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2013-03-25 12:32:18 PM  
Is there even enough time left in the month to watch everything? How about if we just watch TOS, TNG, and DS9?
 
2013-03-25 12:41:19 PM  
Do you have to sit thru commercials every 6 minutes that you can't fast forward thru? Pass.
 
2013-03-25 12:43:14 PM  

pizen: Is there even enough time left in the month to watch everything? How about if we just watch TOS, TNG, and DS9?


It's been on Netflix for quite some time.
 
2013-03-25 12:43:45 PM  

pizen: Is there even enough time left in the month to watch everything? How about if we just watch TOS, TNG, and DS9?


I think they're only showing the original series. Too bad as I'd liked to have seen all of DS9 as I missed a lot of its episodes.
 
2013-03-25 12:54:12 PM  

GAT_00: pizen: Is there even enough time left in the month to watch everything? How about if we just watch TOS, TNG, and DS9?

It's been on Netflix for quite some time.


Yeah, it's on Amazon Prime Instant, too. I just watched all of DS9 not too long ago on there.
 
2013-03-25 01:00:24 PM  

AirForceVet: pizen: Is there even enough time left in the month to watch everything? How about if we just watch TOS, TNG, and DS9?

I think they're only showing the original series. Too bad as I'd liked to have seen all of DS9 as I missed a lot of its episodes.


Whole thing; TOS, TNG, DSN, Voyager, and Enterprise.  Everything but the movies and the animated series.
 
2013-03-25 01:02:43 PM  

Walker: Do you have to sit thru commercials every 6 minutes that you can't fast forward thru? Pass.


That's why you sign up for Hulu Plus and pay $8/mo.  Then you get to watch commercials you can't fast-forward from the comfort of your living room.
 
2013-03-25 01:39:54 PM  

GAT_00: pizen: Is there even enough time left in the month to watch everything? How about if we just watch TOS, TNG, and DS9?

It's been on Netflix for quite some time.


And I have to say that the remastered version that Netflix is running, really does clean up a lot of the effects. The changes were subtle, but they really did make the series look like it should nowadays.
 
2013-03-25 01:52:43 PM  

hubiestubert: GAT_00: pizen: Is there even enough time left in the month to watch everything? How about if we just watch TOS, TNG, and DS9?

It's been on Netflix for quite some time.

And I have to say that the remastered version that Netflix is running, really does clean up a lot of the effects. The changes were subtle, but they really did make the series look like it should nowadays.


Yeah, they did a pretty good job with TOS.  I don't think they have the remastered TNG episodes on it though, at least I don't remember them being remastered.

They don't need to do a whole lot with the later series, but high def would be nice.
 
2013-03-25 02:28:06 PM  

pizen: Is there even enough time left in the month to watch everything? How about if we just watch TOS, TNG, and DS9?


No. 693 episodes, in 6 days is 100+ episodes a day. Even if they were only 30 min eps, which they're not, you'd need 50 hour days.
 
2013-03-25 02:29:48 PM  
There are other ways to watch all of Star Trek for free as well.  Just sayin', if that's your thing.
 
2013-03-25 02:30:21 PM  

ProfessorOhki: pizen: Is there even enough time left in the month to watch everything? How about if we just watch TOS, TNG, and DS9?

No. 693 episodes, in 6 days is 100+ episodes a day. Even if they were only 30 min eps, which they're not, you'd need 50 hour days.


Just TOS, TNG,and DS9 is 433 eps. Even assuming 50 min eps w/o commercials, you'd still be looking at 15 days of content.
 
2013-03-25 02:32:29 PM  

GAT_00: Yeah, they did a pretty good job with TOS. I don't think they have the remastered TNG episodes on it though, at least I don't remember them being remastered.

They don't need to do a whole lot with the later series, but high def would be nice.


I read a review a couple of months ago about the remastered/blu-ray/high-def TNG season 1.  They said it was outstanding.  I'm sure Hulu/Netflix won't have those up until sometime after ALL of the seasons are completed, unfortunately, which may be awhile.

I agree about TOS though, it looks a lot nicer.  They didn't overdo it like Lucas did with Star Wars IV-VI, which was really nice.
 
