Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

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Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

Post by Scrattch » 02/02/18

Agreed.

Here's the thing: Discovery is decent sci-fi. It got off to a slow start, and they're getting a little Deus Ex Machina lately, but it's fairly solid and not afraid to pull punches (for CBS/Paramount).

It's just that it doesn't FEEL like a Trek property 90% of the time. I think, honestly, it might have done/do better in a standalone universe of its own. But they do have my interest, I'll give them that.

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Post by Psia » 02/05/18

  • Specialist Burnham exchanged eye contact with Commander Saru, "Yes, Captain."
...Well, I predict that will go seriously sideways. But the acting is superb. So I'm enjoying this particular ride.

I've seen it all now. Save for the season finale. While my opinion of the series style at the outset hasn't changed, I admit to a turning point while watching Episode 8, "Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum". Which was written by Kirsten Beyer. She is not a lightweight among Trek novelists. Her story, with very little tweaks, could fit into almost any Star Trek series. Which makes it accessible.

I give credit to the season story arc they finally settled into. It was certainly an interesting one, even it took me eight episodes to get there. The continuity that was so blatantly absent at the outset just might sort itself out. Here is to hoping.
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Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

Post by Tregarde » 02/06/18

Well, ep. 9 felt like they tried to cram two episodes worth of plot and character development into a single episode, so nothing got the time it really needed. But at least it ended on a twist that I don't think anyone expected. Seeing the new captain in action should be fun, too bad there's only one episode left to see it.

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Post by Tregarde » 02/08/18

Apparently Doug Jones has signed on to the upcoming 'What We Do In the Shadows' TV series. This does not bode well for the future of Mr. Saru.

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Post by Psia » 02/08/18

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Apparently Doug Jones has signed on to the upcoming 'What We Do In the Shadows' TV series. This does not bode well for the future of Mr. Saru.
Jones is a seriously hot commodity right now. I can't imagine Discovery being his only gig. With this Trek being only 10-13 episode seasons, he could alternate between productions.
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Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

Post by Tregarde » 02/12/18

After seeing the season ender... Overall rating of Discovery: It almost works.

I really don't know how else to describe the show without going into a really long review. So much of it almost works. It gets close, there's glimmers here and there... but... *shrug*

It'll be interesting to see where they go in season 2 after that unnecessary cliff hanger. But I did like the updated design.

Oh, and Saru was robbed!

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Post by Psia » 02/12/18

I will be viewing it shortly. Then I can reread what you just wrote, heh.

Edited to add: Sweet Jeebus. That is Clint Howard.
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Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

Post by Psia » 02/13/18

Without spoilers (as our tags aren't operating yet), the finale for Star Trek Discovery, sported predictable character behavior at some points. However, what the characters did do was not predictable for me. I don't surprise easily. Some matters were resolved enough to my satisfaction. Qapla'! While a cliffhanger wasn't really necessary, what is offered was not at all what I might have expected. I predicted if that were to happen, it wouldn't happen until season two. She, IMO, looks good and I have no complaints. Now the fandom of the internet is another story altogether. I see 50/50 responses thus far.

I agree with you, Tregarde. Saru got robbed and I'm not impressed. Which is my only seriously negative thing I have to say about the episode. Serious enough for us to mention.
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Post by Tregarde » 02/13/18

In Its First Season, Star Trek: Discovery Asked Hard Questions It Never Really Wanted the Answers to
https://io9.gizmodo.com/in-its-first-se ... 1822820665

This article really nails one of the biggest problems with Discovery. Hopefully the writers learn from it and do better in season 2.

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Re: Discovery: Star Trek Returns to Television???

Post by Psia » 02/21/18

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