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Anyone watching? Feelings?

I know it is only on episode 2 but I am enjoying it so far
 

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I watched the first two episodes was ok for me rate it a 6/10 so far.

Have to see how the rest of the season goes.

I actually enjoyed watching The Orville more. 7/10 lol
 

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Anybody know if we getting this on DSTV or Showmax?
 

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[MENTION=41671]Valheru[/MENTION] I doubt you will, its a netflix created and owned product and they don't like to share :p

I enjoyed it, seemed a bit put on at times but yeah it's nice to have something new in the star trek universe
 

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Pity, we haven't had anything new since Enterprise. Which I enjoyed. ( <-- The internet will hate me for that comment)
 
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Definitely something different for the Trekkie universe. Acting and story 6-7/10. FX 10/10.
 

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Definitely enjoying it so far. As some have said, acting and shit can be meh and a bit overdone (so just like usual Star Trek? XD) but the FX are amazing and the story it is telling is pretty cool. Klingon Cold War

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Definitely enjoying it so far. As some have said, acting and shit can be meh and a bit overdone (so just like usual Star Trek? XD) but the FX are amazing and the story it is telling is pretty cool. Klingon Cold War

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Indeed. Something I've always wanted to see explored is the Klingon Cold War and how the Federations dealt with the Klingons.
 

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[MENTION=41671]Valheru[/MENTION] I doubt you will, its a netflix created and owned product and they don't like to share :p

I enjoyed it, seemed a bit put on at times but yeah it's nice to have something new in the star trek universe
Not created or owned by Netflix. It is a CBS production, and Netflix was given the licensing rights outside of America and Canada. Hence Netflix can say "Netflix Original"

And Netflix not sharing, we will need to see once the show has actually run till the end of the season, we obviously don't know what licensing has been done between them and other parties.
Though I don't think they are particularly happy with Multichoice or Sony in SA, considering how they had such a strong grip on content in SA, especially content Sony licensed from Netflix (reducing their initial offering in SA).

As for the show. I am enjoying it. Would make more sense to me currently if they said it takes place in the Kelvin universe, given the designs, Klingons, film style, technology. But we will see how it ties into the Prime Universe.
 

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I love star trek, but this show just left a bad taste in my mouth. I made it through the first episode and then tried the second, turned it off half way through. Story feels flat, dialogue was terrible, and the entire klingon dialogue was just so painful on the ears. So yeah won't be watching this thing any longer.
 

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Oh on a side note to everyone. The Netflix deal meant that netflix now can stream all of Star Treks back catalogue series :D
 

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I love star trek, but this show just left a bad taste in my mouth. I made it through the first episode and then tried the second, turned it off half way through. Story feels flat, dialogue was terrible, and the entire klingon dialogue was just so painful on the ears. So yeah won't be watching this thing any longer.
I don't know, to me it really feels like pretty standard Star Trek series stuff. Maybe a bit more modern but still. And the Klingon is at least not completely butchered
 

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The first 2 episodes were a prologue. They were average at best, but haven't we seen previous Star Trek episodes that were mediocre? We must still be introduced to most of the main characters, so let's wait and see.
 

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I have every episode of every start trek show and even watched that Walter Koenig abortion pilot episode..
Its not bad. Took me a while to place the timeline(okay 5 minutes) but its in glorious HDR...haters gotta suckkit!!
 

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i have every episode of every start trek show and even watched that walter koenig abortion pilot episode..
Its not bad. Took me a while to place the timeline(okay 5 minutes) but its in glorious hdr...haters gotta suckkit!!
this!!! So much this!!! Xd
 

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I don't know ey. Watched Episode 3 yesterday night and I'm starting to have second thoughts on it. Gonna sound bad...but it feels more like Star Wars than Star Trek.

I understand the story they're going towards and trying to tell (no spoilers) but I don't think that lends itself well to Star Trek. It doesn't have the classic science feel. The need for hope and the realisation of a better future.

It simply feels like another action shooter set vaguely in the Trekkie verse. Forgive me if I'm wrong, I think it is Prime?

Anyway, will give it more of a chance and carry on watching but I'm starting to get cold feet about it...

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Also, as a side note...I'm interested to know what you guys think... I'm not sure how they're planning on framing the Klingons for the rest of the show but they really don't feel like the bad guys right now.

Their motives for what they wish to do don't seem all that bad actually. Willing to ensure their independence and individuality and whatnot. Mmmmm...

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Having watched all the previous star treks and finishing episode 3 last night I think the show has good potential. The episode have been enjoyable so far, albeit light on classic star trek formula of encountering a problem and solving it through discovering something. That said they have laid a good introduction and the story arc is interesting. The characters seem to be more human and I found them more interesting so far than many of the previous series' crews, notably they appear to be subject to normal human failings and in retrospect seem more believable than most in previous series.

With the Klingon *"problem" it will be interesting to see how the ship and crew maintain the "hope and the realization of a better future" and the conflict of solving the *"problem" v star fleets principles. I agree with [MENTION=35909]BARGUILD[/MENTION] that the Klingon's are not portrayed as bad, similarly I would not say the star fleet ship and crew are good, which makes it interesting.

I will keep watching.

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my enthusiasm is eroding with every episode I watch. yesterday's 'Choose your pain', was particularly bad. I loved the SciFi of Star Trek previous generations, but what I loved most were the delicate handling of dilemma in the face of certain death, the morals, the monologues and wit that portrayed a deeply advanced civilization that had long abandoned our failings as humans of today.

But now to have proud rogue captains with unlimited control and power, condemned crew members allowed to engage with the captain on the bridge not to mention completely disregarding captains orders in just about every episode so far etc, is just such a departure from what Star Trek stood for. I mean, what happened to the prime directive? All of a sudden the entire star fleet has no problem hunting down exotic creatures for their own personal selfish war efforts. And since when do crew members swear? Aij.

Then comes the unoriginal concept of the mycelium spores, a life form that pervades throughout all space and has unlimited power.. Reminded me of the midichlorians of star wars, aka the Force.

I could go on and on about how I despise this reboot, but in the end I will probably continue watching it anyway unless it goes from bad to worse.
 

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hey guys

enjoying it but not the lead actors are a bit meh,
fx are great but that typical of a netflix original series.

wish they would add in more Klingon scenes , enjoyed the Klingon lore more.
 

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