cljohnston108
cljohnston108
1/8/20
2:42 PM
32

People saying that Star Trek shouldn’t be optimistic is the exact same thing as saying that Superman or Captain America shouldn’t be paragons of good. Read more

1/8/20
2:36 PM
28

The BIGGEST! It’s the biggest, best tab you’ve ever- people say to me all the time, they’ve never seen such an amazing tab, it’s beautiful. They tell me it’s the biggest tab in the history of the country. You’re not gonna hear about that in the media! All they’ll say is “Oh, Trump, he’s spending- he’s doing bad!” but Read more

1/8/20
2:25 PM
24

A little gritty realism and some skepticism is fine. But Star Trek has to be (overall) an optimistic look at the future. If I want corrupt leaders and failed institutions and tragedy, I can watch the news.

1/8/20
2:25 PM
4

In fairness, the optimism of Star Trek started fading once Roddenberry died. 

1/8/20
2:04 PM
23

I’m glad he’s recognized that we don’t simply need another new TNG. For one, everything mentioned here. For another, Seth MacFarlane has already taken care of it.

1/8/20
2:02 PM
40

Let’s just add that to Trump’s tab: Killing the optimism that Star Trek used to embrace.

1/8/20
1:46 PM
33

Some Star Trek fans will see this as the ultimate heresy. To them the whole point of Star Trek and the linchpin of it’s success is embracing optimism. Read more

4/2/19
4:19 PM
3

I don’t even remember the narrative context anymore—I think it was Crichton fighting Scorpius’s mind control—but just this morning I was thinking about the episode that was half animated as a Wile E. Coyote cartoon, and how I remember thinking at the time that this was one of the most brilliant TV shows ever.

4/2/19
4:02 PM
4

I still love when Stargate did a parody of Farscape since the 2 main actors joined the show lol

4/2/19
2:58 PM
5

I have two 10-year old Papillons named ‘Moya’ and ‘Talyn’. Their AKC registered names start with ‘Our Little Leviathan...’. These dogs need to live forever because, well, I love them so very much, but more importantly, I’m never going to top that in the dog-naming department. 

4/2/19
2:48 PM
8

Indeed I don’t think people realize how much of a one dimensional villain he could have stayed but the show not just fleshed him out but tried to redeem him as a complex being and not a cardboard cut out. Read more

4/2/19
2:40 PM
13

Don’t forget Captain Crais, too! And he gets what I think has to be the all-time best ever death scene on film, in any medium, ever. Read more

4/2/19
2:10 PM
4

I was given all four seasons and the movie by a friend who was a huge fan.  Overall I did not love Farscape, I found many episodes fell flat.  But some of the best Sci/Fi I have ever seen has been Farscape.  Always ambitious and from time to time just incredibly brilliant.  Different Destinations is easily one of the Read more

4/2/19
1:57 PM
52

God, I love that show. When Guardians 1 came out, I noted all the similarities (the above doesn’t even cover close to all of them) and had people telling me I was nuts. Read more

4/2/19
1:03 PM
74

“I am not Kirk, Spock, Luke, Buck, Flash or Arthur frelling Dent. I’m Dorothy Gale from Kansas.” — John Crichton Read more

4/2/19
12:58 PM
103

...as Crichton helps a blue-hued priestess (Zhaan), a warrior (D’Argo), a haughty emperor (Rygel... Read more

4/2/19
12:56 PM
52

I dismissed it early on because of...well, Muppets. But once I gave it a shot I was hooked. The journey’s of the characters was amazing. No one ended where they began. They grew and changed. Dargo’s betrayal by Chiana and his son was heartbreaking. I kept waiting for Zhaan to come back somehow, but no. That wasn’t the Read more