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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Post by bomaye on Fri Mar 08, 2019 6:46 pm

They used classic footage for the "Last Time on Star Trek" segment to play into where they were going Shiny/thrilled

Enail, have a helping of Mary Sue

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The reason Spock is such a logical hard-ass despite being half-human was because Burnham said mean things to him as a child
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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Post by Enail on Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:16 pm

CRAP! I think I might have accidentally edited your post instead of quoting it! It used to be longer! Sorry!!!
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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Post by Enail on Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:17 pm

bomaye wrote:

Enail, have a helping of Mary Sue

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The reason Spock is such a logical hard-ass despite being half-human was because Burnham said mean things to him as a child

Please find my eyes, they have rolled away and I miss them Sad Also, they might know what I did with the rest of your post Sad
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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Post by bomaye on Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:14 pm

RIP My Thoughts ;_;


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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Post by Enail on Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:55 pm

I'm really sorry!

...Also, someone upvoted me destroying your post Uh-oh
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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Post by bomaye on Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:58 pm

Ye that was me. Had a lol

If I remember right:

I really liked that they used footage from the TOS pilot in the "Last time on Star Trek" to inform the new viewer that this shit goes way back

Things I Like

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I liked how Spock and Dr Culber's senses are so out of whack, Spock from having memories of the future because of a mind meld (I hope the Red Angel isn't future Spock and they'll just mind-meld this stuff away) and Culber because even though he has the memories, he doesn't have the feelings and physiological reactions to the things he remembers. Sort of like Amnesia, he's a collection of facts, really interesting

I like the space-squid hiding in the robot crewmember

Things I don't like

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I think both Stamets and Tyler have served their purposes storyline-wise and are being awkwardly shoehorned into other things they don't fit in.

And we've kinda really quickly gotten over what Burnham and Tyler's various actions led to on a galactic scale. Like regular people should still be super-pissed at them and not just like "Oh yeah, it's our crew-members."

Also, I really hate that they brought Dr Culber back at all.
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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Post by Enail on Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:59 pm

Off-topic, but since we started talking about it here, I watched a few episodes of The Orville, it's definitely more Star Trek than Discovery, but it's held back a bit by the acting, imo, and the everyday life stuff sometimes feels a bit too of this exact moment rather than something in the culture of a different time period, that's been changed by encounters with all kinds of new beings. It's not a bad thing that they take a lighter-hearted attititude and humanize the characters more than the idealistic Star Trek characters, but I lose some suspension of disbelief when they talk so much like some dude at the 7-11. Enjoyable to watch, though, so I'll keep giving it a go.
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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Post by KMR on Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:39 am

Yeah, the present-day pop-culture references are pretty much always a thing with The Orville, and I also find it takes away from the suspension of disbelief. I really do appreciate the overall humanization of the characters, though. The first few episodes aren't very strong, but the overall quality of the show does improve over time. For one thing, I felt like the moments of humor in the first few episodes always felt forced and jarring compared to the rest of the show, but it starts to feel more organic later on. And season 2 starts focusing more on character development and preserving a sense of continuity, even with the show's episodic format.
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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Post by bomaye on Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:15 am

Hey Enail

Spoiler:

Discovery was attacked by giant buzzsaw blades in space that cut up the hull, and they used zero-g as an excuse to have a wuxia kung fu fight.

Millennials were a mistake

So I generally liked the concept of

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A tactical AI recognizing that becoming sentient would help its core function out, even if the outcome of "Oh, I should kill everything in the universe" is a little silly. Also liked how the Sphere played into it again.

Airiam to me was the most interesting crew-member because "why aren't you guys telling us about the robot?" and then they finally did and they killed her off and I'm kinda mad about that but everyone else comes back to life so I'm sure she will too eventually

Though, it kind of occurred to me

Spoiler:

"Beam them back, set photon torpedoes pew pew pew and hooray we blew up the evil AI system."

Like they killed Airiam because they'd rather have their tactical computer back in decently functioning shape.

Also I fucking lol'ed at Admiral Cornwall being all "We sat the Enterprise out because we wanted the best to survive if we lost to the Klingons" and the rest of the Discovery crew is sitting there all "Ha ha, yeah, fuck all of the rest of us."
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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Post by Enail on Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:24 pm

bomaye wrote:Hey Enail

Spoiler:

Discovery was attacked by giant buzzsaw blades in space that cut up the hull, and they used zero-g as an excuse to have a wuxia kung fu fight.

Millennials were a mistake

Spoiler:
It's possible everyone was a mistake! Disapproving  Though, honestly, to be fair, TOS would have totally had a wuxia kung fu fight if that had been trendy then.
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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Post by bomaye on Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:51 pm

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Re: Star Trek: Discovery

Post by waxingjaney on Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:55 pm

Reading through this thread without having seen a lick of the show, Discovery sounds like what happens when a ship is crewed by Starfleet Academy's D students.
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