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Author Topic: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES  (Read 4255 times)

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #255 on: 14 November, 2017, 12:12:07 pm »
I look forward to more. Shame we'll have a while to wait! I'm not sure why this can't just be season one, and the next, season 2

Then CBS would only have delivered 9 episodes to the investors like Netflix that paid for 10.  Don't think they'd have been too pleased at having to renegotiate/pay again for the end of the story, let alone a "second" season they'd already paid for.

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #256 on: 14 November, 2017, 12:23:44 pm »
I don't normally go for fan theories, but a couple of interesting ones I came across in response to the (niggles aside) fairly excellent mid-season cliff-hanger were…

At some point since using the Spore Drive, Lorca has been replaced with his Mirror Universe version and is trying to get himself back to there and to take this shiny new ship with him

Or, possibly more interestingly…

The whole series has been set in the Mirror Universe until now.
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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #257 on: 14 November, 2017, 01:04:56 pm »
If this series was set in the Mirror Universe, wouldn't the ships and crew all bear MU "Earth-with-a-dagger-through-it" logos? Wouldn't there be pain-booths and floggings? Wouldn't Lorca have a goatee?

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #258 on: 14 November, 2017, 02:32:14 pm »
It was the fact the Klingons were shite at fighting (hand to hand and ship to ship) that rankled me most. I could see the Captain accepting the challenge but surely he'd have handed Burnam her ass in less than a minute. (My excuse is "Aha but she's trained in Vulcan martial.arts... or something"). But baddies have to be more competent at killing things.

The fact that Burnham was even allowed to live once she revealed herself rankled me. "Hey. I'm an enemy just appearing on your flagship bridge. Can we chat?"

She should have been disrupted to bits. End of.

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #259 on: 14 November, 2017, 04:02:05 pm »
I liked the giant neon lanterns that shouted "PREPARING TO TRANSMIT DATA" that they hid all over the ship, Klingons apparently being blind and deaf as well as stupid and useless at fighting.

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #260 on: 14 November, 2017, 04:38:16 pm »
Why would they see them? They couldn't see Burnham crouching behind a console for twenty minutes. But of course spycraft 101 clearly states if you crouch down you become completely invisible.

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #261 on: 14 November, 2017, 04:43:17 pm »
Clearly,she has maxed out stealth (skill).

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #262 on: 14 November, 2017, 06:04:19 pm »
Burnham wasn't covered in lights and shouting things, I imagine that's how she wasn't noticed.

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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #263 on: 14 November, 2017, 08:04:20 pm »
While not wanting to excuse the relentless undermining of alien threat that is a key part of any ST incarnation, it strikes me that these are shit Klingons, and not wholely accidentally.  T'Kuvma was the visionary prophet uniting a dissolute race, and Voq his designated successor: these opportunists clowns are the usurpers of this legacy, it wouldn't make as much dramatic sense if they were capable and competent anyway. 
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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #264 on: 14 November, 2017, 08:26:26 pm »
Privileged upper class Klingons who talk a good fight and are arrogant enough to believe themselves superior to the actual balls-out warriors they command simply by dint of their noble birth? I can get behind that, no problem.

As to the Other Thing, Lorca might be from the future, come back in time to look for Spock but somehow missing the Kelvin Timeline, which is what he's looking for now... (I hate myself for even suggesting that.)


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Re: PLEASANTLY SURPRISED BY THE NEW STAR TREK: DISCOVERY SERIES
« Reply #265 on: 14 November, 2017, 08:36:09 pm »
As to the Other Thing, Lorca might be from the future, come back in time to look for Spock but somehow missing the Kelvin Timeline, which is what he's looking for now... (I hate myself for even suggesting that.)

think that was done in the film?

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« Reply #266 on: 21 November, 2017, 06:14:15 pm »
I was actually disappointed when I went to watch this last night and realised there wasn't a new episode. So "Job done, ladies and gentlemen. Job done!"
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