2013-03-25 02:34:18 PM  

GAT_00: hubiestubert: GAT_00: pizen: Is there even enough time left in the month to watch everything? How about if we just watch TOS, TNG, and DS9?

It's been on Netflix for quite some time.

And I have to say that the remastered version that Netflix is running, really does clean up a lot of the effects. The changes were subtle, but they really did make the series look like it should nowadays.

Yeah, they did a pretty good job with TOS.  I don't think they have the remastered TNG episodes on it though, at least I don't remember them being remastered.

They don't need to do a whole lot with the later series, but high def would be nice.


The Blu Ray releases of TNG look amazing.  There is a huge improvement over the original picture quality.  Most of the improvement is just from re-scanning the original film stock in a higher resolution.  Only a few CGI shots (like the Crystalline Entity) had to be redone from scratch.
 
2013-03-25 02:39:03 PM  
Sikaru Hulu?
 
2013-03-25 02:40:52 PM  
2012 called Hulu. They're happy you are stopping by.

So I am in the home stretch of my complete watchthrough of every series (started backin Juneish of last summer (whenever Netfflix started offering it, minus DS9).

Enterprise is LIGHT YEARS better then Voyager. It has a long, reasonably well thought out storyline like DS9 and still has a few of the "hey, let's go look at that random thingy over here" episodes in there too.

Best series order:

DS9
TNG
TOS
ENT
...
...
...
...
VOY

I am halfway through season 3 of Enterprise and the only true misstep this show has taken, IMO, is pepping up the theme song the very year you go darker in tone nearly every episode.

/yes, I DO like the theme song from season 1-2
//yes, I am aware the series finale is supposed to be awful
///no spoilers please?
 
2013-03-25 02:41:52 PM  
Read the headline three times as Sulu....

/seriously
 
2013-03-25 02:42:51 PM  

FarkingReading: Read the headline three times as Sulu....

/seriously


Oh my!
 
2013-03-25 02:48:27 PM  
That's cool. TOS, TNG, DS9, Voyager and Enterprise have been available on my media server for a couple years now, and I've watched plenty of TOS episodes on Youtube before - plus they have Star Trek on Netflix. But yeah, thanks Hulu... that's something anyway...
 
2013-03-25 02:49:57 PM  
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2013-03-25 02:54:01 PM  

GAT_00: Yeah, they did a pretty good job with TOS. I don't think they have the remastered TNG episodes on it though, at least I don't remember them being remastered.

They don't need to do a whole lot with the later series, but high def would be nice.


Star Trek  TOS was shot on film and stored on film that was telecined to NTSC.  They could use the original film stock to create a new high definition master.  TNG was made and stored on video tape so the source material sucks compared to modern video standards.  Meaning it's not going to be easy high-defify it.
 
2013-03-25 02:55:23 PM  
May the force be with us.
 
2013-03-25 02:58:02 PM  
From a year ago:  http://www.fark.com/comments/7073773/All-of-original-Star-Trek-episod e s-At-once

At least it is ONE way to compress time...
 
2013-03-25 03:00:03 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: 2012 called Hulu. They're happy you are stopping by.

So I am in the home stretch of my complete watchthrough of every series (started backin Juneish of last summer (whenever Netfflix started offering it, minus DS9).


I'm currently doing this too on Netflix. Midway through DS9 2nd season. Wondered why you skipped DS9? I have never seen TOS and while it was entertaining, it sure is cheesy. Have seen all TNG episodes at least twice, DS9 and Voyager at least once, but none of Enterprise, so it should be fun. So far I like DS9 the best also.

DIAF Hulu. Paid accounts still get commercials? Yuck. I watched Hulu crap once, and I was thrilled that while you can't outright skip commercials, adblock just shows a blank screen when they play so that was a good 'fark you' to them I think.
 
2013-03-25 03:01:10 PM  

Mr. Eugenides: GAT_00: Yeah, they did a pretty good job with TOS. I don't think they have the remastered TNG episodes on it though, at least I don't remember them being remastered.

They don't need to do a whole lot with the later series, but high def would be nice.

Star Trek  TOS was shot on film and stored on film that was telecined to NTSC.  They could use the original film stock to create a new high definition master.  TNG was made and stored on video tape so the source material sucks compared to modern video standards.  Meaning it's not going to be easy high-defify it.


