Agents of Shield - It started out so good too.
I agree with Discovery but I'm watching Picard now.
- Star Trek Discovery
My wife and I are noticing that more and more. Every show we watch seems to have at LEAST one gay couple. Usually a few.My guess is when the entire galaxy went gay.
Yep.My wife and I are noticing that more and more. Every show we watch seems to have at LEAST one gay couple. Usually a few.
I've grown irritated at this "need" to be relevant by having lots of gay characters. Lots of sci-fi shows are now that way, and they're turning me off.
I know gay people and am related to a few - but for Pete's sake, it's like every other character.
The new Doctor is going to be black - ok, fine, no problem -
Jodie was bad enough, although it might have been the woke writing.
What was the jump for you on Discovery?
Agreed, on pretty much all points. Michael is the kind of person you ALWAYS want on your crew - brave, daring, fearless and talented - but you'd never look to her as a commander.Well, first the positives:
- The technical production (aside from music) was excellent
- Setting aside the characters themselves, the actors cast are themselves good performers
The people who say it best are the boys at RedLetterMedia. Mike is a genius and Rich is priceless:
- Using the platform for social justice preaching. Their method is a far cry from the way TOS and TNG handled social issues of the day.
- The Michael character is not command material. Perhaps a #1 yes, but command no. There have been plenty of strong female roles in SciFi dating back many years. Janeway, all of the females in Battlestar Gallactica, Sigourney in Alien movies, etc...
- The music background is horrible. There are few identifiable music queues or character themes to set the mood. If you want to see how to do music in a modern sci-fi production, see Battlestar Gallactica. The use of drums in the appropriate situations is pure genius.
- The story is all over the road. It seems like there is no preplanned story arc.
- The writing is terrible. It seems like they hired junior writers who only watched Star Trek TNG in a binge, then went home and gave their high school-ages kids the task to write the script. Then took what they wrote back in to work the next day and turned it in.
- JJ Abrams destroyed the Star Trek and Star Wars movies and to reward him, they bring him on to destroy the TV shows. As if the Abrams crap sandwich isn't bad enough, they add some Alex Kurtzman snot mayonnaise to make things even worst.
- "I like Science"
- "That's the power of math, people."
I kinda disagree. The season 3 Xindi arc is what I think did the series in. I was happy with season 1 and 2's stand-alone episodes. The writing of season 4 was getting better especially towards the end. But the cancellation was already in motion so they started killing off characters.Star Trek Enterprise - Perhaps not a "Jump the Shark" but more of declined steadily from season two on.
I thought the Xindi stuff started in season two?I kinda disagree. The season 3 Xindi arc is what I think did the series in. I was happy with season 1 and 2's stand-alone episodes. The writing of season 4 was getting better especially towards the end. But the cancellation was already in motion so they started killing off characters.