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Old 09-14-2017, 11:13 AM
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Yep, and it could be really good with one or two actor changes and some better comedy writing. After only one episode, I'd call it a ST spoof because the mood music was supposed to sound like Star Trek, the starships were very much like ST, uniforms were STish, and the "Krill" ship was even green like many of the Klingon ships. They even went the ST route with the navy jobs... XO/1st officer, helmsman, navigator, etc. and used navy ranks. The only thing missing from it was that no red shirts died.



I'm thinking that Navy ranks would be used as they are 'ships'" whether in space or otherwise. Somehow I don't see The "Captain" of a ship being called Colonel and his XO Lt Co.
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I'm thinking that Navy ranks would be used as they are 'ships'" whether in space or otherwise. Somehow I don't see The "Captain" of a ship being called Colonel and his XO Lt Co.

Navy nomenclature is used more often, but there are plenty of movies/shows that have extended the air force into space so the ranks and such are used. You are right that odds are navy nomenclature would be used in most. However, the rest of the stuff is more than enough to call it a Star Trek spoof.

One show that jumped into my head quickly was Battlestar Galactica (original series as I didn't care much for the reboot) with Commander Adama, Capt. Apollo and Lt. Starbuck. The reboot turned it into a mix of navy, marines, AF, and army stuff with Admiral Adama along with captains, sargents, colonels, chiefs, corporals, specialists, etc. The XO was Colonel Tigh.
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Well, we just watched the premiere... interesting. Might have some promise, hard to tell from the first episode. Certainly has a great look.

I don't think the casting is too bad. The XO is certainly easy on the eyes. Seth McFarlane isn't bad as the captain... in fact I think he's supposed to be the "wanna-be" Kirk, and is playing it thus...

Anyway, I guess we'll see how it turns out. Certainly seems more interesting and probably better put together and makes better sense that Star Trek Discovery, which by all appearances and accounts is an absolute basket case... but I guess we'll see...

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Loved it St with reject crew, that doesn't take itself too seriously.
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Use of the Navy "ranking system" was a minus for me on the show.

In reality it makes far more sense to use the USAF/USMC/US Army ranking system...with a few exceptions to enlisted ranks, those three are the same.
The Navy has messed-up Officer ranks, and a totally INSANE rank system for enlisted.
Let them have their kiddy-like enlisted sailor-suits, but make them (and USCG) come aboard the other ranking system.
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Use of the Navy "ranking system" was a minus for me on the show.


I am sure they are just following the Star Trek example.

I liked the second episode better than the first. I think it might turn out to be good enough that I will be disappointed when Fox bails on it after one season.

Speaking of Navy ranks ... I once worked with a guy who had enlisted in the Navy, but later became an officer in the Army. Because of his Navy experience, he got assigned to work on a Navy base. He was a Captain at the time and said that he was treated really well on the Navy base - much better than he would have at an Army post.
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I am sure they are just following the Star Trek example.

I liked the second episode better than the first. I think it might turn out to be good enough that I will be disappointed when Fox bails on it after one season.

Speaking of Navy ranks ... I once worked with a guy who had enlisted in the Navy, but later became an officer in the Army. Because of his Navy experience, he got assigned to work on a Navy base. He was a Captain at the time and said that he was treated really well on the Navy base - much better than he would have at an Army post.


I too liked the 2nd episode better. Very clever ending. All I'll say so that I don't spoilt it for anyone that has not watched is that it concerns reality TV.
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I only saw the second episode. It overtly resembles TNG. The humor is a bit corny. I raised an eyebrow when the first officer got a hash brownie to go, just in case. I'll watch it again. My 21 year old son liked it better than I did.
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