Spoilers New Short Trek - Q&A

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Tuskin38, Oct 5, 2019.

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How Would You Rate This Short?

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  1. BorgMan

    BorgMan Captain Captain

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    It bugs the living daylights out of me as well. Before, we could imagine that the "hollowness" was just the decks removed from sight. But here you can clearly see maintenance shuttles buzzing around. Which also begs the question: why didn't one of those lend a hand in freeing the trapped crewmen?

    I really, really hate the Hollow Ship design with a passion. I hope they skip this soon enough because it makes literally no sense whatsoever.

    As for the episode itself: I found it... meh. I think I was hoping for a bit deeper dive into Spock's backstory, or Number 1's for that matter. But it was a lot of blah and not a lot of yay. If this is the episode they're using to show the rest of the world "look how awesome Star Trek is!", they've chosen a lousy one to do so...
     
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  2. Yistaan

    Yistaan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    After he basically saved the Federation and Earth particularly from Borg assimilation, I think Starfleet Command just decided to let Riker do what he wanted. If Riker wanted as his reward to go on being Picard's yes-man aboard said cruise ship, then that was what Starfleet Command was going to give him.
     
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  3. Dry Bones 37

    Dry Bones 37 Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, Riker never struck me as a guy who could make up his mind.

    I'm glad to see him enjoying retirement.
     
  4. Photoman15

    Photoman15 Commodore Commodore

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    Just an FYI (that I forgot to post last year). Spock was also young teen Kelso on That 70's Show in flashbacks. Usually had a big retainer on.
     
  5. Rainard Fox

    Rainard Fox Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Hah, the same feeling! :hugegrin:
     
  6. gblews

    gblews Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I thought Q&A was a bit odd. I think it showed that this is where we can look for some of the quirkier character moments we might have seen in 22 episode seasons.

    The only issue I had with what Number 1 did in the turbolift was that it seemed a bit soon in her relationship with a brand new ensign. But other than that, I thought making her "freak" be showtunes was awesome.

    Not very familiar with Pirates of Penzance, though I've heard the song "Major-General" (if that's the actual title) before. I think it gave us an interesting look at what a Trek musical episode (something I've wanted for years), might look like. Wonder if maybe Pirates had some connection to the person to whom the episode was dedicated (maybe Chabon's dad).

    Love that Chabon just said, screw it, I'm going for it. No way do we see these Short Treks if DSC is a broadcast network show. Another benefit from being on a streaming service.
     
  7. Professor Moriarty

    Professor Moriarty Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Fair warning: The ghosts of the composers who wrote for TOS will be haunting you for the next twenty years.
     
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  8. Noname Given

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    Agreed. TOS had AWESOME music. Trek music went to sh*t with Rick Berman and his 'sonic wallpaper' edict (Read: He didn't give a damn what the music sounded like as long as it was low key and just 'there'.)

    Don't believe it? Read it straight from an Interview with Star Trek Composer Ron Jones.
    https://trekmovie.com/2018/05/28/in...se-emotion-for-star-trek-the-next-generation/
     
  9. Yistaan

    Yistaan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Number One struck me as the sort who probably kept an eye on Spock throughout his Academy career, as she'd be aiming to recruit the best and the brightest, which Spock likely was. If her crewmembers knew what she was up to they'd probably be creeped out too. And then there was what the Talosians said about how she thinks of Pike.

    And this is a woman who demands people she just met call her "Number One". If it were any other nickname, it would be normal but come on, Number One?

    As Pike politely put it, "Number One is very resourceful. People have a tendency to end up owing her favors." This probably involves all sorts of borderline dodgy spying and borderline sociably accepted behaviors.
     
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  10. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I remind people that the Constitution class is an enormously horrifying pain in the ass under anyone other than Scotty given that people died and the ship was almost destroyed a few times in TMP. If the choice was "beam you out" when you can't get the F***ING ELEVATOR to work or staying inside for a few hours, I'd pick the latter.
     
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  11. Dry Bones 37

    Dry Bones 37 Admiral Admiral

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    She is the senior most officer aboard a Starship class vessel. She is first in line to take command after the captain, and is generally responsible for the junior officers and their conduct. I see no reason to be argumentative over her preferred way to be addressed.
     
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  12. Vger23

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    The sincerely hope that S3 features a prolonged shot of the Discovery turboshaft system every single episode....just to drive people shithouse and ensure that half these threads are filled with inane, pedantic ramblings about how impossible it all is.

    I'm going to write a letter to Kurtzman cc Michelle Paradise demanding it.

    I damand it. I DEMAND IT!!!!!!
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  13. Yistaan

    Yistaan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    There's still an argument over how much of a straight military organization Starfleet is, although it's become more militaristic as the franchise progressed than the original exploration type premise I think.

    All you've pointed out is that what she does isn't illegal, and I never said it was. It's just not my thing, and probably not a lot of other people's either. Like you said, she's in command so whatever she says goes, but they don't have to like her outside of that, i.e. Jellico.
     
  14. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    BINGO needs to be updated. It's two years out of date.
     
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  15. Ghost Minion Dave

    Ghost Minion Dave Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    She very much brings to mind Mr. Roberts from the movie "Mr. Roberts".
     
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  16. Dry Bones 37

    Dry Bones 37 Admiral Admiral

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    In this era, when Kirk calls himself a "soldier" I think there is a little more military, and a little less wiggle room. But, that argument will never be settled.

    I get that it is not people's thing, and normally I am the guy who is all about people's feelings and such. But, the response to her asking people to call her a certain way is the exact same way Janeway told how she would like to be addressed, regarding being called "Captain." Is there an issue there too?
     
  17. Yistaan

    Yistaan Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    It's different. Una even demands Starfleet Command questioners call her Number One in the debriefing in the S2 finale. That's a bit much.
     
  18. Dales

    Dales Captain Captain

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    where can i watch this, its not on netflix?
     
  19. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    In the best of cases, Netflix will have it eventually; they got the previous set of shorts very late in the game, too.

    If that doesn't come to be, perhaps we should list all those places where it is absolutely forbidden for the non-US audience to even go and try?

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  20. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I think it may well be that she's not asking her to be called that as a rank but as her name. Out of universe, it's because she never got a name in the Cage. In-universe, it could be she's from that planet that Craft is from.