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Next Generation returning to disappoint us in greater clarity [message #183726] Thu, 20 October 2011 23:33 Go to next message
nebusj- is currently offline  nebusj-
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Hey, we're going to have the chance to watch 'Encounter At
Farpoint' all over again and realize how much nothing there was in
the show, only this time, it'll be remastered and with new effects
to more clearly highlight the nothing:

http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/28/star-trek-the-next-genera tion-is-coming-to-blu-ray-starting-in/

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Re: Next Generation returning to disappoint us in greater clarity [message #183727 is a reply to message #183726] Fri, 21 October 2011 09:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In article <j7qp73$hsa$1@reader1.panix.com>,
nebusj-@-rpi-.edu (Joseph Nebus) wrote:

> Hey, we're going to have the chance to watch 'Encounter At
> Farpoint' all over again and realize how much nothing there was in
> the show, only this time, it'll be remastered and with new effects
> to more clearly highlight the nothing:
>
> http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/28/star-trek-the-next-genera tion-is-coming-to-
> blu-ray-starting-in/

I agree about the nothingness of TNG. So, to sum up: Who cares?

Changing the topic kind of slantwise, is there some explanation of why
reruns of DS9 are never shown? I thought that show was far superior in
all ways.

Judith

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Re: Next Generation returning to disappoint us in greater clarity [message #183728 is a reply to message #183726] Fri, 21 October 2011 17:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Doug Elrod is currently offline  Doug Elrod
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On Oct 20, 11:33 pm, nebu...@-rpi-.edu (Joseph Nebus) wrote:
>         Hey, we're going to have the chance to watch 'Encounter At
> Farpoint' all over again and realize how much nothing there was in
> the show, only this time, it'll be remastered and with new effects
> to more clearly highlight the nothing:

I thought the Nothing was the foe in "The Neverending Story" (some of
whose dialogue was provided by ROBERT EASTON, of "The Giant Spider
Invasion" fame). Maybe one is just part of the other. Didn't it turn
out that most of Next Generation was just a simulation, or something,
set up by Q? :-)

-Doug Elrod (dre1@cornell.edu)
Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!
Re: Next Generation returning to disappoint us in greater clarity [message #183729 is a reply to message #183727] Fri, 21 October 2011 22:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank J. Lhota is currently offline  Frank J. Lhota
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On 10/21/2011 9:16 AM, Judith wrote:
> In article<j7qp73$hsa$1@reader1.panix.com>,
> nebusj-@-rpi-.edu (Joseph Nebus) wrote:
>
>> Hey, we're going to have the chance to watch 'Encounter At
>> Farpoint' all over again and realize how much nothing there was in
>> the show, only this time, it'll be remastered and with new effects
>> to more clearly highlight the nothing:
>>
>> http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/28/star-trek-the-next-genera tion-is-coming-to-
>> blu-ray-starting-in/
>
> I agree about the nothingness of TNG. So, to sum up: Who cares?
>
> Changing the topic kind of slantwise, is there some explanation of why
> reruns of DS9 are never shown? I thought that show was far superior in
> all ways.

The rebroadcast of the series is being held up by the "Occupy Deep Space
Nine" protests. Enough with the "I am the Bajoran 99%" signs!

> Judith
>


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Let everything be as it should be;
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Time for this one to come home!"
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Re: Next Generation returning to disappoint us in greater clarity [message #183730 is a reply to message #183729] Sat, 22 October 2011 10:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In article <j7t83c$ed9$1@news.albasani.net>,
"Frank J. Lhota" <FrankLho.NOSPAM@rcn.com> wrote:

> On 10/21/2011 9:16 AM, Judith wrote:
>> In article<j7qp73$hsa$1@reader1.panix.com>,
>> nebusj-@-rpi-.edu (Joseph Nebus) wrote:
>>
>>> Hey, we're going to have the chance to watch 'Encounter At
>>> Farpoint' all over again and realize how much nothing there was in
>>> the show, only this time, it'll be remastered and with new effects
>>> to more clearly highlight the nothing:
>>>
>>> http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/28/star-trek-the-next-genera tion-is-coming-
>>> to-
>>> blu-ray-starting-in/
>>
>> I agree about the nothingness of TNG. So, to sum up: Who cares?
>>
>> Changing the topic kind of slantwise, is there some explanation of why
>> reruns of DS9 are never shown? I thought that show was far superior in
>> all ways.
>
> The rebroadcast of the series is being held up by the "Occupy Deep Space
> Nine" protests. Enough with the "I am the Bajoran 99%" signs!
>
What are the "Occupy Deep Space Nine" protests about? I couldn't find
info on the internets.

Judith

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Re: Next Generation returning to disappoint us in greater clarity [message #183731 is a reply to message #183730] Sat, 22 October 2011 15:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Frank J. Lhota is currently offline  Frank J. Lhota
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On 10/22/2011 10:15 AM, Judith wrote:
> What are the "Occupy Deep Space Nine" protests about? I couldn't find
> info on the internets.
>
> Judith

That is because the protests have not been covered by the Cardassian
main stream media.

