Spoilers Season 3 character announcement

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by King Daniel Beyond, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Captain Captain

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    I think it would be regarded as the Discovery Era. If things get fixed for the distant future, that’s cool, but it’s also an intriguing idea having Discovery rebuild the Federation from scratch from all of the galaxy’s refugees. Up til now, I don’t see how any of the RA’s actions have done anything to stop Control, if Control is even the real enemy.
     
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  2. SJGardner

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    Is it a bad thing if I've started to have flashbacks to Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda?
     
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  3. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Captain Captain

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    I think I had blocked out Kevin and all of Andromeda, but thank you for the reminder.
     
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  4. Tuskin38

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    I love Andromeda.
     
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  5. David cgc

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    Pike was injured in a heroic sacrifice. “Inspection tour of a cadet vessel. Old Class J starship. One of the baffle plates ruptured. He went in bringing out all those kids that were still alive.”
     
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  6. seigezunt

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    I'm pretty sure this is what we're going to see.

    I got the feeling that the season is going to end with some kind of cliffhanger depositing Burnham in the future (10? 100? 1,000? years) and that next season will involve getting back. But I've been wrong before. I don't think this show is ever going to directly lead into the TOS era, unless the third season is its last.

    As for Pike leaving .... we knew this a while ago, and it makes perfect sense. I still adhere to the "Defense Against the Dark Arts" theory that DSC will keep cycling through captains each season, which may or may not be the TOS guest character.

    As for the altercation-that-was-nothing, I like to picture Mount and Frakes getting in a slap-fight. That's my head canon.
     
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  7. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Captain Captain

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    I might look at it differently if I were to watch it now. It was ages ago.
     
  8. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Sounds like a Section 31 cover story to me...
     
  9. CorporalClegg

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    This pathological need to appease canon police is going to be the death of this show.
     
  10. BeatleJWOL

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    And the loudest of the canon police STILL hate Discovery and everything about it, so it's all for naught.

    Not that I don't love the hell out of these breadcrumbs, of course.
     
  11. CorporalClegg

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    Yup.

    In the immortal words of Ice Cube. Just ignore them.
     
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  12. Lord Garth

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    I wouldn't go that far. It's entertaining and they're doing what they want in spite of it. I love when they find a way to make it fit but the loud detractors, Bermanistas, the Make Trek Great Again contingent, and the ME Crowd all still don't accept it... because then I know it's not the show that's the problem.
     
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  13. eschaton

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    I think it's on Amazon Prime. I had a hard time getting through even the first season. The VFX are so dated now, and the acting quality...ech.
     
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  14. Lord Garth

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    I haven't seen Andromeda since 2000 (has it really been 19 years?!), I'll give it another look some time. At the very least, I'm not too concerned about if it looks dated. I'm a TOS fan... :p

    Might as well make it tonight, if it's on Amazon Prime. Why not?
     
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  15. Rahul

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    Errr... yes.
    You're absolutely right. I should have phrased that better. As is - his heroic sacrifice was very "down to Earth" . There was an accident. In the struggle he kept his character, and protected others, while getting shafted himself. That's realistic.

    I would be disappointed by an extreme larger-than-life sacrifice - say, he has to step into the live to stop the future A.I. from destroying existence itself or some ohter out-there shit. That would kinda' destract from the character, because everyone would have made that choice! But getting in harms way to protecting just a handfull of others? That needs some balls, and is something we, as an audience, can much stronger identify as a truly righteous and uncommon act.
     
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  16. donners22

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    They have indicated previously that Georgiou would feature in S3. The S31 show is still a fair way off.
     
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  17. AutoAdmin

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    A new news article has been published at TrekToday:

    According to Deadline, at the end of Season 2, two Discovery actors will be making their departure. Leaving will be Anson Mount...

    Continue reading...
     
  18. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Are we going to see Number One again this season?
     
  19. Jackson_Roykirk

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    Kurtzman's quote of:

    “And the fact that we will synchronize with canon by the end of this season, that means we may see shades of where we all know Pike will end up.”

    Does not necessarily mean he will end up in the beepin' chair at the end of the season, especially considering two pieces of dialogue from The Menagerie strongly implied he wasn't in the chair until sometime several years after this season of DSC. The first is that Kirk said he took over the Enterprise from Pike. The second is that Mendez said "there has been subspace chatter about [Pike's accident] for months", suggesting it was a more recent thing.

    If there's anything this season relative to Pike's accident and the wheelchair, it's more likely (as someone mentioned above) that it's the Red Angel revealing Pike's future.

    They've done a good job keeping with general story continuity so far. There's no reason to believe they will not continue keeping with it.
     
  20. WarpFactorZ

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    I don't see the fuss. The article incorrectly says that the end of the season catches up to the TOS timeline (or readers are incorrectly interpreting that). As others have pointed out, it catches up to the canon, which means Pike's fate is mentioned/confirmed, but doesn't actually happen. The insider Hoity Toity already posted that...

    ... we'll get to see the incident that puts Pike in the chair -- most likely a vision of the future from the Red Angel?
     
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