2x10 'The Red Angel' Preview

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Roald, Mar 15, 2019.

  1. Roald

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  2. Midquest

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    I'm getting Contact vibes here, what with Burnham getting strapped into that chair. It looks like she's about to be beamed, projected, or otherwise sent to somewhere or sometime else. Is this Project Daedalus?

    There are a heck of a lot of EVA suits on display here. That suggests that either their wearers too are going somewhere or the ship isn't being trusted to sustain life support. Could we be leading up to the abandonment of Discovery, per "Calypso"?

    It appears that we're seeing Airiam's funeral. This opens up a new and rather Trekkian possibility: could she encounter some other intelligence and become the Red Angel? That might explain the bit about great loneliness.

    That said, my money is still on an AI vs AI showdown. It's hard for me to imagine that Chabon wrote a story about Discovery's AI in the future and that won't be revisited in a season that is shaping up to be about AI in the future.
     
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    Thanks for posting this. It was missing from the broadcast stream I was watching on Amazon last night.
     
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    Spock's beard seems to be getting longer. Burnham tearing up at Airiam funeral?

    Things that are back:
    Burnham's monologue
    Culber
    Burnham/tyler romance
     
  5. Agony_Boothb

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    I feel like the monologue might be part of a eulogy at Airiam's funeral.

    If it turns out that this is like contact I'm probably going to have this reaction:

     
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    please no more Burnham Sermons. why do writers have such a hard time resisting this?
     
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  7. Tuskin38

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    She’s surrounded by transporter dishes.
     
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  8. eschaton

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    The trailer gives away almost nothing about the plot, which stands in stark contrast to the earlier episodes. All we can really tell is that Airiam's funeral happens near the beginning of the episode, and Michael gets strapped into a chair.

    Whatever happens next week is likely very, very important, and will solve a great deal of the mysteries of the season. Otherwise, they'd let on a little bit more about what the episode was purportedly about.
     
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  9. matthunter

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    We also see another red burst, unless I'm misinterpreting something?
     
  10. Roald

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    I think so too! Also the episode’s title (‘The Red Angel’) is indicative of this being a significant part of the season arc
     
  11. Rahul

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    Indeed. Somehow, while I really liked this season overall, I found myself mostly enjoying all the different "side-mission" so far - they are what really gave this show it's distinct "Trek"-feel this season. Wheras the main arc still has to convince me.

    I'm not complaining though - having all the Trek-like one-off adventures be integrated into a larger season arc IMO really works. So even if I end up a little disappointed with the season's main arc, the simple fact that it's there gives this show a real modern feel, and IMO elevates a lot of the characterisations and gives better context to the individual adventures.
     
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    Yep, it's there.
    Also which planet is that?
    Kaminar or New Eden?

    Seems they all have the suits on in preparation of abandoning Discovery?
     
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    Discovery Season 3 set in 3300 CE ?
     
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    Who cried at the end of last nights show.
     
  15. DaveyNY

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    :wah::wah::wah::wah::wah:
     
  16. donners22

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    I'm just hoping they reveal Ariam's first name during her funeral. If it's Zora, I win $5 from my partner.
     
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    Because it's her story.
     
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  18. DEWLine

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    Also, who's done a count of the funeral attendees yet?
     
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    Can't stand her banal, yet IMPORTANT WORDS. They need a better wordsmith for those moments.
     
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    While I appreciated Frakes' directorial mastery and presentation, I didn't care one whit about an undeveloped character I'd hoped would be explored further. The oldest trope in the book, flesh out a character before killing that character. Absent emotional investment, it's just a shrug and a smidge of resentment.
     
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