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#StarTrek #SDCC panel starting soon. Follow this thread for all the action
Actor David Ajala has a place card. Likely part of Disco S3
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The #StarTrekSDCC panel is about to start. Follow this thread for all of the live updates. #SDCC @Comic_Con
Here we go! @SonequaMG, @Alex_Kurtzman, @hkadin, @michelleparadis, and @iamDavidAjala take the stage with moderator @geoffboucher.
@Alex_Kurtzman says we're going almost 1,000 years into the future in Season 3.
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As we get closer to Saturday I feel the need to say something to the fandom at large that I know will piss some people off or will come off as trying to dampen the hype but I think it needs saying. This will be long. /1 #StarTrekSDCC #StarTrekPicard #StarTrekDiscovery #StarTrek
I believe we're all hyped about #StarTrekPicard & are looking forward to seeing what's next for Picard! This is not a one or the other situation. One is not less of a fan if they look forward to this & enjoy #StarTrekDiscovery & are looking forward to new info about that too. /2
I say this because there are going to be ppl in this fandom or ppl trying to co-opt it that are about to show their asses off come Sat, acting like complete assholes. The phrases "true Trek", "STD", & "finally some good Trek" & the like are going to be spoken & typed by some. /3
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The Current Research in Speculative Fiction is happening today @LivUni! I'll be tweeting with the hashtag #CRFS2019 for anyone who wants to follow along. Excited to hear from our fabulous lineup of speakers!
The conference opens with a keynote lecture from @DevarenneNicole: 'Primitives, Liars and Savages: British New Wave Science Fiction and the end of Empire in Africa.'
Devarenne reads John Christopher's 'The World in Winter' and JG Ballard's 'The Crystal World': novels both set in dystopian 'African' states.
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@starskin Woah, woah, let’s unpack that a bit. Because not only did they not do that in the first place, but actually it turns into an interesting case study contrast with the current uproar with #TheMagicans. Thread. 1/
@starskin First off, just as a preliminary, I think it should be pointed out that there is a huge difference in the rep on Disco vs The Magicians (TM for the rest of this thread). Disco front and centered an actual stable basically married gay relationship. 2/
@starskin None of the baity BS, no shying away from onscreen physical intimacy. No infidelity or other harmful tropes. Anyway, that’s just a preliminary. The real question is did they bury their gays (btg). 3/
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#StarTrekDiscovery — I know a lot of folks are testy because they think Michael Burnham isn’t the main character, but you really gotta not be watching the show. Her story is the heart of the show. Sonequa is evidently the lead. There is no question.
Plus, everyone who attended the Star Trek Convention last year heard every single member of the cast — Captain on down — describe Sonequa as the leader of the cast who was even in charge of what games they played on Saturday night
I of course have shared my frustrations w/ how Michael was handled in season 1, and I see that we are repeating the sins of DS9 where it comes to rank. But they have also successfully written a storyline for her where she is meaningfully the heart *despite* she not being captain.
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Okay so I am finally caught up on #StarTrekDiscovery and I can officially say: IT IS A TREK! Finally. The writing is so much better, the plot arc is much better, and as a result the actors are able to really fill in the roles. Also good job cleaning up some of Fuller’s messes!
Season 1 was like, an interesting space drama with Star Trek influence. Season 2 is a fully realized Star Trek show. And it is definitely digging into some of the questions about Starfleet authoritarianism that DS9 left hanging around.
I think everyone’s lines are SO MUCH BETTER. People might remember last year I complained a lot about how Sonequa wasn’t being given room to breathe. This season we can see her magnificent wing span!!
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A bit about the evolution of the recap for episode 8 of #StarTrekDiscovery - If Memory Serves. (Small Spoilers)

As I was cutting the episode I was wondering if we would revisit the footage from The Cage / The Menagerie and rewatched both multiple times. (1/4)
@CenterWillHold suggested that we attempt some sort of flashback for Pike at the beginning of the episode utilizing the TOS footage in a hyper stylized way. Ultimately, the flashback version, proved a bit too confusing. (2/4)
Upon viewing, EP Alex Kurtzman, suggested creating a recap using the TOS footage. I then incorporated the idea of also making this seem a flashback for Pike by using the match cut from Jeffrey Hunter’s Pike to @ansonmount’s Pike (3/4)
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I've been enjoying the range of makeup choices in #StarTrekDiscovery, suggesting characters doing their own makeup.

Michael: Neat smoky eye (Vulcan!)
Tilly: Just mascara & TV foundation.
Jett Reno: Zilch.
Number One: 1950s liquid eyeliner, foundation, coral lip & styled hair.
A lot of TV shows use subtle-but-flawless makeup & long wavy hair for most female characters, implying that every woman follows the same expert routine. I like that Discovery has a real range of looks, showcasing individual styles.
Discovery's male characters have a much more conservative range of hairstyles than the women - and no makeup. I think they should bring back the eyeshadow of the Original Series.
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@thejohnprice So they executed the Stopped Clock Maneuver?
@thejohnprice Okay, saw it. It's basically a more maturely written #OnceUponAStarTrek, which is still a pejorative but much improved for the more mature style. There were several moments where they had me and several where they lost me., along with missed opportunities.
@thejohnprice - The Saru assisted suicide thing was the biggest missed opportunity. They had a chance to have the #StarTrek Philosophical Conversation™ about it, but skipped it, which is weird because they only got to it with a super-contrived "I'm too weak to do it" seconds after he wasn't.
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#BlackInk Day 1
Finn from The Last Jedi
#StarWars #TheLastJedi
What a difference 3 years can make.
Oh, I guess it’s been 4 years. I can’t count right.
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home & tired after a long day breaking S2 of #StarTrekDiscovery but I MADE A PROMISE so here's a thread explaining emperor georgiou's titles in episode 12, Vaulting Ambition.
"All Hail her most Imperial Majesty, Mother of the Fatherland, Overlord of Vulcan, Dominus of Kronos, Regina Andor, All Hail Philippa Georgiou Augustus Iaponius Centarius."

But what's it mean??!?
When we began digging into the Terrans last year, I had just read a newer history of Rome and was excited to use it as inspiration. (SPQR by Mary Beard, check it out.)

Here's some of the titles Roman Emperors used:…
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