Spoilers Star Trek: Discovery 3x02 - "Far From Home"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Commander Richard, Oct 21, 2020.

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Rate the episode...

  1. 10 - I had hope and this episode delivered.

    13.5%
  2. 9

    21.7%
  3. 8

    29.5%
  4. 7

    19.8%
  5. 6

    8.2%
  6. 5

    3.4%
  7. 4

    2.9%
  8. 3

    1.0%
  9. 2

    0 vote(s)
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  10. 1 - Burn!

    0 vote(s)
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  1. Cyrus

    Cyrus Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I finally saw this episode. It was OK.

    They writers knew the episode starts with Discovery crash landing on a planet and end with Burnham on the view screen. So they just had to fill the rest with Discovery crew having some adventure on the planet. What they came up with was very uninteresting. The production values were great as usual and Iceland location was fabulous but the story wasn't that good.

    Saru was great as the captain.

    Nhan is now one of the regular characters,with the actress listed in the opening credits.
     
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  2. Phoenix219

    Phoenix219 Commodore Commodore

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    That...... is AMAZING.
     
  3. Gingerbread Demon

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    Reno is becoming one of my favourites. I love her snarkiness. Always loved the Empress and am very glad that Detmer is getting more to do then just sit there and push buttons.
     
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  4. hbquikcomjamesl

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    I liked it. And I'm glad I saw it before I got past the prologue of Wonderlands.

    There seem to be some rather sadistic people in the 32nd Century, though.

    Not especially fond of the Empress, but I definitely like Detmer and Reno. I wonder what's eating Detmer, though.

    Given the title, I half-expected to see Pakleds.

    Hmm. Two episodes into the season, already an episode depicting a particularly sadistic bad guy, in a way that's quite visceral, and yet so far, no direct invocations of the "eye scream" trope, beyond a couple of corpses.:hugegrin: I stand by my assertion that the use of that trope in Icheb's torture scene at the begining of PIC:"Stardust City Rag," and Leland's booby trap scene in DSC:"The Red Angel" were entirely gratuitous.
    (If the eyes of a cadaver are gouged out with no sentient witnesses, is it still :barf:? -- the Eye Scream Koan)
     
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  5. Gingerbread Demon

    Gingerbread Demon Admiral Premium Member

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    Icheb's death was pointless
     
  6. fireproof78

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    Worked well enough.
     
  7. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    How can it be pointless? It was Seven's entire motivation for the episode.
     
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  8. Quinton

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    I was just about to say the same thing.
     
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  9. hbquikcomjamesl

    hbquikcomjamesl Commodore Commodore

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    The in-universe pointlessness of Icheb's torture and death was the point in terms of storytelling, and in terms of Seven's motivation.

    That said, the invocation of the eye-scream trope was an unnecessary and counterproductive shortcut towards achieving the goal of giving Seven a motivation and establishing the ruthlessness, sadism, and general depravity of the episode's "big bad."

    I'm reminded of the even more gratuitous eye-scream in Never Say Never Again. (After seeing the picture, I immediately said "Never again"; I prefer the Moore Bond and the Dalton Bond to the Connery Bond anyway.*) If it weren't such a gross-out moment, going to all that trouble to fool an eye-scanner would be the kind of ludicrous long-way-around sort of thing that you'd expect to see in an episode of Get Smart, rather than a Bond movie.

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    * I have a friend who claims to prefer the Lazenby Bond.