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marko
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Getting a bit weary of the body count thus far.

10/10/2017 7:05:43 PM

marko
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Also, is it just me, or does it feel like they want Captain Lorca to be "Space Don Draper."

10/12/2017 12:07:28 PM

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Enjoying it. I like the feel. The Tardigan-mushroom thingy was weird. I am enjoying the show alot, but there is no way I would pay for cbs online access just for that. That was an absolute dumb decision.

I agree the change of the klingon is aggravating, but I can deal with it.


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10/25/2017 5:44:08 PM

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as each episode is aired it feels a lot more like star trek. i think they did this intentionally.

[Edited on November 10, 2017 at 12:38 AM. Reason : feels... i missed the "s"]

11/10/2017 12:37:24 AM

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agreed

11/10/2017 12:54:39 PM

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It does, but it clashes with the tone. Like for the Mudd episode, dude now knows the secret of Discovery and has shown no issue killing the crew, what do they do at the and? Laugh it off TOS style and give him back to his wife.

Also, Saru can run 80 km/h, super strong, and intelligent...what in the hell is he a prey species for?

11/10/2017 1:00:18 PM

marko
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After watching the last episode, got me thinking. If they somehow warped into the future and couldn't get back til after the TNG timelines and just went from there, it might be kinda cool.

That said, I do really like this show.

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"Also, Saru can run 80 km/h, super strong, and intelligent...what in the hell is he a prey species for?"


I guess the species hunting his kind were pretty hardcore. Also pack hunters don't have to be as strong as the prey, just persistent.

11/16/2017 4:01:38 PM

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Clearly he's prey for the Predator.

11/16/2017 4:14:26 PM

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Maybe they evolved in the delta quadrant and were hunted by the hirogen?

11/28/2017 7:48:18 AM

moron
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Woah

1/21/2018 8:58:14 PM

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Yea, big reveal this week! Didn't see that one coming.

[Edited on January 24, 2018 at 5:29 AM. Reason : ]

1/24/2018 5:29:12 AM

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This episode erased my skepticism from earlier on the season

I think if you stick with the show until this episode you’ll accept it as Trek

1/28/2018 9:48:26 PM

moron
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Spore drive concept is the absolute worst technological concept in the entire trek universe including the tuvok neelix hybrid

2/5/2018 8:21:38 PM

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Agreed. Not a huge fan of that.

2/6/2018 8:52:25 PM

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bump.

finally getting around to watching this. Just watched the first two episodes. It feels good to watch new trek again! 2 episodes in and we only get introduced to 5 main characters (the captain, michael, the science officer, the main klingon, and the houseless klingon), and 2 are dead. I don't even know the name of the science officer or houseless klingon. Looking forward to seeing more, but I like the depth they are building in Michael's character.

Avoiding the bottom of page 1 and page 2 to avoid spoilers. I'll check back in a couple weeks once I catch up.

And not that anyone cares, but I finally got around to watching this because I was tired of having to skip ahead on the Random Trek podcast to prevent spoilers for Discovery.

9/16/2018 10:48:27 PM

moron
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^ the first half of season one is weird, but stick with it, it's worth it for the rest

9/17/2018 12:19:14 AM

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I wish they would dial down the dramatic action sequences a bit, but a solid tstart overall.

1/18/2019 10:49:28 PM

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It's no orville, but this episode was better than last season. The awkward girl needs to go.

1/19/2019 6:25:15 AM

justinh524
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Personally i love the mushroom drive.

1/19/2019 10:15:32 AM

marko
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Looking forward to this season. Wished they had switched to the uniforms Pike was wearing instead of vice versa tho.

Also the "Calypso" short was pretty neat.

1/22/2019 2:14:07 PM

marko
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Most recent episode about the church felt like classic Star Trek.

1/26/2019 6:49:03 PM

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The awkward redhead needs to go

1/29/2019 6:20:41 PM

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^

2/5/2019 7:42:31 PM

moron
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Spore drive still dumb but that was a good episode.

2/8/2019 12:29:56 AM

moron
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Special effects in this show are phenomenal.

Almost makes the stupid spore network stuff tolerable

2/15/2019 10:13:01 PM

justinh524
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SHROOM DRIVE RULEZ

2/15/2019 10:43:07 PM

marko
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Spoiler!




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SO glad they brought “Dr. Rickie” back. Against my earlier fears that they were killing too many characters off too soon, the way that some have been brought back has been totally purposeful and meaningful. Michelle Yeoh has been a total BOSS in her characters. I love her, but am TOTALLY scared to trust the Emperor at this point. I feel like she’s still waiting to either get back to the mirrorverse or conquer the current Federation through the black ops program (which I know can’t happen unless they decide to split to a third TOS main timeline (which I doubt at this point.)

The MacGuffin of Spock is a bit of a borish stringer at times, but having Pike as the captain has been amazing. It doesn’t feel forced, and the OG #1 showing up was nice.

2/17/2019 5:09:37 PM

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^ agree with all of that.

I'm looking forward to the next episode too. If you haven't seen the Trek webisode about the ear-tentacle alien's past, it covers some relevant backstory.

