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    Pellaeon reacted to Disco Stu in Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story (2021)   
    I think it's an interesting creative choice and I think the people online who are trying to make it into some kind of political choice have culture war induced brain-rot
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    Pellaeon got a reaction from Mattris in The Rise of Skywalker SPOILERS ALLOWED discussion thread   
    Yeah, it’s an in-universe prophecy, too, there is no omniscient author telling us the prophecy is actually destiny. It is a dramatic device in the tragedy of the PT, which just exists to motivate the characters, mostly towards their own doom.
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    Pellaeon reacted to Brundlefly in A New Hope vs. The Empire Strikes Back vs. Return of the Jedi   
    I listened to Return of the Jedi yesterday and had a shitload of fun with it. Almost forgot, how good it was. Of course, I'm referring to the 1993 Anthology program.
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    Pellaeon reacted to Jay in Star Trek is better than everything   
    That is very incomplete, it's just 1 hour of highlights. 
     
    The LLL main program is 85 minutes, and after that there's a wealth of alternates that are actually interesting to listen to, which is not always the case with expansions. 
     
    https://lalalandrecords.com/star-trek-the-motion-picture-limited-edition-3-cd-set/
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    Pellaeon got a reaction from Naïve Old Fart in Star Trek is better than everything   
    https://thedigitalbits.com/item/star-trek-original-4-movie-4k-uhd-2021
     
    Review of the new release of films #1-4. TMP has isolated score!
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    Pellaeon got a reaction from May the Force be with You in Star Trek is better than everything   
    https://thedigitalbits.com/item/star-trek-original-4-movie-4k-uhd-2021
     
    Review of the new release of films #1-4. TMP has isolated score!
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    Pellaeon got a reaction from Tom Guernsey in Who do you think is most responsible for the musical sound of Star Trek?   
    Fred Steiner. His first two scores, “Charlie X” and “Mudd’s Women,” define the Star Trek sound.
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    Pellaeon got a reaction from karelm in Who do you think is most responsible for the musical sound of Star Trek?   
    Fred Steiner. His first two scores, “Charlie X” and “Mudd’s Women,” define the Star Trek sound.
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    Pellaeon got a reaction from Tallguy in Who do you think is most responsible for the musical sound of Star Trek?   
    Fred Steiner. His first two scores, “Charlie X” and “Mudd’s Women,” define the Star Trek sound.
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    Pellaeon got a reaction from Chen G. in Amazon buys up Middle-earth, it searches the One Ring!   
    Kari kind of sounds like a gender-swapped Hazad from Tolkien’s “Tal-Elmar.”
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    Pellaeon reacted to Kühni in The J.R.R Tolkien Discussion Thread   
    Pictures by J. R. R. Tolkien to be re-issued in November.
     

     
    https://www.tolkienguide.com/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?post_id=32842#forumpost32842
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    Pellaeon got a reaction from Once in TWIN PEAKS   
    David Lynch’s Wisteria Updates : Cast tease involvement & Twin Peaks connection – Moviehole
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    Pellaeon got a reaction from JoeinAR in Next ‘Star Trek’ Film To Be Directed By Matt Shakman   
    I’m not sold on DS9. I watched its famous “Trials and Tribble-ations” episode. A technical masterpiece, but the plot was unsatisfactory. The DS9 regulars were unimpressive: Brooks, Auberjonois, and Dorn mumbled their lines sleepily, and Meaney looked unwell. Only Farrell and Siddig seemed to be trying. Finally, the aesthetics (costumes, sets, models) in the DS9 present were unremarkable, dark, and “generic sci-fi,” quite the opposite of the warm and vivid aesthetics of both TOS and TNG. But yeah, mainly shocked to see Brooks phone it in, knowing he was going to be in an ep. alongside Shatner at his peak. The original “Tribbles” TOS episode honestly had kind of a weak and cringey script, and it could have been a total disaster if not for the fact that the TOS cast totally sell it by being 100% committed.
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    Pellaeon got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Next ‘Star Trek’ Film To Be Directed By Matt Shakman   
    Star Trek is about three things: ideals, exploration, and colorful uniforms. The Orville hits that sweet spot. It’s probably for the best that it can’t reference Trek lore every five seconds, or hinge its plot on fangasm moments. Trek at its best was also a bare-bones framework for science fiction stories, not big on lore, not super self-referential. I don’t know if the franchise knows how to do that anymore. Beyond is the closest it has come in recent memory.
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    Pellaeon reacted to Tom Guernsey in Next ‘Star Trek’ Film To Be Directed By Matt Shakman   
    What's funny is that TNG/DS9/Voyager/Enterprise didn't try to make fan references every 5 minutes... sure, there were references from time to time as would be normal for something that takes place in the same fictional universe, but very rarely as a fan service. When they were (such as when the DS9 crew appear in Trials and Tribbleations) it's a one off, for a particular reason. Ah well, roll on Orville season 3 and your super music...
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    Pellaeon got a reaction from JoeinAR in Next ‘Star Trek’ Film To Be Directed By Matt Shakman   
    Star Trek is about three things: ideals, exploration, and colorful uniforms. The Orville hits that sweet spot. It’s probably for the best that it can’t reference Trek lore every five seconds, or hinge its plot on fangasm moments. Trek at its best was also a bare-bones framework for science fiction stories, not big on lore, not super self-referential. I don’t know if the franchise knows how to do that anymore. Beyond is the closest it has come in recent memory.
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    Pellaeon got a reaction from Nick1Ø66 in Next ‘Star Trek’ Film To Be Directed By Matt Shakman   
    You’re definitely right.
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    Pellaeon got a reaction from Tom Guernsey in Next ‘Star Trek’ Film To Be Directed By Matt Shakman   
    Star Trek is about three things: ideals, exploration, and colorful uniforms. The Orville hits that sweet spot. It’s probably for the best that it can’t reference Trek lore every five seconds, or hinge its plot on fangasm moments. Trek at its best was also a bare-bones framework for science fiction stories, not big on lore, not super self-referential. I don’t know if the franchise knows how to do that anymore. Beyond is the closest it has come in recent memory.
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    Pellaeon reacted to Nick1Ø66 in Next ‘Star Trek’ Film To Be Directed By Matt Shakman   
    I did watch the whole first season of Lower Decks. It's got its funny moments, is full of fan service, and the best of the new Trek series.
     
