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Been making my way through Discovery season 2 for the last couple of weeks having started it but then drifting away.
It's certainly a lot more compelling once the new narrative arc of this season gets up and running. I've also acclimatised to the Trek style space, which really bothered me for a bit. Couldn't suspend disbelief enough to just enjoy the silliness. I recently binged through a rewatch of the Expanse, which portrays space as we know it in a much more realistic manner; dark, massive distances, thrust gravity, flip and burn, living in microgravity for extended periods.

There was a fun nod to ToS in episode 8, which showed footage from ToS in the episode recap and then featured the same characters again. Prosthetics, CGI etc were all obviously much better, but recognisably the same aliens.


Question for nerds as I'm not arsed looking it up; where does Discovery fit in the (TV) Trek chronology? Enterprise was first, then Discovery but with some overlap between Discovery and ToS?


Discovery is set about a century after Enterprise in the TOS timeline. In the reboot timeline it doesn't exist and neither does Pikes turn as original commander of the Enterprise.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Star_Trek

No, I'm not a nerd and can take or leave Star Trek tbh. I do really enjoy Discovery tho.


Yeah, I know the movie/reboot timeline is completely different.
Pike was captain on Enterprise before Kirk, right? Had a bit of a read around online after that throwback episode. That ToS episode featured a younger Pike when he was captain of the Enterprise and his strange encounters with the psychic aliens and the chick in the minidress. So my understanding is that the events of Discovery take place between that ToS episode and the rest of ToS.
Discovery features a younger Spock, so presumably Discovery and ToS are almost concurrent in places.


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Discovery is about 10 years before the start of TOS


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Doom Patrol is damn good


drags a lot in most episodes its like they are trying to make it run 50mins without putting some effort in content.. the gay storyline is irritating and forced, crazy jane storyline is the best but she is underused and that ex james bond is hardly in it in 2nd season..some fun episodes though, the song in Danny the street episode is great though ..


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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2019 9:14 pm 
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Finished discovery there. The time traveling stuff in the finale was all good fun and they wrapped it up quite well. Setting up the circumstances of Enterprise for ToS nicely.

Apparently there's a season 3 of Discovery in the works, as well as a spin off centred on Michelle Yeoh's character and another Patrick Stewart Picard series.


Fairly milking it while they can.


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watched derry girls, i actually had to turn on subtitles in the first few episodes, no idea what they were saying, are all Irish so hard to understand? lead reminded me of a young Melissa joan hart, pretty funny, GoT guy's every line was funny .oddly enuf the day i finished the series, i heard news of a journalist getting killed exactly where they shot this..odd ..

I liked it and didn't have any issues with the accents. I'm looking forward to the second series.

I tried it there myself since it's on TV a fair bit over here.
Don't see what the fuss is about really, it's fine main stream comedy.
It's also incredibly heavy handed with the nostalgia/soundtrack. Distracting really.


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Doom Patrol is damn good


It's worth watching. The Umbrella Academy coming out at the same time (but in binge-watching format) was a bit unfortunate, there are a fair few comparisons between them.

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Finished discovery there. The time traveling stuff in the finale was all good fun and they wrapped it up quite well. Setting up the circumstances of Enterprise for ToS nicely.

Apparently there's a season 3 of Discovery in the works, as well as a spin off centred on Michelle Yeoh's character and another Patrick Stewart Picard series.


Fairly milking it while they can.



CBS is desperate for in-house streaming content for subscriptions. Actual Star Trek fans hate the show.


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Finished discovery there. The time traveling stuff in the finale was all good fun and they wrapped it up quite well. Setting up the circumstances of Enterprise for ToS nicely.

Apparently there's a season 3 of Discovery in the works, as well as a spin off centred on Michelle Yeoh's character and another Patrick Stewart Picard series.


Fairly milking it while they can.



CBS is desperate for in-house streaming content for subscriptions. Actual Star Trek fans hate the show.


There's probably a strong correlation between arrested mental development as displayed by most fanboys and the Incel movement.


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Actual Star Trek fans.

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If this isn't the final season of Handmaid's Tale, surely it goes fully into tasteless territory?


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Speed Racer wrote:
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Finished discovery there. The time traveling stuff in the finale was all good fun and they wrapped it up quite well. Setting up the circumstances of Enterprise for ToS nicely.

Apparently there's a season 3 of Discovery in the works, as well as a spin off centred on Michelle Yeoh's character and another Patrick Stewart Picard series.


Fairly milking it while they can.



CBS is desperate for in-house streaming content for subscriptions. Actual Star Trek fans hate the show.


There's probably a strong correlation between arrested mental development as displayed by most fanboys and the Incel movement.



Oh dear.


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Agents of Shield is back today but not in UK till July. And they bitch about people downloading etc.

Passage (Fox) cancelled
Rookie renewed.


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If this isn't the final season of Handmaid's Tale, surely it goes fully into tasteless territory?

I'm interested in what you mean by tasteless territory?


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Orville renewed


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Just watched four episodes of a thing, and I use the word advisedly, called Happy on Netflix. I am struggling to describe it. But it's brilliant.

Who Killed Roger Rabbit crossed with Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead, crossed with chemicals.


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Well I can't say as a trekie I'm a huge fan of the new show, but the numbers speak for themselves. Apparently Discovery is rating very well. So that's good news.

Good news also that The Orville has got a third season. That's more my style.


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Just watched four episodes of a thing, and I use the word advisedly, called Happy on Netflix. I am struggling to describe it. But it's brilliant.

Who Killed Roger Rabbit crossed with Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead, crossed with chemicals.

It got a 2nd season I believe. Maybe being released this year.


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kinda got bored with happy after 6 episodes...dodn't finish s1 and won't be..