2/18/2019 12:36:55 AM

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i hope the ear tentacle guy stops being such a twat now

2/18/2019 8:15:41 AM

marko
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Man this show has caught stride. I love Pike so much.

3/3/2019 10:56:22 AM

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Agreed. This season has been excellent.

3/29/2019 8:57:00 PM

moron
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JUst realized they added in warp core hum to the background

4/5/2019 5:15:18 PM

marko
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This most recent episode punched me in the gut.

4/9/2019 1:27:21 PM

dtownral
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the time crystal stuff is dumb, but this season is so much better than last season

4/9/2019 2:21:15 PM

dtownral
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The red haired chick ruins any scene she's in

4/12/2019 4:11:17 PM

marko
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S2ep14 is easily in the best top 5 Star Trek things ever committed to film.

4/25/2019 10:58:46 PM

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So I am slowly and methodically working my way through season 1 of this show due to wife hating anything sci-fi, and my young son that only wants to watch Mickey Mouse and Paw Patrol. I just watched episode 10 where they get switched to the mirror universe. Lorca says "they have theorized alternate realities back in the 20th century". Yeah, back when the original Star Trek was made, they did. In the 40 years of research in physics that happened afterward they went down this road and other than some academics that don't want to acknowledge their academic careers ended in a complete dead end and they have discovered nothing new to progress the field, there's nothing credible that supports this is real, and the fact the Large Hadron Collider discovered nothing except the Higgs Boson particle was considered a complete disaster for the field of high energy physics and especially string theory which has been the main central theory of physics since the 1970s. But you have an established alternate reality from previous Star Trek shows, so to not change past canon we have to keep spouting bad science.

"The Multiworse is Coming" - Sabine Hossenfelder http://backreaction.blogspot.com/2018/03/the-multiworse-is-coming.html?m=1

I like Star Trek. Its calling card however is where Star Wars is not realistic and has never intended to be, that's part of Star Trek's aura in contrast is it feels "this is where mankind should go". Yet every fourth movie has time travel and then there is bullshit like "mirror universes".

[Edited on July 5, 2019 at 11:07 AM. Reason : .]

7/5/2019 10:44:51 AM

marko
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Just get your way through S1.

S2 is so worth it.

7/9/2019 9:47:58 AM

moron
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^^ mirror universe was used heavily in Deep Space 9, and all the star treks have copious, even absurd, amounts of time travel (but when a show was episodic it didn't matter as much).

7/9/2019 11:25:14 AM

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Actually watching season 1 now. This show would be infinitely better if 1) it wasn't yet another prequel and 2) the Klingons weren't Klingons.

Nothing about this show needs to be set in the middle of a timeline that has already been explored. Completely changing everything about the Klingons serves no purpose. Both of these issues could be resolved by simply moving the show to a later time (spore drive would still be a revolutionary idea post Voyager) and making these "Klingons" a completely new race (I mean they already are with their giant egg heads, 4 nostrils and reptilian ears.)

This series is, according to producers, canonically in the prime timeline. Which means that Klingons mutated from humanoid (non-ridged and ridged) to these weird fuckers with completely different ship styles and belief/moral systems than their predecessors/later generations, then in a few decades mutated back and reverted back to OG Klingon culture.

In conclusion, fuck this shit.

3/25/2020 3:54:22 AM

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^ is a big reason I couldn't get into discovery

[Edited on March 25, 2020 at 8:52 AM. Reason : V]

3/25/2020 8:52:03 AM

justinh524
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3 episodes into season 2. About to quit. Already tired of this Ash/Voq story.

3/27/2020 9:43:32 AM

justinh524
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5 episodes into season 2, this show is absolute garbage.

4/4/2020 12:53:05 PM

moron
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^ delete you account

4/4/2020 4:40:37 PM

bbehe
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I'd rather watch a series about Pike having an adventure of the week type story

4/4/2020 5:07:15 PM

justinh524
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episode 6 was good, but episode 7 looks like hot garbage. this spock stuff is insanely dumb. i stand by my previous assessment that putting this show in the middle of the established timeline was an absolutely terrible idea.

4/4/2020 5:11:35 PM

bbehe
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Trek doesn't like new stuff. New characters are hard, so is coming up with new timelines

4/4/2020 5:30:22 PM

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^
I think it’s because they can’t decide whose expectations they want to meet
There’s the old school fans who like episodic content, there’s the people that like the deliberative, political arcs that started in DS9, and there’s the fans who like the action movie feel of the new movies

Discovery tries to combine all of these, and if you accept it, I think it works well

Picard is the same way but with a little different ratio

4/5/2020 11:10:52 AM

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So now we have

Disco S3 to air
Picard S2 to air
Lower Decks - Adult humor animated show
Children's animated show on nick
Section 31 show with Captain Georgiou
Possible ST4 film

It just seems they're doing a shitty job of capturing what star trek is.

Beyond was the closest thing to traditional Trek in the past 15 years

4/5/2020 3:44:25 PM

justinh524
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Picard was good. Discovery is not very good. I have spoken.

4/5/2020 5:50:22 PM

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