Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Vger23, Dec 23, 2017.
Weren't the first two episodes funded by a different company?
Not that I'm aware of...
Ah, I must be thinking of something else, but I was sure there was something different concerning the first two episodes different to the rest of the series.
What story? I never figured out what this show is about. If this is the story of Michael Burnham, then I don't care about or like her enough to keep watching. If this is the story of a Klingon-Federation War, then I need to see more of it to get invested. And it is hard to use my imagination to fill in the blanks, when we are simply told that the Discovery is the secret weapon that's turning the tide of the war, when we've only seen it in battle 3 times, with mixed results. Lorca doesn't strike me as being a brilliant tactician, Burnham doesn't come across as a logical human, and Discovery is not much of a battleship. So what's this show really about?
It's about Michael Burnham inadvertently starting a war with the Klingons, being sentenced to prison, and then being transferred to Discovery by Lorca who wants to recruit her for her unconventional thinking and because he's a pragmatist. He wants the best people, regardless of their past. He also takes advantage of Stamets' spore drive and exploits it to give Discovery an edge during this war with the Klingons who want Discovery's spore drive. Onboard the ship, Michael has to get used to the crew and the crew have to get used to her.
That's what it's about so far. Whether or not it's a viewer's cup of tea depends on the viewer. I like this particular flavor and I want more.
Lorca isn't an Eisenhower or a Patton. I see him as being more like a Theodore Roosevelt. He loves the game, he loves the glory, he's also a progressive yet he was also a hunter. He wanted to push ahead but he wasn't exactly bloodless. He was a Rough Rider.
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