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yeah, it looks interesting. It definitely has a different feel than other Star Trek properties...
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Patrick Stewart is a pleasure to watch, and I was surprised to discover he's also one of the Executive Producers. But as he has admitted, I think "Picard" will be a hard sell. I'm not exactly taken by the plot so far, and the previews for the next episode left me less than inspired.
So, given my "meh" reaction, I think I'll wait until the full season has transpired so I don't have to drum up the motivation every week and I can get more of a feeling of continuity by watching 2 or 3 episodes at a time.
I hope they have put something together that at least captivates me like FireFly or Dark Matter did, and I would be truly impressed if they can attain the quality and nuance that I experienced with the first two seasons of ST Discovery.
I would be truly impressed if they can attain the quality and nuance that I experienced with the first two seasons of ST Discovery
Tastes can certainly differ.
The two female leads killed discovery for me; they were both dreadful characters -- and Fred/Jimmy/Albert/whatever-her-name-was was awfully acted (my guess is that she took the direction "look confident" to mean "act like an arrogant b@st@rd").
Also, I don't recall seeing many loving relationships featured prominently in ST (in fact, I can't think of any at all -- Spock's folks hardly qualify). How woke of them to give pride of place to a passionate gay relationship in every episode of discovery.
I didn't even bother watching most of the second season.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
just hope it's not going to kill Star Trek the way the dark knight utterly destroyed the batman.
after many otherwise intelligent sounding suggestions that achieved nothing the nice folks at Technet said the only solution was to low level format my hard disk then reinstall my signature. Sadly, this still didn't fix the issue!
I highly respect Bill Watterson for not letting the characters he created to be watered out by senseless commercialism.
At the same time, I truly enjoy following Gary Trudeau's Doonesbury characters develop over the years. Those guys are certainly not the same as they were in the seventies, or eighties! But that is how Trudeau made them - as live characters in a changing society. They are not static stereotypes.
We must admit: Calvin and Hobbes are stereotypes. Wonderful ones, but static, unchanging. I highly respect Watterson's decision to draw the line, make a stop - I know of several other syndicated strips that should have followed suit. Either quit when you have said what you have to say, or develop your concept significantly.
The Calvin concept is so closely connected to the young grade school kid that it cannot possibly be developed into something else. That would be something else ... right?
Browser wars are probably not over, despite MS now using Chromium as Edge's rendering engine...but I think we've reached a point where it's the small things that matter.
Case in point:
When you have multiple tabs opened in IE (yes, IE) and close one, the next one before it momentarily resizes itself so its Close button is repositioned right under the mouse cursor...so if you want to quickly close the current and previous 2 tabs, you can quickly click the mouse button without moving the actual mouse. If you close a tab then don't do anything else, the remaining tabs will then resize themselves to something reasonable after a second or two.
None of the other browsers I've tried do that (and granted, I don't spend a lot of time trying out different browsers or extensions). If I close a tab, I have to move the mouse to reach each tab's Close button.
Granted, you can close tabs from left to right without moving the mouse, but new tabs generally appear to the far right, so as I'm backtracking through my current browsing session, I tend to close tabs from right to left...
True...but more often than not, I want to take a 1- or 2-second look at the next page that came up. I don't always know ahead of time what's to the right or left of the current tab, and may want to keep something opened...
I've never liked that. It's non-intuitive. Particularly when my system was generating two mouse clicks whenever I clicked once. [ I believe I eventually tracked the cause down to a KVM switch I was using, but still, highly irritating to have tabs disappear because of it. ]
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