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luckton
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Reply #385 on: March 16, 2019, 04:34:39 PM

Watched episode 9 last night.


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Reply #386 on: March 18, 2019, 09:51:58 AM

They even managed to convince me she'd turn out to be the red angel about half way through.

Burnham felt a bit weak in this episode.

But emo-Spock I loved. I thought Spock would be an Easter egg too far, and I wasn't sold last week, but this week I was. It was definitely adult Spock and he was believably furious. I don't recall a better spock scene.

Rest of the crew started coming through better and better as well.


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Reply #387 on: March 22, 2019, 02:42:55 PM

You know, this chap GETS Spock.

His Spock is fucking PERFECT.

Sure, the show is shit, but the SPOCK IS AWESOME.

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Reply #388 on: March 22, 2019, 06:15:40 PM

New episode was... bad.

Cast all delivered and the flashing lights and whatnot were exciting.

But the plot is 'lets all do the most obviously stupid thing and await the the most obvious and leaden footed twist I've seen in a long time'....

It was not good.

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Reply #389 on: March 23, 2019, 03:51:54 AM

Except for Spock. 

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Reply #390 on: March 23, 2019, 07:06:52 AM

Pike and Spock are the show's two best characters. Lose Discovery, move them back to the USS Enterprise and run a pre-Kirk series.

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Reply #391 on: March 23, 2019, 07:23:17 AM

Given that we've already seen Number One (and I liked her), I'd be behind this idea.

Also, Number One.

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Reply #392 on: April 01, 2019, 05:16:11 PM

Episode 11


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Reply #393 on: April 01, 2019, 05:57:13 PM

I hope not.

But maybe.

Either way, Michelle Yeoh alternately punching dudes and making fun of star fleet remains worth the price of admission.

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Reply #394 on: April 03, 2019, 12:19:44 PM

Nah,


That said, yeah, Pike and Spock are. fucking. perfect. Mirror Georgiou being her snarky, badass self is the icing on that cake.

Tuned in, immediately get to watch cringey Ubisoft talking head offering her deepest sympathies to the families impacted by the Orlando shooting while flanked by a man in a giraffe suit and some sort of "horrifically garish neon costumes through the ages" exhibit or something.  We need to stop this fucking planet right now and sort some shit out. -Kail
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Reply #395 on: April 16, 2019, 08:05:51 AM

Still liking this - but going a bit off the boil.

Much more Running! OMG Run that way! Flashing light! Glowy Thing! Angst! than earlier. And not enough Spock.

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Reply #396 on: April 16, 2019, 09:11:35 AM

I really have to give this show credit for adding another Best Captain to the pantheon, though. I really like this version of Pike.
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Reply #397 on: April 19, 2019, 10:21:24 PM

That season ender. Saw it coming about four eps back, still damn good. Super excited for season three now.


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Reply #398 on: April 21, 2019, 02:56:59 AM

Would be great if they use this to undo the JJverse. But as they are 9 centuries beyond the Narada my bet would be on just ignoring it. I could imagine them meeting the temporal dudes who just say something like 'yeah that was shit so we undid it'.

They have said s3 will be set in the 33rd century. So has to be post everything we know really.

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Reply #399 on: April 21, 2019, 03:01:38 PM

We're going to the 33rd century. Even if they did incorporate JJverse (they aren't), it wouldn't really matter in the long term. Space travel in the latter years of Voyager was already on the brink of making it from one end of the galaxy to the other seem fairly quick. Between the spore drive and trans-warp tech, I'd think we'd be looking at a much bigger scope for S3; one that has them jumping between galaxies across the 'verse.

The idea of S3 cameos is also neat. Q, Data, the EMH, hell even Sisko might swing by.

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Reply #400 on: April 23, 2019, 09:08:17 AM

I'm really excited to see what they can do when not trying to navigate all the hazards of existing Trek canon.

I also sort of hope they can do something about the pacing and maybe not be saving the entire universe every couple episodes.

The stakes don't need to be that high for it to be interesting television, and it would let the show breath more and make the pauses for emotional/character moments seem a bit less absurdly out of place.

I like the cast (and will miss Spock, Pike, and Number One) -- I wish the writers would up their game a bit.
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Reply #401 on: April 24, 2019, 03:57:32 AM

Agree the stakes don't need to be so high, but think they will be. This show just wants to be melodramatic, and if it has any constant it is that it never lets the crew get comfortable or established in a context. I've been surprised how well they've managed to make it good and star trek despite this.

If you want a slower show I think we'll need to wait for Picard.

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Reply #402 on: April 29, 2019, 10:01:05 AM

Or The Orville. That was slow as fuck this season.

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Reply #403 on: April 29, 2019, 10:39:33 AM

The Qualon invasion wasn't excitement enough?
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Reply #404 on: April 29, 2019, 10:56:05 AM

It was the ONLY excitement.  Ohhhhh, I see.

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Reply #405 on: April 29, 2019, 07:43:19 PM

So we don't know yet if the parameters of the wormhole journey as described actually come to pass, I should note. Maybe they don't go where they're thinking they will.
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Reply #406 on: April 30, 2019, 03:06:18 AM

The showrunners have said they are in the future if that is what you mean, it isn't intended to be a cliffhanger.

Also it completely explains the short. Which is probably worth rewatching for s3 hints.
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Reply #407 on: April 30, 2019, 10:57:03 AM

It was also a nice closure in the event they didn't get a season 3.

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Reply #408 on: April 30, 2019, 12:54:41 PM

I really don't think there's much question that Discovery is getting a season 3.
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