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Well I can't say as a trekie I'm a huge fan of the new show, but the numbers speak for themselves. Apparently Discovery is rating very well. So that's good news.

Good news also that The Orville has got a third season. That's more my style.


Orville is great


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If this isn't the final season of Handmaid's Tale, surely it goes fully into tasteless territory?

I'm interested in what you mean by tasteless territory?

Let's just say it was verging on gratuitous with season 2, a repeat of things in season 3 is going to be an errr....delicate balancing act.


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Just watched four episodes of a thing, and I use the word advisedly, called Happy on Netflix. I am struggling to describe it. But it's brilliant.

Who Killed Roger Rabbit crossed with Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead, crossed with chemicals.

It got a 2nd season I believe. Maybe being released this year.


Happy S2 is already playing in the US, you may have a friend who might be able to download the episodes - it's just as manically surreal as the first season, but this time Happy gets a pretty graphic sex scene (yup, the cuddly imaginary flying unicorn)...


Glad to hear that the Rookie and the Orville have been renewed, two of the better bits of tv to have on in the background right now.

I'm sure you'll all be tuning in for the final episode of the Big Bang Theory, if only to witness the end and make sure the stake is well and truly driven through the heart of this show.


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Doom Patrol is damn good


It's worth watching. The Umbrella Academy coming out at the same time (but in binge-watching format) was a bit unfortunate, there are a fair few comparisons between them.

The Beard Hunter :lol:


I enjoy Doom Patrol tho after the first two premiere episodes (town disappearing, donkey etc) the amount of needless filler seems to have increased.


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Agents of Shield is back today but not in UK till July. And they bitch about people downloading etc.

Passage (Fox) cancelled
Rookie renewed.


Bugger. I really enjoyed that show which is an exception as I usually avoid U.S network tv drama product.


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Agents of Shield is back today but not in UK till July. And they bitch about people downloading etc.

Passage (Fox) cancelled
Rookie renewed.


Bugger. I really enjoyed that show which is an exception as I usually avoid U.S network tv drama product.


i didnt; go pass Episode 6, does it get better?, honestly hate the little kid, only the guy from Lost and the vampire lady are the interesting bits..


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Agents of Shield is back today but not in UK till July. And they bitch about people downloading etc.

Passage (Fox) cancelled
Rookie renewed.


Bugger. I really enjoyed that show which is an exception as I usually avoid U.S network tv drama product.


i didnt; go pass Episode 6, does it get better?, honestly hate the little kid, only the guy from Lost and the vampire lady are the interesting bits..


They did enough decent world building for me to be interested in how it would've made the 100 year jump to the second season.

Tho if I had to choose one show to get a second life somewhere else between The Passage and Counterpart it would be the latter.


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Another plug for Barry, hands down the most entertaining half hour you’ll see on tv at the moment. This latest episode was the best one yet. HBO really know how to build a show’s momentum.

A good breakdown of it’s virtues here;

https://youtu.be/-xZFQjeZwaw



Yes that episode was the funniest thing I'd seen in years


Started watching Barry on Naki's recommendation and love it. Found that episode to be the only disappointing one - different strokes for different folks I guess.


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Another plug for Barry, hands down the most entertaining half hour you’ll see on tv at the moment. This latest episode was the best one yet. HBO really know how to build a show’s momentum.

A good breakdown of it’s virtues here;

https://youtu.be/-xZFQjeZwaw



Yes that episode was the funniest thing I'd seen in years


Started watching Barry on Naki's recommendation and love it. Found that episode to be the only disappointing one - different strokes for different folks I guess.


This is the craziest thing I've read today and that's including looking at twitter :shock:


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Just watched the final episode of Veep - absolute klarse all the way.

Political satire might not be everyone's cup of tea, but it's worth it for the human relationships, the emotional rollercoaster ride and the... who am I kidding, it's worth it just for the range of insults. "You monument to vaginal dryness."


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Chernobyl is fantastic :thumbup:


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Agents of Shield is back today but not in UK till July. And they bitch about people downloading etc.


I can't believe there are many still watching after that awful time travelling to a destroyed earth nonsense in the last series and the rubbish Ghost Rider section in the series before


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Picard series internationally is going to be on Amazon Prime Video.


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Chernobyl is fantastic :thumbup:


Watched the 2nd Ep last night, Brilliant!


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shame they cancelled whiskey cavalier, kinda felt like a syfy/tbs show so yeah ABC was gonna cancel it even though it had 6m viewers .. SHIELD is back and i have to say its got boring..really expected a few to e be gone vial the thanos snap but alas..they need to put avengers characters in it or it will fail badly by mid season..


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shame they cancelled whiskey cavalier, kinda felt like a syfy/tbs show so yeah ABC was gonna cancel it even though it had 6m viewers .. SHIELD is back and i have to say its got boring..really expected a few to e be gone vial the thanos snap but alas..they need to put avengers characters in it or it will fail badly by mid season..


I believe AoS is in its final wrap up season anyway, not that I watch it.

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Chernobyl is fantastic :thumbup:


Indeedy. Watched the first episode the other day and the level of incompetence was nothing less than staggering.

All those poor bastards watching the pretty colours from the bridge.


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Chernobyl is fantastic :thumbup:


Watched the 2nd Ep last night, Brilliant!


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Just watched the 1st series of Fleabag. Awesome show. Waller-Bridge is seriously talented. Looking forward to s02 starting tonight.


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Not new or returning, but currently making my way through Limmy's Show. Absolutely love it.


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Catch 22 the miniseries is out.


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Catch 22 the miniseries is out.


first episode or all 6 episodes?


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All 6. Haven't watched anything other than the trailer yet though.


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