Most of TNG was shot on film. Only the effects were done on video and their HDification technique is to just regenerate the effects and recutting them with the restored film.
 
2013-03-25 03:02:25 PM  

Do the needful: May the force be with us.


www.gamefob.com
 
2013-03-25 03:02:36 PM  
DS9 is probably my favorite, or at least tied with TNG.  If you can stomach some of the kookie DS9 episodes from the first season or two, it really picks up and becomes enjoyable.  With it being the first "story arc" Star Trek series, I found it much easier to connect with the characters because you could see them evolve beyond their quirks/gimmicks.
 
2013-03-25 03:03:43 PM  

GAT_00: hubiestubert: GAT_00: pizen: Is there even enough time left in the month to watch everything? How about if we just watch TOS, TNG, and DS9?

It's been on Netflix for quite some time.

And I have to say that the remastered version that Netflix is running, really does clean up a lot of the effects. The changes were subtle, but they really did make the series look like it should nowadays.

Yeah, they did a pretty good job with TOS.  I don't think they have the remastered TNG episodes on it though, at least I don't remember them being remastered.

They don't need to do a whole lot with the later series, but high def would be nice.


DS9 is great, but dark as hell. I also find it terribly fuzzy at times. Would really benefit from some HD lovin'.

Oh, and revamped special effects. Not that they need them, having used models and all (unlike B5), but while you're at it...
 
2013-03-25 03:13:15 PM  

pizen: Is there even enough time left in the month to watch everything? How about if we just watch TOS, TNG, and DS9?


Yeah, there's what, 6 days left? Wow Hulu, you truly are generous. Watch, on the 31st at noon, they'll announce that you have the rest of the day to watch every Dr Who episode for free, too.... You can watch all of the Star Wars movies for free between 10:30 and midnight, etc...
 
2013-03-25 03:27:04 PM  

GAT_00: pizen: Is there even enough time left in the month to watch everything? How about if we just watch TOS, TNG, and DS9?

It's been on Netflix for quite some time.


This.
 
2013-03-25 03:28:30 PM  

ruetheday69: Jim from Saint Paul: 2012 called Hulu. They're happy you are stopping by.

So I am in the home stretch of my complete watchthrough of every series (started backin Juneish of last summer (whenever Netfflix started offering it, minus DS9).

I'm currently doing this too on Netflix. Midway through DS9 2nd season. Wondered why you skipped DS9? I have never seen TOS and while it was entertaining, it sure is cheesy. Have seen all TNG episodes at least twice, DS9 and Voyager at least once, but none of Enterprise, so it should be fun. So far I like DS9 the best also.

DIAF Hulu. Paid accounts still get commercials? Yuck. I watched Hulu crap once, and I was thrilled that while you can't outright skip commercials, adblock just shows a blank screen when they play so that was a good 'fark you' to them I think.


I meant that I started my watchthrough BEFORE DS9 was available on Netflix (it was delayed a few months while the other 4 all showed up at once).
 
2013-03-25 03:30:24 PM  
I've asked folks before, and never really got an answer beyond, "it's cool", so I figure I'll ask you nice folks. What makes Star Trek so great?

I'm not saying it's bad. Heck the stuff I like is just as likely to be "bad" according to a lot of folks. It never spoke to me, though. What made this series worth so many shows, movies and fans?

Thanks in advance.
 
2013-03-25 03:30:51 PM  

FloydA: AirForceVet: pizen: Is there even enough time left in the month to watch everything? How about if we just watch TOS, TNG, and DS9?

I think they're only showing the original series. Too bad as I'd liked to have seen all of DS9 as I missed a lot of its episodes.

Whole thing; TOS, TNG, DSN, Voyager, and Enterprise.  Everything but the movies and the animated series.


The animated series is streaming too, IIRC.
 
2013-03-25 03:31:36 PM  
As a follow up: Yep, you can instant queue ST: The Animated Series riiiiiiiight here:

http://movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Star_Trek_The_Animated_Series/7020 85 21?locale=en-US
 
2013-03-25 03:34:05 PM  
Does anyone know the title of the episode where Dax does a Sherlock Holmes thing to solve a murder?
 
2013-03-25 03:37:52 PM  

AMonkey'sUncle: Does anyone know the title of the episode where Dax does a Sherlock Holmes thing to solve a murder?


