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PSA to everyone who pays money to see this: you're part of the problem.
Nov 14, 2017 6:40 PM
Sounds absolutely awful. They couldn't leave well enough alone, I suppose. LOTR are some of the greatest films ever made. I want to punch everyone associated with this.
Nov 14, 2017 6:37 PM
This show is amazing and ST: D has gotten a lot better too.
Nov 10, 2017 7:28 PM
Renewed for 2nd season! Last few episodes have been fantastic. I am enjoying both new ST shows. Love me some optimistic episodic trek though for sure.

Also 93% audience rating now, only adding to its all time record as biggest critic audience discrepancy on RT.
Nov 4, 2017 7:14 AM
The 73% disparity between the Critic Score (19%) and the Audience Score (92%) ranks as the widest Critic/Audience gap in Rotten Tomatoes history.
Oct 15, 2017 11:37 AM
Here's how I would've fixed TFA to actually be interesting:

1. Remove Snoke, the First Order, and Starkiller base. It's just rehashing old plot lines. "Resisting" an organization that isn't in power doesn't make sense.

2. Instead of having a "man behind the curtain" like Snoke, Kylo Ren is simply the bad guy. After being trained by Luke, Ben Solo turned to the dark side and assumed the name Kylo Ren. He began an attempt to restore the Sith to power, gathering the remnants of the Imperial power structure and bringing it under his command. He is now the Rebellion, and he moves about the galaxy searching for force sensitive people to destroy them as they are a threat to his power.

3. Luke, having failed to restore the Jedi and losing his nephew to the Dark Side, goes into seclusion to search for answers from the Force. He knows he can end Kylo Ren, but he can't bring himself to destroy him just like he could not destroy Vader, but he also does not think Kylo can be redeemed.

4. Han and Leia are estranged just as they were in TFA. Leia, losing political favor with the Republic due to her son being the homicidal maniac roving the galaxy, now leads a small and independent force trying to intercede where they can and to find and hide force sensitives.

5. Han, returning to his smuggling ways, found and takes on a young girl whom he later discovers is force sensitive. The girl, Rey, is smart and capable, but cocky and roguish. He saw himself in her, but as she crewed for him he learned the truth about her abilities. This leads to inner conflict, his failures as a father, his desire to protect her, to hide her, but also a constant reminder of what happened with his son. He keeps her abilities a secret, even from her. He knows he should take her to see Luke, but he can't bring himself to expose her to that and he still blames and resents Luke for what happened to Ben.

6. Paths intersect, Kylo discovers Rey and Han, and is incensed that the father who abandoned him now has a surrogate, force sensitive daughter. He confronts and kills Han, and becomes obsessed with finding and killing Rey, eventually coming to the realization that every Sith lord needs an apprentice, and that she would be the perfect candidate.
Oct 13, 2017 1:59 AM
Puffin Nubbins
TheZapperI think the whole "Deckard is a replicant" all stems from Ridley having some extra footage from Legend he wanted to use up.

This is categorically false and was said, erroneously, by Jay "angsty hipster" Bauman of RedLetterMedia. He got wisely shredded for that comment and you deserve the same.

Let's just say that one's an urban legend.

This guy...
Oct 10, 2017 7:49 AM
TheZapperI think the whole "Deckard is a replicant" all stems from Ridley having some extra footage from Legend he wanted to use up.

This is categorically false and was said, erroneously, by Jay "angsty hipster" Bauman of RedLetterMedia. He got wisely shredded for that comment and you deserve the same.
Oct 10, 2017 3:51 AM
Never forget that Harvey was only dismissed after the public found out. The inner circles/tribe are ok with this behavior and have known about and even protected it.
Oct 10, 2017 3:22 AM
This is why Hollywood is out of touch:

Rotten Tomatoes "Top Critics" gave Orville a 5% rating... but over 3,000 user reviews scored it 90%.

meanwhile the critics think Discovery is 89%, with similar number of user reviews giving it a 60%.

More regular viewers like Orville than Discovery by a wide margin.

How do you reconcile the gap between a score of 5% and 90%? Unless you're paid off, or out of touch.

It's as if people appreciate that Orville is far-fetched on purpose and roll with it being light-hearted, where as Discovery's attempt to be serious drama comes up flat and the audience isn't buying into it.

Myself, I find that I actually like the characters of Orville as people... but so far, I can't stand pretty much every character on Discovery, aside from the two they've already killed off or is supplemental. Orville isn't going to win any Emmy's with its stories so far, but that's ok, I still find it amusing and am curious to experience more of it. Discovery on the other hand, is a world so depressing and gloomy; who the fuck wants to experience it even 45 minutes at a time? It's like being in a room where everyone is constantly at odds and bad mouths each other under their breath, while casting a duplicitous vibe. These are not characters you root for as a team or every care to see succeed.
Oct 5, 2017 4:49 PM
Forbes calls it like it is!!!

Sep 29, 2017 11:04 PM
^ Through four episodes of Orville vs. 2 of STD (unfair to be sure) I vastly prefer Orville.
Sep 29, 2017 7:27 PM
I'm really starting to like this show. A real love song to Star Trek TNG, taken seriously but with some modern humor. It tackled a current event with both humor and seriousness. It had really adult circumstances, and bathroom jokes. And fucking Rudolph.
Sep 29, 2017 7:23 PM
It warms my heart to see Donner posting again, although he was one of the last people I'd have expected to be a Kelvintard.? I was pleasantly surprised by STD, especially by the 2nd episode. I didn't appreciate the little race jab in the first episode where they were still talking about black slavery and hardships in 2250 because it was ridiculous, but the second episode was pretty good. I will give it a try.
Sep 27, 2017 3:56 AM
[font=verdana, geneva, lucida, "lucida grande", arial, helvetica, sans-serif]I also like the fact that they (Orville) aren't using the same technology as ST. Namely, Teleporters. Want to go somewhere, take a shuttle bitches. Makes for more interesting plotlines, as you can't just teleport people in and out of trouble. Last night's episode wouldn't have been possible without some hokey "the zoo is shielded, no teleporting is possible" gimmick.[/font]

[font=verdana, geneva, lucida, "lucida grande", arial, helvetica, sans-serif]I think they are striking the right balance between comedy and drama and providing some really good characters to explore further as the series goes on.[/font]
Sep 19, 2017 5:21 PM
I love the Noir version. Seen it several times. Not what I was looking for this time though. So the Anti-Cheese version of PM and AOTC is fucking GREAT. I don't know if we are allowed to link to warez on here, but most of the popular torrenting sites like TPB have them. PM me if you need help.

Just watch the first 15 minutes of the PM. It's a staggering difference.?
Sep 17, 2017 1:48 PM
Watching The Hobbit trilogy morph from a bloated ball of disappointment into a single movie masterstroke has kindled a fire for more. I'm sure at least one of you brigands can recommend a top tier prequel fan edit. Do tell please. I trust people on here more than your average Redditard.

edit: I'm 15 minutes into the Anti-Cheese Phantom Menace, holy crap!
Sep 16, 2017 10:00 AM
Here kitty, kitty, kitty. Meow. Here, Jonesy.
Sep 15, 2017 10:57 PM
BaadroneIt's odd that some people lay all the blame on Disney while it's Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy making these decisions.

Flagrantly incorrect.
Sep 14, 2017 8:21 PM