Spoilers 'Killing Eve' and 'Mission: Impossible' to influence 'Section 31' series

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by The Butter Phantom, May 9, 2019.

  1. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Location:
    Aug 10, 1999
    Re-watch DS9 and what Section 31 tried to do to the Founders. If they'd succeeded, and Odo hadn't cured them in "What We Leave Behind", Section 31 would've committed genocide. I think people are forgetting the types of things Section 31 has done when the Federation has faced an enemy they didn't think it could win against otherwise.
     
    NewHeavensNewEarth likes this.
  2. captainkirk

    captainkirk Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    Location:
    South Africa
    DS9 Section 31 were the clear villains. If there was a series where Section 31 Georgiou was the villain and Burnham or someone else had to stop her I'd have no problem with it. But instead, they seem to think she's a kind and sympathetic character we just need to understand better. I don't get why the writers seem so clueless about their own character whom they write to be this evil.
     
    Cake and Deledrius like this.
  3. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Location:
    Aug 10, 1999
    That's fair enough. I view her as a villain who's on the Federation's side because it mutually suits them. I think they should be a pitching Section 31 as the series about people who do the dirty work. It's how I'd do it. I'd be right upfront: This is the underbelly.

    "Inquisiton" and "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" are among my favorite DS9 episodes. I love "Point of Light" too. So, for me, Section 31 would work as a series. For others, I've always said I understand if it doesn't.
     
    Alan Roi and PiotrB like this.
  4. skip bittman

    skip bittman Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2016
    As if any of these hacks can get anywhere close to Phoebe Waller-Bridge. Hell, even the new showrunner can't hit those heights.

    This doesn't bode well. Blegh.

    But at least a weird one-season aberration would be a fun thing to have in the Trek discussion mix for future annoying forum arguments in decades to come!
     
    Cyanide Muffin likes this.
  5. Alan Roi

    Alan Roi Commodore Fleet Captain

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2019
    The extreme degree of evil some fans think utterly encapsulates is only in the mind of those fans. The rest of us see there is more to Georgiou because we allow ourselves to watch how she's being written and performed.
     
  6. gblews

    gblews Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2004
    Location:
    So. Cal.
    So, sounds like you're going to be hate watching this one too. CBS will be pleased. :)
     
    ozzfloyd likes this.
  7. BillJ

    BillJ History’s Greatest Monster Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2001
    Location:
    Covington, Ky. USA
    I imagine it will be something that I give a much shorter leash than Discovery.
     
  8. Cyanide Muffin

    Cyanide Muffin All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2015
    Location:
    In the great hall of Pythea
    I'll give it a go mainly because I'm a Michelle Yeoh fan. They really should add all the funny sound effects from all her fight movies to her role as Georgiou.

    No I'm not at all being serious, but yes I am a fan.
     
  9. Starflight

    Starflight Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2017
    Mission: Impossible is one of the most frustrating shows of all time because the premise is insanely good, the writing is consistently clever, it occasionally produces episodes that are complete genius (The Seal, The Glass Cage, The Mercenaries) but is mainly unwatchable, hyper-boring crap. There's never really been another show like it as far as I can think of, so if talented writers want to take that format and put a sci-fi spin on it, I'm 100% on board. Despite all the horrifyingly immoral things they pull off, the IMF's tactics feel weirdly appropriate to Section 31 as a sort of grey-morals Starfleet organisation - never kill anyone, never endanger civilians, and generally only take missions with some kind of moral justification.

    Unless they mean the films, in which case I guess we'll end up with... Michelle Yeoh being chased down a tunnel by an exploding helicopter. Space-helicopter.
     
    Cyanide Muffin likes this.
  10. Cake

    Cake Captain Captain

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2010
    They already started to write her as an antihero at the end of season 1 and it was even more so in season 2. The way other characters interacted with her towards the end of the season is also a clear sign of it. For example the scene before Pike beamed back to the Enterprise before the last big fight. She is written like a sarcastic antihero who likes to quib around. Definitely not like a villain. The interviews of TPTB confirm this.
     
  11. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    May 7, 2011
    Location:
    Aug 10, 1999
    I already called her an anti-hero before and still think that. See my comments in this thread. I'm trying to work with the other camp here. ;)
     
    Last edited: May 14, 2019