DarthPumpkin
darthpumpkin
Aug 10
4

Interesting, thanks for sharing these. Im surprised there are large universities—other than places like BYU and (heh) Liberty—that have tried to define faculty/student relationships so precisely. Read more

Aug 10
4

The newspaper didn’t bring it up. It was in the letter from the Massachusetts College Democrats.

Aug 10
11

You might be able to unequivocally ban student/faculty relationships at a small liberal arts college, but not a place like UMass, which has 30,000 students, including graduate/doctoral students who are often in the same age range as younger faculty. Read more

Aug 10
4

It’s not like they could film new footage of Leia recalling her Jedi training regimen...

Aug 10
5

I’d love a Clone Wars-style animated anthology series about the 30-year New Republic era starring the OT gang and establishing new characters along the way. The establishment of Luke’s Jedi Academy and Leia’s training would be a perfect arc. The final season(s) could even be contemporaneous with the ST movies and fill Read more

Aug 10
1

I’m actually OK with this. Dying malls have been a thing for decades. Let the space be used for something rather than rather than sit around and slowly decay. It’s better than building an all-new distribution center elsewhere and contributing to suburban sprawl.

Aug 9
2

I’d love a Stargazer prequel movie series starring McAvoy. You have roughly 25 years of relatively untouched continuity to work with, making it realistic to make multiple movies as the cast ages. The scrappiness of the Stargazer, “an overworked, underpowered ship always on the verge of flying apart at the seams,” also Read more

Aug 9
1

My first laptop was a Toshiba, bought 20 years ago for middle school. It lasted five years. I’ll always have fond memories of it because it was the first computer that was just mine and not the family PC.

Aug 8
8

Here’s a nice chaser to the “Jake Paul gets raided by the FBI” story, if annoying YouTube star schadenfreude is your thing.

Aug 8
12

Paramount didn’t know what to do with Beyond. They made the truly bizarre decision to put it up against a competitive July schedule rather than waiting until September to coincide with Trek’s 50th anniversary (which they also ignored to the point of omitting the words “Star Trek” from promotional material). Read more

Aug 6
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It’s a popular opinion elsewhere, but Zack Handlen’s signature review style for modern Trek is to give every episode a B and then shit on it endlessly in the review. Read more

Aug 6
3

Yeah, when he said, “Discovery tried to be like the Orville in season 2,” I immediately thought, “he’s talking about the elevator scene.” Scroll down and...there it is! Read more

Aug 6
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James, to answer your question about the lack of an international rollout for Lower Decks earlier this week—Mike McMahan blamed it on COVID disrupting the production schedule in a podcast interview this week.

Aug 3
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That’s strange. Maybe the Bell Media deal was in the works before the Viacom merger prompted them to take a serious look at international distribution, or their Canada plans are different, or something. You’d need a Betazoid to truly understand the minds of TV executives.

Aug 3
3

Another thing to keep in mind is that CBS/Viacom is planning an international version of CBS All Access, so they may just be holding Lower Decks as “exclusive” content to go alongside the back catalogs of Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, etc. Read more

Aug 3
3

Niche animated shows don’t get as much attention as live-action productions. Rick and Morty had patchy international distribution for years, and Solar Opposites (McMahon’s other show) doesn’t appear to have any international distribution whatsoever.

Aug 3
12

It took two years for Rick and Morty to come to Canada. Just food for thought before anyone else claims this is “proof” that streaming Trek is all terrible and Alex Kurtzman is about to lose the franchise to Seth McFarlane, or whatever this week’s YouTube conspiracy theory might be.