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  1. 2 points
    RickR

    Star Trek

    And NSG -- you mentioned Riker's beard as the opposite of "jumping the shark"....DS9 is similar. Bald/goatee Sisko is when things got really good. Although DS9 was never as bad as season 1 of TNG.
  2. 2 points
    RickR

    Star Trek

    Oooh, I totally agree on the animated series. Although the pacing can be slow, and the animation very rudimentary...the stories are great. It feels like true Star Trek. Enterprise is another one I also didn't care for. I thought it started out really well. I would have loved to see the show focus on Klingons. I think the early Earth force, being terrorized and dominated by the Klingons would have been really good. Playing catch-up, outsmarting them, building alliances. So many story opportunities. There is also a lot of written material about early Star Fleet and the Romulan wars that would have been great. Sadly, more opportunity lost.
  3. 2 points
    nosweargamer

    Star Trek

    I think its cool that you can take selected posts from one thread and turn them into their own thread! (Although I didn't mind the Star Trek tangents at all) I really got into Next Gen when they started airing reruns at night after the 10pm local news (on WKBD 50 Justin). Due to simple math, most the episodes I saw where after Riker's beard, which is considered the opposite of jumping the shark for TV shows. We just started the first season. I've told myself that it's supposed to get better after season 1, but some of the early episodes aren't that bad. My wife also told me she doesn't care for Yar, but I informed here she wouldn't be around for long. But she does seem to like Data. DS9 didn't appeal to me when it first aired. I didn't like the idea of the show focused on a star base rather than exploration. And the theme song seemed boring and lacked energy compared to Next Gen. So I never really gave it a chance. But I've heard many praises of the show, so I look forward to giving it a real try once we finish Next Gen. I watched the premier of Voyager on UPN with a lot of excitement, but the premier ended up boring me to the point I never gave it another shot. The story didn't do anything for me and the cast lacked the great chemistry found in TOS and Next Gen. I still have no desire to revisit it. ST: Enterprise also never drew me in. The "hip" theme song felt so out of place and overall, the show just didn't "feel" like a real Star Trek show. I don't know why, but this is another I have no desire to see. BTW, on a side note, I really enjoyed the animated series!
  4. 2 points
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Lets check out the latest two releases from Basic Fun's Arcade Classics line! Galaga and Dig Dug!
  5. 1 point
    RickR

    Star Trek

    Probably my favorite part of re-watching DS9 was finding small pockets of shows that I had never seen before. It was like finding "new" Star Trek. I savored that. I think the show originally aired when my kids were born and were infants. So I must have missed some episodes due to lack of sleep or other priorities.
  6. 1 point
    RickR

    Star Trek

    Oh for sure! Chakotay/Seven came out of left field. Watching it now, it smacks of harassment 😁 Dude, you are her BOSS! One more nitpick....the ship itself just never looked "cool" IMO. The TOS Enterprise is the sexiest space ship. Voyager just doesn't do it for me. The saucer looks like the heel of a men's dress shoe. So much potential; but ultimately, unfulfilled.
  7. 1 point
    Justin

    Star Trek

    Agreed! I should've mentioned him. Terrific point. The Doctor's story arc may have been the best in the series. I really like the Doctor and am glad they made a little room to have him in the TNG movies and an appearance in DS9 (Dr. Zimmerman). I also think the Doctor would've possibly made a better "match" for Seven in the end than Chakotay, if The Doctor and Seven were both going to be in relationships at the end. Doctor and Seven both had a similar struggle of going through a Data / Pinocchio struggle of having "robotic" characteristics and learning what it means to be human.
  8. 1 point
    RickR

    Star Trek

    Complete agreement on Kes and Seven here. I should also mention that Robert Picardo as "The Doctor" was also a great character. Very well done. One of the main problems with the series is that I can't think of a single stand-out episode. Just as an example, DS9 had many, with "The Visitor" being probably my favorite ST episode of them all. TNG had "Darmok", "The Inner Light", The Borg cliffhanger, etc. Voyager? Well, there was that one episode with Sulu and the Excelsior. I just don't recall what it was about, though.
  9. 1 point
    Justin

