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    CBS To Revive Star Trek on Television

    http://www.latino-review.com/news/star-trek-exclusive-trek-is-going-to-return-to-tv So, GREAT news, Trekkers, CBS is looking to bring Star Trek back to TV. The last we heard of a Star Trek TV series, was around 2006 before the Abrams movie planted its flag and destroyed most of what we knew (except Spock and - presumably the plot of Star Trek: Enterprise) there were two competing versions: Bryce Zabel (writer, Dark Skies) and J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5, but I like crediting him as the good writer on The Real Ghostbusters) pitched a version called “Star Trek: Reboot the Universe” that actually made it online in PDF form. The second was developed closer to the JJ reboot and was written by producer Geoffrey Thorne, novelist and writer on things like Leverage and Criminal Intent and was called Star Trek: Federation and was conceptualized with producer Robert Burnett, Bryan Singer (the X-Men director and producer of TV’s House among others) and Christopher (director of Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation). This other series wouldn’t reboot the Star Trek universe, but would vault it forward past the DS9 and Voyager series timelines into a far flung future where the Utopia Federation that we knew from other TV series had become boring and complacent. Federation would have seen the titular group reduced to a mere peacekeeping force as the old ways broke apart. Vulcans withdraw from the United Federation of Planets and reunify with the Romulans, the Bajorans of Deep Space Nine would have also withdrawn and become a planet full of religious monks, like a “Tibet in space.” The Klingons wouldn’t be as warrior-obsessed anymore, but would instead be warrior mystics. The Ferengi would have a female Nagus. The Cardassians would have abandoned war and become an artist/philosopher race. In essence, Federation would have advanced the timeline of the Star Trek Universe far enough in the future to re-define some of the characters that had been the same since the original series’ inception. We don’t have too many details about the new Star Trek series CBS is going to get working on, but I spent some time filling you in on Federation, because it seems like the same people who made that pitch could be involved. Bryan Singer's name has been mentioned for the new CBS Trek as a possible Executive Producer through his Bad Hat Harry productions. While "Star Trek: Reboot the Universe" was invalidated by 2008's movie Trek, Star Trek: Federation still has a trio of enthusiastic producers, a script and a writer ready to go should CBS decide to give Singer the ahead to develop this new series. Robert Burnett is rumored to be working on a non-Trek project with Skydance Productions (Skydance worked with Paramount, McQuarrie and Bad Robot on M:I 5) and simultaneously keeping one foot in the Trek world. He's currently producing (one of the producers) a project independent of all previously mentioned parties, Star Trek: Axanar, a 90-minute fan-made feature film about "The Four Years War," as mentioned in the TOS episode "Whom Gods Destroy." The film has scraped up and impressive cast and released “Prelude to Axanar” last year to show how this great venture can be pulled off on a fan-donated budget: That’s the sort of Star Trek product Brunett can use as an example of how producing a reasonably-budgeted TV series set in the Star Trek Universe this day and age should be a piece of cake. Back to our Federation three: CBS is interested in Bryan Singer developing (and Singer reportedly loves Prelude to Axanar) and Federation co-conspirator Chris McQuarrie was still game for the project as of last December, if Twitter is to be believed. As far as when to expect some sort of official announcement about who snagged the NEW Trek production job, that’s a bit tougher to predict. Star Trek 3 seems to be the Trek Paramount would like us to focus on (Elba for Mogh of the House of Martok, right Simon Pegg?), Singer is only tweeting about making the new X-Men movie and McQuarrie is wrapping up the edit on Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation for later this year. The Star Trek: Federation story document still exists, though, and I’m told Geoffrey Thorne might have taken that treatment all the way to a pilot script before the project cooled, which would allow this show to get off the ground much faster. For the sharp-eye’d Trek fan, all eyes are on Star Trek: Axanar (official site here) to show off what Trek on a budget can look like. If that can work and CBS can see it work, then we might get a riff on Star Trek: Federation. Either way, CBS is convinced it's a good idea to probe the idea of a Star Trek TV show, so TV Trek’s likely on the way. I’ve been saying it since summer of 2005… ...no, I’ve been saying it since summer of 1990: There should ALWAYS be Star Trek on TV
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    US Politics

