Season 3 Course Correction

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by vess, Mar 3, 2019.

  1. Crazyewok

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    Nothing wrong with a bit of a Fanwank ... as long as it's in moderation :techman:
     
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  2. Vger23

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    /startrekMultiverseTheoriesRelatedToUpdatedProductionValues
     
  3. zar

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    I liked this thread before it was cool.
     
  4. Hythlodeus

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    I'm not a fan of being fanwanked by strangers when I can perfectly fanwank myself at home
     
  5. Vger23

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    Oh, see...I find the idea of strangers doing the fanwanking exciting.








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  6. Hythlodeus

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    I'm not judging you.
    Just a little bit.
     
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  7. Lord Garth

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    I just had a thought about the whole ageism accusation earlier: that argument completely falls apart when you consider that the Picard Series stars a 79-year-old Patrick Stewart, and lots of people -- including fans of Discovery -- are looking forward to it.
     
  8. Nerys Myk

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    Do they realise how old Michelle Yeoh, Anson Mount, Doug Jones and Jason Isaacs are?
     
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  9. Alan Roi

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    Honestly, I'm looking more forwards to it after having watched Sir Patty's 2 seasons of Blunt Talk.
     
  10. Lord Garth

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    No, they were all too busy talking about Lady Gaga, Hipsters, and Lens Flare to notice what was going on in the actual show.
     
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    If you sit on your hand and make it go numb, it like someone else is doing the fanwanking for you
     
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  12. Succubint

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    And don't leave out Jayne Brook. She has actual visible wrinkles, even! ;)
     
  13. Nerys Myk

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    Quick get the TOS lady filter!
     
  14. Kris1988

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    I second and third this.
    My only consistent gripe this season is the regressive direction they have taken with Tilly's character.
    She has been dialed up to 11, which plays as immature/impulsive, at the level of a young maladapted teen. The fact that STD is a adult SciFi drama makes her portrayal an especially annoying, dissonant and immersion breaking aspect in this show.

    With 8 episodes (S2) so far and lots of screen-time in the major story arc/narratives, her character has remained static, nothing of her experiences stick or have impact that carries over to following episodes. Tilly is a sitcom character, a caricature. Wiseman is a talented actor so this is unfortunate.
     
  15. Lord Garth

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    I haven't seen Blunt Talk. Guess I have a new show to watch!
     
  16. urbandk

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    I think they give the discovery blue nacelles
     
  17. zar

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    Tilly has a jarring personality that doesn't mesh well with common "mature" and "adult" standards. You're right about that. She's this show's Barclay. But neither of them are sitcom characters. To some, they could both be indistinguishable from terrible caricatures in shows like Big Bang Theory, but there is a clear difference to anyone who has actually met people like them. They are real, and often get the same reactions in real life that you have toward the character. She hasn't been dialed up. The fact that she isn't forced to "dial down" who she is to function among other adults is kind of the point of the character, I think.
     
  18. seigezunt

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    See, I was going to engage with the original posting on its merits, though it really sets out to fix a lot of things that don't need fixing, IMO, but then you engage in this condescending nonsense.

    I can't stand the Trekkie tendency to think they are smarter than everybody else because they know TV trivia.