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    October 1, 2017 7:59 pm I'm going to start with episode one of The Orville (of course) and make my way through them. You guys have gotten me excited for it. I can't wait to get started. Oh... and another note on Discovery that I just learned... Not only do the fine people of Canada who are watching it on Space channel not have to pay anything extra for the show, the get it first. It airs on Space at 8:00 Sundays. Thirty minutes before it streams on CBS All Access. Good grief.
    October 1, 2017 3:30 pm Great podcast as usual guys. And I'm glad to see such positive comments from the other posters here as so many people seemed ready to hate this show out of the gate no matter what it turned out to be. For the recored, I really liked it and am definitely on board for as long as they let it run. I've seen every other episode of every other Trek series so this one will be no different for me. Just a thought on this taking place in the past rather than the future... What we saw in the TNG era was basically a utopian society (as far as Earth and the Federation are concerned). But, those who know their Trek "future history" know that things get much worse before they get to that point (WW III, eugenics war). Star Trek always posited the idea that as we move forward, everything is going to get better. To go from the utopian society of the TNG era to what we see in Discovery (arguing amongst the crew, at war with the Klingons) if it were in 100 years in the future suggests that it's going to get worse again and we'll be right back where we started. I'm not sure if that thinking figured into the planning of the timeline of the show but it makes sense to me. Also, to Mike who basically stated the 5.1 rant I've been expressing since last Sunday verbatim, CBS All Access (much like Hulu) does not stream any of it's content in 5.1. It's all 2.0 no matter what device you are using to watch it. Being that this is 2017, that is insane. It's not like it's, technolocially impossible. Both Netflix and Amazon Prime Video stream 5.1 audio. To have a show like Discovery – which was absolutely mixed in 5.1 – down mixed to 2.0 is nothing short of a sin. And to then ask people to pay extra for an inferior version of the product is just salt in the wound. Especially since everyone else in the world watching it on Space or Netflix for no extra cost gets the 5.1 audio. As to the Orville, the trailer released last May at the up fronts made the show look like it was going to be a Trek parody (parody is one of my least favorite genres) and not a good one at that. I like Seth MacFarlane. I've seen him on talk shows and he always come across as a really smart guy but I've never watched any of his stuff. Not into Family Guy at all. But after hearing your take on The Orville I am absolutely going to check it out. So, thanks for that!
    September 23, 2017 9:50 pm The 2001 show wasn't a reboot as no other "The Tick" show came before it.
    September 8, 2017 2:54 pm Matt uses his mask to conceal his identity. Danny spent the entirety of his series (and some of Defenders) telling everyone he met that was Danny Rand, The Immortal Iron Fist. Everyone on his side knew who he was and every one they were fighting against also knew who he was. It makes no sense for him to wear a mask.
    September 8, 2017 2:48 pm Yeah, I saw that photo. Definitely more robotic than I thought they would do. They went all in.
    August 27, 2017 4:08 pm Your assessment of Arrow is way off. Way off. And Legends, for toddlers? Mmmmm yeah, not even close.
    August 27, 2017 4:05 pm Just wanted to follow up and say that it's not that I didn't like The Defenders. I did but it wasn't epic enough. I agree with pretty much all the points you guys made. My ranking of the Netflix series so far matches Conor's list exactly. Also wanted to say that it's so great that you guy are (still) doing these podcasts. I've been listening since 2006 and look forward to your special edition podcasts as much as I do the movies/TV shows they are covering. After each Marvel or DC movie or TV show my first stop is here for the Special Editions. Thanks for keeping it up!
    August 27, 2017 2:53 pm Better than SHIELD? I have to disagree with that one. Daredevil season one was phenomenal. Season two was good but the others just haven't lived up. And only of Daredevil do I think it could be said it was better than SHIELD. SHIELD gets better with every passing season. The same can not be said of the Netflix shows. This of course is just my opinion. The thing that really set Daredevil season one apart from all the rest (which I don't hear mentioned a lot) was having Steven S. DeKnight as it's show runner. His absence has been felt on every subsequent show. No question about that. Just a note on the handling of Misty's arm, Coulson has a robotic arm so there is a precedent set in the TV arm (sorry) of the MCU for this for this sort of thing happening. I know they don't have any ties to SHIELD but with all of Danny's money I'm sure they cold figure something out. In the end, the arm wouldn't even have to look robotic. Coulson's doesn't.