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One think out the many, many things that bothers me with this show is that they didn't let us look at the ships. Can someone tell me what the Section 31 ships looked like, behind all those explosions? And why was that Klingon flagship just a big dark blur in space? Come one, people. S1 of Babylon 5 had better starship porn, and they were using an Amiga.

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I want to take credit for last week's prediction that Jett Reno was going to die during the unexploded torpedo incident. Thought her being exposed to the time crystal during the power transfer meant something.
I don't recall her dieing - Admiral Cornwell did.
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Why don't they build starships out of whatever that door was made of? HONESTLY. That whole thing was so dumb. Why didn't they beam her out? Why didn't they send in one of those repair drones to yank the handle? Why didn't they tie a piece of rope to the thing and pull it from the other side of the door?

All true. Contrast with Spock’s sacrifice in “Wrath of Khan”. (I’m not spoilering that in this thread because come on.) They needed to go back to the drawing board if they were so intent on a “good of the many” narrative.

Also: how did Tyler go from disgraced, “decapitated” traitor to openly operating as L’Rell’s right hand man again?

Despite those major flaws, I thought this episode was MUCH better than other recent ones.
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The ID4 fights had more narrative cohesion...and those were all over the place. Abrams/DISCO have no clue how to do appealing space combat.
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I don't recall her dieing - Admiral Cornwell did.
Yeah, I'm taking credit for being wrong. I took a joking approach to it.
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Old 04-22-2019, 08:21 AM
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I quite like hurling them into the future that far. Talk about leaving the door open for all kinds of possibilities. Maybe somehow THEY have the most advanced ship when they arrive.
I didn't watch the "Star Trek Shorts" until after watching the season finale.

Those seem pretty fun, even the one with Mudd. "Calypso" is a hint, right?
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The entire second half of this season was disappointing. Moments where it's good, but overall the ability to sum it up and tie it together is rather weak.
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Why don't they build starships out of whatever that door was made of? HONESTLY. That whole thing was so dumb. Why didn't they beam her out? Why didn't they send in one of those repair drones to yank the handle? Why didn't they tie a piece of rope to the thing and pull it from the other side of the door?


My reaction was, "Why don't they have one of those handles on each side of the door?" I mean, that's how all the doors in my house work....
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Old 04-25-2019, 12:54 PM
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My reaction was, "Why don't they have one of those handles on each side of the door?" I mean, that's how all the doors in my house work....
It looked like the other side of that door was the turbolift shaft - but still, point taken.
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The entire second half of this season was disappointing. Moments where it's good, but overall the ability to sum it up and tie it together is rather weak.
I just saw the finale...man did this thing come off the rails.
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Just watched the entire season 2. So the set-up for season 3 is that Discovery and the crew are 950 years in the future, with a spore drive and a time machine? Is that around Year 3200?

If Control was stopped, then we assume that in 3200 the Federation still exists in some form?

The biggest question, is what will Federation uniforms circa 3200 look like?
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The biggest question, is what will Federation uniforms circa 3200 look like?
Different than circa 3195!
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So I've been in the Philippines for the last 3 weeks on business which has given me the ability to binge watch this show on Netflix.

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...The capabilities the suit possesses are completely beyond anything the federation has shown even in the 24th century---I could take the resurrection beam, but moving an entire colony of humans halfway across the galaxy, church and all? (By the way, I didn't quite get that point---did they survive the apocalypse?)...
Dr. Burnham's default sanctuary in the 32nd century is Terralysium and that's where the Discovery is supposed to have ended up, right? So it should still be an inhabited planet, albeit preindustrial apparently. This would also imply that; it's not yet been discovered by the Federation or it's successor, the Federation dissolved without a successor, or it's not kind of preserve (i.e. Captain Pike's interpretation of the Prime Directive held).

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Also, while they can't erase the sphere data (because mumble mumble mumble), they've got access to the physical media it's stored on---so simply take a sledgehammer to that. Or, failing this, they can apparently download it: so download it into a probe, or a couple of probes, and shoot them into the nearest star.
That bothered me too; especially since "destroy the physical media" was exactly what they planned to do, it just didn't occur to them to remove the media from Discovery.

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...By the way...was the other 150 or so crew given an opportunity to disembark? You're asking a lot to tell a crew to they may spend the rest of their lives in the future.
I liked the little detail that since the evacuation of Discovery was planned the crew had the time to take luggage with them.

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...The biggest question, is what will Federation uniforms circa 3200 look like?
I don't know, but I much prefer the TOSlike uniforms the Enterprise crew was wearing to Discovery's uniforms (which admittedly do call back to Star Trek: ENT). Also if Vulcan still has it's own Expeditionary Group and Spock was the supposedly the first Vulcan to join Starfleet* how does Starfleet already have a Vulcan admiral?

*Well other than T'Pol, who was given a direct commission due to extenuating circumstances. Or was Patar simply a direct commission to admiralty for protocol reasons after holding the equivalent in the VEG?
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They have major problems with the writing, which is sad because that's the least expensive thing for TV shows.
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I agree. It’s too bad.
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