Spoilers Star Trek: Discovery 1x12 - "Vaulting Ambition"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Commander Richard, Jan 21, 2018.

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  1. Commander Richard

    Commander Richard The Man With the Zapper Gun Premium Member

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  2. Markonian

    Markonian Commodore Commodore

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    Here’s hoping we get good views on the ISS Charon. I can’t make head or tails of it from the pictures we’ve seen.
     
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  3. Mage

    Mage Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    My girlfriend swears she saw some concept art come by on Tumblr, but we can't find it again.
     
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  4. SCE2Aux

    SCE2Aux Commander Red Shirt

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    You lucky Americans get to watch it in a few hours, I can't wait until tomorrow!
     
  5. Markonian

    Markonian Commodore Commodore

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    How about waiting until tomorrow but avoiding all the Internets until a long shift at work. Last time, I failed miserably and knew every twist by noon. :wah:
     
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  6. guyute03

    guyute03 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    As always, cannot freaking wait. :D
     
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    Ditto..!
     
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  8. Tuskin38

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    A picture of ISS Discovery's plaque from the writer. The Motto appears to be the same as Prime Discovery's, only in Latin. It also says Tranquility Base instead of San Francisco Fleetyards

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    Best picture I can find of the Prime DSC's for comparison.

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  9. WarpFactorZ

    WarpFactorZ Commodore Commodore

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    So, does this mean we get to see the actual ISS Disco, or that they just went to great pains to disguise the ship?
     
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  10. Ríu ríu chíu

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    We saw several scenes of the Discovery crew reconfiguring the inside AND outside of the ship, just in case any real Imperial personnel happened to stumble across it. I'm sure the dedication plaque was just one more example of this.
     
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  11. ISS-Magnum

    ISS-Magnum Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    From 'The Book of Imaginary Beings' by Jorge Luis Borges:


    "...myth that goes back to the legendary times of the Yellow Emperor.

    In those days the world of mirrors and the world of men were not, as they are now, cut off from each other. They were, besides, quite different; neither beings nor colours nor shapes were the same. Both kingdoms, the specular and the human, lived in harmony; you could come and go through mirrors. One night the mirror people invaded the earth. Their power was great, but at the end of bloody warfare the magic arts of the Yellow Emperor prevailed. He repulsed the invaders, imprisoned them in their mirrors, and forced on them the task of repeating, as though in a kind of dream, all the actions of men. He stripped them of their power and of their forms and reduced them to mere slavish reflections. Nonetheless, a day will come when the magic spell will be shaken off.

    The first to awaken will be the Fish. Deep in the mirror we will perceive a very faint line and the colour of this line will be like no other colour. Later on, other shapes will begin to stir. Little by little they will differ from us; little by little they will not imitate us. They will break through the barriers of glass or metal and this time will not be defeated. Side by side with these mirror creatures, the creatures of water will join the battle.

    In Yunnan they do not speak of the Fish but of the Tiger of the Mirror.

    Others believe that in advance of the invasion we will hear from the depths of mirrors the clatter of weapons... "
     
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  12. guyute03

    guyute03 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Can't wait to see the full profile of this "palace" ship. Evil Cruise ship.

    Also, why does Tranquility Base sound familiar?
     
  13. Tuskin38

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    The Constitution Class Defiant was launched from there.

    It's also where Apollo 11 landed.
     
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  14. guyute03

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    ^ Ah. Sea Of Tranquility just popped into my mind too.
     
  15. Mad Jack Wolfe

    Mad Jack Wolfe Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    "Tranquility Base here, the Eagle has landed." ~ Apollo 11 (1969)
     
  16. guyute03

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    8:01 pm Eastern, it's already up on the CBS app :D
     
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  17. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    This might be the shortest episode in franchise history. 37 minutes.
     
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  18. Lord Garth

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    Stupid Question. Can't anyone else use The Spore Drive?
     
  19. USS Excelsior

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    Did they really just eat a Kelvian
     
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    ThrustersOnFull Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    This is my first giant gripe against DSC. What crap. I hate capitalism.