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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  1. cultcross

    cultcross We truly were a song of ice and fire Moderator

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    Fucking Andorians, man.
     
  2. RedAlert

    RedAlert Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Everyday passing by I think over and over again about the Worf line on "Tribblies and tribbliations" ...about a Tribbles plague that almost consumed the klingons resources at that point of the historic line.
    Everyday I believe that this could be the "event" referred to by Bryan Fuller.

    And ...obviously all the evidence has to be eliminated ...so therefore we (and the history books) never will know about the events aboard the Discovery.
    War is a very sad thing in the wrong hands.
     
  3. BillJ

    BillJ History’s Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    I doubt it. He said it was a line from TOS.
     
  4. RedAlert

    RedAlert Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Tribbles and Tribbliations occurred on the K7 at Kirk's Time.
     
  5. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Donatu V?
     
  6. Guy Gardener

    Guy Gardener Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    To refresh...

     
  7. BillJ

    BillJ History’s Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    But its not a line from TOS.
     
  8. Michael

    Michael In alignment with canon Moderator

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    Oh man, this would even be more stupid than turning Worf's line about them not talking about the cosmetic change of the Klingons into a two-episode fanwank fest. I hope this is not what Star Trek is going to be about from now on: Taking funny Worf one-liners way too seriously and turning them into plot points. What's next? He also famously said “I am NOT a merry man!” – when will we see an episode where they explain how Klingons genetically mutated into not being merry anymore? :lol:
     
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  9. Rahul

    Rahul Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah, that's one of my problems of Discovery:
    It takes itself super serious. The war with the klingons is gritty. People get drafted. People die. A lot. Everyone takes sacrifices, and people get scarred for their lifes.

    And then there's this tribble stitting around. And we all know: This furry thing right there could defeat the klingons. And they don't use it, because it's just a wink at the fans. And the entire seriousness of the conflict comes crashing down, falling apart.

    I'm sorry. This just diminishes a lot of the atmosphere for me. Something that intends to be serious unwillingly turns goofy. Not by showing us a cute alien from the 60s. But because the backstory of this little thing renders the entire klingon conflict, the main conflict of the series so far, into a funny in-joke paradoxon. Ugh.
     
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  10. Farscape One

    Farscape One Commodore Commodore

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    Regarding that picture of the Andorian antennae... are we sure it's Andorian and not another species that has a similar feature?
     
  11. Jack Watkins

    Jack Watkins Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The beauty reveal of the ship nearly changed my mind (it's a blockbuster moment), but I can't get over the star drive section. Maybe in a few episodes I'll be swayed to your opinion.

    After all, The Defiant was a turtle and Voyager a shovel; maybe a pizza cutter isn't so bad. :-)
     
  12. Jack Watkins

    Jack Watkins Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Ha, so true! Where's Cyrano Jones when you need him? :-)
     
  13. Gonzo

    Gonzo Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Well we know the Tribble apocalypse does happen in the not so distant future and the Klingons thought it was a very big deal at the time.

    It could certainly distract them for a while.
     
  14. BillJ

    BillJ History’s Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    One of the holographic Klingons looked to have some kind of antennae. You have to look close, but they are there.
     
  15. cultcross

    cultcross We truly were a song of ice and fire Moderator

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    Next week - a two part adventure exploring the origin of Worf's weird ball chair. On the next Starrrrrr Trek: Discovery!
     
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  16. Michael

    Michael In alignment with canon Moderator

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    :lol: Oh, I'm sure there's a whole fandom just waiting for that episode to arrive. It's like one of those internet rules.
     
  17. Jack Watkins

    Jack Watkins Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    This feels more like a six-part IDW comic written by Mike Johnson.

    "Sit! With Honor!"
     
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  18. Kemaiku

    Kemaiku Admiral Admiral

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    Wait, wait. They think Andorians are filthy, more animals than Telleraites, but they *will* conceive children with them who serve in one of the 24 Houses?

    Oh, that must have been an awkward relationship.
     
  19. Nerys Myk

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    Stealing your booze when your back is turned.
     
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  20. nutshell

    nutshell Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Is there speculation that we'll see Klaang in this series?