Poll Are you enjoying Section 31?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by King Daniel Beyond, Mar 14, 2019.


Are you enjoying Section 31?

  1. Yes

    47 vote(s)
  2. No

    48 vote(s)
  1. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    A type 13 planet in its final stage
    Are you enjoying Discovery's version of Section 31 so far?

    Although I was against the idea from the initial announcement and first few appearances, I like them. They're the SS of Trek, they do horrible things so Pike and the Starfleeters can pretend to live in a utopia. It's deliciously subversive.

    I'm still not a fan of Emperor Georgiou or the idea of a S31 spin-off series, but I think S31 itself fits well into Discovery's world.
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  2. thribs

    thribs Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 23, 2017
    No. I don’t care if they go into hiding at the end. They should have never been this open to start off with.

    The only thing I like are all the Control references.
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  3. Longinus

    Longinus Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 2, 2008
    No, I still hate them. I have always hated the concept, and I hate this version even more. It is certainly an unfortunate blemish on an otherwise promising season.
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  4. Dukhat

    Dukhat Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland, USA
    I didn't vote yet because I can't speak for DSC's S31 since I haven't caught up that far. But I will say that it worked in DS9 because you never knew if the organization actually existed or if it was just Sloan and his cronies fucking with Sisko and Bashir's heads. Now that it's clear that it's just the KGB in space, it sounds pretty lame.
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    I hate the whole idea of Section 31 (whether it be DSC's or DS9's version). The Federation is simply not supposed to have organizations like this. They should be above that sort of thing. :(
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  6. Amaris

    Amaris Fuzzy Logic Generator Premium Member

    Dec 25, 2002
    United States
    Essentially my position as well. This season has had great moments, but the Section 31 stuff always seems to drag it down somewhat. I'd like it more if they simply didn't exist, but it's way too late for that.
  7. jfordny

    jfordny Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Apr 19, 2018
    No. It's the weak part of this season for me. And nothing is more boring than Leland against Georgiou. Leland is written as a total idiot because Yeoh is getting her own show.
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  8. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    IMHO, it's Leland who deserves his own show, not Georgy-Porgy!
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  9. Delta Vega

    Delta Vega Captain Captain

    Nov 17, 2011
    The Great Barrier
    I'm not keen on S31, but I do like Georgiou, basically because she's a hot woman of a certain age.
    And being of a certain age myself, that's acceptable
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  10. Mommy

    Mommy Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Sep 7, 2016
    Toronto, ON, CDN
    I like the addition of the section 31 stuff just because it offers the potential of seeing some darkness and moral ambiguity in an otherwise squeaky clean franchise.

    Well...I’m hoping, anyways. :devil:
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  11. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    That's exactly the reason why I hate Section 31.

    I have no interest in darkness OR moral ambiguity. I want absolutes, I want to know exactly who is good and who is evil.

    Notice how I said "want", not "expect". Because I know it's not realistic to expect such things. But at least I can dream. :sigh:
  12. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2001
    Land of Enchantment
  13. Reyman

    Reyman Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 23, 2017
    I've actually really enjoyed seeing the Emperor Georgiou character on screen.

    I'm open to a S31 spin off, but I dont want to watch a show that's gonna be all about them meddling in Starfleet affairs.
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  14. Cyrus

    Cyrus Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I have always liked Section 31, made the Trek universe more believable. But I liked it a lot more on DS9. It has been OK so far in Discovery. The best part about it is keeping Michelle Yeoh around, she is great.
  15. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 7, 2011
    Aug 10, 1999
    Section 31 is the place to be. Looking forward to watching Georgiou send Leland out feet first.
  16. TrickyDickie

    TrickyDickie Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 9, 2003
    In a painting, darkly.
  17. Tosk

    Tosk Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jan 7, 2001
    On the run.
    Not really. I'd be much more open to it if we didn't see them so often. I prefer my S31 motives as opaque as possible.
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  18. Vger23

    Vger23 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 19, 2014
    New England
    Section 31 is annoying and I've never cared for the idea.

    And yes, I'm enjoying it thus far.

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  19. Commander Richard

    Commander Richard The Man With the Zapper Gun Premium Member

    Feb 27, 2015
    Behind the Barrel
    I don't like the idea of a Section 31 in Trek. And as much as I love Michelle Yeoh, I'm not that keen on a series.

    That said, I voted "Yes". I am enjoying the execution (even if it's a bit odd to be so out in the open for a secret organization) and I like that this is the first ship-based Trek series to have some regular action taking place elsewhere besides the ship.
  20. Agony_Boothb

    Agony_Boothb Commodore Commodore

    Nov 3, 2009
    previously Mickmike
    I like Section 31 and what they added to the lore via DS9, but I'm not quite sure they are adding anything to the season arc. Personally I think it would have been more compelling if the showrunners had gone with another Starfleet ship in pursuit of Spock. They could have had a Captain in the vein of Styles a hard arse rule follower who has a beef with Pike. I'm open enough to wait and see what is done with 31 before i start bitching though.
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