Was it tall Dax or short Dax?

Short Dax has Field of Fire with the dude murdering people on the station with the teleporting bullet gun.
 
2013-03-25 03:40:49 PM  
I watched a few episodes of Voyager over the weekend.  I need to catch a few DS9 shows, but only want to watch the "best of the best".  Suggestions are requested.
 
2013-03-25 03:52:14 PM  

AirForceVet: pizen: Is there even enough time left in the month to watch everything? How about if we just watch TOS, TNG, and DS9?

I think they're only showing the original series. Too bad as I'd liked to have seen all of DS9 as I missed a lot of its episodes.


I just got DS9 in it's entirety (missing a few epis in season 6 and 7)
 
2013-03-25 03:54:20 PM  

pizen: Mr. Eugenides: GAT_00: Yeah, they did a pretty good job with TOS. I don't think they have the remastered TNG episodes on it though, at least I don't remember them being remastered.

They don't need to do a whole lot with the later series, but high def would be nice.

Star Trek  TOS was shot on film and stored on film that was telecined to NTSC.  They could use the original film stock to create a new high definition master.  TNG was made and stored on video tape so the source material sucks compared to modern video standards.  Meaning it's not going to be easy high-defify it.

Most of TNG was shot on film. Only the effects were done on video and their HDification technique is to just regenerate the effects and recutting them with the restored film.


Even the bulk of the effects were film.  All of the ship shots were models shot on film that can be re-composited.  The only things that needed to be completely re-done were CGI shots, like the Crystalline Entity (and I think a couple others).  Other than that, just about everything was from film.

Bonus: There's a Director's Cut of Measure of a Man on Season 2's set.  Downside of HD: makeup seams become really obvious in some shots.
 
2013-03-25 03:57:08 PM  
Would these be the remastered versions with the stupid "updated" special effects?
 
2013-03-25 03:59:14 PM  
I have all three seasons of the remastered TOS sitting on my desk at home. Am ripping to my media server and once all done, will begin the marathon!
 
2013-03-25 04:05:26 PM  

ruetheday69: Jim from Saint Paul: 2012 called Hulu. They're happy you are stopping by.

So I am in the home stretch of my complete watchthrough of every series (started backin Juneish of last summer (whenever Netfflix started offering it, minus DS9).

I'm currently doing this too on Netflix. Midway through DS9 2nd season. Wondered why you skipped DS9? I have never seen TOS and while it was entertaining, it sure is cheesy. Have seen all TNG episodes at least twice, DS9 and Voyager at least once, but none of Enterprise, so it should be fun. So far I like DS9 the best also.

DIAF Hulu. Paid accounts still get commercials? Yuck. I watched Hulu crap once, and I was thrilled that while you can't outright skip commercials, adblock just shows a blank screen when they play so that was a good 'fark you' to them I think.


We watch a few shows on Hulu, so we signed up for a trial of Hulu Plus thinking that it would be nice to watch stuff on our "smart TV" instead of the laptop.  At which point, every show we tried to watch just gave us a "Sorry, Hulu is unable to display this content on devices" or something like that.  The few things (and I mean few) that we could actually watch on our TV had the same repetitive commercials every six minutes.  I don't see the point of Hulu Plus at all.  If I decide I want to watch Hulu content on my TV, I'll just buy the HDMI cable for my laptop and be done with it.

Also, Hulu used to be pretty cool.  Two short commercial breaks (45 - 60 seconds).  It was a good amount of time to get up and refill my beverage.

Now, it seems like there are half a dozen commercial breaks per episode and they're all 90 - 120 seconds long.  As a result, we don't consume much content on Hulu anymore...
 
2013-03-25 04:12:27 PM  
The only reasons to get Hulu are (A) Criterion stuff, if you're into that; (B) You must see every Walking Dead episode right after it airs.  Otherwise Netflix has better shiat with no ads, a better interface, and a better search engine (although they have been working hard on destroying it).
 
2013-03-25 04:15:38 PM  

The number 7 and the letter Q!: I've asked folks before, and never really got an answer beyond, "it's cool", so I figure I'll ask you nice folks. What makes Star Trek so great?

I'm not saying it's bad. Heck the stuff I like is just as likely to be "bad" according to a lot of folks. It never spoke to me, though. What made this series worth so many shows, movies and fans?

