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. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Punk Premium Member

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    Don't beat yourself up. It's not like there were only four quadrants in TOS and even TNG
     
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  2. Ryan Thomas Riddle

    Ryan Thomas Riddle Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    Agreed! The Klingon saga is the weakest part of Discovery, especially in season one. I've never been a fan of the Klingon episodes in the franchise. I find them boring. They just come across as space viking monoculture. Also it's a show about exploration, so let's meet some new things!
     
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  3. oberth

    oberth Commodore Commodore

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    never heard of it - but i'm 'only' 55 and german [​IMG]
     
  4. Greg Cox

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    It's pretty obscure, to be honest. Took me forever to track down a copy, back before the internet and eBay and all. I still remember how excited I was to finally stumble onto a copy in a box of old paperbacks at a convention.

    But back to STAR TREK . . ..
     
  5. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Punk Premium Member

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    No there isn't. A character is as important as the show wants or needs to make them. Flying the ship doesn't make them important.
     
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  6. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

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    Exactly. Some characters are Sherlock Holmes. Some are Inspector Lestrade. Conan Doyle didn't drop the ball because he never gave Lestrade his own episodes or subplots. :)
     
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  7. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Admiral Admiral

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    Isn't that what the description "Minor Character" takes into account?
     
  8. Vger23

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    I'm befuddled that this argument about "the underdeveloped bridge crew" still rages on.

    How is this even a thing?
     
  9. oberth

    oberth Commodore Commodore

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    of course not, but treating them as furniture seems to annoy customers for one reason or another. since they are allowed to acknowledge orders and do some yes-siring it's all fine with me. giving them a little piece of the action (like in season 2 here and there) is more than enough.

    i don't, however, understand the

    bridgecrew- where-always-regulars brigade
    at all
    • uhura was nice on the eye (even for a 9 year old) and got her mind wiped, but other than that ...
    • chekov was trigger happy ruskie with a wig
    • sulu was at least allowed to sit in the big chair a couple of times
    scotty was a bit above and beyond those three so i won't count him in here

    and i never understood what a chief-engineer's or a chief medical officer's buisinees on the bridge was, anyway

    ... maybe if a conduit blew and severely injured or killed (only if the wore red shirts, of course) a couple of guys ...
     
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  10. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I guess it just really hits the sweet spot.

     
  11. Rusty0918

    Rusty0918 Commander Red Shirt

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    Actually, exploding consoles/conduits didn't kill anyone in TOS.
     
  12. DaveyNY

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    McCoy was just nosy as to what was going on all the time and Kirk liked it when Bones ribbed Spock.
    ;)
     
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  13. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Although an exploding console nearly killed Sulu in "The City on the Edge of Forever." Had McCoy not shown up almost immediately with cordrazine Sulu probably would have died.
     
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  14. oberth

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    if i had remembered which episode it was i would have mentioned it
     
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  15. Rusty0918

    Rusty0918 Commander Red Shirt

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    Since he didn't die, that doesn't count. And no redshirts ended up dying that way either.
     
  16. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    TOS starships were just put together better.

    Come at me, Nerds. ;)
     
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  17. Vger23

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    The crew of the USS Yamato agrees with you

    [​IMG]
     
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  18. cooleddie74

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    Riker didn't have a leg to stand on after that tragedy. Nor one to throw over Wesley's station.
     
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  19. oberth

    oberth Commodore Commodore

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    exactly my point as he didn't wear red he survived ;)
     
  20. cooleddie74

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    Even redshirt Sulu survived in the Mirror Universe. :)