Poll Do you consider Discovery to truly be in the Prime Timeline at this point?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Annorax849, Feb 4, 2018.

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Is it?

  1. Yes, that's the official word and it still fits

    193 vote(s)
    44.7%
  2. Yes, but it's borderline at this point

    44 vote(s)
    10.2%
  3. No, there's just too many inconsistencies

    146 vote(s)
    33.8%
  4. I don't care about continuity, just the show's quality

    49 vote(s)
    11.3%
  1. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    no
     
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  2. Refuge

    Refuge Vice Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Then it looks glaringly like a stuff up.
     
  3. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Walrus Premium Member

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    Nah, only if you're the type to worry about such things.
     
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  4. Mechanoid1

    Mechanoid1 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Discovery is for sure in the prime timeline, it's just not in the prime universe, not yet anyway.
     
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  5. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Throw away line and make it go away. :klingon:
     
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  6. WebLurker

    WebLurker Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Well, what was the Tweet?

    IMHO, only stuff that's contradictory to the previous shows should have an onscreen explanation (like Lorca's Horta). New stuff that's just new (like Kelpians, for example) needs no explanation.
     
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  7. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Lorca is from the MU. Sufficent for me.
     
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  8. PhoenixClass

    PhoenixClass Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm not demanding an explanation of everything. I don't have a maximalist position. But an explanation of major differences would solve the issue, if the explanation was reasonable.
     
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  9. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    There in lies the problem. "Reasonable" is highly subjective.
     
  10. WebLurker

    WebLurker Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Not Lorca himself, the Horta he possessed.
     
  11. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    He knew of Janus IV and simply took an egg because he is from the MU.
     
  12. MakeshiftPython

    MakeshiftPython Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It's a fucking Easter egg. Heck, maybe not even Horta at all unless I missed a very explicit verbal reference.
     
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  13. cooleddie74

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    I suppose he could have known that MU Janus VI was also the home to the Horta and in that universe the eggs had already hatched and the species made itself known. He used that information and found a way to obtain one for his experiments by locating one in the caverns of the planet and transporting it to whichever vessel he was on at the time.
     
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  14. PhoenixClass

    PhoenixClass Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    To a degree, yes. But that's a different question than whether an explanation is needed/advisable in the first place.
     
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  15. MakeshiftPython

    MakeshiftPython Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The only explanation we need is over stories, not trivial stuff like why Starfleet has window viewscreens instead of video viewscreens.
     
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  16. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The larger question to me is whether the explanation would help anything at all?
     
  17. MakeshiftPython

    MakeshiftPython Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It helps Ex Astris Scientia
     
  18. cultcross

    cultcross Live long and prosper, chuck Moderator

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    Well they changed everything about themselves in a mere three to four years between TOS and TMP, so a decade is ages.
     
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  19. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Just show a few Augment Klingons and some with TNG-style hair and ridges. Problem solved.

    The new makeup will still suck, but at least we'll know that the Empire has different types of Klingons and we can move on and start bitching more loudly about their ships. :p
     
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  20. roneill

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    That's a big assumption. We only saw three ships.