    Star Trek

    Another issue that fell short for me me with Voyager was the mishandling of the Kes / Seven of Nine thing. There’s no real excuse for Kes being so underwritten and becoming a dead end. Lieutenant Broccoli was written as a deeper character. 🥦 Wasn’t Kes and the Ocampa people part of the entire premise of the show? Isn’t Kes’ people ultimately at the heart of why Voyager became stuck in the Delta Quadrant? I’m not suggesting that Kes should have stayed on, however there’s no reason her character should’ve withered into a dead end while she was on the show. Seven of Nine was a creative replacement with potential to be a deeply interesting character but I felt that was also somewhat mishandled. The idea of a Borg drone separated from the collective joining Voyager’s crew is a brilliant one. Her story and struggle with individuality though wasn’t nearly as moving as Hugh’s. The Hugh story brought out the best of Trek, raising philosophical questions and making you think. Was it right to free him from the collective? To use him and send him home to infect the collective? Or even to risk bringing him onboard the ship in the first place? Should Guinan's warnings be heeded? Was any of this right? Does Hugh have feelings? Suddenly the audience had empathy for a Borg. Although she was an interesting character the Seven of Nine story fell flat with me. I thought accentuating her looks to the point of making her like a Borg dominatrix cheapened the show and the Star Trek brand. They didn’t need to do that. The actress was good enough and the character interesting enough to add substantially to the show. It also felt completely unnatural to pair her up with Chakotay at the end. Other than that though I loved Voyager.
  10. 1 point
    TrekMD

    Star Trek

    I can't wait to see that space battle scene in the What We Left Behind documentary. They have taken that scene and a number of others and upgraded them to HD resolution. I just finished watching the first episode of season 2 of Discovery. Definitely going in a different direction now that the war is behind. I liked it.
  11. 1 point
    Justin

    NSG's Toys & More Tuesdays

    🖖 Out of respect for @nosweargamer's thread I've split our Star Trek conversation off into its own thread here:
  12. 1 point
    kamakazi20012

    Arcade USA

    If you are asking me then I will have to try in the future. I don't have Blue Print for the 5200, sadly.
  13. 1 point
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Shuttlin' to the Moon in this episode of Playin' the MameCade! its Moon Shuttle from Nichibutsu!
  14. 1 point
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Get to da Choppa and dig up those Bucks! in this episode of Lets Play! Its Buried Bucks on the Atari 800!
  15. 1 point
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Battlin' those Galactic Bugs in this episode of TandyCade! Its Galaxy Invasion by Big Five Software!
  16. 1 point
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Blatantly invading homes to find pieces of "the invention" in this new episode of AtariCade 5200! Its Blue Print from CBS Electronics!
  17. 1 point
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Waka Waka Waka Willie! It's Coleco's Pac Man MiniCade!
  18. 1 point
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    A nice alternative for when the ColecoVision power supply dies (although a little pricey with no USB cable or power adapter if you don't already own one)
  19. 1 point
    RickR

    Arcade USA

    If you are talking about me...no chance. I have the worst memory. I need a RAM upgrade. Blue Print is not a game for someone with my deficiency.
  20. 1 point
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    (Willie!) I know my co-host Matt will most likely wipe the floor with me score wise, but Willie! has gotta try! Maybe one of others in the gang can defeat Matt Rick? Micheal?
  21. 1 point
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Delving into the dungeons with Winky in this episode of IntelliCade! Its Venture!
  22. 1 point
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Lets Play! this cool WIP Homebrew called Chaotic Grill for the Atari 2600! A awesome looking port of Burgertime!
  23. 1 point
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Lets Play! Neon from Datamost Software for the Apple II!
  24. 1 point
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Jumpin' over vehicles and collecting flags in this new episode of Willie!'s ABC's of Favorite Atari 2600 Games!
  25. 1 point
    Willie!

    Arcade USA

    Arkay and Willie! went questing with Team Pixelboy's Colecovsion game Quest for the Golden Chalice on todays live stream
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