Spoilers General Disco Chat Thread

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Lord Garth, Jul 6, 2018.

  1. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    From Doug Jones's Instagram, he won't be at Comic-Con because he's working on Star Trek. Huh, has Season 3 filming already started? Or maybe a Short Trek?

    https://www.instagram.com/p/Bz8sGvalFj4/

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  2. BeatleJWOL

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    Good. Means more Trek sooner; maybe next summer?
     
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  3. Lord Garth

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    I hope PIC S1 is late-fall 2019, early-winter 2020. Then DSC S3 is spring 2020 and S31 S1 is that summer.
     
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    Michelle Yeoh was also in Toronto for a bit recently according to her Instagram
     
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  5. Tuskin38

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    It's probably just a placeholder date, but the Titan Magazine Picard Season 1 BTS book has a November release date on Amazon.

    That's a pretty fast turnaround actually, the DSC Season 1 book didn't come out until a year after the Season started.
     
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  6. Tuskin38

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    What was the strongest language used in Season 2? Cornwell saying 'get off my ass'?
     
  7. Lord Garth

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    Pike mentioned a shit storm at some point. I think that's the worst it gets.

    "Point of Light" is the only S2 episode that truly merits the TV-MA rating because of the severed heads. Any other time it said "TV-MA", I thought by the end of it, "Come on... "
     
  8. Tuskin38

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    Oh right, yeah.
     
  9. DaveyNY

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    They're dancing on the head of a pin with that.
    They want it to appear to be more mature but probably fear loosing a wider viewing audience if They do.
    :shrug:
     
  10. Tuskin38

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    Space Channel in Canada was sent complaints because of Tilly's F bomb and some of the gore, because the show aired before the watershed hour in the Eastern timezone. You can read some of the complaints online, some of them are people ranting that it wasn't Star Trek along side their complaint, lmao.

    Though I doubt that effected CBS's decisions any.
     
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  12. BillJ

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    There's always danger when you take the time to rewatch something and really take it in...

    Which is what happened when I watched "Context is for Kings" today. :eek:

    So Burnham did get into and graduate from the Vulcan Science Academy, then served in the Vulcan Expeditionary Force? I don't get what the conflict is with Sarek in "Journey to Babel"? Spock decided not to attend the Vulcan Science Academy, which Burnham clearly got into...

    They have a breath test (that was laugh worthy in itself), but all the critical equipment and harvested spores aren't in a secure area. Kinda like hiding the uranium but allowing free access to nuclear weapons.

    Then there's the Spore Drive itself, which Lorca shows off as one Hell of a transporter that didn't need the Tardigrade to manipulate the Mycelium Network.

    The story really comes off as a disjointed mess.
     
  13. Discofan

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    Those a little nitpicks. If that's enough to ruin a story for you then I don't see how you can watch any of the other ST series, let alone TOS which is just buffoonery most of the time, to say nothing of its inconsistency.


    Let's talk for example about "The Menagerie" and Pike's stupid "yes or no" chair. At one point they say that he keeps saying "no no no" and yet there's not one among these geniuses to properly question him to know exactly what he was saying "no" about? I mean seriously. Who wrote this crap? Anybody knows that you can guess pretty much anything with a series of well-chosen "yes or no" questions!!!
     
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  14. BillJ

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    They are all critical points to the overall story they were telling, which they end up flubbing. Especially forgetting you could use the Mycelium Network as a transporter.

    Plus, you got to love "whataboutism". Don't you think at some point Trek should evolve past the mistakes other the shows have made?
     
  15. grendelsbayne

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    Burnham graduated the Science Academy and was denied admission to the Expeditionary Force. The guy in charge told Sarek he'd only accept one 'half-breed' so if Sarek wanted his son Spock to be accepted when his time came, then Burnham couldn't join. Sarek felt forced to choose between them and chose Spock (his biological son) over Burnham (his adopted daughter).

    His conflict with Spock happened because of Sarek's guilt - Spock going against all expectation and rejecting the Expeditionary Force made him feel like he'd thrown Burnham under the bus for nothing and he didn't handle it well. He's not exactly father of the year, but I think that part of the story works quite well.
     
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  16. Discofan

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    I agree plus it makes sense why Sarek would be so angry at Spock for ruining his expectations after he had sacrificed Michael's future for it!
     
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  17. fireproof78

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    No.
     
  18. pst

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    the uniform h. jon benjamin wears in the new short treks trailer is what the discovery uniforms should've looked like from day one:
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  19. SJGardner

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    Wowz. They basically look like a DSC-style update of The Cage/WNMHGB uniforms. I don't really have a problem with the DSC uniforms personally (other than the sad lack of rank stripes), but I agree these look great.
     
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  20. fireproof78

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    Uniform looks cool.

    That scene (and pretty much all the tribble stuff) made me super cringe. Especially the horror shot of a crewmember being buried by tribbles, as someone's voiceover goes "They'll eat you alive."

    Yuck.
     
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