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post #1101 of 1139

I kinda stopped watching. But I demand an update on the crewman with a bracket on her face.

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I doubt she'll amount to much. So far she's only been the Ensign Gates of DISCO.
post #1103 of 1139

It's gonna be real hard to properly explain Tyler secretly being Voq if that's where they're going.

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Not a huge fan of this one. Although the Lorca death montage was kinda fun.
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Thanks for joining the discussion, Steve! 

Be careful what you ask for, M'Lord ---

 

 

BREAKING NEWS~

 Kevin Spacey, a two-time Oscar winner, apologized Sunday night for what he said “would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior” after the actor Anthony Rapp made an accusation about his sexual conduct with him 31 years ago, when Mr. Rapp was 14 years old.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/30/theater/kevin-spacey-gay-anthony-rapp.html

 

I was going originally coming here just now to comment on a couple of things I did and did not like

and this news came up on my TV playing in the background.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Kevin Spacey announced that he's gay and tried to be with Anthony 'Lt. Paul Stamets' Rapp when Rapp was slightly underage

 

 

 

post #1106 of 1139

Yeah, this has been discussed at length in the other thread.  I am glad that Rapp seems to be doing well.

 

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Not a huge fan of this one. Although the Lorca death montage was kinda fun.

 

Not so crazy about it either, although next week's episode looks interesting.

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Stamets is becoming my favorite character of the show, with Tilly right behind. It'll be nice to see Burnham loosen up as this episode suggests.
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Finally figured out where I know gay scientist from.  He was the horny high school friend in Adventures in Babysitting!

post #1109 of 1139

Ah. The time loop trope, an old Trek standby. Wilson is clearly enjoying playing Mudd to the hilt. Here I thought it would be an episode about a sick space whale. Ha!

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I may be a bit upset that DISCO is not sticking as close to the old iconography as I would have liked, but at least I'm getting some cool new ones like Mudd's space outfit and helmet. That's gonna become a convention staple.


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Wilson's Mudd might be one of my absolute favorite things about this new show. This week's episode was probably my least favorite so far but, damn, if Mudd wasn't a damn fun villain to watch. 

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I give The Expanse the edge over Discovery in terms of quality, but still enjoying Discovery very much.  I just wish Dark Matter had made the cut this year as well.  Missing that show.

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I liked the episode quite a bit, even if it was a lot fluffier and sillier than what we've seen so far. Tonally it felt like a stand-alone TNG episode.
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Thought the Groundhog Day episode was a bit of fluffy fun.

 

This week was much better though. Really cool planet with some neat ideas. Loved the focus on Saru (and good GOD this showed how frightening he can be) and the resolution really hit home for me.

 

I'm gonna be bummed if they do the 'Tyler is Voq' reveal as theorized. I've really been digging his character the more we see of him. Especially him dealing with his trauma and his anger at the Klingons. Also, interesting where they seem to be going with Stamets. It looks like he's almost EXPERIENCING the Mirror Universe on a mental level instead of simply crossing over as previously shown.  

 

I'm never getting tired of Klingon Game of Thrones as well. Next week looks like it has some explosive potential. 

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Really liked last nights A plot. The B plot with Kol and L’rell not so much. I just cannot get into the Klingons, everything about them bothers me.

Going to be really disappointed if the fan theory proves true and Tyler is Voq. The chemestry between him and Burnham is just so good.

They way they lingered on the Admiral a bit too long, I don’t think she’s dead.
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Thought the Groundhog Day episode was a bit of fluffy fun.

 

This week was much better though. Really cool planet with some neat ideas. Loved the focus on Saru (and good GOD this showed how frightening he can be) and the resolution really hit home for me.

This made me realize that the Kelpians are pretty much Pierson's Puppeteers. They're cowardly by evolution, but also capable of totally fucking something up if they're cornered.

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I'm gonna be bummed if they do the 'Tyler is Voq' reveal as theorized. I've really been digging his character the more we see of him. Especially him dealing with his trauma and his anger at the Klingons. 

 

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Going to be really disappointed if the fan theory proves true and Tyler is Voq. The chemestry between him and Burnham is just so good.

 

Agreed! I'm really liking that character and he works really well with Burnham. 

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Eh, Tyler is the only character in the show that feels like a nonentity to me.
post #1119 of 1139
So far Tyler's most interesting character trait is that he enjoys trout fishing.
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Crikey, for some reason I didn't like the latest episode at all. Didn't care about either plots, and this episode got me in the same bandwith with those of you who don't care for the Klingon stuff. The ending was pretty good, hopefully the next ep delivers.

post #1121 of 1139

Mudd episode better than all other episodes combined thus far.  Had so much hope, then this nonsensical one put me to sleep.  Literally.

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Haven't fully caught up, but I did enjoy the Mudd/time travel episode. It felt more Trekky than most of the series so far, the Tardigrade episode being a notable exception. The series lacks thematic heft and big ideas, though. The ship design and factions are the only things that feel distinctly like Star Trek. Otherwise, it could almost be any plot heavy but conceptually slight space opera/sci-fi property. I don't find Burnham's character journey compelling, and the hook that the Captain on a Star Trek show is an obsessive soldier not an explorer isn't doing much for me yet. I did enjoy seeing him get murdered a lot though, but that's on me.

