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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 12:54 pm 
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I'll admit it, other than watching the pilot, I wasn't going to pay money to watch the series. Now I'm wondering if I should even watch the pilot.

You'd think with box office and ratings down, studios and actors would keep their mouths shut to avoid alienating half of their potential audience

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Proving once again that Hollywood never runs out of stupid ideas, a Star Trek remake has modeled its Klingon villains after Trump supporters.

An executive producer for the CBS All-Access drama “Star Trek: Discovery” claims patriotic Trump supporters inspired their version of the evil Klingons.

“The Klingons are going to help us really look at certain sides of ourselves and our country,” moonbat Aaron Harberts told Entertainment Weekly. “Isolationism is a big theme. Racial purity is a big theme.

Herberts added: “It raises big questions: Should we let people in? Do we want to change? … It’s been interesting to see how the times have become more of a mirror than we even thought they were going to be.”



Aaron Herberts mistakenly thinks virtue-signaling will win viewers. (Image: Twitter)

“Star Trek: Discovery” is set 10 years before the original 1966 TV series, which starred William Shatner and the late Leonard Nimoy.

At the time, the show reflected the Cold War tensions between the United States (represented by the Federation) and the former Soviet Union (the “Klingons”).

“Star Trek: Discovery” will be released September 24 on CBS All-Access, a subscription video-on-demand service.

We can already tell it’s going to be a bomb. How? Because what new TV show starts off alienating 63 million people right off the bat? That’s just stupid marketing.

Moreover, here’s a sampling of online comments from prospective non-fans:


Yea, cause I watch Star Trek to be lectured about left-wing politics.
This has been doomed from the start.
A majority of Star Trek series audiences have been men. A majority of men voted for Trump. 80% of employed men (you know, people who can buy products advertised on TV) voted for Trump.
Communists don’t care about buying products because they think it all comes from the guvment.
Gollywood just keeps cutting their own leftist throats, and they are wondering why their audience is shrinking and they are losing $$$!
If us ” Trump voters” are Klingons, then the other voters must be the Tribbles ! The Tribbles served no purpose other than to eat all of the ships food and are very much like modern socialists.
Gene Roddenberry was someone who sought solutions to racial and religious differences. He didn’t exploit it. He would be appalled.

When goaded to trash President Trump, William Shatner (the original — and best — Captain Kirk) told the Daily Beast: “I’m Canadian and I’m apolitical. I love America. I consider myself a guest here.”




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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:09 pm 
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Screw that
I AM NOT watching the pilot
Or anything else

I WILL watch Orville


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:39 pm 
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Screw that
I AM NOT watching the pilot
Or anything else

I WILL watch Orville


Watched it last night. Saw reviews complaining of sexist, and misogynistic jokes. Must have missed them. :?:

Not sure if I'll watch. Mythbuster reruns on Science Channel might get the click (they weren't on last night).

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Oh for *insert appropriate expletive here*'s sake.

Okay, I now consider Star Trek officially dead. Except, that is, the old shows and movies.

sensually caress you CBS.

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I watched Orville, it seems to be pretty entertaining. I think I'll keep on watching it.

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Micael wrote:
I watched Orville, it seems to be pretty entertaining. I think I'll keep on watching it.


For a parody show, they sure are treating it with a lot of detail and just cool.
Security Chief carrying handcuffs and actually competent? The nerve!
Shields that when finally fail , offer no protection at all, unlike a certain other series(s)...

And a nice touch that shows the level of detail; notice the model on the Captain's desk? It's small , so I had to look twice. It's the Wright Flyer -- Like, ORVILLE Wright. I love these guys.. :D


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I enjoyed Orville, though with the reviews coming in fairly negative I'm not sure it will be around for too long. It'd be nice if it stuck around, there are not many shows I want to watch anymore.

Part of me hopes we are just reading too much in to the comments about Star Trek Discovery and that it will actually be decent, but beyond their forced social commentary there is not much news coming out of the production that makes me feel hopeful. I was at a showing of Wrath of Khan last night and I had a left wing acquaintance of mine also comment that Discovery was looking like crap.


