Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Commander Richard, Feb 7, 2019.
Don't beat yourself up. It's not like there were only four quadrants in TOS and even TNG
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!
never heard of it - but i'm 'only' 55 and german
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 . . ..
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.
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.
Isn't that what the description "Minor Character" takes into account?
I'm befuddled that this argument about "the underdeveloped bridge crew" still rages on.
How is this even a thing?
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
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 ...
I guess it just really hits the sweet spot.
Actually, exploding consoles/conduits didn't kill anyone in TOS.
McCoy was just nosy as to what was going on all the time and Kirk liked it when Bones ribbed Spock.
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.
if i had remembered which episode it was i would have mentioned it
Since he didn't die, that doesn't count. And no redshirts ended up dying that way either.
TOS starships were just put together better.
Come at me, Nerds.
The crew of the USS Yamato agrees with you
Riker didn't have a leg to stand on after that tragedy. Nor one to throw over Wesley's station.
exactly my point as he didn't wear red he survived
Even redshirt Sulu survived in the Mirror Universe.
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