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Subj: Here are Several Reaasons why Discovery is failing...
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 at 02:28:43 pm EDT (Viewed 834 times)
Reply Subj: What is going on with Star Trek Discovery?
Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2017 at 12:25:28 pm EDT (Viewed 840 times)

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1. It's Not About the Enterprise: We've already had Voyager and DS9, shows that weren't about the U.S.S. Enterprise. And, technically, Star Trek: Enterprise falls into that category as well since it wasn't U.S.S. But NX or something like that. And that Enterprise shouldn't even have existed in the first place since Kirk and Pike should have been commanding the first Enterprise, not Archer. I don't want to watch another show that isn't about this legendary ship. We've already been there and done that with two, technically 3, shows already. Let's not go there again until after we see another Star Trek show about another Enterprise. After all, we haven't seen the U.S.S. Enterprise for many years now, we need to see it again with a new, young, Captain in the command chair.

2. It's Not Going to Be on TV: Rather, this show is going to be on some kind of "All Access" kind of thing where people pay a subscription for it. And judging by what I've read, fans are unenthusiastic about it and for good reason. If it's not on TV, the show will fail.

3. The Captain is Not the Star: I'm sorry, but who wants to see a show about some up and coming ranked officer instead of the Captain? That just throws all kind of tradition out the window and stories will be told in such an awkward way it'll be too jarring. Who wants that?

4. It's Been Delayed...repeatedly: And this right here is why Discovery is failing before it even gets off the ground. And it's also another reason why fans are not very enthusiastic about seeing the show. If Discovery manages to even get on the air, it'll be too little, too late and no one will see it and Discovery will last only one short season before being cancelled due to poor ratings.

5. Casting Decisions Haven't Been Great: I don't know about you, but the casting decisions so far haven't been great. Even if I was looking forward to seeing this show, there aren't any great casting choices to be excited about. Not one.

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?
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