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  1. sifth

    So What Do You All Think of Zack Snyder?

    How could we not, when both characters were in nearly all of the marketing for the film. I mean those characters were in posters, on trailers and even commercials. It would nearly impossible for most people to no know they were in the film.
  2. sifth

    So What Do You All Think of Zack Snyder?

    I liked Batman as well, but only when he wasn't violently murdering people. I'm not sure why he chose to treat Batman like he's the Punisher or Rorschach though.
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    So What Do You All Think of Zack Snyder?

    I don't want to say I hate the guy, the way I do J.J. Abrams and Alex Kurtzman, but I do view the guy as a bit of an idiot. He did make some movies I enjoy however, like Dawn of the Dead 2004...................granted he was using a James Gunn script and James Gunn is amazing, IMO I actually liked his version of Watchmen as well; Rorschach was particularly awesome in that film. I'm afraid anything nice I have to say about the guy stops there however. Man of Steel might very well be one of the worst movies I've seen in my life. I mean product placement is shoved in your face so much in that movie, it almost becomes a joke. Superman's father being a horrible asshole didn't help things either; especially since I'm a Smallvillie fan and Jonathan Kent is a very awesome dad on that show. Zack Snyder using 9/11 type visually in the climax wasn't much better. I mean there's nothing more Superman to me, than being reminded of 9/11. Plus he made little to no effort to get Zod out of the city, which was dumb as well. Plus randomly giving Superman a "no kill rule" at the end of the movie, without ever establishing one, was beyond dumb; plus those random people could have moved away from the eye lazier on their own, instead of just sit there. Batman v Superman is even worse in a way. Zack Snyder apparently thinks Batman is only cool when he kills people; so he chose to make Batman into a kill crazy mass murderer. This hurts very hard, after seeing Nolan handle the character with such grace and care. Lex was just horrible in this movie, I'm honestly not even sure what Zack Snyder was even thinking with that casting. I'm a huge fan of the Lex character and loved nearly every version of the character before this film. I mean did he even have a plan to control Doomsday? Plus what was the point of Wonder Woman being in the film, when they gave her next to nothing to do, before the final battle. Next to Batman and Shazam, Wonder Woman is my favorite DC character and Snyder completely wasted her in that movie.
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    Westworld VIII: Forging On

