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  1. I have actually sold multiple people on the idea of watching this show by going ‘and they’d never have any of the team in love with each other romantically, because it’s so much better than that kind of soapy show’. So yeah. Totally overestimated this thing. And the idea that JJ had always been secretly in love with Reid, so there was no time to go back to where that wasn’t going on. That love declaration actually ruined the whole show for me as far as the characters were concerned. And I loved the their platonic friendship (after that one date). It was just so... tacky.
  2. I didn’t have a problem with the swearing here for the same reason that I don’t mind it in Westworld - because these people are behaving completely inappropriately, even for the situation they are in. In the scene the admiral is implying that Picard is an old coot potentially suffering from dementia - she should be taking the high road and treating him with perhaps sympathetic, polite disdain for his aggression towards her organization. And I think he would have understood that, on some level. But yet she suddenly gets right up on her hind legs and basically screams ‘fuck you and the horse you rode in on’ right in his face. It’s just so incredibly wrong... so inappropriate and unexpected and yet it reminds me of how we didn’t ever expect to have to watch Wolf Blitzer or whoever saying words like ‘shit-hole’ when quoting our most important figures. For Picard it would give him that same feeling of falling into a universe we don’t quite recognize. What the hell is this place, if this is how we talk now in meetings? For dramatic reasons, I felt like here it worked. But if Picard himself starts swearing it will completely freak me out.
  3. I think in a society like the Federation, wine production would probably be seen on a par with an art form. So you could replicate a Picard wine of the past, just as we could print a Picasso or Spotify The Beatles, but we’d love to see them live or get a new work from them. So every year, for fans of Picard wines, there would be excitement about a new flavor combination or whether this would be a good or bad vintage. They don’t use money, or have any shortages, so everything is just produced to be the best it can be. Which sounds mildly demanding yet somewhat more relaxing than trying to keep a modern vineyard/winery running.
  4. And then Rihanna Pritchett retweeted the Ursula LeGuin thing. I wonder what on Disc has happened here, because it looks like something has gone so, so wrong, if she’s not happy with this thing either. I though she had some creative control. It was the only thing that was giving me hope Also, how old is the actor playing Sybil? Because Vimes is an age appropriate 51 and she looks... young Apart from her also being skinny batwoman now. I mean, I love the look but she looks more like how I imagined Angua. Are we still not allowed any cool overweight middle-aged women on screen as the hero’s love interest? And on that note, is Angua an amalgamation of herself and Nobby? Because it kind of looks like it, and Nobby is missing so far.
  5. It’s (Where Oh) ‘Werewolf’ now.
  6. Yup, I’m guessing that the rest of the season is just going to be a shot of the empty office, as mice and bugs start to take back the kitchen and a clock quietly ticks on the wall.
  7. Don’t forget that MST3K Turkey Day is now live online. They’re currently showing ‘I Accuse My Parents’. A Classic.
  8. This stinks! But I thought this had to be it when we hadn’t heard anything for so long except more touring. But to do this almost on Thanksgiving? Come on. That’s just cruel. Netflix never really did as much for the show as I had expected they would when they were picked up. I thought it would finally make MST3K an international phenomenon, but it’s still not even available in most markets, seemingly. And I don’t think they ever dubbed the show into any other languages. So it makes sense as they can’t be making much international money from producing it. I really hope Jonah and Co continue this somewhere else. They were really getting into the swing of it, and I think they would only get better. Or that they just Kickstart a new season. I’m sure fans are still happy to keep on keeping on. They tried to kill it with a forklift, but it was the brain that wouldn’t die.
  9. And then, inevitably like Sarah and Abraham, Charlie Chaplin or Ronnie Wood, have yet another couple of kids at 65+... only for them to disappear when the show is finally rebooted for the third and final time as ‘Will and Grace: The Golden Years... in which they don’t have any kids, but do somehow inexplicably have grandchildren. Meanwhile Jack’s family just continues as normal.
  10. After this episode, I think Earth is going to turn out to be the Good Place and we the viewers are all now Team Cockroach. Because this thing is inspired and inspiring.
  11. Well, my great-granny had her last at 49, but she had eight more before that, so I think that changes things somewhat. It also annoys me in a way, because leaving having a baby until 50+ is just not an option without difficult and often painful medical interventions for most women (and a donor egg). I don’t really have a problem with having or being an older parent, but normally if your Mom is 50 when you are born, you can be damn sure that she at least really, desperately wanted to have you. In so many ways, it would have been better if they’d just got over the baby thing that season (3? 4?) when they were going to have a kid together through insemination. That way they could have mostly Invisible-Emma’d the kid like on Friends and said kid would probably be about 20 now and we’d be spared all this garbage. Plus, if that had happened, the original ending would never have been what it was in the first place. I thought that by bringing this show back they were trying to fix what once went wrong, Quantum Leap style, not make all the same mistakes all over again. Makes the whole thing such a waste of time.
  12. Wait, this week they have a guy named (My) Sunjay on this show. Have they been reading this board?
  13. That’s such a pity. I really enjoyed his character’s friendship with Jake and how he and Rom really brought out the nuance in what had been a frankly rather nastily depicted species. They were so sweet and so unstereotypical, while at the same time being proud Ferengi. But it was Eisenburg’s work when Nog was injured and suffering from PTSD that was a real standout. That was a real test, and he passed it as an actor. I think that storyline and how he portrayed it meant a lot to people who didn’t even realize, when it was first shown on TV, that it was going to (very soon) be so important to them. How do you continue when all your dreams are shattered? How to go on when the identity and organization you lived and worked for is the cause of all your suffering? It was really beautiful and he brought a real truth to it. It’s so sad that he has gone.
  14. Having watched the whole thing now, I quite enjoyed this, but I think it could have been a 2 hour movie. The twist in this episode was quite obvious - that prison clearly wasn’t happening in 2019. 2044? I could buy it. Also, I was slightly annoyed at how easy it was to take down the warden and how Chase basically did nothing for Cooper in the end - for good or ill, she just gave up and moved on, which seemed like a pretty powerless move. The only surprise was that Prison 2044 didn’t turn out to be another simulation inside a simulation at the end. I do quite like the idea that an entire generation of nerds grew up watching ‘Lost’ and thought ‘Sure, that’s definitely a reasonable answer to all our intricate societal problems’. Yeah, why not. But they forgot the magic ingredient that really made everyone on that island better people... Hurley-hugs.
  15. So pissed off right now. Why does Netflix even make shows when it just cancels everything after a year or two and leaves it all on a cliffhanger? There’s not much point watching any of their stuff as it all gets cancelled after 20 episodes or so. I loved this show and I was so sure that they must have got a pickup already when I saw the end of season 2. It was just a beautiful thing, and Netflix has stomped on it.
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