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I saw this excellent article online comparing all The Star Trek title sequences including Star Trek Discovery and the excellent The Orville.

http://heavy.com/entertainment/2017/09/the-orville-vs-star-trek-compare-watch-opening-themes-intros-videos/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxZkc2gk5hw

I've included a separate link to the Discovery opening (which I've posted before I know) as the one embedded on this site is region locked and those in the UK can't play it.

Interesting to note that a few effects people/writers who worked on Next Gen also worked on the Orville, and imo It shows....
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Well the ST fandom seems to be spit into two angry little camps over this show at the moment, and as I'm finding it very difficult to communicate my thought properly about any damn thing I thought I'd be lazy and let this Youtube Video speak for me, because I agree with nearly all his points and think It's one of the more balanced takes on this series.

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I've seen the first two episodes, and first impression? Hmmm, Okay, looks beautiful, (particularly the opening titles) but does it feel like Trek?
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Based on the short stories of Phillip K. Dick and trying to fill the gap left by 'Black Mirror' which was swallowed up by the Americans waving lots of hard cash at Charlie Brooker. *g*

What did I think of it so far? I think this Guardian article sums it up for me....

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/sep/18/electric-dreams-the-hood-maker-review-will-make-you-want-to-take-a-look-in-the-black-mirror

"Captivating performances, from Richard Madden from Game of Thrones, and from Holliday Grainger, who’s actually clashing with herself over on BBC1, though she’s hardly recognisable as Robin, the well-groomed, wholesome PA/wannabe PI in Strike. Here she looks more like someone you’d bump into in the stranger fields on the fringes of Glastonbury.

That’s what’s right with Electric Dreams, the first episode, at least. Are there any problems? Two, the seriousness of which I’m not sure. First, it’s not Black Mirror. To which you might say: so what, who says it’s trying to be? But when you have two ambitious sci-fi anthology series about who we are and where we’re going, comparison is inevitable, especially since the new one now occupies the old home of the other. It’s like when you’re going out with someone, and then they leave you (for someone with more money), and you get a new someone, and they’re great, but you can’t help thinking about the old one, missing them…

Actually, it’s not really like that, unless you are Channel 4 I imagine. The rest of us can obviously just spend £5.99 on Netflix to get the old one back. But if you could just have one, then you’d obviously pick the old one. Because while ED may resonate, BM hits an actual nerve, and hurts. Not so much about an imagined future, it’s about now, or no more than five minutes from now. It’s sci-fi for the non-sci-fi fan. And it’s more human, more moving, and wittier. Better, in short. And that brings us to the second – and I think more serious – issue with Electric Dreams. Which has to do with quality and consistency. The Hood Maker is terrific, thoughtful, thought-provoking and compelling. I’ve seen a couple more episodes, though, and without going into detail or giving anything away, they’re simply less engaging."
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A very brief sound bite but a neat taster of whats to come. *g*

Starts at around the 0.06.04 mark...

https://www.bigfinish.com/podcasts/popout/2017-08-28-matthew-waterhouse-and-the-prisoner
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Whedonesque is closing down.

These posts was made this morning from Simon and Sunfire.

http://whedonesque.com/comments/36482#510168

August 21 2017

"So farewell then. 15 years is a long time and a lot of water has flowed under the bridge. But now it's time to say goodbye. No more threads after this one, we're closing down. The site will at some stage become a read only site. So if you want to leave your contact details in this thread for other posters to get in touch that would be great otherwise email us at whedonesque@gmail.com.

The admins would like to thank the posters at this site. You made this site and we wouldn't have lasted as long as we could without you. So thank you. And if you want to mark our passing, please find a charity or organisation that deals with the treatment of Complex post-traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD) and leave a donation.

And a special thanks to Caroline who I had the privilege of meeting."

Seems the recent Whedon news was the final nail in the coffin.
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Hits it's mark at every turn and gets the period vibe just right. Can't wait to see it. :D

Will be posting again properly soon. :)
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And are we going to be as bloody stupid as last time and believe they're not purely out for themselves instead of the interests of the country as a whole? I think this article sums things up pretty well...

http://thelincolnite.co.uk/2017/04/kate-taylor-real-questions-facing-us-general-election/

"We cannot go on like this. Our children are being set up to live in poverty, and our full time jobs are not enough to raise them. Our disabled and elderly are living in abject poverty in what is supposed to be one of the richest nations in the world."
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This is wonderful..*g*

http://wolveswithhats.tumblr.com/post/120285918726/modern-day-btvs-timeline-shifted-up-10-15

"MODERN DAY BTVS. Timeline shifted up 10 - 15 years, on all accounts (ex. Spike has a 90s grunge aesthetic instead of 80s punk). I’m really curious how much improved technology and communication could potentially completely alter situations, and snowball into bigger events."

Giles’ bewilderment when asked upon purchasing a rare, ancient tome whether he’d like an ebook copy.

“Willow, sweetie, I really don’t think it’s a good idea to 3D print an Urn of Osiris”

Spike’s frustration over the shitty leeched wifi in his crypt. How is he supposed illegally download his shows when this connection is complete bollocks?

“Now if I’m not mistaken, some lucky girl’s got herself a Playstation 3.” “No way!”

The ensuing disaster when someone tries to Google Translate that ancient prophetic ritual.

Cordelia setting up an internet presence for Angel Investigations on Facebook. Or as Angel calls it, Headpages.

That time Willow almost got murdered by a demonic robot she met on Plenty of Fish.

The secret to restoring Angel’s soul is on a flash drive under Ms. Calendar’s desk. With a backup copy on Dropbox.

Buffy’s growing list of excuses as to why she sometimes doesn’t pickup her phone, because you very well can’t tell your mom you were too busy getting repeatedly punched in the face by a demon with fists the size of butterball turkeys, and that’s why you didn’t answer her texts about what you want to do for dinner tonight, and can you walk Dawn home from Lisa’s? It’s fine, mom, it’s fine, lasagna is fine, Dawn will be fine–Lisa lives like two streets over, remember?–I had my cell on vibrate ok? Sorry. It’s no big. Chill.
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Gotta say I love how they've done Hela. Looks like she's stepped straight from the pages of the comics. Also a clever way of doing Loki and Thor so they now have even more overtones of their graphic selves.



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