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Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Roald, Feb 1, 2019.

  1. Roald

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  2. eschaton

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    • Typical Trekkian negative space wedgie seems to be the "action" component for the week
    • Saru is sick with something. This is probably why we're going to have to return to his homeworld and will meet his sister.
    • The May spore-blob thing attacks Tilly and tries to absorb her or something? We know from Mary Wiseman's comments that she's going to crawl out of a "cocoon" at some point this season, so it's likely related.
    • Number 1 is introduced
    • Reno returns
    Seems like a lot for a single episode. I am not optimistic that this will be a good one, but maybe the character work will elevate it. Doug Jones does a good job as Saru, and he's been basically a background character in the first three episodes.
     
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  3. Tuskin38

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    Tig also mentioned a cocoon in an interview last last year.

    So it lines up.
     
  4. Rahul

    Rahul Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    The Tillly-blob-Reno-stuff could simply be the B- or C-plot again (like this episode), a serialized background story that easily fits into a couple of minutes (like, the "resolution" of this episode her being "alive" in the cocoon, and in the following episodes them trying to get her out again).

    Saru's illness is hopefully only part 1 in a two-parter, with a return to is homeworld in the secnd part - so also only a minor part of this episode.

    The A-plot is pretty obviously going to be the space wedgie. Which is very Trekkian. We have seen many "bad" Trekkian space wedgies. But IMO also many good ones as well. So if that turns out to be good or not really depends more on the execution than the content (I never thought I would find an episode about a lost human colony with "midwestern church" being their hat better than a Klingon story - but here we are).

    What I'm wondering the most is wether that space wedgie is something they simply encountered - or, as I believed when I saw the trailer - somehow connected to the red angles, and hopefully offers a bit more explanation/backstory to the red bursts.
     
  5. Kane_Steel

    Kane_Steel Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    IMO this will be the beginning of the end for 'Captain Saru' It's inevitable that at some point this season, he will step down to make way for Burnham to outrank him. There will no doubt be an in-story reason for this.

    If there is a season 3, I can't see them promoting the series with Saru as Captain, and Burnham will have to be first officer eventually.
     
  6. MIrror Possum

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    Duh, she’s the main character so her arc going to get the major focus. It’s like watching Breaking Bad and getting upset that it seems to be about Walter White.
     
  7. Ar-Pharazon

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    I'm glad we'll see Jett Reno again. A smart ass engineer should be at least a semi-regular. Discovery has never shown us a chief engineer.
     
  8. The Habs Fan

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    So which is it? In one sentence you predict that Burnham will outrank Saru and in the next you say Saru will be Captain and Burnham will be First Officer.
     
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  9. Tuskin38

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    He said he 'can't' see that happening.

    Saru is a popular character, so why wouldn't they?
     
  10. The Habs Fan

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    Oh you're right, my bad.
     
  11. The Habs Fan

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    According to IMDB, Gretchen Berg, Aaron Harberts, and Jordon Nardino all have story credits on this episode while Andrew Colville wrote the teleplay. (Colville also has the sole credit on the previous episode Point of Light)
     
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  12. The Wormhole

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    Yay, Number One!
     
  13. DaveyNY

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    I just hope it's really Number One and not some alien acting like her.
    Seems a bit suspicious to me from watching that trailer.
    :shifty:
     
  14. Midquest

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    I have a strong feeling that Pike will meet her in the transporter room and greet her...as "Number One" just to screw with fans who've waited fifty years to hear her name said on screen. :D
     
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  15. Lord Garth

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    Last season, Saru -- even though I liked him -- was my least favorite character because he reminded me too much of someone who'd be right at home on Berman Trek. But he's grown on me. And I think he's grown into a very good First Officer.

    I wasn't Team Saru before, but I am now.
     
  16. Jadeb

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    Doug Jones is great, and his Saru is endearing. I find the "sensing death" thing kinda dumb, so I find myself Team Saru somewhat unexpectedly.

    TBH, I have a hard time imagining Burnham as captain. They keep defining her character in opposition to others -- to Georgiou, to Lorca, to Cornwell, to Pike, to Spock, to rude science redshirt. What do they do when she's captain and in charge, rather than standing up to those in charge? She really needs more normal relationships -- mentoring Tilly is a good start, but that's the exception for Burnham and not the norm. The other characters aren't limited in this way.

    I expected overcoming this would be part of her "journey," but season two seems to be continuing this dynamic. I find it odd, and I hope they let her exist more as a character and less as a speech delivery device.
     
  17. Tim Zombieson

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    They're going to constantly interrupt them:

     
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