--
"All things extant in this world,
Gods of Heaven, gods of Earth,
Let everything be as it should be;
Thus shall it be!"
- Magical chant from "Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi"

"Drizzle, Drazzle, Drozzle, Drome,
Time for this one to come home!"
- Mr. Wizard from "Tooter Turtle"
Re: Next Generation returning to disappoint us in greater clarity [message #183732 is a reply to message #183729] Sat, 22 October 2011 16:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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If I don't reply to this Frank J. Lhota post, the terroists win.

>> Changing the topic kind of slantwise, is there some
>> explanation of why reruns of DS9 are never shown? I thought
>> that show was far superior in all ways.
>
> The rebroadcast of the series is being held up by the "Occupy
> Deep Space Nine" protests. Enough with the "I am the Bajoran
> 99%" signs!
>

I can get Voyager and Enterprise on Netflix, but not DS9 (or as I
like to call it "Star Trek: For Grownups").

There is something very wrong with this.

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Re: Next Generation returning to disappoint us in greater clarity [message #183834 is a reply to message #183731] Sat, 22 October 2011 16:59 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In article <j7v495$7nv$1@news.albasani.net>,
"Frank J. Lhota" <FrankLho.NOSPAM@rcn.com> wrote:

> On 10/22/2011 10:15 AM, Judith wrote:
>> What are the "Occupy Deep Space Nine" protests about? I couldn't find
>> info on the internets.
>>
>> Judith
>
> That is because the protests have not been covered by the Cardassian
> main stream media.

Hmmm, wonder if there's Cardassian samizdat...If not, could you or
someone else please tell me what it's all about? Thanks.

Judith

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Re: Next Generation returning to disappoint us in greater clarity [message #183835 is a reply to message #183732] Sat, 22 October 2011 23:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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In <Xns9F869EB5889BDfreezer88hotmailcom@94.75.214.90> Freezer <freezer88@hotSPAMTHISmail.com> writes:

> If I don't reply to this Frank J. Lhota post, the terroists win.
>> The rebroadcast of the series is being held up by the "Occupy
>> Deep Space Nine" protests. Enough with the "I am the Bajoran
>> 99%" signs!

> I can get Voyager and Enterprise on Netflix, but not DS9 (or as I
> like to call it "Star Trek: For Grownups").

> There is something very wrong with this.

Actually, that's changed. At least, the first and last seasons
of Deep Space Nine are on Netflix Instant now. I watched the series
finale (for the first time) just a couple days ago.

I also recently watched the Voyager finale, for the first time,
and now hate Voyager in all kinds of ways I didn't when the show was on
and I didn't watch it.

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Re: Next Generation returning to disappoint us in greater clarity [message #183836 is a reply to message #183727] Sun, 23 October 2011 01:45 Go to previous message
Stephen aka Old Man A is currently offline  Stephen aka Old Man A
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On Fri, 21 Oct 2011 09:16:54 -0400, Judith <JUJU@withouta.net> wrote:

> In article <j7qp73$hsa$1@reader1.panix.com>,
> nebusj-@-rpi-.edu (Joseph Nebus) wrote:
>
>> Hey, we're going to have the chance to watch 'Encounter At
>> Farpoint' all over again and realize how much nothing there was in
>> the show, only this time, it'll be remastered and with new effects
>> to more clearly highlight the nothing:
>>
>> http://www.engadget.com/2011/09/28/star-trek-the-next-genera tion-is-coming-to-
>> blu-ray-starting-in/
>
> I agree about the nothingness of TNG. So, to sum up: Who cares?

As a fan who became one as a result of TNG, I must protest! I am not a
Merry Man!

I find it hard to believe that nothing in the show would include:

A Peabody Award Winning Episode. ("The Big Goodbye")

A continuation of the TOS trend to deal with issues including:
- Aging ("Half-a-life")
- Witch hunting prosecution ("The Drumhead")
- Resistance Movements (at least 3 different ones)
- Torture of Prisoners ("There are four lights!")
- Crime and Punishment ("Justice" [Though some say that the punishment
should have been carried out here])
- Kidnapped childern ("Suddenly Human" )
- Rape ("Violations")
- Ethics ("Ethics")

Now I will admit that there are episodes which didn't live up to Captain
Picard's promise at the end of "Encounter at Farpoint" ...

"Oh no, number one, I'm sure most will be much more interesting."

.... but then again, there was an Emmy Award winning show that billed itself
as a show about nothing.

Now that I've done my part, I have to admit that I could have done without
"Shades of Gray"


> Changing the topic kind of slantwise, is there some explanation of why
> reruns of DS9 are never shown? I thought that show was far superior in
> all ways.

Oh, I'll agree with that.

Stephen Ratliff
who is actually hoping for better effects for "Disaster"
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