Discovery Episode Named One of TV's Best for 2017 by IndieWire

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by shivkala, Dec 8, 2017.

  1. shivkala

    shivkala Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Granted, it's 21 out of 25, but still, great news!

    It was a great episode, but I'm not necessarily sure it's the best of the half-season we've gotten. To me, it's sort of a Star Trek IV choice, in that it's the best episode for people who aren't die-hard Star Trek fans (and highly enjoyable by Star Trek fans).

    I do agree that Rain Wilson knocked it out of the park. Being a fan of The Office, of course I was looking for signs of Dwight, but he showed his acting ability by making Harry Mudd his own character, with nothing of Dwight leaking through.
     
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  2. gblews

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    Very nice. Getting some recognition for an episode after only one half season, that's great. There were episodes I liked better than "Magic", and so far, I'm not all that into Mudd, but it was one of the most interesting episodes of the half season. I think the page count for this episode went to almost 90 pages in the 7 or so days the episode thread was up. And, actually, I think this episode has particular appeal to Trek fans.

    Anyway, congrats to the cast, crew, and production staff.
     
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  3. Vger23

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    Awesome...

    I thought "Magic" was quite good...definitely had a fun vibe coupled with a sense of danger and urgency. Maybe not my favorite of Chapter 1, but definitely worthy of praise.


    "The Leftovers" is also one of my favorite shows...so I am glad to see that another high-quality program such as that is also recognized here.
     
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  4. Greg Cox

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    That was a great episode.
     
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  5. donners22

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    I would have gone with Into the Forest I Go, but that one wasn't far behind.

    Great to see the show getting some recognition.
     
  6. Uhura's Song

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    It was not my favorite episode, but I will take all the positive recognition the show can get. It was a highly entertaining one.
     
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    The Anti Discovery Angry Brigade hasn't shown up to comment about "worst show every made I'll never buy All Access it's not prime timeline arglebargle" etc yet. They must send riders out from their fortresses in Facebook and Youtube.
     
  8. fireproof78

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    I thought the show wasn't doing very well? O_o

    Congrats to the team!
     
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  9. Tim Thomason

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    Interestingly, Magic is perhaps the only standalone episode of the season. It barely fits where it's at (per Stamets' personality), and has been speculated to be one of the later add-ons to the season because of this. Every other episode is more arc-heavy.

    Maybe this will lead the Discovery crew to write in more standalones in future seasons.
     
  10. ihno

    ihno Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Wow and I haven't watched a single one of those 25 episodes so far. And have never heard of some of those tv shows.
     
  11. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It really was a fantastic episode!!
     
  12. Fateor

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    Looking at their full list, I wouldn't really put any stock in the ranking.
     
  13. fireproof78

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    A genre show, on an exclusive streaming platform being recognized among other contemporaries in more popular genres?

    Nope, nothing worthwhile there...:shrug:
     
  14. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Vice Admiral Admiral

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    For me it's between that one and the finale.

    That list isn't the worst but Game of Thrones and Better Call Saul are curiously absent. As are Fargo and Orange is the New Black.
     
  15. Beagleman

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    Yay, that one's my favourite so far.
     
  16. Fateor

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    Except all of the shows on that list are trash.
     
  17. BillJ

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    There are other genre shows on limited platforms on the list. Including Twin Peaks and The Handmaid's Tale.

    Then you haven't watched The Handmaid's Tale. Powerful story about what can go wrong when a free society becomes desperate to solve its problems.
     
  18. Vger23

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    It amazes me the lengths people will go to rationalize.
     
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  19. Fateor

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    By powerful you mean completely impractical and reliant on the writers lack of knowledge in concerns to reality for the plotlines and characters to actually work.
     
  20. Ovation

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    So that’s a no on having watched it, then.