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Started by PickelledEggs, August 26, 2014, 06:28:36 PM

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Hydra009


Holy moley!  I knew there was a good reason why this is my favorite show!  We got comedic violence, touching character moments, and even a few not-too-subtle jabs at society - all wrapped up in colorful, Invader Zim-esque visuals.  I can usually hit pause and find several hidden gags.

My only regret is that Helluva Boss might get 12 seasons and a movie before Hazbin Hotel gets 3 episodes.  It's like watching season after season of Stargate Atlantis while SG1 goes through development hell (pun not intended, but not unwelcome)

Blackleaf

#1456
What are your thoughts on The Rings of Power? Personally, I think it's okay, but there's just something...off about it. They're trying very hard to capture the magic of the original trilogy, but it's not working.

Also, holy hell. Young Galadriel is like a completely different character from her older counterpart.

And, of course, we can't forget my favorite trope. The good guys who have the power to fix things, but choose to ignore the problem and chastise the hero for trying cliché.

One more note about the series. Some people are apparently upset because there are black elves and such. Maybe it isn't exactly in-line with the books, but umm... Do we really need the elves to be this symbol of the perfect Aryan race? I don't think it really hurts the series to have more skin tone variety.

Edit: Almost forgot, but there's one more detail that bothers me. They act like elves and humans mating is this blasphemous act, which never produces healthy offspring. They apparently forgot that Elrond, one of its main characters, is a half-elf, with human ancestors.
"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville--

Hydra009

#1457
Star Trek Lower Decks is the best Trek since DS9.  Better than VOY (wow, that really does save a lot of time), Enterprise, Picard, STD, etc.

I don't know how they did it, but they took a series with a kinda meh premise that more or less ran on self-referential humor and gave it legitimately exciting action scenes and surprisingly likable characters.

the_antithesis

#1458
Quote from: Hydra009 on October 31, 2022, 11:51:15 PMStar Wars Lower Decks is the best Trek since DS9.

Hee. 

Shiranu

#1459
Quote from: Hydra009 on October 31, 2022, 11:51:15 PMStar Wars Lower Decks is the best Trek since DS9.  Better than VOY (wow, that really does save a lot of time), Enterprise, Picard, STD, etc.

I don't know how they did it, but they took a series with a kinda meh premise that more or less ran on self-referential humor and gave it legitimately exciting action scenes and surprisingly likable characters.
I still need to give that a watch.

I love Voyager because it's the one I grew up on and have nostalgia glasses for (didn't really have T.V. till like... 2003 or so), but it is a lot more miss than hit. Keep on trying to rewatch DS9 but keep on getting distracted, so Lower Decks seems like a bit more light-hearted and enjoyable of series. The "dark" stuff just doesn't do much for me nowadays, but it still is my favorite series.
All the evils that men cause to each other because of certain desires, or opinions or religious principles, are rooted in ignorance. [All hatred would come to an end] when the earth was flooded with the knowledge of God. - Moses Ben Maimon

Hydra009


Hydra009

Quote from: Shiranu on November 01, 2022, 12:08:40 AMI still need to give that a watch.

I love Voyager because it's the one I grew up on and have nostalgia glasses for (didn't really have T.V. till like... 2003 or so), but it is a lot more miss than hit. Keep on trying to rewatch DS9 but keep on getting distracted, so Lower Decks seems like a bit more light-hearted and enjoyable of series. The "dark" stuff just doesn't do much for me nowadays, but it still is my favorite series.
Lower Decks has a running criticism that Starfleet isn't proactive enough to head off minor problems before they become major threats (too hands-off and unobservant) and isn't flexible enough (too rule-bound to effectively deal with unusual problems).

The latter criticism is shared by DS9 and a humble cardassian tailor (who has never ever been nor will ever be anything other than a simple tailor)

Shiranu

Hell yeah, that sounds right up my interests then. Glad someone finally recommended it to convince me.
All the evils that men cause to each other because of certain desires, or opinions or religious principles, are rooted in ignorance. [All hatred would come to an end] when the earth was flooded with the knowledge of God. - Moses Ben Maimon

Hydra009

So...not that I care or anything, but David Tennant is allegedly coming back to Doctor Who as the 14th Doctor.  They're even bringing back Donna as his companion.