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    The TV Thread

    Second season of Orange is the New Black launched today. Anyone else into this? I have to admit to being a bit of a TV/movie-phile. I generally buy Blu-Rays when there's a movie I want to see rather than just watching it on PPV or In-demand (I like to collect). Premium TV has really been leading a creative resurgence in recent years, probably dating back to The Sopranos. Its nice that Netflix has become a legitimate competitor for HBO (which puts out some really great shows like Sopranos, Deadwood, Boardwalk Empire, True Blood etc). House of Cards was tremendous. While cable channels like AMC are getting in on the act, I annoys me a bit. The Walking Dead would be so much better on Netflix or HBO where they could truly appeal to adults (HBO passed on The Walking Dead when Thomas Jane was attached). As for Orange, it took me a few episodes to get into last season but Im looking forward to banging out a few episodes tonight. As an aside, for you Trekies, it was recently the 20th anniversary of the finale of TNG, one of the best Series' Finales in TV history.
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    US Politics

    Oh I agree. I just want to be fair, to be honest. And sort of look at this through the eyes of justice. We can despise Trump but would we really convict him for paying off mistresses? I think we need more (and I think its coming and if somehow Trump was smart enough to insulate himself from direct exposure, his kids are toast).
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    US Politics

    As we get closer to January and the new Congress taking over, you'll hear more and more people say that investigating Trump will hurt the Dems. The will try to make that narrative stick. I saw a tweet today with one of these guys who in 2015 said the Benghazi committee was a hit on Hilary but not saying, no you dont want to investigate Trump. The GOP preys on the fairness of the left and the lack of killer instinct of the left. The right wants to play dirty but only against an opponent who isnt playing dirty.
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    US Politics

    In theory I agree with you. But you have to have hard evidence. Being an ******* isnt impeachable. Even being a racist and an idiot and incompetent arent reasons for impeachment. Those would be reasons for the electorate to vote for someone else (and for the party to choose not to nominate him). As I recall reading, Nixon had wide support from the GOP during his Watergate scandal...but they soon turned with public opinion. He resigned because he knew the Senate would convict him so he avoided the whole impeachment process. He first switched VP's though as his original VP Spiro Agnew was involved in a kick back scheme and risked being impeached himself. Even when he resigned, and Nixon had no VP, with the threat of Watergate looming, there was the chance of impeachment elevating a Democrat, Speaker of the House Carl Albert to the Presidency. Albert could have thwarted Nixon's attempts to confirm a successful VP long enough to allow himself to be elevated. But to his credit said not only would he not do that, he did not think a Democrat should be elevated to the office when the people had voted for a Republican. Had he become President, he'd have resigned as soon as a Republican VP had been confirmed and sworn in. Somehow I dont think Nancy Polosi would do the same! The point being, if Pence is roped into this thing (and he might be), you might see a scenario where both are impeached. If both are successfully removed from office, Polosi would become President. Unlikely but it almost happened once before.
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    US Politics

    The argument against that is, its actually a shirking of duty by Congress to decline to impeach. Especially if the mood of the nation is one of weariness over this whole matter and the Dems see a political cost to taking Trump down. Its almost a certainty that the majority would approve of Trump losing but it gets more complicated when it comes down whats seen as a political take down as opposed to an election take down. If there is reasonable evidence that Trump committed crimes, would it not be the duty of Congress to impeach? I get the argument though. The Republican's wanted Clinton booted from office for lying to Congress over an affair. If Trump's crime was lying about having affairs, honestly, I wouldn't support impeachment for that. Its complicated because you can make the case that the importance of holding a President accountable even for things like lying about an affair is because of the potential for extortion. We hear that when talking about Russia and Trump and if he they have something on him.....the same could be said for Clinton if his enemies learned of the affair with Lewinski and he was lying under oath to hide it, he becomes a liability and open to blackmail. So its important. But you have to carefully consider the act of impeachment is to disregard the will of the people who elected him. And it has to be so egregious that you can't simply allow the people to decide during the next election. Action must be taken now. And the steps to censure or criminally convict him. That's, to me, the issue here. What trump did is, in some ways, akin to what Clinton did. He paid off women to hide an affair. The difference is, Trump did it to avoid it coming out immediately before the election. It still seems a bit willy nilly to me to remove him from office. And the fact that we know he's everything that he is...so on one hand we can say, sure its willy nilly but he deserves to be turfed anyway. That's dangerous. With Clinton, I suppose we could agree what happened was perfectly acceptable. He was impeached (because, afterall, he DID lie to Congress) but was not convicted in the Senate and thus, not removed from office. Trump probably does deserve the stain of impeachment. Removing him and potentially criminally convicting him? I think that will take concrete evidence of collusion or support of collusion with Russia.
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    US Politics

