Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by F. King Daniel, Feb 2, 2019.
This is what I'd like. But...
Since Nyota and Hikaru were lifted from the novels, I'm guessing Number One's name will be from one of those. Maybe.
Una. She's still Una in the Disco novel. They might not ever mention it though.
They’ve already ignored the novels several times
This reminds of Seinfeld when everyone was trying to guess Kramer's first name.
The only thing that I've found that is explicitly an overriding of DSC novel content is Brightest Star giving the name of the Kelpians' home planet as Kamanar rather than Kelpia as was established by David Mack in Desperate Hours.
Where else has DSC deviated from its "the novels are Canon until they're not" statement?
They seem to be ignoring that Pike, Saru and Burnham have met before. And that Burnham worked with Spock
We have a thread in the literature subforum that talks about this.
It was the sixties baby! Think James Bond and Austin Powers for naming women such as .
I've seen/heard some people say that they haven't seen anything in Season 2 that explicitly contradicts Desperate Hours, so I think it's too early to say for sure whether or not they're definitively ignoring Desperate Hours as a whole.
Even if they are, though, there's no reason they couldn't pull Number One's name from that novel and Canonize it.
Because it would be silly. They should make up their own name.
Una or Majel - Majel being the smartest choice as Una being means one (female) in Spanish and would make the dubbing pretty weird.
"Michael heve you met One, my number one on the Enterprise?"
The show has been pulling from Novel content here and there since The Vulcan Hello.
They took some of the crew names, that’s it.
Oh and some stuff for a prop in Georgiou’s ready room that isn’t even readable on screen.
What else is there? Make a list.
I'm kinda partial to that one myself.
Though Davina would be lovelier.
All of the bridge crew's official backstories came directly from Desperate Hours.
I'm also not just talking about DSC novels when I said that the show has been pulling from Novel content since The Vulcan Hello; they've pulled content and references from across the wider Trek novel continuity both old and new and incorporated it into their narrative in various ways.
You said novel content in your post.
Don’t go backtracking now
@Tuskin: I'm not backtracking. You inferred that I was talking only about the DSC novels; my follow-up post was to clarify that I was speaking about Novel content on a much wider and larger scale.
Trek.fm's dedicated Discovery podcast, The Edge, has an entire sub-show - Notes from The Edge, which dedicated specifically to connections between DSC's on-screen content and the broader Trek franchise including the novels and comics - that has covered this subject in much greater detail than I can.
Separate names with a comma.