    This is the show that stars that evil monster who insulted Kobe only hours after his death right?
  5. I guess this is just another one of those lazy things, we're just going to have to assume, becomes the writers of this show could careless about the finer details of their story.
  6. This was probably my favorite episode of the show, though it was nearly ruined by the pointless violence of the ending.
  7. Wasn't Worf the captain of the Defiant, whenever Sisko wasn't around? I was always under the impression that Sisko was the captain of the station, while Worf was captain of the Defiant, however whenever Sisko was on the ship he out ranked Worf and therefore was in command.
  8. Only because of the Dominion War, had the war never happened, joining the Federation would probably have been in Bajor's best interest. I honestly doubt, they'd ever have to worry about a second occupation ever happening.
  9. The lady basically tries to insult Picard, by saying something like "we all don't have a massive home to return to" or maybe it was "my accommodations are crap compared to yours" or something along those lines. Long story short, she's basically blaming Picard retiring for her being stuck living like trash, while he has a nice home to return to. So yea, the show is implying poverty. I mean if she's doing it of her own accord she's a massive hypocrite and I can do nothing but laugh at how poorly written the character is.
  10. The point still stands, you had the Romulans helping the federation defeating an evil clone at the end of that movie. Message in a Bottle takes place during that period of time where The Romulans and the Dominion formed a truce. So during that period of time, they weren't exactly allies to the Federation and were more interested in either joining the Dominion or waiting to see who won the war. I got nothing the 09 villain, that guy was easily one of the crappiest characters Abrams ever created, IMO. He honestly felt like a guy, who was evil for the sake of being evil. Also I agree that some members of the Federation are evil jerks who tried to ruin peace with the Klingons and Cardassians, but these guys are very much the exception and not the rule. The characters in question were always treated as villains and usually either killed or arrested at the end of the episode/movie they were in. The Federation didn't plan on blowing up that Romulan senator, that was Garak's handy work. Sisko is guilty for covering up the information, but again, this is only one guy and even Sisko is only doing this because he believes it's for the greater good and the only way to the defeat the Dominion, not because he's some evil monster. Didn't the first or second episode of Picard have an admiral mention that 8 planets threatened to leave the Federation if they helped the Romulans? I mean if that's not racism, I don't know what is. As for the star going supernova, we can just add that up to Abrams and Alex Kurtzman not understanding science and how space works. I mean you can see this all over the place in the Star Wars movies Abrams directs and to a lesser extent with Discovery.
  11. The Voyager episode you are talking about, takes place before the Romulans joined the war and Shinzon in Nemisis was not a Romulan. If I'm remembering right, Shinzon was working with a bunch of space vampires and it was in fact the Romulans themselves who help Picard defeat him. The villain in the 09 movie was an extremist and a bit of a joke character all around. Trying to kill Spock, for the "crime" of trying to save his peoples. Also I'm sorry, but no, Trek should never be treated like The Expanse. I personally like the Expanse series, but Trek was never like that universe and should never be treated like that universe. No matter how dark Trek got, there was always a sense of hope. A sense that humanity was able to get it's shit together and work with other races to achieve the impossible. This series takes a massive shit on that and treats The Federation like a bunch of racist assholes. I mean even if I wasn't able to refute two of your three points, the facts remain, that the Federation had no issue making peace with the Klingons, the Cardassians and even the Dominion, but when it comes to the Romulans, they're suddenly a bunch of racist assholes? Something just doesn't add up here and I honestly think it can be blamed on the people writing the show.
  12. I believe the war with the Caradassians lasted 4 or 5 years and was quite bloody, from what we've been told. Sure it was nothing compared to the Dominion War, but not the small event that you seem to believe it is. I mean if you want to defend the poor direction this show is taking things, that's fine, but I'm personally not a fan. It honestly feels like the writers of this series and Discovery are more interested in writing stories in the Mirror Universe, if anything, where everything is dark and depressing. Star Trek is suppose to be a hopeful series, not some dark dystopia and that's honestly what the writers of "New Trek" seem to be more interested in writing.
  13. You know that DS9 has quite a lot of characters who are not part of The Federation. These characters are from governments that still use money. On top of that, the Federation characters on DS9 are frontier agents, so it only stands to reason they need some currency to survive. Quark even mentions in a deleted scene that he bills Star Fleet every time the Federation uses his bar, meaning frontier agents are an exception. Notice how Joseph Sisko never asks any of his customers for money, when they frequently visit his restaurant on Earth. Another example is in the episode where the Grand Negus is turned into a nice guy by the prophets. Quark takes him to Bashir for a physical and the Nagus thanks the doctor and offers to give him a bar of latinum. Bashir tells him, "no charge", but the Nagus insists he take it and even tells the doctor he should just donate it to charity.
