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    It's almost the entire team that doesn't care about Star Trek, but really mostly it's Alex Kurtzman May His Name Always Be A Curse. He and Abrams were given the keys to the Trek franchise and they made two incredibly expensive, stupid movies that just ruined any chance at gaining a broader audience, so that by the time Beyond came out people were too burned out to care about Trek movies. When it flopped, the studio internalized the wrong lesson and said "hey we don't like losing money, we'd better give it back to the people who made at least some money." So Kurtzman was given TV Trek as well and I dunno, maybe he's been watching some old episodes and is starting to like it, sometimes I feel like we're watching the showrunners only now figuring out that Trek was already great and they didn't have to reboot/reinvent everything to make it relevant. But it's still v. clearly being produced mostly by people who would visibly much rather be making just about anything else.

    Contrast this with The Mandalorian, which was conceived of and is being made by John "Happy" Favreau who very obviously loves Star Wars and wants his creation to fit into and build upon the existing universe. One of these approaches is sustainable. The other spits out shit like Disco and Picard.
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    Alex Kurtzman has damaged the Star Trek IP to such a degree that it will be impossible to repair the damage without somehow wiping away everything he has created since the 2009 reboot movies. That means erasing the "Kelvin timeline" and all of the silly nonsense which took place in it.

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    BTW, the last episode was directed by Jonathan Frakes, so that might also be a reason why it was more ST.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hel OWeen View Post
    BTW, the last episode was directed by Jonathan Frakes, so that might also be a reason why it was more ST.
    I think it was actually sub-par, he's usually p. reliable so I don't know if maybe the script was just impossible to make anything decent out of this time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hel OWeen View Post
    BTW, the last episode was directed by Jonathan Frakes, so that might also be a reason why it was more ST.
    By that logic quite a few episodes should have been more Trek like:

    1.10 - Despite Yourself (2018)
    2.2 - New Eden (2019)
    2.9 - Project Daedalus (2019)
    3.3 - People of Earth (2020)
    3.8 - The Sanctuary (2020)
    3.12 - The Good of the People (2020)

    Here's the episodes he did for Picard:
    1.04 Absolute Candor (2020)
    1.05 Stardust City Rag (2020)

    By that logic, is NCIS also Trek?
    1.14 - LD50 (2010)
    2.11 - Disorder (2010)
    3.16 - Blye, K. (2012)
    4.10 - Free Ride (2012)
    5.02 - Impact (2013)
    8.10 - Sirens (2016)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonath...kes#Television

    Dude is quite the prolific director for TV.
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    Two takes Frakes...
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    Despite Yourself was pretty good as I recall.

    New Eden was pretty solid too. Project Daedalus was after the second season disappeared up its own arse trying to write the spore drive out of the universe, so not the best.

    He's a decent director, but he doesn't write the stuff, so he's still dependent on the writers who don't honestly seem to have a great grasp of what it is they want to achieve with their arcs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zekk Pacus View Post
    Despite Yourself was pretty good as I recall.

    New Eden was pretty solid too. Project Daedalus was after the second season disappeared up its own arse trying to write the spore drive out of the universe, so not the best.

    He's a decent director, but he doesn't write the stuff, so he's still dependent on the writers who don't honestly seem to have a great grasp of what it is they want to achieve with their arcs.
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    Season 3 has officially hit the 'we're out of ideas' phase, I see.
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    "So, what I want you to do for this scene, is stare into the camera as hard as you can and look super serious."

    "Ok, uh, what's my character's motivation, what's her story, what is she feeling and why is she feeling it?"




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      Spoiler:
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    Galaxy Quest is one of the best Star Trek movies ever, still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruri View Post
    Galaxy Quest is one of the best Star Trek movies ever, still.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruri View Post
    Galaxy Quest is one of the best Star Trek movies ever, still.
    While great movie in itself, that's not a very hard competition to win, is it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Venec View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Ruri View Post
    Galaxy Quest is one of the best Star Trek movies ever, still.
    While great movie in itself, that's not a very hard competition to win, is it?
    Eh, I think 2, 4, 6, and Beyond are legitimately good, well-made movies, not just "good for being a weirdo scifi franchise."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruri View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruri View Post
    Galaxy Quest is one of the best Star Trek movies ever, still.
    While great movie in itself, that's not a very hard competition to win, is it?
    Eh, I think 2, 4, 6, and Beyond are legitimately good, well-made movies, not just "good for being a weirdo scifi franchise."
    I'm one of the grumpy diehards who don't like too much ACTION and SHOOTY SHOOTY in my ST.

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    >Not including First Contact
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zekk Pacus View Post
    >Not including First Contact
    It looks pretty but it is pure wall-to-wall dumbness, the first example of trying to make Trek just another action franchise and arguably the one that started us down the road we're still on with Picard and Disco. It's not actually good.
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    First Contact wasn't all that great as a 'Star Trek' film... If you want to go one level futher Insurrection was probably the better 'TNG' film in terms of plot and scope...
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