Monday, September 25, 2017


Three changes @CBS could have made to make me watch #StarTrekDiscovery

I've watched Trek all my life. I've seen every episode of TOS, TNG, DS9, and VOY at least twice. I recognized ENT was bad from the beginning, but I still watched all four seasons. I won't be watching Discovery, at least not until it's on Netflix. These are three things CBS could have done differently that would have changed my decision.

  1. Set it in the future. The ship and tech already look like its past the Voyager level. Only some minor tweaks to the script and it could have been 100 years past Voyager at a point when the alliance between the Klingons and Federation had fallen apart. That would also explain why the Klingons look different, again. That would explain why we never saw the science officer's species before. That would explain why there is a robot or AI as a bridge officer when Data had been the first in Starfleet. That would explain why the Klingon's tech look like the Michal Bay Transformers. All the things that ruined my suspension of disbelief while watching it would have turned into surprise and great interest. But no, for the third time in a row, Star Trek went backwards instead of forwards. No one wants to go backwards.
  2. Drop all the season at once. Maybe if I knew I could see how this whole season arc played out this week, I might sign up. Some people might watch it and cancel but lots of people wouldn't bother. I subscribed to Netflix years ago to watch Arrested Development and four years later, I'm still a subscriber.
  3. Just show it on CBS. I watched every episode of Enterprise even though it started out really bad. The last season was much better than the first three. If they show it, people will watch. As it is now, I just don't even want to illegally download it. 

Sunday, September 24, 2017


Just watched: #StarTrekDiscovery. I'm trying hard to care. @startrekcbs ‏

Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Currently watching: @BigBrother #BigBrother #IncredibleSulk #BigBaby

Sunday, September 17, 2017


First thing the replicator on @TheOrville was used for: pot edible. Second thing: tequila. I love this show.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017


Currently watching #SouthPark @SouthPark #TheyTookOurJobs

Monday, September 11, 2017


I just rewatched the #WillAndGrace @WillAndGrace finale

Beyond being super happy the show is coming back, I'm happy they are rewriting the ending. So much of it didn't make sense. The first part deals with the two year gap where Will & Grace are no longer on speaking terms. This just seemed far fetched. So Grace is going to live in Rome for a year, that what phones are for. This really didn't make much sense for friends who had been friends for so long.

Then they make up but just fall out of each other's lives and meet again 16 or 17 years later. I understand they wanted to play up the whole "fate keeps up together" but I just don't buy it. I have friends who are really important that live in San Diego, Issaquah, or 10 blocks away. I'd love to see them every week. But whether I see them once a month or two times a year and I'm happy for that time. Will & Grace friends live in the same city with kids the same age. They would find many, many reasons to spend time together.

That leads to my speculation on how much they will rewrite the ending. If it was me, I change it from when they reunited. This will give them teenage children to deal with together and newly single parents. I also like having Jack and Karen living together with Beverly Leslie's billions.

I'm sure where ever they reset the characters, I'll still like it. It would be easy to undo Will's son Ben as that was only in the finale. Grace was pregnant for a lot of the final season. I'm also hoping for a Dallas dream sequence reset. That's always fun. New season in two weeks!

Sunday, September 10, 2017


#TheOrville @TheOrville is the show I've been waiting for my whole life


Currently watching: #TheOrville @TheOrville


Currently watching: #TheDeuce on @HBO. Why is it called The Deuce?

Wednesday, September 06, 2017


New TV Show Premiere Dates September 2017

Most new shows are starting in October. Here's what is starting this month...

Sunday 2017-09-10
The Orville - Fox
This show I'm the most excited about. The two part premiere starts Sunday and then after that the show moves to Thursdays.

The Deuce - HBO
I'm not a big fan of shows about criminals so it's likely I'll give up on this after one episode.

Sunday 2017-09-24
Star Trek: Discovery - CBS
Of course I'll watch this. After I'll decide if it's worth getting CBS All Access. If the timeline this took place in was post Voyager, I'd already have All Access. Why do they keep going backwards?

Monday 2017-09-25
Young Sheldon - CBS - Maybe
Me, Myself & I - CBS - Yes
The Good Doctor - ABC - No
The Brave - NBC - No

Tuesday 2017-09-26
Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders - NBC
This is definitely on my list to watch

Wednesday 2017-09-27
SEAL Team - CBS - Just no

Thursday 2017-09-28
Will & Grace - NBC
Technically this isn't new. But it was off for 11 years so it is basically new again.

Friday 2017-09-29
Marvel's Inhumans
I'm really excited for this. Not excited enough to go pay to see it in the theater right now.


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