But I've had my fill of Doctor Who and this blatant nostalgia hook definitely won't manipulate me into...zomfg Neil Patrick Harris!?!

*faints*

the_antithesis

Quote from: Hydra009 on November 02, 2022, 08:06:11 PMSo...not that I care or anything, but David Tennant is allegedly coming back to Doctor Who as the 14th Doctor.  They're even bringing back Donna as his companion.

But I've had my fill of Doctor Who and this blatant nostalgia hook definitely won't manipulate me into...zomfg Neil Patrick Harris!?!

*faints*

It's probably going to be a short tenure as I skimmed an article that names another actor as the next Doctor. At most, he'll be like John Hurt as #14

Hydra009

Westworld is cancelled  Its next season was supposed to be its final season and wrap everything up in a neat little bow.  Now, it'll just be a confused mess that never really had much of a payoff.  Yay.

Final rankings:  Season 1 >> Season 2 > Season 3 > Season 4
(Wow, that's weird, I think I just figured out why it was cancelled)

Hydra009

Rick and Morty is back!

And holy cow, move over Zuckerberg, because I just found the real Metaverse!  (man, that is gonna age poorly)

My Meta personality: Fan Service!

*greenlights Firefly season 2 (which flops due to executive meddling), gives every anime beach episodes, was solely responsible for Katy Perry's appearance on Sesame Street, cast 2/3 of Doctor Who's companions, cast Seven of Nine, made the Pink Power Ranger a gymnast, etc*

Though it's not all positive stuff.  Because I'm the manifestation of the collective will of the fans with no internal agency of my own, I have to do a lot of morally questionable things, like making remakes of already perfectly good movies and harem animes.  I just want a satisfying ending to Neon Genesis Evangelion, I don't want to introduce yet another pilot girl (but I must!) and I just want the guy from Rosario + Vampire to settle down (but I can't!) and I want to give The Simpsons the send-off it deserves (this hurts me as much as it hurts you!)

I'm often in conflict with Shipper, who dislikes me for encroaching on her terf.  The Standards & Practices guy hates my guts and frequently kills me.  But like the all-slut phoenix dragon, I am perpetually reborn from people's most fervent desires.

When will this nightmare end??!

Blackleaf

Quote from: Hydra009 on November 27, 2022, 10:19:16 AMRick and Morty is back!

And holy cow, move over Zuckerberg, because I just found the real Metaverse!  (man, that is gonna age poorly)

My Meta personality: Fan Service!

*greenlights Firefly season 2 (which flops due to executive meddling), gives every anime beach episodes, was solely responsible for Katy Perry's appearance on Sesame Street, cast 2/3 of Doctor Who's companions, cast Seven of Nine, made the Pink Power Ranger a gymnast, etc*

Though it's not all positive stuff.  Because I'm the manifestation of the collective will of the fans with no internal agency of my own, I have to do a lot of morally questionable things, like making remakes of already perfectly good movies and harem animes.  I just want a satisfying ending to Neon Genesis Evangelion, I don't want to introduce yet another pilot girl (but I must!) and I just want the guy from Rosario + Vampire to settle down (but I can't!) and I want to give The Simpsons the send-off it deserves (this hurts me as much as it hurts you!)

I'm often in conflict with Shipper, who dislikes me for encroaching on her terf.  The Standards & Practices guy hates my guts and frequently kills me.  But like the all-slut phoenix dragon, I am perpetually reborn from people's most fervent desires.

When will this nightmare end??!

"Oh, wearisome condition of humanity,
Born under one law, to another bound;
Vainly begot, and yet forbidden vanity,
Created sick, commanded to be sound."
--Fulke Greville--

Gawdzilla Sama

Liking the Rings of Power.
We 'new atheists' have a reputation for being militant, but make no mistake  we didn't start this war. If you want to place blame put it on the the religious zealots who have been poisoning the minds of the  young for a long long time."
PZ Myers