Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Agony_Boothb, Nov 19, 2020.
It is — but not as much as “gravitationally interesting” ...!
FACSCINATING look ahead with the IDIC and Bird! (please don't suck 3.07)
Wasn't it retconned that it was the sun in the Hobus system going supernova and not the Romulan sun, with the danger being the subspace shockwave? So the black hole wouldn't have been in the Romulan system.
Other way around. Trek XI's prequel comic Countdown said it was a star named Hobus which went nova, while Picard retconned that it was in fact the star in the Romulus system.
You look away for two seconds and continuity gets changed around on you ...
Then I'm just going to assume that this retcon also changed whatever Spock wanted to do with the Red Matter, so he didn't set out to create a wormhole but planned something different (Red Matter is enough of a meaningless MacGuffin that we can shoo that in).
Given the images of the folks in the conference room, I bet the Unification aspect is still being worked on. Hell I could see the Romulan faction that wants to join with Vulcan calling themselves something Spock related. That would cause strife with the discovery since from their eyes Romulans are the old enemy, and what would Spock be doing with them.
I wonder if the Discovery crew (minus Burnham who probably encountered them in the lost year) is going to be shocked that the Romulans are related to Vulcans given that the ship pre-dates “Balance of Terror”. Or if they will just brush it off.
i hope they do that just to act as some sort of mini retcon of that throwaway line lol
My instinct says they're just going to brush it off.
At this point, it would be more work than not to remind people they didn't know what Romulans looked like in DSC's original time period.
Or, if they do explain, they won't spend more than two lines on it.
It's not hard to brush it off with one line.
"Starfleet debriefed us with a basic history lesson."
"The sphere data tells us that the Romulans used to be Vulcans."
That's really all they need to say.
Yeah, they've been in the 32nd century long enough now to have caught up on major events that happened since the 23rd. The revelations that Romulans and Vulcans are pretty much one and the same would definitely be up there.
And the sneak peak scene:
More Tilly/Burnham tension, love it. And beautifully acted out by both.
Frankly, I'll be disappointed if they don't show at least one member of the Discovery crew reacting with surprise at learning that Romulans are related to Vulcans. It would be like if we found out via some throwaway line that Michael learned all about what became of Spock sometime in between the first and second episodes. For me at least, it seems like part of the fun of having the characters transplanted to the future is being able to see their reactions to stuff like this.
Yup, highly anticipated.
A winged IDIC! That dovetails nicely with the Spock memorial by the Unificationists in the early 25th century: https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/File:Spock_memorial_New_Romulus.jpg
Besides USS Yelchin, can anyone make out the name of the ships?
Sounds like the Yelchin (RIP Anton) is the NCC-4774xx ship.
USS Yelchin NCC-4774...
USS Geocony? EDIT: identified as USS Giaconi NCC-316608
The meeting happens on the Discovery apparently... Don't let it be a "bottle show"!!
The fact there are guest stars already makes it not a bottle show.
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