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  • Stamets@lemmy.worldOPto196@lemmy.blahaj.zoneFound time rule
    6 days ago

    Sorry, I was unclear there. I had my wording all fucked up.

    There are two parts to the ‘nobody’ thing. The first is the word nobody and then the second is the silence after it. It’s to denote that no one anywhere had ever thought or heard a particular thing. Then another group comes in as part of the meme and asks that particular question. To turn the meme into a sentence it would be:

    “Not a single living soul in creation had ever expressed this idea but suddenly, one day, a group of Star Trek fans asked something fucked up for the very first time.”

    Whether it’s fucked up or interesting or whatever is denoted by the general context or feeling that the question/idea gives. In this case it would be fucked up.

  • I did! I fucked up my back in the move but things went well. Una, my cat, did fairly well too. She was vocal a lot of the time and meowing sadly in her carrier although the most when we were moving around. She had to be taken out at one point for them to scan the carrier and she just wanted to explore. Had her on a lil leash and she was looking around a ton. The take off and landing she was meowing a lot but in the air she didn’t make a sound. I, on the other hand, was pacing the plane trying not to throw up from back pain.

    Got in the cab immediately after landing and went off to my new place. Got the keys from the hiding spot and let her out. Set up the litter box and food that I ordered and got my sister to drop off the night before. I spent the night curled up around the toilet because it was the most comfortable place and position. Next few weeks were a bit rough on the back and trying to figure out things in the new place but otherwise went well. Got a job (Which is why I’ve not been posting as much) and had my best friend move in. Things are going well. Back is still fucked and the bed I have is way too firm for me so it’s making it worse. That’s the biggest complaint right now. Everything otherwise is actually good which is a first for me.

    Thank you for asking <3

  • The new Treks are all much more modern and contemporary

    As opposed to TNG, DS9 and Voyager using more modern and contemporary filming techniques than TOS? Enterprise going even further?

    The underlying topics are much closer to reality

    I… what? This is clearly from you looking back, not from you experiencing it at the time. EVERY TREK DID THIS. TOS had an episode aggressively about racism and segregation, not to mention the Uhura kiss in a time of extreme racism against anyone black and the civil rights movement. TNG had an episode about deafness being a part of his race but not a disability, a couple of years after Children of a Lesser God was released. They also had multiple episodes about genetic alteration, something that was just rising to prominence in reality with GMOs, engineered drugs and the first time animals had their genes changed. I mean even Barclays holoaddiction was a BLATANT comparison to the rise of video games at the time and worries about becoming addicted to it. The complaint that its “much closer to reality” is completely void.

    It is a completely different category of show

    The exact same complaint was made against TNG and DS9 but now both are under the same category. The category is Star Trek. Not Star Trek that feels a certain way. If it is Star Trek then it, by default, is in the same category.

    I’ll agree on the bit that different Treks feel different but I outright reject the notion that due to a different feel it doesn’t get to be classed as Star Trek. Once again. Star Trek gets to have diversity in the numbers through characters, races and species. Why are the shows not allowed the same?

  • . It’s the 23rd century, people should not be uncomfortable with their identities anymore

    And people are totally comfortable. I am guessing that you’re referencing Adira and their reaction to announcing that they’re non-binary? That didn’t happen in the 23rd century. It happened in the 32nd in an area torn with strife and isolationist behavior that is also not a part of the Federation. Their reaction is appropriate for the setting. There’s a reason that Culber and Stamets are gay without addressing it. Because they are from the 23rd century where that isn’t an issue.

    For fuck sakes, the ship itself starts having an identity crisis at one point.

    … It’s a newly born AI that is being threatened with being severed from its physical housing. Yeah I feel like that’s kind of appropriate as well. I mean when they did that in TNG there was Measure of a Man… so…

  • (until they did the haha he’s actually super space Hitler rug-pull)

    My guy, they had him admit to blowing up his own vessel and killing everyone on board. He openly ignored Starfleets protocols surrounding new life and sentient life by sanctioning the effective torture of a creature to power the spore drive. He rejected admirals and went against their orders frequently. He slept with a gun under his pillow. He was shown to be collecting torture implements that are psychotically illegal from the entire galaxy and having a creepy room filled with those implements that also happened to have its own independent brig.

    It isn’t much of a rug pull if you looked down at any point…

    Edit: -

    He was also gathering navigational data the entire time and actively punched in extra coordinates into the Spore Drive from the Captains Chair. He then gave a long stare into the camera and said “Lets go home”.

    • He was exceptionally pragmatic in military strategy which isn’t so common in Starfleet in general.

    • The season is also littered with mirror imagery. First time Lorca is introduced is through a reflection in his window. Stamets has his mirror moment in episode 4.

    • He’s also littered with scars, including ones that are consistent with the shape of an Agonizer. He showed extreme interest in someone willing to break one of the biggest rules in Starfleet and used his power to pull her into his reach through some wildly sketchy means.

    • The light sensitivity wasn’t an obvious one as it was a new thing, it was used to canonize why all the Mirror Universe episodes in DS9 and Enterprise are dimly lit and darker, but even that hints that he’s not ‘normal’.

    • He also behaved weirdly with Admiral Cornwall who knew him well and she even mentions that he’s not the same person she knew.

    • He actively set her up for something he suspected to be an ambush and then refused to go save her despite risking the ship repeatedly before. Something Saru even questioned at the time.

    • He’s even eating the same food that Burnham is served in the Mirror Universe.

    Like I said. Isn’t much of a rug pull if you look down.

  • Maybe it’s simply that the format changes a lot.

    Then that makes the complaints even more pointless. If the format and style of the series changes continuously then what basis do people have for whining that it “doesn’t feel like Star Trek”?

    I feel that frequently a lot of complaints about the show are directed towards the entire series as a whole. That Discovery doesn’t fit for whatever reason. Yet these people are the ones who are wrapping up so much variety throughout the shows to one ‘feeling’ and when it doesn’t fit they check out.

    Yeah, if you don’t like that style that’s perfectly fine. Personally I don’t like the style of DS9. But I’m not out here saying that because it’s different than what I am used to and what I like that it “isn’t Star Trek” or “doesn’t feel like Star Trek.”

    I’ve said this before but Star Trek shows off diversity through as many aliens and characters as they can. Why are people so angry when the shows themselves do the same thing?