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Currently 11:47 pm in Athens.

It was a 13 hour flight to Instanbul (over the US and Atlantic), and then a transfer backwards to Athens. Eh, something something prices I guess.

Turkish Airlines was kinda meh. No adjustable fans for cooling downn and food was blah. Watched 3 in flight movies and stuck to light stuff like Ice Age (Collision Course), Kungfu Panda 3, and Lego Batman. KP3 was a great laugh, but I thought the other two were trying too hard.

Also, while waiting at the airport, I browsed a bit on the details of the new Star Trek Discovery pilot. Not too impressed, honestly. Sounded to me like they tried to do Kelvinverse style squished into Prime universe, and I'm not just referring to the lens flares.

To wit: A tramatised faux-emo main character which is going to a actual main character (since when has any Prime Trek had a series MC?) and whose backstory reads like a bad fanfic Mary Sue. Seriously, haven't they learned from the last time they tried to give Spock a sibling?

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Date: 2017-10-02 04:10 pm (UTC)
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Thing the first: I honestly thought Lego Batman was pretty funny. The ending was a bit weak, no doubt, but over all it was such a breath of fresh air from the usual DC stuff that I quite enjoyed it. Also, anything that mocks batman is good in my book, because I'm getting tired of how DC treats Batman like he's god or something. Also, Dick Grayson is love.

Thing the second: I think most people are just happy that Star Trek is featuring an Asian captain and featuring not-white-people in the main roles. Like, this is a huge step forward in terms of social awareness (see Asian erasure). As for when had Prime Trek had a MC? Uh...Kirk? People might try to argue that it's an ensemble cast, but let's face it, it was all about Kirk. Everyone else was there to support Kirk. They might have gotten a day in the limelight, but it's Kirk that's the focus of the story. Yeah, I'm not buying the "Trek never had a main character" argument. The later series got better about spreading the character development, but TOS was all about Kirk.
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