Spoilers So if Sarek knows...

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by MikeS, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. MikeS

    MikeS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Apologies if this has already been mentioned in the huge thread, but I have only just watched and all those pages are too much to wade through after the Star Warsesque "pew-pew" battle and the little R2's fixing the Enterprise...

    At the end of the season "canon" is served, we are told that the Discovery can never be spoken of again, under pain of death. But Sarek is diplomatically immune or something...

    A century later, a dying Sarek melds with Picard...

    So do we think Picard knows about Disco and do we think this will be a plot point of the new Picard series...

    (I personally hope not)
     
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  2. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Knowledge of Discovery and the Omega particle are the forbidden fruit.
     
  3. seigezunt

    seigezunt Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Ooh. I like it.
     
  4. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Admiral Admiral

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    According to the Picard Autobiography, he does. Or at least about Michael anyway.
     
  5. BillJ

    BillJ History’s Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    Yeah. But the first Discovery novel has Spock and Burnham working together for Starfleet prior to season two. So... they don't mean jack. :p
     
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  6. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It wasn't a plot point of TNG after Sarek's appearance, so it probably won't be one here either.
     
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  7. DEWLine

    DEWLine Commodore Commodore

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    Interesting implication, but who knows if they'll even want it addressed?
     
  8. Kemaiku

    Kemaiku Admiral Admiral

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    The Picard series will tell, ultimately.
     
  9. Attentiveluke

    Attentiveluke Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Sarek melded with Kirk too...
     
  10. Kemaiku

    Kemaiku Admiral Admiral

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    Vulcans can choose what they share. By the time of TNG Sarek no longer had the ability to regulate the meld so well, a lot more spilled over than he meant to. Picard is the sort of man who wouldn't tell.
     
  11. Jackson_Roykirk

    Jackson_Roykirk Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Maybe Sarek partitioned-off that information in a way that it wouldn't be found easily via a mind meld.
    Or something.
     
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  12. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Picard is definitely a Company man.
    Even if he did learn about it through the meld with Sarek, he would never tell anybody.

    Plus, he may have only learned that Michael was a ward, that in itself would not lead to further questioning.
     
  13. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Picard probably knows thousands of things that Sarek knew. But even if Michael & Discovery was in that wealth of information (ie: if Sarek even remembered in his condition), Picard wouldn't have been able to pick it out from everything else he got from the mindmeld.

    Now, if the Picard Show™ has any connection to DSC, he might "remember" that info.
     
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  14. Noname Given

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    IDK - in 300 years, one would think a lot of stuff becomes 'declassified'. The whole Discovery situation may be known in the 24th century and as for the Spore Drive tech, Discovery took that with her and Stamets was they ONLY one who really knew how it works; so Starfleet may not have ever gone back to trying to make it work because they don't WANT to understand a "Space Mushroom Drive"
     
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  15. NewHeavensNewEarth

    NewHeavensNewEarth Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Perhaps Sarek's memories of Michael are part of what made Spock cry at the end of Unification II, as he and Picard were melding.

    It would make that scene even more touching and heartbreaking.
     
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  16. Cyrus

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    I thought this thread was going to be about the Katra connection Sarek has to Michael, and can they still communicate even with the time difference?
     
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  17. serabine

    serabine Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Let's hope not, since the mindmeld happened before Picard became Locutus.

    Ignore me, I'm an idiot.
     
  18. Dinosaur Enabler

    Dinosaur Enabler Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    I think that's actually quite beautiful, but can you imagine how angry some Trek fans would get?
     
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  19. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Picard would probably also learn that the entire thing is classified and not speak a word about it.
     
  20. Alan Roi

    Alan Roi Commodore Fleet Captain

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    It is untouched territory, I could see it workable. There's certainly no rule that katra connections can't cross space-time to one who has moved to a different time.
     
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