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!!!

    1.9%
  1. Jaimito

    Jaimito Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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  2. GeekUSACarl

    GeekUSACarl The Last Starfighter Fleet Captain

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    ????????????????

    I don't think we're supposed to like his non-answer.

    I think the writers are putting us at odds with him on purpose.
     
  3. Mel Tenorio

    Mel Tenorio Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    I'll welcome a captain new type of captain that obviously doesn't always play by the kushy Star Fleet rules. The closest captain we had to that was Sisko, but Sisko always felt guilty when he bent the rules, Lorca obviously won't feel any resentment.
     
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  4. GeekUSACarl

    GeekUSACarl The Last Starfighter Fleet Captain

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    I think he's the perfect Starfleet Captain if Starfleet's goal is to do secret research near the battlefront of a space war.
     
  5. JoeCabby

    JoeCabby Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Loving Captain Lorca. Yes, he's much darker than other Captains we've followed before. But we've seen his type more often than not. This type of Captain does exist in all previous Star Trek's, we just never saw it from their point of view. Off the top of my head, there's the Captain of the Pegasus, the Captain in Equinox in Voyager who killed a bunch of aliens to use them for Warp Power. And numerous Admirals, probably 90% of them were like this.
     
  6. Borgminister

    Borgminister Admiral Moderator

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    His "collection" brings to mind the Governor in The Walking Dead...
     
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  7. Long Syntax

    Long Syntax Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    My two cents (well, maybe one cent)...

    Not a Tilly fan so far - she makes me cringe.
    Lorca is a strong character because of Jason Isaacs, so good casting there, but I guess he's gonna be the bad rogue captain in the end.
    Burnham - I like her better this episode, but I hope they don't go pointing out how smart or amazing she is at every turn.
    Saru - a bit of a douche early in the episode, but he's a prey species, so I'll give him a break.
    Stamets - Ummm, he sure is overconfident for being a fungi specialist. So far I have a visceral dislike for him.

    IMHO this episode was better than the two part opener. The cringe moment for me was the reveal of the fungi forest on the ship and the Klingon saying "ssshhhhhh" - yeah, adorable... laughable, but contrasting with last week's depiction of Klingons it felt weird.
     
  8. Nyotarules

    Nyotarules Rear Admiral Moderator

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    May I assume you are not a black woman? :lol:
     
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  9. Nyotarules

    Nyotarules Rear Admiral Moderator

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    The previous incarnations of Star Trek made them the crazy bad guy just to make Kirk, Picard or Janeway look good. Real life is less black and white and perhaps Lorca is more realistic of a military leader.
     
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  10. XCV330

    XCV330 Premium Member

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    I get the feeling this crew wipes itself out of continuity or just everyone dies, a la Rogue One, with the plans for the new drive.
     
  11. Turbo

    Turbo Anthro Hawk Admiral

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    Missed this gem the first time:
    :guffaw::guffaw::guffaw:
     
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  12. XCV330

    XCV330 Premium Member

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    Archer was willing to do commit acts of piracy and torture, to get his own goals done. He even cloned a star fleet officer to harvest him. I'd say Lorca is similar in that respect to Archer and the Sisko.
     
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  13. GeekUSACarl

    GeekUSACarl The Last Starfighter Fleet Captain

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    ARGH it's too early for me,

    I get it now, and I did lol out loud.

    Oi

    need caffeine.
     
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  14. Spider

    Spider Dirty Old Man Premium Member

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    You're not supposed to notice things like that. ;)
     
  15. rhllot

    rhllot Commander Red Shirt

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    that would not make sense I hope it is a series of michas seasons, but it would not be bad that in the end michael took command of a ship of section 31
     
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  16. Borgminister

    Borgminister Admiral Moderator

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    Context.
     
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  17. Quinton O'Connor

    Quinton O'Connor Commodore Commodore

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    It's for kings.
     
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  18. Turbo

    Turbo Anthro Hawk Admiral

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    And what about queens? *puffs out chest*
     
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  19. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    In the lap of squalor I assure you.
    They are standing behind every good context.
     
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  20. guyute03

    guyute03 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Shhhh!

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