News DSC Season 2 Premiere Reviews

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by PiotrB, Jan 7, 2019.

  1. Tuskin38

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  2. Jadeb

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    Wow, that’s very exciting. Seems like a major course adjustment. Sounds much more to my tastes.
     
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  3. Tuskin38

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    This is another review that backs my theory that 90% of the footage we’ve seen so far is from episode 1.
     
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    I hate that we have this storyline of Stamets dealing with Culber's death. In 2019 where people are craving for representation, I wanted to see an actual healthy relationship between the two of them. Now we're stuck with the same kind of dealing with someone's death that we see in most TV shows or movies. Maybe it will be good, but I wish we hadn't come to this point when the writers were hyping up this relationship to begin with.
     
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    Culber’s was a cheap death, and they shouldn’t have killed him. But what’s done is done, and I’m glad they’re addressing it. The way it was all but ignored in the first season was poor.
     
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    Is Spock creating the Kobayashi Maru inconsistent with earlier versions of Trek?
     
  7. tomalak301

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    There were a few things I had issues with in the first season, but I think Culber's death was the most disappointing plot point to say the least.
     
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    Stamets is probably going to try and get him out if the spore network
     
  9. tomalak301

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    I still think that thing that landed in Tilly was Culber. Maybe it does have a tie with the Red Angels or something. I'm trying to not get too spoiler-ish so I don't know.
     
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    There was a scene in one of the trailers which showed Stamets puling something fairly large out of Tilly with some sort of electronic device. Not in a surgical sense - like as if it was occupying the same space as her but was hidden.
     
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    Yeah I remember that scene. It looked like a huge rock.
     
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    Remember a spore did land on her in the season finale.
     
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    Yeah, I did mention that. I'm thinking it was supposed to symbolize Culber.
     
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    Except they were fired during the shooting of Episode 5. So I doubt that extra writing credit for Sullivan is related.

    Unless they did reshoots for it.
     
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    Another promising review!

    And, I mean, Culber is certainly coming back, right? They pretty much said as much the same week (the same night, even...) that he died, and have made no secret of his return ever since, with the actors routinely saying that this was only the beginning of the relationship. In the scope of things, I expect that the death will seem like a bump in their relationship rather than a story about mourning.

    I'm basing this only on public statements, not spoilers, by the way.
     
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    No, Enterprise reconciled it with "Affliction"/"Divergence". The affected Klingons didn't just look human, they spoke of experiencing fear for the first time since they were children. The virus wasn't just physical, it made them into the Klingons of TOS.

    But those episodes never happened according to Discovery. But "Broken Bow" did and a version of "In a Mirror, Darkly" did where the Defiant looks totally different.
     
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    TOS Klingons never happened according to TNG. Then came along DS9 and suddenly they did happen. TOS Klingons or TNG Klingons or DSC Klingons being absent has basically no bearing on whether they exist, it seems. It's thus not a good indicator of what did or didn't happen, either.

    Similarly, these events show how "looking totally different" carries no weight, and isn't even qualitatively different from "looking slightly different".

    Timo Saloniemi
     
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    Oh, thank the stars. Literally!
     
  20. Cyrus

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    I wasn't implying that it was related. Sullivan is more of a TOS fan than those 2 so it would make sense to involve him in the script that brings Pike aboard.
     
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