Spoilers Star Trek: Discovery 3x03 - "People of Earth"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Commander Richard, Oct 28, 2020.

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Rate the episode...

  1. 10 - Excellent!

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  2. 9

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  3. 8

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  1. AlanC9

    AlanC9 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    My bet would be that he did report it, but it was all so completely classified that pretty much nobody knows about it.
     
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  2. Yistaan

    Yistaan Commodore Commodore

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    I think he did report it and for all we know the Fed knew all along how things would end but refused to do anything different for fear that altering the Temporal Cold War would jeopardize the entire existence of the Federation. They used Archer's reports as a guide to how it would all work. It was the Temporal Cold War opponents who never knew they were fighting a war that they would lose, but Starfleet knew all along.
     
  3. Gepard

    Gepard Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Not feeling all the big, maudlin character stuff they're doing every 45 seconds. Burnham's relationship with the rest of Discovery's crew was largely sidelined in season 2 for the sake of pairing her with Spock and/or Pike, but they're gone so now she "loves" and "will always love" what are essentially her office coworkers? Please. And the last time I remember her and Tilly getting any character building scenes together was early season 1. Having Burnham and Tilly get all emotional about how much they mean to each other is paying off character arcs that never happened. This is just....ugh.

    Look, Discovery, I really want to like you, and when I do I like you a lot. But you've got some serious issues to work through and I don't know if we can be together until you get them sorted out.
     
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  4. Jadeb

    Jadeb Commodore Commodore

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    Forgot to mention I really liked seeing Saru setting up Georgiou’s telescope. Nice touch.
     
  5. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That's how I feel about my coworkers. :shrug: We're a tight knit bunch.
     
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  6. Jadeb

    Jadeb Commodore Commodore

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    I agree that the show tends to go for unearned emotional moments, but the way it was handled here was, to me, much better than the usual big tears approach. I liked that Burnham was almost conflicted about being back on Discovery.
     
  7. Jesse1066

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    The password was 12345.
     
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  8. IMC Headquarters

    IMC Headquarters Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    It's still a demotion for her. Hell, she ate Kelpians for breakfast.
     
  9. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Last time you remember. There are other instances.

    Just off the top of my head: In "Point of Light", Burnham helps Tilly were her seeing Mae and asks if she's ever seen a teenage girl who never knew what crying was. In "Such Sweet Sorrow", Tilly tells Burnham she missed her on the bridge when she said her goodbye, it's about to get emotional, then Tilly shows everyone else who's staying.

    Plus keep in mind they shared the same quarters for two seasons.
     
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  10. Fateor

    Fateor Captain Captain

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    So... What happened to Luna colony?

    And all the terraforming?
     
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  11. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Vice Admiral Admiral

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    On another note: a post-Federation Earth is something I never thought I'd see in Star Trek. Makes me even more curious about what the V'Draysh are like and where Starfleet Command now is.
     
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  12. Fateor

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    Also what the heck happened to Earth's sensor network that made it so it has less range then even a single TNG era starship?

    Heck, that listening post from episode 1 of the season had like 400+ly short range sensor ranges...
     
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  13. Tracer Bullet

    Tracer Bullet Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I'm guessing Vulcan, but I'm most likely wrong
     
  14. thribs

    thribs Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Huh. I have the same password on my luggage.
     
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  15. IMC Headquarters

    IMC Headquarters Fleet Captain Premium Member

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    I adore these little guys!!! Automatic 10 rating for their inclusion.


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    Probably many more badges on the walls we don't see. Poor Discovery is in dire need of a Ship's Counselor.
     
  16. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    How many cadets were serving on Discovery???
     
  17. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I thought it was 5 initially.
     
  18. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    Wouldn't be ironic if it's all now on Bajor?
     
  19. Krandor

    Krandor Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I really enjoyed the episide. Michael is actually...likable. Tilly kinda naied it that one.

    Now as to where do we go now. Now if I'm discovery and assuming the trill doesn't have any specific iinfomation, after striking out on earth I'd check out the other founding world of the federation. If they left early those would be the most likely locations. So I think I'd set a course for Vulcan next.
     
  20. thribs

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    It’ll be on New Romulus.
    They’ll go to Trill next so they can get access of the symbiote memories