New Talosians?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by johnnybear, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. johnnybear

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    That Talosian you've picked out looks like Jason Isaccs to me! I wonder if he's behind all the troubles?
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    VIna gives a pretty dire warning to Michael about them. It's clear she means it and Michael goes ahead and gives the creepy little bastards what they want instead of incurring the penalty.
     
  3. johnnybear

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    I saw them as too pleasant compared to the Talosians we know of from 1966!
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    They’re helpful only after Burnham agrees to pay the price of reliving an incredibly painful memory. The female Talosian states this clearly: Spock’s sanity depends on Burnham’s cooperation. IOW, the Talosians are the same creepy voyeurs they were in the Cage. Vina also warns Burnham it won’t be pleasant if she doesn’t pay up, so the Talosians also have the same cruel streak they did in the Cage.

    The writers didn’t soften the Talosians at all, IMO. Unlike the Menagerie, where they come across much more benevolent than they did in the Cage.
     
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    I don't know. Vina made it quite clear to Burnham that she should comply with the Talosians lest she'd make them angry...and that she didn't think Burnham would like them when they're angry.
     
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    I don't think we're done with the Talosians this season.
     
  7. Skipper

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    Do you know what year is this clip, by any chance?
     
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    Dennis Weaver as Chester was on until 1964. So 1964 or earlier.
     
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    ^thanks :)
     
  10. Arpy

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    Also, the ones from 1966 only gave up on Pike when their assessment found that his species could never be happy in captivity.
     
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  11. DaveyNY

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    It's gotta be way earlier than that, I'd say 1955-60.
    One of the first few seasons.
    Miss Kitty is pretty skinny there and she filled out as the years went on.
    Also, that hairstyle of Arness changed by the fifth or sixth season.
     
  12. Ar-Pharazon

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    Talosians + Sombreros 1a.jpg
     
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    The ones in the Menagerie were in long range telepathic communication and persuaded a Starfleet officer to act against the chain of command in order to learn more about humans and offer benign help to someone in distress.

    The ones in this episode did what exactly?
     
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    I like the look of the TOS Talosians better but the DSC look works too.
     
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  17. Ar-Pharazon

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    It seems like the third Talosian looked more like the original than the main two.
     
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  18. DaveyNY

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    Welll .... the massive Black Hole Illusion was pretty cool and convincing.
     
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    Considering they've seen the apocalyptic end of the timeline though Spock's future memories, it was in their best interests to help him.
     
  20. BillJ

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    I think the Discovery versions look more like the Vians from "The Empath". I wonder if someone on the art team confused the two at the design stage?
     
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