Random speculations thread!

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by F. King Daniel, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. Daddy Todd

    Daddy Todd Commodore Premium Member

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    Before the season is out, we will see an army of Klingon zombies led by zombie T’kuvma.
     
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  2. Butters

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    When the Romulans show up, and they will, the TNG lumpy forehead will be gone but their skin tone, their lips, their gums, the swollen vessels in their blood shot eyes, will all be green, finally putting right what has bothered me since I first learned of Spock's blood.
     
  3. Longinus

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    It would be nice. But looking at Sarek, not gonna happen. (Why it is always the Klingons that get redesigned, while the Vulcans remain as humans with pointy ears? I wouldn't mind them being a tad more alien.)
     
  4. Mad Jack Wolfe

    Mad Jack Wolfe Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    The tardigrade isn't giant sized.
    With James Frain, they really only had to do the eyebrows and Moe Howard haircut. The ears were already there.
     
  5. The Wormhole

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    Apparently the writers are scared of using the Romulans because they don't want to piss all over the continuity established in Balance of Terror. I don't know why that's so important, though.
     
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  6. JRTStarlight

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    It is one of the favorite episodes of many TOS Trek fans. And it would be quite hard to explain the belief no contact had been made with Romulans for the last 100 years if you have them in Discovery.
     
  7. Tim Thomason

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    My speculation is that the Romulans are behind everything thus far. They gave T'Kuvma the cloaking device (something they experimented with 100 years before) and were pushing him to unite the Klingons and start a war with the Federation.

    They want to weaken or destroy both the Federation and the Klingon Empire, but primarily the Federation. Discovery is secretly about the start of the Romulan-Klingon alliance.
     
  8. Miller 2.0

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    Season 2 will introduce a new recurring character who is Australian!
     
  9. Number One

    Number One Commodore Commodore

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    So...
    -What if T'Kuvma gets cloned? He was promised to be a big thing in this series after all...

    -What if we get to see Georgiou's relative?(old husband, sister, brother etc). This way we could see more holocrons about her, or flashbacks about her life. Btw, emphatically, this is spelled like Georg-iou, NOT Zorzio as I frequently see it in Youtube...she's not Chinese, she's an Asian looking Greek lady! :rolleyes:

    -What if Georgiou gets cloned as a mole agent of the Klingons in Federation ranks? Considering something similar happens with Voq allegedly, these Klingons might have that spying habbit more prevalent than previous iterations of their species in previous series.

    -What if Saru is a much more potent navigator for the spore stardrive than "poor people eating Tardigrade that is nevertheless in pain when driving, that poor little people-eater thing!"
     
  10. BillJ

    BillJ Former Democrat Premium Member

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    Yet they had no issue shoving a Klingon war in, special space mushrooms, pizza cutter warp drive...
     
  11. Tim Thomason

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    Non-canon sources already had a Klingon War (Four Years War) around the same period. And the mushroom stuff is already painted as something that Starfleet won't be able to use without abusing a tardigrade (and who knows if they can catch anymore of them).

    The series references the Battle of Dorvan V, the House of Mokai, and freaking Corvan gilvos. It has used more Klingon dialogue in three episodes than in all 760 hours of Star Trek preceding it. It's the most faithful-to-canon Star Trek series yet.
     
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  12. BillJ

    BillJ Former Democrat Premium Member

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    Neither of these things has done the show any favors, in my opinion. I just want to see the transition to mini-skirts and women hiding behind men when there's danger.
     
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  13. Kor

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    I hereby speculate that Burnham will receive a new commission as an officer at some point in this season (after Lorca somehow makes her mutiny conviction permanently go away), since the early marketing hubbub said she was going to be a Lieutenant.

    Kor
     
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  14. BillJ

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    Shit, Lieutenant? She'll be captain of the ship by the end of the season.
     
  15. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Captain Georgiou will be the Kawalski of Star Trek Discovery. Every time the timeline is buggered, or there's an alternate universe or a weird temporal anomaly she'll show up.
     
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  16. Jackson_Roykirk

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    Tribble Drive!
     
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  17. BillJ

    BillJ Former Democrat Premium Member

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    Can't wait to see how many times she gets name-dropped in Trek Lit now! :eek:
     
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  18. SpocksOddSocks

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    I thought they said "Lt. Commander with caveats."

    I suspect they changed it to Commander, and the caveats were the loss due to the court martial.
     
  19. Kor

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    I must have mis-remembered.

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  20. Number One

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    Another one: Burnham kills the Tardigrade to "put it out of its misery". This doesn't hold well with Lorca naturally, who's having second thoughts about her. In the same Episode the ship and crew are endangered and Saru proves to Burnham he "can protect his Captain better than" she did hers, by driving the spore drive himself, sacrificing himself in the process, triggering a "the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few" type scene, dissapearing in the end.

    In Later episodes, Saru is found to be left out by his own in one of the ship instant destinations and holding to himself some of the spore drive energy, leading him to be able to transport himself on a whim wherever he wants in a large area(say within the ship or even planetwide distances), but with a cost to his health/mental capacity(something like transporter psychosis). Also better equipment is developed that allows him to navigate the spore drive painlessly.

    Btw this drive reminds me of Iconian Gates. Just saying.
     
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