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  1. My hatred for Discovery made me revisit Enterprise about a month ago, too. I had a bit of a downer on it originally and didn't give it enough of a chance, but it turns out that I was just spoiled for choice back then. I think it's great now, especially in contrast to Discovery! It's so refreshing to have the stories unfold at a sensible pace and to have characters I vaguely care about. I've taken a bit of a break between S3 and S4, but it's only getting better so far.
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    Star Trek Discovery

    The bridge crew all volunteered, which at least implies that the ship can be flown with a skeleton crew so the rest of them probably didn't need to come. But no doubt their undying love for Michael Burnham and despair at the thought of being separated from Tilly drove them to their doom, even the ones they'd never met.
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    Now TV

    Now TV's stick is a rebranded Roku stick - even the remote is basically the same. I can't remember whether the NowTV version supports Netflix and Amazon though!
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    Star Trek Discovery

    The ice cream queen was introduced in one of the Short Treks available in Discovery's "Trailers & More" section on Netflix. Of course, the deep personal affection she now holds for Tilly is out of all proportion to their brief encounter, as is de rigeur in this show.
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    Star Trek Discovery

    As far as I can tell, the most notable part of Discovery's design - the fact that the outer ring of the saucer section spins around for some reason when the jump drive is activated - hasn't been explained or indeed mentioned by any of the characters at all. Have I missed something?
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    Star Trek Discovery

    I liked the fact that Saru
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    Now TV

    Can you watch part of an episode on your phone, and have it show up in your account as a partly completed episode on the Apple TV?
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    Brexit: The Uncivil War (Channel 4)

    Yeah but that was so his mates could short the economy, or something.
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    Doctor Who

    Worst episode of the season so far. But for my money the only actually bad one! We're still net positive by quite a margin! Next week's looks promising - someone said to me that an episode exploring Yasmin's family background would be good and here it is.
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    The Wire

    PAL DVDs have 576 interlaced lines, if you want to be boring about it, which perceptually loses around 30% of the vertical resolution compared to progressive video, taking you back near to 480p. Well, you started it. No way do DVDs even approach anything that calls itself HD, even 720p. It depends what you call acceptable in 2018!
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    The Wire

    Yes, it's true that sticking to a 4:3 ratio at a time everything else was making the move to 16:9 was a deliberate stylistic choice for The Wire, but as a HD transfer in the 2010s mashed into a 16:9 ratio it's one of the best efforts I've seen. There are only a few scenes where the framing feels off, and if I didn't know it had been shot 4:3 I probably wouldn't have realised (yes, apart from random snippets on BBC2 back in the day, I've only seen the HD version). In an ideal world you'd be able to watch it in HD (or even 4K!) in 4:3, but since the world is a flawed place I think you'd be silly to stick with disgusting 480p just to get the "right" aspect ratio. As with all filmed US drama, it looks lovely with the extra pixels.
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    The Wire

    NowTV, until 1st April 2019. It'll inevitably be back again after that, though. (NowTV is 720p, but close enough).
  13. Having read the last sentence in the teaser section on Memory Alpha, that certainly sounds like the kind of revelation that would have made me bail out. If anyone who's shocked wants to prepare a list of unmissable Ferengi and/or comedy DS9 episodes, I'll gladly go back and fill in the gaps!
  14. Yep, when I ran through DS9 for the first time a few years back (for shame!) I still couldn't bring myself to watch every episode, so I had a simple rule - anything that looked like it was going to be a comedy Ferengi episode or had jaunty music during the cold open got skipped. I'm sure I missed some good stuff but I think I came out ahead overall!
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