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I enjoyed Orville, (It had me at "Are there any strip clubs?") which surprised me since I do not enjoy Seth Macfarlane much. I'm skeptical they can sustain a long series with it, but I hope it succeeds if only because I think it offends the right people.


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I can't watch Orville simply because it has MacFarlane's face in it. I just cannot looking at it without wanting to punch the screen it's on.

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I enjoyed Orville, though with the reviews coming in fairly negative I'm not sure it will be around for too long. It'd be nice if it stuck around, there are not many shows I want to watch anymore.

Part of me hopes we are just reading too much in to the comments about Star Trek Discovery and that it will actually be decent, but beyond their forced social commentary there is not much news coming out of the production that makes me feel hopeful. I was at a showing of Wrath of Khan last night and I had a left wing acquaintance of mine also comment that Discovery was looking like crap.


It's the ratings that will make the deal; reviews are mostly retarded on a good day


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An executive producer for the CBS All-Access drama “Star Trek: Discovery” claims patriotic Trump supporters inspired their version of the evil Klingons.

“The Klingons are going to help us really look at certain sides of ourselves and our country,” moonbat Aaron Harberts told Entertainment Weekly. “Isolationism is a big theme. Racial purity is a big theme.

It sounds as if their idea of Trump supporters is so far from being accurate that few of them will be able to see themselves in the Klingons.

As for the producers politics, I always start with the assumption that everyone in the entertainment industry is probably despicable and/or idiotic in some way or another and try to judge them on their product. I'm usually not disappointed but am sometimes pleasantly surprised to find an entertainer who isn't a complete waste of oxygen in person.


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Well we've always known the Klingons were the good guys anyway, right? :twisted:

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If you remember the old War of Worlds TV series back on the late 80s, half the episodes of the second season, I was rooting for the aliens.

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Just watched the first episode of Orville. It was Ok, but not more than that. The tone seemed a bit uneven, but perhaps it will find itself. I'll watch the enxt one, at least. Adrianne Palicki did provide excellent fanservice, though. Her stance when firing her pistol really emphasized her assets.


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“The Klingons are going to help us really look at certain sides of ourselves and our country,” moonbat Aaron Harberts told Entertainment Weekly. “Isolationism is a big theme. Racial purity is a big theme.


....Yeeeeeeeeeeah, isolationists want to conquer and control other races and parts of the galaxy. You know how I know he's never SEEN a TOS episode?

And BTW, are we sure that's 'Harberts' and not 'Herberts'? From the nice people at Memory Alpha:

"...The term "Herbert" was an uncomplimentary slang term used by the acolytes of Dr. Sevrin. The basis for the term was a minor official named Herbert, notorious for his rigid and limited patterns of thought..."

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“The Klingons are going to help us really look at certain sides of ourselves and our country,” moonbat Aaron Harberts told Entertainment Weekly. “Isolationism is a big theme. Racial purity is a big theme.


....Yeeeeeeeeeeah, isolationists want to conquer and control other races and parts of the galaxy. You know how I know he's never SEEN a TOS episode?

And BTW, are we sure that's 'Harberts' and not 'Herberts'? From the nice people at Memory Alpha:

"...The term "Herbert" was an uncomplimentary slang term used by the acolytes of Dr. Sevrin. The basis for the term was a minor official named Herbert, notorious for his rigid and limited patterns of thought..."

Mike


Sounds like 95% of Hollywood. Given the disaster that was this year's movie box office, I'm wondering why any producer is going out of their way to insult half their audience.

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Ok, just saw the 2nd episode of the Orville. I genuinely liked it more then almost any Star Trek episode I've seen since DS9 (And DS9 was more Babylon 5 then normal trek). And honestly, other then a few off color jokes, I could actually see this as a TNG episode.


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It seems that CBS is embargoing the reviews of the first two episodes of ST:D until after they air.

ST:D? Oh dear....


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It seems that CBS is embargoing the reviews of the first two episodes of ST:D until after they air.

ST:D? Oh dear....


Being the Sniveling little Pustules they have always been with this Liefest, well, why NOT?
Just A WAG? But I'll bet you money the in-house and secret showings already are giving them really frapping bad news....


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