S1 was awesome, S2 is a yawn fest

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by darthjerro, Mar 13, 2019.

  1. Amaris

    Amaris Fuzzy Logic Generator Premium Member

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    I rather liked both uses. Burnham's "shit, that worked!" made me laugh because I've used that phrase, and Tilly's "fucking cool" works because I've used that phrase, at work. Sometimes, it just happens, and both instances feel natural enough for me.
     
  2. seigezunt

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    I'm perplexed that you found one use appropriate, and the other not. I had a similar reaction to both.
     
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  3. T'Bonz

    T'Bonz Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    One seemed appropriate, the other "fucking cool" not. Not because of the words, but just how she said them. It really seemed like it was a "LOOK, WE CAN SAY FUCK NOW." Yanked me right out of the moment.

    The other one didn't.
     
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  4. seigezunt

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    I just think you could say the same about the first instance. *shrug*
     
  5. Hythlodeus

    Hythlodeus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    This discussion is fucking ridiculous
     
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  6. fireproof78

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    Same here.
    Also that.
     
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  7. Dukhat

    Dukhat Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Yes, I read what you wrote. I don’t particularly agree with it, but that’s just my opinion.

    No one’s fucking forcing you to be a part of it. ;)
     
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  8. Jackson_Roykirk

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    Maybe, but for me at least it didn't take me out of the moment. It might be because thought Stamets response in giving her the "retroactive permission" for her outburst -- was so great that I was more attuned to his response than Tilly's swearing in the first place. Other than illustrating her unfiltered exuberance, the actual use of the F-word for me went in one ear and out the other.

    Stamets was a pretty stuffy character before that; his reaction to Tilly's outburst made him seem a lot softer and approachable. And I do not mean his swearing per se, but his agreement with Tilly that the moment called for some unbridled exuberance (illustrated by the swearing) and that she didn't need to apologize for it.

    Granted, I did take notice that they used the F-word. I'm just saying I moved on quickly enough to the next thing happening that he use of the word didn't take me out of the show.
     
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  9. TrickyDickie

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    They have written Tilly as someone who is very spontaneous. It's not in her nature to be reserved and held in check all of the time. You get the sense that there is always a lot in her that just wants to burst forth into the open.

    That's how I took "fucking cool" and I think Mary Wiseman played it just right. It seemed to be very much in keeping with Tilly's character.

    Tilly is quite refreshingly unique. Vulcans aside....even in everyday human society there is too much tendency to keep masks of reserve in place so that a lot of interactions come off as flat-lined and artificial. There is such a thing as being too 'dignified'....it comes across as uptight and unnatural. Keep yourself neutral or be chastised, by a boss or some kind of an authority figure. It is hammered into people from an early age. What damage does it do?

    You go, Tilly. :techman:
     
  10. CommanderRaytas

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    Yes. Her get-up was dumb, too. I just got used to it at some point.
     
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  11. Dukhat

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    That’s what you get when you have someone with a frat-boy mentality as your executive producer: big breasted hot women in catsuits. Even Vulcans are not immune.
     
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  12. fireproof78

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    Exactly! :beer:
     
  13. Agony_Boothb

    Agony_Boothb Commodore Commodore

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    This entire thread summed up:

     
  14. Vger23

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    I hope there's three meaningless f-bombs tonight.

    Double points if Spock and the ship's computer are responsible for 2 of them.
     
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  15. Cyrus

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    My comments regarding profanity on Discovery. All are from season 1. Has there been any in season 2?

    “Shit, that worked!”
    Don’t remember this at all. I do remember when Data said “Oh shit!”. :lol:

    “Fucking cool”
    I am neutral on this. It seemed natural and forced at the same time.

    “lets not keep these assholes waiting”
    This is my favorite :lol:
     
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  16. Jackson_Roykirk

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    Pike: Say fuck you, Spock.
    Spock: Fuck you, Spock.
     
  17. BillJ

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    From "Context is for Kings", when Burnham fires her phaser to lead the tardigrade away from the rest of the boarding party.
     
  18. Dukhat

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    Where you see 'spontaneous,' I see someone who is autistic. Persons with autism sometimes tend to say things that persons who don't have autism tend to find inappropriate. That's one of the reasons why I found her line annoying, besides just the shock factor of "LOOK, WE CAN SAY FUCK NOW," like what @T'Bonz said.
     
  19. Alan Roi

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    This. And when are we going to get our Captain Killy spinnoff series? We need a show which will really upset the pearl clutchers.
     
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  20. Alan Roi

    Alan Roi Commodore Captain

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    Boy I've known a whole lot of people you would consider autistic (who aren't autistic by the way). Although they would throw around the word fuck more accurately than some people throw around the word autistic.
     
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