Spoilers Star Trek: Discovery 1x03 - "Context is for Kings"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Commander Richard, Oct 1, 2017.

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Rate the episode...

  1. 10 - Perfect!!!

    10.0%
  2. 9

    26.8%
  3. 8

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  4. 7

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  5. 6

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  6. 5

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  7. 4

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  8. 3

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  9. 2

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  10. 1 - It was baaad!!!

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  1. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It could be she just hasn't been exposed to too many books, or didn't bother to leaf through any of the old printed books in the archives of the Academy when she was in San Francisco. Captain Pike has printed books on the shelves of his quarters aboard the Enterprise and "The Cage" takes place just two and a half years or so before tonight's episode of DSC. I think she's just led a sheltered life due to her anxiety disorder and other personality traits and just didn't spend a lot of time around printed books and other materials.
     
  2. The Shrike

    The Shrike Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    "If you go to Z'ha'dum, you will die."
     
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  3. Amasov

    Amasov Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    You don't speak for the entire audience.
     
  4. Gepard

    Gepard Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Eh, it was fine. Not great, but fine.

    It occurred to me about midway through the episode that if I had applied to TNG as a child the standards and expectations I now hold as an adult, I would never ever have enjoyed a single episode of Star Trek.

    That being the case I signed up for the free trial of All Access, with the intention of getting the free month via cancellation attempt.

    Stray observations:

    Tilly looked like a live-action Merida from Pixar's Brave in that last scene. Heh.

    That was one of the Preserver's obelisks visible on Andor during Michael's tour of the galaxy.

    Security Officer Tory Foster (didn't catch her name) is an asshole.

    Michael's prison jumpsuit looked like a better Starfleet uniform than the actual Starfleet uniforms.

    Any time DSC brings us some new bit of tech like the holographic video phones I love it. Any time they do a hoary old Trek cliche like Jeffries tubes I roll my eyes. More new, less old please.

    The dialog was better this week, but barely above serviceable. At least none of the performances made me wince.

    I liked the bridge set better in its Shenzhou configuration than its Discovery configuration. Wish they'd swapped the designs.

    I'll keep watching but I really hope the show gets better because I want to love it.
     
  5. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Tomorrow Never Knows Premium Member

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    I dunno. Kinda fits in with Court Martial
     
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  6. JoeCabby

    JoeCabby Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Awesome episode. More than Ive been expecting from this series. This was the kind of episode i was expecting from the initial pilots.
     
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  7. ichab

    ichab Commodore Commodore

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    Big improvement over the previous episodes. Now this is more like it.
     
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  8. Albinator

    Albinator Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Am I the only one who liked Tilly? Sort of reminded me of Barclay. And I like that she's not a sexy, slim, "eye candy" actress there to attract teen boys. I like that the cast feels, generally, like real people i'd encounter out in the world.
     
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  9. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    Okay. Can you provide some evidence that what I said isn't true.

    Remember - The producers have made a big deal out of the fact that the show is the prime universe, and they're not going to violate any canon.
     
  10. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Tomorrow Never Knows Premium Member

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    I'm a Tilly fan.
     
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  11. Vger23

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    I like the interior of the Discovery a lot. It's clear in the dialogue that the Discovery is a newer class than the Constitution-class starships.
     
  12. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    I would like her more if there wasn't a dozen more of her out there in TV land.
     
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  13. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    Someone else in the thread said they liked her.
     
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  14. Tuskin38

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    The prisoners seemed to think she was brand new, too clean.

    Sounds like maybe the Crossfield(?) class was built for this research.
     
  15. DigificWriter

    DigificWriter Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Tilly is going to need to grow on me a bit more before I can say for sure that I like her, but I do like the way Mary Wiseman and SMG play off of each other, and I have this feeling that she and Burnham are going to end up becoming "besties".
     
  16. Tuskin38

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    She might become a mentor.
     
  17. cooleddie74

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    And the Constitution-class starships are about 10-12 years old and have been in space for roughly a decade at this point, possibly seeing action in the incident at Axanar (which we now know didn't involve the Klingons so the theories of who and which species and worlds were involved will now have to be revamped) before the Discovery and her sister ship even had their keels laid in drydock.
     
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  18. Nerys Myk

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    Which will be news to Burnham. ;)
     
  19. Prax

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    Just finished.
    -Huge improvement in cinematography
    -Isaacs is good as I expected. Probably the best in acting
    -Overall story is good. Very reminiscent of such episodes as: In a mirror Darkly, Impulse, and maybe Tholian Web, Genesis, et al.
    -dialogue still very bonk bonk over the head almost all of the time. What's a good word for the opposite of subtle? Oh, and I hate sand.
    -dialogue also kind of...makes me eyes roll and/or cringe. Especially Madame security sergeant.
    -acting...ehhh. Isaacs is good. The really tall alien is pretty good.
    -Beating up fellow convicts-holy cliché fight scene, Batman!

    I better leave it there. My 1 week free trial ends tomorrow, and I'm torn. Like many other heavily serialized shows, they zip by in a blink, and then it's over. It's been 1 week, and we are already 20% done with the season!

    Disclaimer: All of the above was IMO
     
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  20. Albinator

    Albinator Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I guess I don't watch enough TV.
     
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