Spoilers Star Trek: Discovery 2x04 - "An Obol for Charon"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Commander Richard, Feb 7, 2019.

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  1. 10 - You're number one!

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  10. 1 - An oddball for sure.

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  1. Commander Richard

    Commander Richard The Man With the Zapper Gun Premium Member

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    Number One is back after over half a century. Will they keep the mystique surrounding her? Or will they simply flesh out the character like they would anyone else who hasn't been given a shot? Maybe a little of both since they're prepping her for Discovery's captain in season 3. Maybe. Let's hope. I like the idea. Credit goes to @mickmike for that one.

     
  2. Turtletrekker

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    I don't know if you did that on purpose or not, but I approve nevertheless.
     
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  3. DaveyNY

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    That's quite the poster.
    I wonder just how much the show will entail that motif.
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  4. Cyrus

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    Mystique surrounding Number One? Good one. Maybe she turns out to be a shape shifter.
     
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  5. Enterprise is Great

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    That would be eXquisite
     
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  6. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Let's not go to eXtremes here.
    Nor get too eXcited about what's neXt.
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  7. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Vice Admiral Admiral

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    eXcellent advice.
     
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    Pike: "It's lingering heavily, especially in the turbolifts, and causing a lot of sneezing."

    Number One: "Mystique is a great fragrance, and I'm not going to stop wearing it!"
     
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  9. dodge

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    It should be called "A Darsek for Kortar" :klingon:
     
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    It would be at least a drachma with inflation, anyway.
     
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  11. Alan Roi

    Alan Roi Commodore Fleet Captain

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    So you think she might be Garth of Izar out on a rather long furlough?
     
  12. SCE2Aux

    SCE2Aux Commander Red Shirt

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    The promo for this ep looked very intriguing, with lots going on. Can't wait to see how it all ties together - looking forward to this weeks Disco fiX!
     
  13. The Habs Fan

    The Habs Fan Commodore Commodore

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    A bit of a spoilerish review from AICN: https://www.aintitcool.com/node/81708

    One non-spoilerish tidbit I'll comment on, the teleplay is co-written by Alan McElroy (previously writer on The Vampire Diaries). Another new Discovery writer. How many of these writers are still on the show after the Berg/Harberts firing remain to be seen.
     
  14. Turtletrekker

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    ^The reviewer seems to think that Mary Wiseman plays L'Rell.
     
  15. The Habs Fan

    The Habs Fan Commodore Commodore

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    Yeah he made that mistake last week too.
     
  16. eschaton

    eschaton Commodore Commodore

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    Alan McElroy's body of work is almost entirely really crappy horror movies (mostly direct to video in recent years). Plus the 2000 version of Left Behind. Best thing he's ever done is Spawn, which was really flawed, despite some good elements. Doesn't really inspire confidence. I really wondered why they hired him at the time. I keep wondering why they can't find some high-caliber writers who want to at least come in and get story credit for a single episode. There have to be a lot of people who'd chomp at the bit to write a Trek episode, whether for the first time or as a reprise of earlier work.
     
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  17. Lord Garth

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    I liked Spawn. Of course, I was also 18 when it came out and haven't seen it since. So, I'm not going to go by that.
     
  18. The Habs Fan

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    Cheesy horror movies are a specific genre so I wouldn't read too much into his quality as a writer based on them. The episode is co-written by Andrew Colville who wrote the last episode. Despite last episode having divisive opinions, Colville was a writer and producer on a bunch of really good shows. His episodes for Turn are rated very highly. So we'll see.

    What I find interesting is that McElroy is a Christian and has done a couple religious adaptations. This background will probably factor into the red angels storyline.
     
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  20. Tuskin38

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    He also says he likes this episode, he also said he liked last weeks episode, which I find very hard to believe.