Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by JoaquinSlowly, Apr 1, 2022.
Most of those statements come from The Making of Star Trek, which was the most authoritative account - really, the only - of the behind-the-scenes story of the show for something like two decades.
what do you know, she does have some personality.
Truth be told I'd rather have all-new characters, and a new ship in the future of the franchise rather than the past. .
But SNW is what is is, no point in omplaining and there's a chance that it will be a good show.
In regards to them choosing Chapel and Uhura specifically to be on this show... I think there might be a conscious effort to give the female characters of TOS (who were often overlooked and written stereotypically) a second chance to finally get their dues.
If the show had been set before TNG instead we might have learned that Tasha and Troi had served on a ship together before the D.
God no, not again. Let them do what works for a little while.
There is no difference between the future and past in Star Trek, other perhaps than emphasizing the prosaic limits of the franchise format. They rearrange the gimmicks a little bit.
Where do we learn that?
Don't you know, the first time we see a character is their first day on the ship. It's a rule or something.
Of course! Always has been the rule, always will be.
Which is why Khan and Chekov knowing/recognizing one another in WOK…makes sense?
The scene that launched thousand whines.
I am guessing that they have simply been making mistakes with rank. Lets HOPE they are secretly reading this stuff and can fix these things in post. Of course these things are not the MOST important details, but they know we Trek fans love the idea of a consistent universe. In the end, with Memory Alpha so easily available, and therefore an easy win.
They'll probably correct as they did with Tuvok and Spock, And don't get me started of Lt. Chief O'Brien.
The most important details, huh?
Well, I guess this series is finished before it starts.
sorry. typo. forgot the word "not"
Is it a stupid question to ask why she is a nurse in Starfleet at this age? Her intro episode years later established that she was a biologist who studied under the Louise Pasteur of archaeological medicine, so presumably trained in exo-archaeology, paleo-biology, and retro-fitting alien technology. Korby himself refers to her as a scientist. And they make her a nurse?
She only became a nurse to get a posting on a ship to get to Korby, the implication being that she took a downgrade. This also implies that she wasn't Starfleet before that posting (supported by the fact that they expected her to leave the ship after finding Korby and that Roddenberry believed her to be an acting ensign like Wesley Crusher, by virtue of her qualifications rather than Starfleet training). Since Korby was only missing for 2 years, he is not yet lost in this time period so I can't think of any reason why she would be a nurse instead of a biologist.
Now, admittedly, she talks about being his student, which implies that she could have done other stuff after studying under him, and that would also explain why she was not part of his expedition. She could have worked as a nurse in Starfleet and then left to do private research before re-joining to find Korby. Seems rather convoluted given how much time we have.
TOS Chapel was under-used. A researcher who was never asked to do research. She did get to do some robotics work with Scotty in Return to Tomorrow but that was pretty much it. I will be happy to see them portray her as more qualified and more talented than we saw with TOS but making her a nurse again feels like a millstone around her neck, making her a support act to a doctor character Give the poor woman her proper qualifications!
What I am more intrigued by is the possibility that recruiting actors for the classic TOS characters could lead to a series featuring a second 5 year mission with the Enterprise refit. I would defo be up for that in a few years time.
She likes it?
Her intro episode is "Naked Time" and she's just a nurse there. Pretty sure the character in WALGMO wasn't intended to be Chapel at first. Was probably going to be the one off crewperson of the week. It's the type of part that says "guest star" rather than" reoccurring"
Korby was missing for five years before "What Are Little Girls Made Of?," so ca. 2261-62, depending on when you place that episode (Okuda places "Little Girls" on the 2266 side of the line). Christine's presence in SNW, was one of the reasons I was initially hoping for a bit of a time jump reflective of the time it took to bring SNW to the screen after DISCO season 2, rather than picking up in 2259.
“Just a nurse” really undervalues what nurses do, and the skills it takes to be one.
Which is sadly still standard today among non medical professionals.
Alien of the week: Excuse me Number One...
Chapel: For the last time, I'm not Number One! She doesn't look anything like me! We humans do not all look alike!
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