  14. So are we suppose to feel bad for a lady who voluntarily chooses to live like trash? I honestly don’t know. I mean I don’t feel bad for Frank on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and he’s a millionaire, who chooses to live like a homeless person, because it makes him feel more alive, doing drugs and living in filth.
  15. I mean what really hurts this whole Romulan thing is, when you compare it to the Klingon treaty in Star Trek The Undiscovered County. Sure some members of the Federation tried to screw up the Federations plans to make peace and help the Klingons, but those guys were very much in the minority and were even willing to kill the leader of the Klingon empire and the president of the Federation to meet their goals. Look how great making peace with the Klingons worked out for the Fedration. They were powerful allies during the Dominion War, characters like Worf were able to join Star Fleet and over all we got some amazing storytelling. So the Federation in 2020 however is hateful and spiteful to the Romulans, yet the Klingons, who were just as evil in TOS and Discovery are in the clear? Something just doesn't add up here and I often wonder if the writers of this show are honestly familiar with Star Trek. For example we have Raffi living in a trailer house, like it's the only thing she can afford and mocking Picard for having his massive vineyard to live on, yet Earth in the Trek universe is suppose to no longer have poverty, so yea, wtf. Did the writers of the show just forget this or is Raffi just living in poverty of her own accord and if so why the hell are we suppose to feel bad for her?
  16. I remember when Star Trek was fun and hopeful. I suppose that's not cool in 2020 though.
  17. I'll grant you that Conspiracy was an insanely violent episode of Trek, but you'll notice how that's an early episode of TNG, from the shows first season; a season that is almost universally hated by many Trek fans. In fact the villains from that episode ended up being replaced by the Borg, almost as if the showrunners, never wanted to pull something like off again. Now I'm not entire show where you're coming at with Wrath of Khan. The movie mostly only had people getting killed throw normal Star Trek means; phasers and ships blowing up. Amazing film all around and the main villain and hero never once meet in person. The only real gore I can think of in Wrath of Khan is when some of the characters bleed from the slugs put in their ears, but it has been a while since a saw the film. Well RDM did always love his murder porn. You could see that with how dark and depressing he made Battlestar Galactica.
  18. I wont spoil it for you, but the Picard show has a pretty easy way to fix that issue as well. I'll let you discover it for yourself though. btw: I hope you enjoy the final episodes of TNG; All Good Things is one of my favorite episodes of Trek.
  19. So you think it should have been even more violent and disturbing I suppose? That makes for quality tv in 2020?
  20. Again, it's all about how far you're willing to take something. What your describing is about as graphical as you'd get in a show like The Mandalorian, which to me is as dark as Trek should ever get. What we saw this week was basically A Game of Thrones level of violence. Babylong 5 has a main character tortured and one of his eyes gets plucked out in the process, but notice how we didn't need to see it happen, yet it felt more real and emotional than the violence pron this week's episode gave us. BTW: The Doctor tortures 7 of 9 and the "torture" you speak of was him mostly just injecting her with stuff that causes her pain. I will admit that it was much more emotional and better acted than what we saw this week; I mean the two characters are really good friends on Voyager after all. In terms of violence however, it was about as graphical as getting a shot in the doctors office.
  21. I've watched the final season of DS9 many times. I love that show and please tell me where was all this extreme violence you speak of? Sure people were shot and stabbed and ships blew up, but that was pretty much it. The only thing I can think of that comes close to what we saw this week was when Nog lost his leg and even that happened off camera. Tell me how graphical was it when Nog got his leg cut off? Did we actually need to see it or was it just told to us after the fact. Did that make his pain any less real? Was it any less emotional, because we didn't see all of the blood and the stump where his leg use to be? I mean the episode where Nog recovers from the trauma of this experience is one of my favorite episodes of Trek and it has no violence at all in it. btw: While I was running earlier today, I suddenly remembered that 7 of 9 had a means of bring dead Borg drones back to life in Voyager. I believe she uses a modified version of this to bring Nelix back to life. So yea, I'm going to say it again, the writers of this show are not Trek fans and probably haven't watched more than a handful of episodes. btw: Don't feel bad for not recognizing Icheb. They didn't even bother getting his original actor back. For this very reason I didn't notice either, until his name was mentioned.
  22. More like the writers of the show just wanted a graphic and emotional death with as little thought put behind it as they could get. At least back in the day they focused on good storytelling and not trying to make Trek as violent and graphical as possible. If you like murder porn, that’s fine; I personally love Robocop and Aliens myself. However I hate seeing it in Star Trek, where it just feels out of place. I also used the MCU as an example of a series that doesn’t use extreme violence to tell good stories. Rather interesting that you ignored that part of the post. If anything I think a show like Mando, should be as dark as Trek should get.
  23. Please, this is Star Trek, don't tell there aren't work arounds to this sort of thing. They were once able to save a characters life on Voyager, by simply giving him a set of holographic lungs.