News Mount And Peck Are Open To Reprising Pike And Spock

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by AutoAdmin, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. Lord Garth

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    Apples and oranges. In Discovery, the main character isn't the Captain. The captain, in DSC, isn't a constant and whoever it is changes every season. The main focus is on Michael Burnham. In a Pike Series, presumably the Captain would be the main focus.
     
  2. Lord Garth

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    Spock wasn't the Noble Savage. He was the logical one. Superior intellect, superior everything. Vulcans were Humans betters. No one looked down on Spock. They were frustrated with him sometimes, called him cold, and a computer but that's not the same thing.

    Worf was the Warrior. Sometimes his cautions were ignored specifically to put someone in danger. We won't even get into the YouTube video floating around where Picard doesn't listen to anything Worf says.

    Chakotay wasn't much of a "Noble Savage". After "Caretaker", aside from having a Spirit Guide, he was mostly a standard Starfleet Officer, except when he occasionally had to stick up for other Maquis, like when he recommended Torres to be Chief Engineer and told Janeway he wouldn't be her Token Maquis. Or when Chakotay warned Janeway about the Scorpion and his nature when she wanted to form an alliance with the Borg.

    Yeoman Rand was a stewardess. All I can think of is a scene in an episode of Mad Men when Don Draper says, "Miss Blankenship, can you get me some coffee?" Or in another episode when Roger Sterling asks Peggy to do it, even though she's a Copywriter and not a Secretary. You won't see that in a Star Trek series circa 2020.

    As far as Captain Pike himself: I do not object to him on the basis of him being a White Male. Like I said before, I object to people clamoring around him because of it. Certain posters, I'm not going to single anyone out, repeatedly call Michael Burnham a "Mary Sue", frequently complain that the bridge crew is disproportionately female, and complain about Pike considering all view points and being fair. They want Pike to be the Great Decider and put everyone else in their place. Pike could do that as a Captain but there were posters who complained that Pike deferred to Burnham too much. There are a couple of instances where I think he did but they were the exception. Pike has a firm hand on everything and is secure enough that he doesn't feel threatened by other people's input like a lesser person would.
     
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