Spoilers Season 3 Episode 7 'Unification III' Promo

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  1. Agony_Boothb

    Agony_Boothb Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Without a doubt I've been anticipating this episode since the title was revealed. Romulans, Vulcans and a Spock callback oh my!
     
  2. NCC-73515

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    Unified Vulcans & Romulans (IDIC and Bird)!

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  3. saddestmoon

    saddestmoon Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Oh my!

    You can see right at the start of the promo, Discovery now has cut-outs on the nacelle pylons / wings!

    The 32nd Century upgrade / refit has begun!

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  4. NCC-73515

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    we see that in the current episode already
     
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  5. saddestmoon

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    ^^^ oh, really??? I haven’t watched it yet, as it hasn’t aired yet on Netflix NZ...

    Watching this space eagerly!
     
  6. thribs

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    Unification obviously being the Vulcans/Romulans with the Federation
     
  7. arch101

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    Burnham will be shocked when she hears what Spock did for the rest of his life. "Diplomat" didn't look like a future for young Spock.
     
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    alex08060 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Must see more 32nd century tech :klingon:
     
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  9. NCC-73515

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    Nice reference to Anton Yelchin (USS Yelchin)
     
  10. Lorcan Kelly

    Lorcan Kelly Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I think this is a natural endgame for these 2 races. And also will make Spock's contribution even more important.
     
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  11. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Admiral Premium Member

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    Or the Vulcans broke from the Federation and joined with the new RSE post-Hobus Incident.
     
  12. Yistaan

    Yistaan Commodore Commodore

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    Other than Burnham's Spock connection, Romulans won't mean anything to Discovery's crew other than as the unseen villains who warred on Earth and which the Federation was formed in response.

    Discovery needs to process that Romulans were connected to Vulcans. Then they need to process that Spock tried to reunite them. Then they need to learn that Romulus was destroyed and Spock tried to save them by destroying their sun (hope that's finally explained, maybe Romulus' system was binary), and finally they have to learn what Vulcans' and Romulans' status is now.

    That's a lot for one episode.
     
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  13. Tuskin38

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    Huh? Why does the system need to binary?
     
  14. Yistaan

    Yistaan Commodore Commodore

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    Picard established it was presumably the Romulan sun going supernova. It's not clear what Spock was trying to accomplish turning Romulus' sun into a black hole, so it being part of a binary system would remove the issue of Spock destroying Romulus' only sun by saying there were actually 2 suns.
     
  15. KirkusOveractus

    KirkusOveractus Commodore Commodore

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    Spock destroyed their sun? I thought the Red Matter was to help contain the supernova in a black hole, which he was too late to do.
     
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  16. Yistaan

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    It's not clear how a planet will survive orbiting a black hole, and there's no indication Starfleet or anyone had an evacuation fleet ready for the remaining time surviving on a black hole. Anyway hopefully it's all cleared up next week!
     
  17. KirkusOveractus

    KirkusOveractus Commodore Commodore

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    I hope so, too! I would think the black hole would just pull the planet in, theoretically.
     
  18. Yistaan

    Yistaan Commodore Commodore

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    Ohh... you're onto something! Spock planned to send Romulus to the Kelvin timeline! :rommie:
     
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  19. RichT

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    Actually it's quite clear, the calculations are straightforward. At interplanetary distances the gravity of a stellar-mass black hole will work in exactly the same way as a star with the same mass. If the sun were to be suddenly converted into a black hole, the Earth would continue to orbit in exactly the same way, as would the rest of the solar system, without skipping a beat. (There would, of course, be a significant change in stellar light and heat, but that's a separate issue, and wouldn't significantly impact the orbital mechanics of the planets.) It's only once you get within the radius of the original star that things around a black hole get gravitationally... interesting.
     
  20. Yistaan

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    That's sort of an understatement.