Spoilers So if Sarek knows...

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

  1. MikeS

    MikeS Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 6, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    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

    Jan 16, 2019
    Knowledge of Discovery and the Omega particle are the forbidden fruit.
  3. seigezunt

    seigezunt Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 2, 2007
    Ooh. I like it.
  4. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    According to the Picard Autobiography, he does. Or at least about Michael anyway.
  5. BillJ

    BillJ History's Greatest Monster Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2001
    Covington, Ky. USA
    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

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    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

    Apr 27, 2003
    Ottawa, Canada
    Interesting implication, but who knows if they'll even want it addressed?
  8. Kemaiku

    Kemaiku Admiral Admiral

    Dec 23, 2004
    Northern Ireland
    The Picard series will tell, ultimately.
  9. Attentiveluke

    Attentiveluke Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 16, 2017
    Sarek melded with Kirk too...
  10. Kemaiku

    Kemaiku Admiral Admiral

    Dec 23, 2004
    Northern Ireland
    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

    Jan 10, 2007
    Pennsylvania, USA
    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

    May 14, 2001
    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

    May 19, 2005
    Far North Chicago Suburbs
    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

    Noname Given Admiral Admiral

    May 22, 2001
    None Given
    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

    Jan 16, 2019
    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.
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2019
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  16. Cyrus

    Cyrus Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    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 Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 14, 2019
    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

    Aug 27, 2005
    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 Admiral Admiral

    Jul 24, 2011
    Picard would probably also learn that the entire thing is classified and not speak a word about it.
  20. Alan Roi

    Alan Roi Commodore Commodore

    Jan 26, 2019
    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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