 

Stamets, Tilly and Saru are better than the rest. Make them the focus. 

post #1123 of 1139
I ended up fast forwarding through everything happening on the planet for the majority of the last episode. Helped immensely.
post #1124 of 1139
Agree, the Mudd/time travel episode really hit my Trek Bone just right. I've always loved the time loop stuff. The most recent episode suffered from what I consider one of the poorer Trek tropes, that is, crew member goes to alien planet, falls under something's influence, and their character changes for one episode.

I did like that the Klingons got contacted by the planet, and starfleet's plan backfired, so I'm looking forward to seeing what happens there.
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I did like that the Klingons got contacted by the planet, and starfleet's plan backfired, so I'm looking forward to seeing what happens there.

Bold prediction: a battle will break out in which there is no consistent, coherent sense of distance or location of the ships in relation to each other, Lorca barks out orders like a fucking maniac, and Burnham is the smartest person in the room who saves the day with her plucky genius and impeccable timing, while alien Doug Jones casts doubts on her efforts and security guy sits in the background being as bland as fucking possible.  

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Bold prediction: a battle will break out in which there is no consistent, coherent sense of distance or location of the ships in relation to each other, Lorca barks out orders like a fucking maniac, and Burnham is the smartest person in the room who saves the day with her plucky genius and impeccable timing, while alien Doug Jones casts doubts on her efforts and security guy sits in the background being as bland as fucking possible.  

I suppose you could fast forward through the next episode, insert some quick voice-overs of those things happening, and call it a day.
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I ended up fast forwarding through everything happening on the planet for the majority of the last episode. Helped immensely.

 

See, I did the opposite and watched the episode twice, since I thought I just missed something. Didn't help at all.

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The planet stuff felt like a premise without a point, and that is in spite of liking the idea of Saru as a character. I just don't think we have seen enough of him so far to justify hanging drama on his existential crisis. The whole "ecosystem resonates at a special frequency and this could let us see Klingons" was primetime Star Trek guff though, which was nice.

 

Why is the special Klingon ship such a threat? I thought it was its tech and its symbolic status for the Klingons that made it special. The implication of the cliffhanger was that it was more worrying that this particular ship was heading their way than any other. Why? 

 

The stuff involving the L'Rell and the Admiral was terrible. There is no clarity to L'Rell's motivations and stuff like that needs to be far better handled if you want it to be a mystery.

post #1129 of 1139
So now we know why Star Trek: Discovery got that M rating. To say the "F" word and show Klingon tits and ass.

Also, everyone act surprised when it's revealed that Tyler's flashbacks are Voq undergoing surgery to become Tyler and of course the sex actually being consensual.

Seriously though, pretty solid first half of the season with a pretty good cliffhanger. My theory is that Lorca knew that going back to Starfleet base meant losing his ship and being court marshalled and the spore drive coordinates didn't go to the base but an alternate dimension. It certainly clears up why Discovery is never mentioned in canon and might be a way of doing the anthology idea through different universes of the Star Trek mythos.

But seriously, the show tipped its hand pretty heavily toward Voq as Tyler this episode.
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Well...there ya go
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Thought this was a solid return to form after last week's episode.

 

It's a testament to the show, and the acting of Anthony Rapp, that I've become incredibly invested in Stamets over these nine episodes, and became increasingly worried during this episode that he might actually die here.

 

I think the writing for Lorca has been a bit muddled over this half-season but this was a particularly good episode for him; between choosing to defy his orders in order to save an innocent species and appealing to Stamets as a scientist in order to convince him to partake in a potentially lethal procedure. I particularly liked his almost hopeful statement that "the journey continues" once the war is over. 

 

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But seriously, the show tipped its hand pretty heavily toward Voq as Tyler this episode.

 

Yeah. I'm actually surprised that this wasn't the final reveal for the episode. 

 

Have largely enjoyed the show greatly over these nine episodes and have found my interest in Star Trek renewed in a way I hadn't expected. Looking forward to more of this when the show returns in January. 

post #1133 of 1139
Yeah. I think what I like about it so far is that it finally feels like a Star Trek show that's different. With Voyager and Enterprise you have the promise of something different and it ends up being the same show with a different skin. This one is genuinely unpredictable and I'm going week to week not knowing where this is going to go. Very refreshing.
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Easily my fave episode other than Mudd: The Revenge.  Though the ship's crew still feels insanely unprofessional and there's a shit ton of "edge" for a Star Trek show.

 

We'll see where they go from here. 

post #1135 of 1139

I hope they bring Wilson's Mudd back again. So much fun.

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Dem vistas tho





post #1137 of 1139

I dropped back in for this episode, and I thought it nicely struck the balance between vintage Trek and the newer style.  I actually wound up liking Lorca (something I never expected to say).

 

The eye candy didn't hurt either.  That opening shot of the Discovery was sweet. 

post #1138 of 1139
Yeah, this was one of the more “pretty” episodes they’ve done. Stamets was the best character in the finale, with Lorca right behind. Every scene they were in was fantastic.

Interested to see why Lorca sent them where he did. And real interested in how they made Voq into Tyler. Is the real Tyler still floating around somewhere in Voq’s body?

Still hate everything Klingon. The sex scene forced or not (and even in flashback form) wasn’t really necessary.
post #1139 of 1139

Cover for the next Discovery novel (due out on Feb. 6) just got revealed:

 

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If the last book was anything to go by, this one should be incredible. Dayton Ward always crushes it hard.

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