    Trump is so determined to try to own the narrative he happily confessed two two felonies in that tweet. The difficult discussion for many is, should he be impeached for those two campaign finance violations? On their face, the idea of a campaign finance violation sounds like a minor issue. But they're felonies. And in this case, the intent was clear - to influence the election. The sheer horror and panic that must have swept through Trump and his inner circle when they realized two women might go public with stories of affairs right before the election.... So sure, impeach him. I cant see the Senate convicting him for campaign finance violations.
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    Wrestling

    A bit creepy and invasive to film the guy but it’s out there now
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    US Politics

    Remember when he repeatedly denied this even happened? Now his story is sure it happened but it was totally fine. That will be his response to every accusation Never xompaored with Russia will end up side we conspired with Russia but so what!
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    Around The NHL 2018/2019

    Well it’s Canada Day! Hopefully the last post in this thread is the Jets hoisting the Cup. Enjoy the frenzy!
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    US Politics

    He’s been interviewed by Mueller already and repeatedly he and trump are not on speaking terms.
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    WHL Returning to Winnipeg?

    Would NOT be owned by the Jets. Would play at UofM until new 5000 seat arena was built.
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    US Politics

    What an embarrassment. Did he forget about his bone spurs
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    US Politics

    They just had a trump guy on CNN arguing that the manafort filing likely implicates the Clintons. Lol so here is a serious question. Trump is now implicated on court filings with committing so felonies (campaign finance violations) with the intent of influencing the election outcome. The DOJ policy is a sitting president cannot be indicted. But there is no law. It’s never been tested. If he were anyone else they’d indict him right now. Question: should they?
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    US Politics

    Hahahahahaha
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    US Politics

    bad day for trump
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    US Politics

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    US Politics

    This would mean that Mueller has proof Trump knew about that meeting. because he tore up the agreement with Manafort and he has to proof to a judge Manafort was lying. Someone pointed out that Comey could be the proof but Mueller knows Comey is a lousy witness cause he's a liar so in all likelyhood, Mueller has more than just a "he said" that Trump knew about it. Most likely multiple witnesses. Although you wonder...Comey liked to record his phone calls... Almost certainly Trump lied about this on his written answers to Mueller. I've seen people call that a felony (lying to FBI)...Im not aware that written answers are the same as verbal but I guess it makes sense. And the fact this is all happening after Trump submitted those answers? Could be coincidence, could be telling. What would be interesting is if after all this, they have no concrete evidence that Trump was directly involved in "collusion" but have him dead to rights on obstruction because he tried to lie and cover it up. That gets him impeached. And it probably gets him jailed. And remember, Don Jr lied to Congress about this issue, right? If he has Trump lying, he has Don Jr lying. Now who flips on who?
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    US Politics

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    The TV Thread

    So, Survivor this week. Another good episode. It was like watching a car accident in slow motion as the one voted out made a bad play and we all knew it was a bad play.
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    Game 28 : Saint Louis Blues

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    Random News Items

    wow. Maybe Ill record my own version. And Ill sing both parts. Badly.
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    The TV Thread

    I scroll past it a few times. Maybe now Ill check it out!
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    US Politics

    Im sure the counter report will be tremendous if its Rudy G writing at Trump's direction.
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