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John De Gruyther
Feb 13, 2021
In Star Trek
My review of the first season of Lower Decks is now live. If you haven't seen it, mild spoilers are contained within. Let me know what you thought of the show and my assessment here or in the comments under the article. https://www.claytemplemedia.com/post/lower-decks-animating-trek
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John De Gruyther
Jan 31, 2020
In Star Trek
Here is my review/reflection on episode one of Picard and also a little bit about why I love TNG so much. Let me know your thoughts on the series so far and your hopes for the rest of the season. https://www.claytemplemedia.com/post/star-trek-picard
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John De Gruyther
Jan 17, 2020
In Star Trek
https://www.claytemplemedia.com/post/vonda-n-mcintyre-the-lost-interview
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John De Gruyther
Feb 07, 2019
In Star Trek
The Discovering Trek blog reflected my frustration at the use of Season 2 screen time to promote a new show. Section 31 will no doubt feature again but this episode was a little heavy handed. However it did make my think what's the best back door Pilot? A backdoor pilot is defined in the following way; " backdoor pilot. A backdoor pilot is a movie or miniseries that serves as a proof of concept for a full series, but may be broadcast on its own even if the full series is not picked up. The term may also be used for an episode of a currently running show that serves to introduce a spin-off. " I think my favourite show introduced in this way is Millenium a spin off from the X-files. What are your favourite successful or failed attempts at spin offs?
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John De Gruyther
Jan 30, 2019
In Star Trek
So... Does Burnham'a views in New Eden represent a fairly simplistic view that science is good, and faith is superstition and religion the cause of all wars? And does Pike represent a more inclusivist approach to faith? Have the Discovery writer's watched too many BSG episodes? Or maybe this was pitched just right for you? I'd be really interested to hear your thoughts.
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John De Gruyther
Jan 22, 2019
In Star Trek
https://www.claytemplemedia.com/single-post/2019/01/21/Discovering-Trek-Brother So for those who have read my first recap of season 2 you will see I speculate about red matter and whether Disco is going to tie up or resolve some glaring continuity errors caused by JJ Abrams Kelvin timeline. I am convinced this will happen as Alex Kurtzman wrote the recent reboot films and now show runs Disco. There is also talk of a cbs Paramount merger which would overcome some licensing issues between the film and tv rights. What are people's thoughts on this? It could be done well, but were you hoping for something that stood alone more? Could Trek be in danger of heading into Marvel or Stat Wars territory of too much and too convuluted? This comes from some who is delighted Trek is back where it belongs in TV format...
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John De Gruyther
Nov 17, 2018
In Star Trek
What is the best depiction of AI in film or literature and why?
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John De Gruyther
Oct 09, 2018
In Star Trek
I want to hear your thoughts and views. How are you feeling about Short Treks? Are you an angry Brit who cannot get access and wants access now? Or are you still a hold out on the CBS Access front? Maybe you just watch the show with childlike awe and want to tell me what was fab about it? Also be sure to check out Glenn and Valerie’s excellent pod discussion on this episode.
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John De Gruyther
Apr 05, 2018
In Star Trek
A friend of mine told me an interesting theory yesterday. he wondered whether the Discovery will jump to a time beyond Voyager and thats why we have never heard of any of these characters before? maybe section 31 covers it all up?
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John De Gruyther
Nov 15, 2017
In Star Trek
What if Stamets is the first borg? He's how they begin?
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John De Gruyther
Nov 15, 2017
In Star Trek
have I arrived stylishly late?? It's definitely not that i've just worked out the forum is not the facebook page.. Now i'm here I just want to say thanks to Valerie and Glenn for the greatest Discovery podcast in the universe (this one and the mirror, Though Glenn has a goatee in this universe) and thanks for supporting my blog for LSG media..
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