he died at 60 from an overdose. Talk about a man who struggled.
I've tried to commit suicide 21 times. Mostly, it's been with pills.
His is a very sad story. He was on one season of Celebrity Rehab and it was gutwrenching to see how much the pills controlled him.

(edit : I loved B5.... "Hold the Line." )
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2020, 14:12  jdreyer 
 
"Vir, you moon-faced assassin of joy!"

Such a great show. I think S1 is my fav. I just prefer Michael O'hare over Bruce.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2020, 14:08 Verno
 
PHJF wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 11:30:
Color Out of Space is now available for rent. I'm gonna watch it tonight.

If you liked Mandy it's even more nuts, I thought it was very fucking weird and very good.
 



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14. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2020, 13:48  MacLeod 
 
The Pyro wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 12:08:
MacLeod wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 11:56:
Michael O'Hare (Sinclair), Jerry Doyle (Garibaldi), Richard Biggs (Franklin), Stephen Furst (Vir), Andreas Katsulas (G'Kar)...

So many actors that played main characters on Babylon 5 have passed.

Alas, that list was not exhaustive: Jeff Conaway (Zack, security chief) has also passed.

I knew there was someone I was missing as I was typing it.
 
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2020, 13:17  Cutter 
 
Anyone else watch some Altered Carbon S2 last night? Enh, not as good as S1 so far - only watched 3 eps. I'm also not a fan of Anthony Mackie so there's that too. It just seems way more convoluted and confusing than S1.

I also did not know this was based on a book series until Tact mentioned that yesterday. Are they worth the read?
 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2020, 13:15  Cutter 
 
Blue wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 12:33:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 12:10:
The Pyro wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 12:08:
Alas, that list was not exhaustive: Jeff Conaway (Zack, security chief) has also passed.
Even though I am a B5 fan (I own the series DVDs) I still link Conaway more closely with Grease than with B5.

He'll always be Bobby from Taxi for me.

Everyone in that show was at their best for me they've ever been in anything, Devito and Hirsch in particular. And I had the hots for Marilu for the longest time. That was such a great show.

 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2020, 12:39  RedEye9 
 
Blue wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 12:33:
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 12:10:
The Pyro wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 12:08:
Alas, that list was not exhaustive: Jeff Conaway (Zack, security chief) has also passed.
Even though I am a B5 fan (I own the series DVDs) I still link Conaway more closely with Grease than with B5.

He'll always be Bobby from Taxi for me.
I had no idea he died at 60 from an overdose. Talk about a man who struggled.
I've tried to commit suicide 21 times. Mostly, it's been with pills.
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2020, 12:33  Blue 
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 12:10:
The Pyro wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 12:08:
Alas, that list was not exhaustive: Jeff Conaway (Zack, security chief) has also passed.
Even though I am a B5 fan (I own the series DVDs) I still link Conaway more closely with Grease than with B5.

He'll always be Bobby from Taxi for me.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Feb 28, 2020, 12:10  Mr. Tact 
 
The Pyro wrote on Feb 28, 2020, 12:08:
Alas, that list was not exhaustive: Jeff Conaway (Zack, security chief) has also passed.
Even though I am a B5 fan (I own the series DVDs) I still link Conaway more closely with Grease than with B5.
 



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