Spoilers Star Trek: Discovery 2x08 - "If Memory Serves"

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

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  1. 10 - A mind-blowing episode.

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  2. 9

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  3. 8

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  4. 7

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  5. 6

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  6. 5

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  8. 3

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  10. 1 - I imagined better.

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  1. XCV330

    XCV330 Premium Member

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    Talosians are not the most responsible powerful-alien-overlords in the galaxy. they were probably smoking blue floating flowers when she showed up. Talos IV's national anthem is probably "Because I Got High"
     
  2. Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs

    Burning Hearts of Qo'nOs Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Talos IV and I would get along.
     
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  3. Spider

    Spider Dirty Old Man Premium Member

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    We must have Vina and Yeoman Colt. I DEMAND IT!!!!!!
     
  4. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    Yes, only the final episode was written as a Holoprogram. CBS canon says they happened.
     
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  5. saddestmoon

    saddestmoon Captain Captain

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    Watched The Cage for the first time in all its entirety yesterday - in prep for Discovery visiting Talos IV:

    Quick thoughts:
    I quite enjoyed it: overall it’s strangely surreal (almost like watching a Trek dream in the hazy edges of ones sleep...). I’m glad Shatner replaced Hunter, and that the series changed accordingly - but is interesting to watch as a ‘what-might-have-been’ episode.

    I liked the away team blue jackets the crew wore (over the mustard uniform).

    Sound effects are great (The blue humming flowers are awesome) - and the painted backdrops are reasonably good, considering budgets / made for TV effects during the 1960s.

    Will be interesting to see how Discovery handles the Talosians...
     
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  6. Noname Given

    Noname Given Admiral Admiral

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    And said "Historical Holoprogram" was probably about as truly histrically accurate as say, Hamilton. ;)

    FTFY - ST: D ain't in the 24th century. :whistle:;)
     
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  7. XCV330

    XCV330 Premium Member

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    I admit to having strong Yeoman Colt drives.
     
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  8. Spider

    Spider Dirty Old Man Premium Member

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    I would seriously like to see a Pike series with all the roles from The Cage cast into the new crew.
     
  9. Trinity Gingerbread

    Trinity Gingerbread Time is ticking away, tick, tick, ticking away. Premium Member

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    Surely the Talosians power of illusion is why the planet is banned in the Federation. They could very easily make a ship crew press the wrong buttons start some kind of conflict or such while thinking they were doing something else. That kind of power I'm thinking is why going there warrants a death sentence.

    What else would make the Federation enact such a draconian edict?
     
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  10. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I have a feeling the Death Penalty was a policy that was forced onto the Federation by the Talosians. They had to have felt themselves backed into a corner to do something as drastic as that.

    One way or another, I think we're getting into something that won't be too pretty.
     
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  11. Alan Roi

    Alan Roi Commodore Commodore

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    The Melkotians seem as problematic a bunch and no edict about them at all.
     
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  12. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Tomorrow Never Knows Premium Member

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    Needs of the plot.
     
  13. Disco!Disco!

    Disco!Disco! Commander Red Shirt

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    For some reason, Spock losing his Starfleet career and doing time in the stockade weren't big enough stakes.

    Nope, had to be DEAAATH. :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Tomorrow Never Knows Premium Member

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    It was the Sixties. Every week the show had to have high stakes.
     
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  15. CorporalClegg

    CorporalClegg Admiral Admiral

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    What a way to open!
     
  16. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Okay. That was... different!
     
  17. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    That recap should dispel (probably won’t) any rumours that CBS doesn’t own the rights to TOS
     
  18. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Admiral Admiral

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    It's up. First stop for me tonight is Talos 4, later tonight Hala!
     
  19. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Admiral Admiral

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    Ahhhhhhhhhh!


    Previously on Star Trek!
     
  20. Romulan_spy

    Romulan_spy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Nice TOS flashback!