New Short Trek: The Trouble With Edward

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by eschaton, Oct 8, 2019.

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How Would You Rate The Trouble With Edward?

Poll closed Nov 11, 2019.
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  1. eschaton

    eschaton Commodore Commodore

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    I know it's not premiering until Thursday, but CBS dropped the trailer, so I might as well open the discussion thread now rather than have one for the trailer followed up by one for the short itself:



    I'm not sure if there's any substantive new footage here that wasn't seen in the earlier Short Treks summary trailer - which showed shots from all three Discoprise shorts. I suppose this makes it clear that Pike is in the episode (though probably just a cameo).
     
  2. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Admiral Admiral

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    Ship looks pretty, uniform looks nice, but overall not impressed. The whole stupid horror shot of a crewmember screaming at 0:21 with the tribbles is not encouraging as to the tone of the episode. Hopefully I am quite wrong.
     
  3. eschaton

    eschaton Commodore Commodore

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    I'm presuming that aside from the obvious Discoprise transporter room the sets are just Discovery sets with blue lighting to make it look a bit different. I can't see them springing for an entirely new set for this one-off after all.
     
  4. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    So the captain has the "new" colorful uniform with the black collar, but everyone else on that ship have a more Cage(?) style uniform with the color matched collar and a straight zip.

    Hell, the second guy on the left at 00:01 doesn't even have a collar.
     
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  5. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Looks like fun.
    Really seems like they're just throwing "uniform" (and that line in "Brother" about "New uniforms") out the window and having each ship dress however they want. I'm imagining commanding officers piecing together parts of costumes to make their own ship's garb, like Star Trek Online:lol:
     
  6. pst

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    i think these are just variants of the "new" uniform for bob belcher's science team. there's a quick shot of the captain and a couple other officers firing phaser rifles at tribbles (i say again firing phaser rifles at tribbles) and they appear to be wearing the standard "new" colorful uniforms. the shot's so quick, i wasn't able to get a clear screen grab though...

    i've been harping on this since the SDCC trailer, but truly this is a much improved look. what a difference a straight zipper and a collar make:
    [​IMG]
     
  7. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That looks a lot of fun, it's nice to see Star Trek lightening up a bit again.
    I'm a big fan of H. Jon Benjamin from both Archer and Bob's Burgers, so his presence is enough to get me excited of this.
     
  8. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I like the Disco-Cage Uniforms. Edward looks like he should be a college professor.
     
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  9. Timo

    Timo Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    This is where I'm conflicted about finally seeing those S1 guest starships put to frontline action. With the hero ships, they were forced to do something about the fact that the set portholes did not match the ship model portholes. Doing this again for the likes of the Cabot here is insane extra work.

    As for the "New" uniform thing, Pike supposedly got his before he sailed out to dodge the draft. Much of the part of Starfleet that was out there doing sciencey stuff probably got the same. But perhaps those who didn't go quite that far were also able to get 1.1 and 1.2 when the complaints about 1.0 started coming in.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
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  10. pst

    pst Commodore Commodore

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    this conference room looks like a redress of discovery’s sickbay. the producers have previously said they made parts of the sets (like the panels in the corridors) modular so they could easily swap them out to look like different ships. looks like they just swapped the bronze discovery panels for light blue ones, not unlike the use of red orange panels for the enterprise.

    but yeah the discoprise transporter room was just a heavily modified discovery proper transporter. that transporter spock uses to get to the enterprise is the section 31 stealth ship bridge.
     
  11. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Is the Lady in Science/Medical Blue on the right going to be a Trill?

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  12. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Sure, their nature was unknown until "The Host", but why not. Continuity schmontinuity.

    (Although I guess if unjoined, they could use a transporter just fine and there's no issue?)
     
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  13. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Didn't DS-9 already screw that up with Dax supposedly knowing Dr. McCoy?
    (I may be confusing that with a book)

    Or at the very least one of Daxs' Hosts being around in the Federation during this time period?
     
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  14. DEWLine

    DEWLine Commodore Commodore

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    You might be correct.
     
  15. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Hmmm...
    I wonder, can Tribble and a Trill Symbiote marry?
    ;)
     
  16. serabine

    serabine Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I always assumed that that was softly retconned out with DS9, since (I checked memory alpha to be sure) Curzon died the same year as The Host took place, and I always thought that Sisko's casualness about his old friend now being a new person meant he knew.

    And also according to memory alpha it wasn't uncommon to see Trill on Earth in the 2240s (so 20 years before Kirk's command of the Enterprise), so a Trill officer in Starfleet wouldn't be that weird, especially if it's an unjoined one, which isn't unlikely since joined Trill are the vast minority.
     
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  17. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I know this really doesn't have anything to do with the thread, but I thought it was a riot that AMAZON just suggested this item to me...
    Dang coincidences...

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    Oh to be back in Elementary school again.
    :guffaw:

    (I couldn't resist I bought it and two others similar to it for $13.00 total)
    :biggrin:
     
  18. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    It was DS9 that mentioned one of Dax's previous hosts knowing McCoy, it was the tribble episode coincidently.

    Dax also had a previous host who visited Vulcan in the 22nd (or 23rd Century it isn't clear), where they met a Cardassian poet.
     
  19. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Vice Admiral Admiral

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    The missed putting in a Tribble pun! It should be "The Tribble With Edward."
     
  20. drt

    drt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yeah, in DS9 everyone seemed to know about Trill symbiotes.