Thanks in advance.


What's your idea of a good show? Meaning, what kind of series (of any genere) do you enjoy?

What kind of sci-fi stuff have you or haven't you watched?
 
2013-03-25 04:15:45 PM  
I don't understand the appeal of the updated TOS. Much of what makes that show great was seeing what they had to work with and the limitations of its time. Going back and adding in a new Enterprise and jazzing up the effects just seems so lame to me.
 
2013-03-25 04:29:23 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: The number 7 and the letter Q!: I've asked folks before, and never really got an answer beyond, "it's cool", so I figure I'll ask you nice folks. What makes Star Trek so great?

I'm not saying it's bad. Heck the stuff I like is just as likely to be "bad" according to a lot of folks. It never spoke to me, though. What made this series worth so many shows, movies and fans?

Thanks in advance.

What's your idea of a good show? Meaning, what kind of series (of any genere) do you enjoy?

What kind of sci-fi stuff have you or haven't you watched?


Fair questions. I enjoy things that are more episodic more than ones that continuously build a storyline. For example, my least favorite X-Files are the alien conspiracy/Mulder's sister episodes. They usually don't strike me as well planned out.

That said, I did like the X-Files. Castle and Millenium are fun too. I guess I gravitate toward the "investigation" type of show.

Not too much exposure to science fiction. Star Wars was awesome to me as a kid, but didn't aged well with me. Firefly was ok, the ones I've seen that is.

Star Trek struck me as too 60's. I haven't seen any of the other series. I'm willing to give good stuff a try. Are the series all like the Kirk era?
 
2013-03-25 04:33:49 PM  

SultanofSchwing: AMonkey'sUncle: Does anyone know the title of the episode where Dax does a Sherlock Holmes thing to solve a murder?

Was it tall Dax or short Dax?

Short Dax has Field of Fire with the dude murdering people on the station with the teleporting bullet gun.


It was Jadzia. Guy is killed in a room, and she is tasked with solving the killing. I searched Wikipedia episode guide a couple of times, with no luck.
 
2013-03-25 04:34:09 PM  
I just wish there was less Trek Luddites in the world who cannot accept change to a series or even dismissing changes to canon, even if it is rejuvenating the franchise and introducing it to another generation of people.  People who are going to be interested in the history and watch the older programs...
 
2013-03-25 04:35:42 PM  

The number 7 and the letter Q!: Fair questions. I enjoy things that are more episodic more than ones that continuously build a storyline. For example, my least favorite X-Files are the alien conspiracy/Mulder's sister episodes. They usually don't strike me as well planned out.

That said, I did like the X-Files. Castle and Millenium are fun too. I guess I gravitate toward the "investigation" type of show.


In that case, it sounds like you'd prefer TNG.  DS9 builds story arcs, and TOS is too old-school for you.  A lot of TNG episodes have mystery-based plot themes, as well, which is nice if you're into that sort of thing.  You should still watch them in order, and bear in mind that they do improve from season 1.  It kinda crescendos up through 1 and 2 until you get to seasons 3-5 (or so) which are the best, and then they get a little weaker in season 6 and 7 as they start to run out of ideas....but the series finale is OUTSTANDING.
 
2013-03-25 04:37:00 PM  

The number 7 and the letter Q!: Star Trek struck me as too 60's. I haven't seen any of the other series. I'm willing to give good stuff a try. Are the series all like the Kirk era?


The first couple seasons of TNG feel somewhat Kirk-like.  A few episodes in the second season even used abandoned scripts from the planned 70's revival of Star Trek.  Once you get to about the third season (aside from a few standout earlier episodes), TNG comes into its own and has a unique feel.  It's generally a lot deeper than Kirk's plan of either punch or sleep with the enemy, but it does have a very Utopian view of the future, which sometimes comes across as a bit too idealistic.

DS9 starts off a bit stronger than TNG, but again gets better around the third season or so.  The big difference with DS9 is that it's easily the darkest of the Trek series.  Even the good guys have moments where they act questionably, and there's a lot of morally gray decisions.

Voyager sucks.  Just avoid it.  The characters are inconsistent and the actor playing the first officer didn't bother hiding the fact that he just didn't want to be there.
 
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