Star Trek Discovery

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PostRe: Star Trek Discovery
by Dual » Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:18 pm

Saru's singing :cry:

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PostRe: Star Trek Discovery
by Peter Crisp » Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:37 pm

I really wanted the Red Angel to be Wesley Crusher :cry: .

At least it isn't Nelix I suppose.

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Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Star Trek Discovery
by Peter Crisp » Sat Mar 23, 2019 2:39 pm

Dual wrote:Saru's singing :cry:


That was rather emotional :( .

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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by Tafdolphin » Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:22 pm

I thought the whole funeral scene was massively overwrought. Four speech after four speech, on and on and on...urgh. We actually laughed when Saru started crooning in an obviously female voice.

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PostRe: Star Trek Discovery
by Dual » Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:10 pm

Tafdolphin wrote:I thought the whole funeral scene was massively overwrought. Four speech after four speech, on and on and on...urgh. We actually laughed when Saru started crooning in an obviously female voice.


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PostRe: Star Trek Discovery
by Trelliz » Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:53 am

Hexx wrote:*a big long list of why discovery isn't good*


I agree with this entirely. Everything is SUPER SRS BSNSS all the time and is constantly escalating towards more and more drama which is ultimately boring. I have no idea what the names of the two crew at the helm are, let alone who they are as characters, and its been two seasons. Secondary characters only seem to get fleshed out when they're about to die, making their deaths uninteresting and without impact as we have no reason to care about them.

I have run out of patience for Michael looking distraught all the goddamn time and how of course all of these major plot elements revolve around her. What made the Borg threatening was that they were just there, a totally alien threat that had to be dealt with. The political intrigue and nuance of the Romulans, Klingons and Cardassians was interesting and had multiple layers/shades of good and bad.

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PostRe: Star Trek Discovery
by 1cmanny1 » Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:20 am

Glad to hear this is still gooseberry fool - I gave up when that doctor dude got revived, and I was skipping the scenes with Micheal (which was like 3/4 of the episodes).
The Orville just makes it so much worse, as that is so good.

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PostRe: Star Trek Discovery
by Tafdolphin » Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:45 am

Dual wrote:
Tafdolphin wrote:I thought the whole funeral scene was massively overwrought. Four speech after four speech, on and on and on...urgh. We actually laughed when Saru started crooning in an obviously female voice.


:|


*Dour. Goddamnit.

I'm still very much enjoying the series, even if it does go too far in its earnestness sometimes. The central plot is well spun and yeah, I like the characters.

It may not be to everyone's taste but it's rather objectives not gooseberry fool I think.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Sun Mar 24, 2019 7:34 am

I liked the twist at the end, but I think it took too long to get there.

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PostRe: Star Trek Discovery
by captain red dog » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:00 pm

I've just caught up on the last two episodes and they were dire. The funeral for the robot woman was ridiculously overdone, she had barely had any screen time at all until that episode and we were somehow supposed to feel emotional attachment? They gave her a bigger send off than Tasha Yar for strawberry floats sake! :lol:

Tilly has now gone beyond annoying, and that really irritating thing where they have some technobabble and then have to state a brain dead explanation for it every single time is just really grating.

Some of the dialogue in this is worse than anything George Lucas could come up with.

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PostRe: Star Trek Discovery
by Karl_ » Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:07 pm

Funeral episode was weak to be honest. Topsy-turving pacing and some really stilted character interactions.

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by Corazon de Leon » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:50 pm

So we're all very clear that Control is going to grow up to be the Borg Queen, right?

Similarities include

- Leland wears black leather, same as the Borg used to.
- Control initially implanted itself in him with nannites via a needle, in much the same way as the Borg implant people in TNG and onwards
- Leland's skin kept becoming veiny and translucent with control inside him, the same as the Borg
- When he was fighting Empress Georgiou, he used a pretty Borg-esque fighting style, and when he was shot with phasers it basically didn't affect him.
- When the hologram Control was speaking to Leland, it actually said "Struggle is pointless," which is very clearly going to wind up being "Resistance is futile" pretty shortly.


So yeah, definitely right. No strawberry floating idea how they're gonna go about reconciling that to canon.

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PostRe: Star Trek Discovery
by Peter Crisp » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:04 am

Well, there is a series of books, Destiny. The Borg are the descendants of the race called the Caeliar who return and again merge with the Borg but as a book series it's not considered true cannon even though it's a Star Trek novel.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Star Trek Discovery
by NBK » Sun Mar 31, 2019 9:26 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:So we're all very clear that Control is going to grow up to be the Borg Queen, right?

Similarities include

- Leland wears black leather, same as the Borg used to.
- Control initially implanted itself in him with nannites via a needle, in much the same way as the Borg implant people in TNG and onwards
- Leland's skin kept becoming veiny and translucent with control inside him, the same as the Borg
- When he was fighting Empress Georgiou, he used a pretty Borg-esque fighting style, and when he was shot with phasers it basically didn't affect him.
- When the hologram Control was speaking to Leland, it actually said "Struggle is pointless," which is very clearly going to wind up being "Resistance is futile" pretty shortly.


So yeah, definitely right. No strawberry floating idea how they're gonna go about reconciling that to canon.


I don't know how I didn't see this before, but yep, definitely right.

Fwiw, I'm still really enjoying the new series, daftness and all.

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PostRe: Star Trek Discovery
by Squinty » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:18 am

I watched the episode that was set on Saru's planet last night. That was better. Some really good special effects as well.

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PostRe: Star Trek Discovery
by Karl_ » Sun Mar 31, 2019 10:33 am

Corazon de Leon wrote:So we're all very clear that Control is going to grow up to be the Borg Queen, right?

Similarities include

- Leland wears black leather, same as the Borg used to.
- Control initially implanted itself in him with nannites via a needle, in much the same way as the Borg implant people in TNG and onwards
- Leland's skin kept becoming veiny and translucent with control inside him, the same as the Borg
- When he was fighting Empress Georgiou, he used a pretty Borg-esque fighting style, and when he was shot with phasers it basically didn't affect him.
- When the hologram Control was speaking to Leland, it actually said "Struggle is pointless," which is very clearly going to wind up being "Resistance is futile" pretty shortly.


So yeah, definitely right. No strawberry floating idea how they're gonna go about reconciling that to canon.


Yeah, I spotted these signs as well, and also the need to consume enough civilisations' combined knowledge which is a pretty Borg thing itself, and it kind of annoyed my inner Trek nerd. Despite the evidence I'm still hoping ( :lol: :( ) it's just an allusion rather than an actual set-up because obviously it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.

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PostRe: Star Trek Discovery
by Hexx » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:02 pm

So...how did The Red Angel get all that info in future?

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PostRe: Star Trek Discovery
by Peter Crisp » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:16 pm

I would hope they can explain that more deeply as it should only take a few short sentences.

Just a quick read through her logs about how she did gain the info would do.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.
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PostRe: Star Trek Discovery
by Hexx » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:20 pm

Or why Control is evil at all

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PostRe: Star Trek Discovery
by Peter Crisp » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:23 pm

Hexx wrote:Or why Control is evil at all


She knows that a timeline exists where Trump is President and that's enough to make any AI evil.
She also voted for remain as is miffed about that as well.

jiggles wrote:Nobody with a VR headset is going to be using it regularly this time next year, let alone in 4 years time.


Posted 16th March 2016. Let's see.

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