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I Am Loving Star Trek: Lower Decks!

I have never been much of a Star Trek fan, but I’ve finally found my series: Lower Decks! The animated, Rick and Morty-esque cartoon, is a real delight! A bunch of episodes have come out so far and they’re all great! And a new trailer was revealed for the rest of the season at recent Star Trek Day.

Love the show. If you’ve got CBS All Access, give it a watch! It’s true to the spirit of Star Trek, while also being well-written and hilarious.

There was also a trailer for the next season for Star Trek: Discovery. I enjoy that show as well, for the most part.

Now that I have Lower Decks, I don’t know if I need Discovery anymore…not that I need either. But hey, Discovery is still going, so hopefully people are enjoying it.

But seriously, watch Lower Decks, it’s my new must-watch cartoon now that BoJack Horseman, Steven Universe and Adventure Time are over, and we don’t know if we’ll get a season 3 of Harley Quinn, and Rick and Morty remains up in the various airs.


A Day of Trailers!

Yesterday, Comic Con unleashed a virtual torrent of movie and TV trailers. They’ve been doing it all weekend, in fact. And if I were more of a professional, and was getting paid to post stuff online, I probably would have flooded this blog with a million trailer posts yesterday! But I’m neither of those things, so I’m just gonna dump them all right here, right now, in one big post. That’s probably better for all of you!

First up, Thor: Ragnarok!

That trailer was brilliant. Nothing short of a masterpiece in trailer construction. Funny, action-packed, giving just hints of the story, with plenty of other hints about how much fun we’re going to have watching Thor 3. Hulk looks amazing, and yet somehow, Thor comes off as even cooler. I’m very much looking forward to this!

Next up, Justice League!

That trailer was dark garbage. Complete opposite from Thor: Ragnarok. It’s all slow-motion and darkness, with a couple attempted zingers thrown in to try and appeal to the Marvel crowd. I can see why the Super DC Fanboys might love this trailer, but it does little to nothing for me. None of the characters look interesting and none of the action looks fun. It looks like Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice retrofitted to include more forced humor.

I’m definitely excited for Stranger Things, season 2!

Looks amazing! They were smart to start filming right away, since those kids all still look like kids. Season 3 is going to be in the throes of puberty. But season 2 looks great! Bigger monsters! Bigger mysteries! More Eleven! Can’t wait for this one!

I’m not too impressed, yet, with Star Trek: Discovery.

I was never a big Star Trek fan. In fact, I’ve never seen any of the series, save for maybe a few random episodes. So Discovery will be my first real watching of a Star Trek TV show. And it looks neat, but the trailers haven’t really captured me. I’m also a little disappointed that it’s set before all the other shows. That’s always a dumb idea. Not sure why they keep going back to it.

On the other hand, Orville looks hilarious!

Watch everybody love Orville, Seth MacFarlane’s Star Trek parody, more than they like Star Trek: Discovery. This show looks fun and has way more energy than Discovery, with special effects that seem on par. This should be pretty great!


I Will Probably Give Star Trek: Discovery a Try

I am not a Trekkie. Never have been. There’s nothing wrong with Trekkies, it just wasn’t the geeky fandom I embraced growing up. I’ve never seen the original TV series, though I have marathoned through the various movies — and I’m a big fan of the modern reboot movies.

But I’ll probably give the new TV show Star Trek: Discovery a try, because I’m a big fan of the current crop of prestige TV.

Though I’m a little disappointed that this series will be set before the original. Isn’t that exactly what they did with Enterprise, the last new Star Trek TV show? And didn’t that show flop? What’s the fascination with prequel shows? Why not boldly go into the future?

Also, is this new show set in the continuity of the modern reboot movies? Because that would be neat.

And if Star Trek isn’t your thing, Seth MacFarlane is making a parody show called The Orville. Now this show looks neat.

Maybe I’ll watch them both!


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