James Kirk in "Discovery"?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by dswynne1, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. CorporalCaptain

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    Unfortunately for that idea, 2001 was released in 1968, years after the TOS bridge had been designed.

    Principle photography on 2001 began almost a year after "The Cage" had been screened and months after principle photography on "Where No Man Has Gone Before" had wrapped.

    The TOS bridge could never have been "inspired" by 2001.
     
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  2. Timo

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    Then again, the walla relating to exercises or damage includes the "Gravity at .8" bit. We don't observe this in practice, which is sort of the point - but as a corollary to that, we would never get good evidence against cabins having adjustable gravity, exactly because the adjusting would always have to be unobservable, for VFX/SFX expenses reasons.

    ENT had localized gravity failures extending to things as private as cabin shower stalls, it seems. Sure, the ship might have been hardwired in a way that would make it difficult for T'Pol to maintain higher gravity in her quarters - but future ships would not be deliberately handicapped that way.

    The Discovery has "piecemeal" written all over her hull, and could accommodate fairly exotic guests or crew members (and already has). And the VFX/SFX for showing significant gravity manipulation would finally be affordable, in moderation.

    As for Spock's "half-Vulcan" status in official correspondence, that's sort of super-significant in a document discussing the quarantining of a world inhabited by powerful telepaths...

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  3. Phoenix219

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    I expect that Commander Kirk will get a shot at captaining the Discovery, and will request Mitchell for his first command.
     
  4. Henoch

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    Commander Kirk at 24. A little young. Lt. yes, Lt. Commander, maybe.
     
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  5. LJones41

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    The Discovery crew had nothing to do with Talos IV. Also, Pike and the Enterprise crew had already made their visit.


    What a fucking horrible idea.
     
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  8. Lord Garth

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    I think Kirk won't be on Discovery. "How can you tell that?" "I trust my instincts." Too many people who aren't too crazy about the show are insisting he'll show up for sure. Not "it's a cool idea" but "he'll definitely show up!" So, because of that, I think he won't show up.

    Like I said before, there's no reason in a Discovery context in which for him to appear. DSC doesn't have the connections to Kirk like it has the connections to Spock.
     
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  9. Phoenix219

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    Might not be for a couple more seasons, of course.
     
  10. BillJ

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    They can fix that by dropping in Kirk's never before heard of cousin/sister/brother/foster parent who makes Kirk the man he is. ;)
     
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    Eww...

    That's disgusting :guffaw:
     
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  12. BillJ

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    :alienblush:
     
  13. MakeshiftPython

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    No need to, just bring in Chris Pine with a dime store mustache. ;)
     
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  14. Ronald Held

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    How awful would it be, if years down the road, Commander Kirk takes temporary command of DSC??
     
  15. Tim Thomason

    Tim Thomason Commodore Commodore

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    Captains of Discovery:
    Season 2: Captain Pike
    Season 3: Fleet Captain Decker
    Season 4: Commodore Nogura
    Season 5: Number One
    Season 6: Commander Kirk
    Season 7: Captain Wesley
    Final Episode: Acting Captain Burnham
     
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  16. BillJ

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    :barf:
     
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  17. fireproof78

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    Perfect.
     
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  18. Lord Garth

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    Number One after Pike is okay. But I prefer the Captain either be Saru or Burnham. In that order.
     
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    I'll wait and see where they go with Number One before I decide if she should get the spot. Though Saru and then Burnham is a must while the show wraps up.
     
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  20. Ronald Held

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    Maybe Saru gets to be Captain on another ship instead of on DSC. My impression is Burnham will be the last Captain of DSC.