    The problem is, if Picard and Discovery were any good (and they're not), Lower Decks would be a nice, diverting compliment to those shows. An accent or garnish, if you will. But this funny little 30 minute animated comedy isn't strong enough to carry the entire franchise on its own.
     
    And really, if I want comedic Trek, I'll watch The Orville, which is great and Trek in everything but name (as Discovery and Picard are Trek in name only).
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    Pellaeon reacted to Disco Stu in Next ‘Star Trek’ Film To Be Directed By Matt Shakman   
    I can't say I'm excited for a new movie in the Chris Pine universe, but it doesn't give me a sinking feeling of dread like any announcement about the Paramount+ shows does.  Like, Beyond is a decent silly sci-fi action movie if you just make yourself forget it's Star Trek.  Whereas the current TV shows have no redeeming qualities in any way.
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    Pellaeon got a reaction from Edmilson in Jerry Goldsmith's Star Trek The Motion Picture - 2012 La La Land 3CD (and now: 2LP)   
    Posted by Bruse Koski on Facebook. “Here are higher-res images of art created by Jim Titus as an alternate cover for the La-La Land vinyl release of Star Trek–The Motion Picture soundtrack. He also did the release version art. Note the second image of the Enterprise isolated. Art unused due to likeness permissions and restrictions, etc.
    “Art by Jim Titus for La-La Land Records.”
     

     

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    Pellaeon got a reaction from Ollie in Jerry Goldsmith's Star Trek The Motion Picture - 2012 La La Land 3CD (and now: 2LP)   
    Posted by Bruse Koski on Facebook. “Here are higher-res images of art created by Jim Titus as an alternate cover for the La-La Land vinyl release of Star Trek–The Motion Picture soundtrack. He also did the release version art. Note the second image of the Enterprise isolated. Art unused due to likeness permissions and restrictions, etc.
    “Art by Jim Titus for La-La Land Records.”
     

     

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    Pellaeon reacted to Nick1Ø66 in The J.R.R Tolkien Discussion Thread   
    I read somewhere that an Amazon exec said that they need to make Lord of the Rings appeal to a "giant, global audience".
     
    As if a story that's sold over 150 million copies, been translated into something like 40 languages and spawned six films that made a billion dollars each needs Amazon to help its global appeal. I think Tolkien might have known what he's doing, and to my knowledge, his only focus group was The Inklings.
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    Pellaeon reacted to Kühni in The J.R.R Tolkien Discussion Thread   
    https://babylonbee.com/news/jrr-tolkien-appears-with-army-of-the-dead-to-attack-anyone-who-tries-to-make-lord-of-the-rings-woke
     
    Brilliant.
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    Pellaeon got a reaction from Yavar Moradi in Star Wars IX The Rise of Skywalker (JJ Abrams 2019)   
    The core of what makes TFA rewatchable is how likable the characters are, especially the main trio of Rey and Finn and Han. You get great chemistry, natural humor, and relatable motivations.
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