Spoilers Star Trek: Discovery 1x06 - "Lethe"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Commander Richard, Oct 22, 2017.

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Rate the episode...

  1. 10 - Hmmm… Fascinating.

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  2. 9

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  3. 8

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  10. 1 - Illogical!!! Illogical!!!

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  1. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Fun fact: we also saw what appeared to be Starbase 11 or another Federation planet with a similar skyscape. Those buildings seen in Burnham's line of vision were classic TOS-style buildings.
     
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  2. Timo

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    It's unclear if Lorca was even aware of what Burnham was seeing in those scenes - any connection between "moons of Andor" and the visual of the Preserver obelisk is pretty tenuous.

    ...In the sense of a philanthropist (philzootropist?) today taking a bunch of penguins, swallows and pelicans and dropping them in a fake jungle, yes. Apparently, the Preservers in "Paradise Syndrome" had managed to destroy their samples of at least three distinct native American cultures by forcing them to live together in an environment that was not native to any of them.

    ...Perhaps Sargon's lot abducted some pointy-ears from their native Romulus and dropped them on the sands of Vulcan?

    I'm really looking forward to DSC blasting some fan myths about Vulcan and Vulcans. And clarifying stuff, such as the Kolinahr thing... Supposedly, every single Vulcan to appear multiple times in Star Trek has flunked Kolinahr, because all of them admit to having feelings and just keeping them under control!

    Timo Saloniemi
     
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  3. starri

    starri Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Since we also saw Janus VI and Starbase 11, which IIRC didn't have any connection to what Lorca was saying, I assumed that everything Michael saw were references to TOS episodes, and so it was Amerind.
     
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  4. Timo

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    We have no idea what that chamber was supposed to achieve, only what it eventually did achieve. But currently, a navigator within chooses a target of his liking, supposedly just by thinking of it. Burnham here would probably be doing much the same, and thus everything she sees would be things she already was familiar with.

    The arena with the night sky would no doubt be from her adopted homeworld. She might have visited SB11 and Janus VI. It wouldn't stand to reason for her to have seen a Preserver obelisk and not told anybody, but perhaps she knew of a place and the spores took her (or her field of view, at any rate) to that location, revealing local facts previously unknown to her?

    Of course, without the DNA transfer, she couldn't really go anywhere. Or could she? Why was she impressed by this fuzzy holoshow when her world is full of fuzzy holoshows overall? (Because it was more like a proper holodeck, with tactile feedback and all?)

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  5. BillJ

    BillJ History’s Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    The Mass Effect games are solid, and tell a great sci-fi story (except Andromeda). Definitely worth the time.
     
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    137th Gebirg Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Never played them myself. Always been more into the ancient fantasy game model. Skyrim, Dragon Age, Fable & the like, but I know they are quite popular in the gaming community and there are clearly far worse things from which to derive inspiration out there.
     
  7. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Commodore Commodore

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    Basically, ME exists in the same space between Star Trek and Star Wars which B5 exists.
     
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  9. 137th Gebirg

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    Wow... That was fast. Very cool designs close-up. Nice attention to detail.

    I really want a replica of that phaser. Probably my favorite design now, on par with the TFF/TUC combat phaser.
     
  10. Vger23

    Vger23 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It's funny, my favorite phaser designs are on opposite ends of the spectrum. On one end is the very bland "remote control on a stick" that was the TWOK/TMP phaser. On the other end is the TFF/TUC phaser, with all it's little details and nuances.



    Ahhh...what the hell...I'm a total phaser slut. I love em all.
     
  11. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    And then there's the phase pistol and EM-33 from the Enterprise era, which aren't phasers (at least the EM-33 isn't as it's an electromagnetic pulse weapon that fires bolts of energy) but in many respects their designs are among the best in the history of Trek sidearms. The phase pistol's design is echoed in the upper heat dissipation shroud of the phaser rifle on DSC, a weapon which also incorporates the copper-colored coils of the original phaser rifle from TOS.
     
  12. The Memetic Susurrus

    The Memetic Susurrus Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The way Vulcans talk about Sarek's "experiment" vis a vis his marriage, child, and Burnham lends credence to that impression, even if it is not the actual case that Sarek pinged an 11 on "Machiavellianism"...
     
  13. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Tomorrow Never Knows Premium Member

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    No one said they were good at their job. :lol:
     
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  14. Worf2DS9

    Worf2DS9 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Canada, eh
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  15. Gonzo

    Gonzo Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Played them all, each one is great like Fallout 4.

    Andromeda wasn't too bad actually.

    What it lacked was Paragon/Renegade choices like in ME 1/2/3.

    Wont go further as its criminally off topic.
     
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    cgervasi Commander Red Shirt

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    If you haven't seen SFDebris' reviews you're really missing out.
     
  17. Nyotarules

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    I expect to see blue eyed and blonde Star Trek humans with the surname Singh, Shah, Patel, Khan and Ojimadu.
     
  18. Nyotarules

    Nyotarules Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Probably. Logic and compassion do not always sleep in the same bed.
    Or Amanda threatened him with no 7 year nookie!
     
  19. Nyotarules

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    The rain in Spain stays mainly on Vulcan's Forge
     
  20. Jack Watkins

    Jack Watkins Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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