Discovery ending with Season 5

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by The Habs Fan, Mar 2, 2023.

  1. The Wormhole

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    Neither. In season 1 a computer graphic does refer to Stamets as the chief engineer, though that episode's writer tweeted that was a mistake. Then in season 2 Reno even says she's been ordered by the chief engineer to assist Stamets. Since season 3, who knows? Reno does outrank Stamets, yet Stamets seems to be the go to guy for all engineering related matters, and even orders Reno around despite being lower rank than her. Even weirder, she obeys her orders, sometimes even without without her trademark snark.
    Actually, no. Stamets's lab is stated to be the engine room in dialogue all the way back in Context is for Kings.
    Fuller wanted to get away from the format of the main cast consist of the crew roster that went on in the other shows. Though either intent got lost after he left or it was a failed premise to begin with, the main cast ended up consisting of most senior staff positions anyway, just without a CMO or chief engineer. Though, really, even in the first season Culber fit the narrative parameters for the CMO anyway, being the medical authority in the show's cast and he was of appropriate rank to be the CMO. They really should have just made him the CMO anyway. And given how the an experimental propulsion drive is central to the show's story arc, it makes it very odd that a chief engineer has never been seen.

    If anything, the Disco writers should have learned the lesson Ron Moore learned on BSG. At first, he was adamant not to include Galactica's doctor or engineer, to do so he felt was being too much like Star Trek. But quickly in the first season he learned they needed a doctor on the show in order to deal with President Roslin's cancer storyline. And while they managed to make it all the way to the final season before getting into an engineering related storyline, and without a pre-established character in that role they ended up treating Chief Tyrol as the ship's engineer, which everyone agreed made no sense, but there wasn't much else they could do at that point.
     
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  2. Enterprise is Great

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    Remember Roddenberry had the idea that there was no chief engineer because the ships were so advanced that they didn’t need one. So we had all those different assistant engineers running around season 1. Then season 2 rolled around then LaForge was the Chief Engineer.
     
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  3. Yistaan

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    I have a new appreciation for Discovery now after watching with dismay the progress (or more accurately, lack of progress) in recent episodes of Picard that have stellar direction and dialogue but what I feel is a terrible and tired plot--won't say more since this obviously isn't Picard's forum.

    Discovery tried to do something different. From going to a post-temporal war future with this entirely new stuff about 10-C, the Burn, and the spore drive, it really did what no other Trek did before. Even critics can't say this was "same old" Trek. Was it flawed? Yes, very much so. But it was the definition of risk taking, and with its cancelation it seems those risks failed.

    I wasn't looking forward to Starfleet Academy, but suddenly I find it ironic that the most risk-taking and ground breaking Trek might be coming from that show after all.
     
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  4. Dee1891

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    I don't know what is going to happen with the ending of "Discovery". But I hope for its sake that it has a better ending than "Picard".
     
  5. Tuskin38

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    Picard hasn't ended yet. So I'm not sure how you can judge that.
     
  6. Richard S. Ta

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    Do you know something that the rest of us don’t know?
     
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  7. Quantum21

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    And now another one. :beer: congrats Trekkies.
     
  8. fireproof78

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    It was all just a dream*







    *not really.
     
  9. Dukhat

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    My enthusiasm level has not increased.
     
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  10. Quantum21

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    Not really the point, but the rest of fandom will somehow carry on without you. Our cross to bear.

    *Proceeds to get a hernia carrying on double the enthusiasm *
     
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  11. Dukhat

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    It was my point. And the fandom can like or dislike whatever they want.
     
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  12. Quantum21

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    I made the original point, so I win. Do we get cookies?
     
  13. Dukhat

    Dukhat Admiral Admiral

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    I’m not sure what you’re babbling on about, but if it makes you feel good to ‘win’ some nebulous internet argument, more power to you.
     
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  14. Quantum21

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    *crunch, crunch, crunch*

    Guilty look.
     
  15. Dukhat

    Dukhat Admiral Admiral

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    Are we done here? Can we get back to talking about Discovery ending with season 5 now?
     
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  16. Quantum21

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    Somebody has been watching ST Voyager...
     
  17. fireproof78

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    Nah, that was an critic's notes on one of my short stories.
     
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  18. Enterprise is Great

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    Maybe some spoilers for the finale have come out?