Scott Atwell Star Trek Discussion thread (Series and Films)

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That’s certainly a different take on reviewing Star Trek episodes. He’s taking in many Star Trek cliches and using them as the basis for the reviews. Good thing for the Internet Archive, but too bad it doesn’t seem to capture everything.

There is one thing The Alternative Factor has that’s interesting is it is directed by Gerd Oswald who directed several cool and offbeat Outer Limits episodes. So this episode is kind of in-line with an Outer Limits kind of story. He also directed The Conscience of the King.
 
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That’s certainly a different take on reviewing Star Trek episodes. He’s taking in many Star Trek cliches and using them as the basis for the reviews. Good thing for the Internet Archive, but too bad it doesn’t seem to capture everything.

There is one thing The Alternative Factor has that’s interesting is it is directed by Gerd Oswald who directed several cool and offbeat Outer Limits episodes. So this episode is kind of in-line with an Outer Limits kind of story. He also directed The Conscience of the King.
I love Star Trek so I appreciated the fun reviews. Good stuff.

I should watch a few this weekend.
 

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I, too, like Star Trek 3. Heck... I get enjoyment out of 5 in spite of its negative aspects. It's no worse than the worst TV episode and I like it far better than "Empath."

I read that guy's "review" on ST3. This one line told me all I need to know about his biases:
But hey, it's a sci-fi movie, no one ever said it was expected to make a lot of sense.
After reading that I pretty much ignored what he had to say. He's not a SF fan, much less a Trek fan.
 
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I enjoy Nemesis a lot. Of the first 10, i go back to The Voyage Home least often. I was never a fan of Star Trek’s all out comedies. I like the 23rd century sequences a lot, but hated Catherine Hicks’ character and Leonard Rosenman’s leaden score was a huge let down after Horner’s amazing scores. I felt he would have contributed a wonderful “Cocoon” feeling score while keeping the thematic unity of the unofficial trilogy.
 
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Honestly, and I know I’m in the minority, but I like all of them. Even the ones I don’t like I like.
There isn’t one that I don’t like. Each have flaws, each have merits. Some have more of one than the other, but I’d watch the Trek movies anytime over most other things.

IV is the one I enjoy most when I can watch with other people, while TMP is one I usually enjoy most watching solo. III was my favorite when I was a kid.
 
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Funny, he gives Universal credit for remastering the series in one spot and Columbia in another.
How could either one of those have done it?
 
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That is really amazing to see that Meriwether selfie. That’s for posting it.

She looks a little like Lily Munster. Oh yeah, she was later on. Seriously, these kinds of photos are great to see what it was like making Star Trek.
 

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That is really amazing to see that Meriwether selfie. That’s for posting it.

She looks a little like Lily Munster. Oh yeah, she was later on. Seriously, these kinds of photos are great to see what it was like making Star Trek.
I didn't even know selfies could be taken using regular cameras-- I thought they were only a cellphone thing!
 
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Any camera can take a selfie, you just have to hold it facing a mirror as she is doing.
Because of needing the mirror for the photo I found myself wondering just how many she took to get that one good one? I'd also say it's cropped simply because the AR is incorrect for that model camera held that way. And there's no evidence of a flash being used. That means that room was very well lit.
 
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