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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« Last post by Scockery on Today at 04:15 PM »
They had a record people sign up for CBS All Access. Record as compared who signed up before the first episode aired. Wow.

It's on a service because CBS's demographic wouldn't watch it. I guess?
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I could never get the 25% off to work. It kept timing out. The code is SDPINSTA25.  Fortunately, the site takes Disney Gift Cards. I have a ton of those thanks to my Disney Visa card.
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« Last post by McMetal on Today at 03:26 PM »
So is this show moving to a streaming-only platform after broadcasting the first couple episodes?  I'm confused why people who have cable TV are complaining about signing up for a service.

Yes, after the first episode.

Apparently in every other country it's available via Netflix, except Canada where it is airing on their equivalent of Sy-Fy.

Streaming-only + underpants + ??? = profit

 ???
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You would think Disney would have a fast, modern and working shopping app. That is their number one corporate priority to take money from you as fast as possible and they fail miserably.  This thing feels like Hasbro Toy Shop.
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Disney Parks Droid Factory / Re: 2017 Droid Factory TLJ BB-unit 4-Pack
« Last post by Darby on Today at 03:18 PM »
Posted in the wrong thread before, but got these today.
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« Last post by Pete_Fett on Today at 02:19 PM »
I wasn't impressed, but then again, I'm not the huge Star Trek fan in my household - it's my wife - and she didn't like it at all. We both were wondering why so many changes to the Klingons.

So no CBS All Access for us! I'm mildly curious, so hopefully you'll be able to go back and watch the whole series when it's done - I'll try to convince her to sign up for a month at the commercial-free price of $9.99 and then we can binge-watch it like a Netflix show.

Either that or maybe we'll get lucky and just to get it in front of people, CBS will relent and let Netflix also broadcast it once it's done with the season...

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Took over an hour, but ordered mine (with 25% off). Thanks Jeff!
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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« Last post by Darby on Today at 11:53 AM »
SPOILERS


I watched both episodes, and I am surprised at my own lack of enthusiasm for this. For a lot of reasons. One, this was a fantastic 90 minutes of sci-fi on TV with production values beyond probably anything we've ever seen in this particular genre, for this particular medium. They spared no expense, except when it came to the story.

Burnham is a fascinating character, and Martin is an outstanding actress, but they fumbled her introduction. A human raised Vulcan is a unique take, and would have provided a lot of interesting conflict. They sped right through it. The show does make bold choices with Burnham, and with the series itself, so all due credit. I feel like they sacrificed character for spectacle in these two hours.

Having written a sci-fi pilot that was consciously a response/reaction to Star Trek, I think I can say a couple things: 1) it's not a good idea to not introduce your primary setting and cast in the first TWO episodes (I tried to be cute with this in my pilot and received pretty universal feedback that it wasn't successful) and 2) you don't spend one or two hours building up characters you then kill. This is a non-starter generally in fiction as in TV and never works (see Doyle on Angel).

Michelle Yeah is as always a treat. Doug Jones and Saru are lots of fun; I liked his 'I really rather wouldn't' attitude. The actor playing Sarek is terrible. Lots of neat details and cinematography. The dialogue was very wooden sometimes, especially in part two.

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Watto's Junk Yard / Re: Star Trek
« Last post by BillCable on Today at 11:48 AM »
So is this show moving to a streaming-only platform after broadcasting the first couple episodes?  I'm confused why people who have cable TV are complaining about signing up for a service.
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Available on the Shop Disney app this morning...
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