Spoilers Star Trek: Discovery 3x08 - "The Sanctuary"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Commander Richard, Dec 2, 2020.

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Rate the episode...

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  1. Mondragon

    Mondragon Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    He should just point and say, lets discover!
    Did his brother Kyheem (Ache Hernandez) at one point say his real name?
    I liked their dynamic, and peculiar powers.

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  2. Amasov

    Amasov Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Why do we even need a villain at all? I don't find the season has gotten more interesting with the addition of Osyraa and the Emerald Chain.
     
  3. JD

    JD Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yeah, my mom and I saw her at a convention a few years back, and she went through the whole story. She was really miserable by the time she left.
    I'm pretty sure there's a good reason they went in this direction with the makeup. The fact that they didn't change their appearance like they did with the Klingons, Andorians, and Telerites makes me think there's a behind the scenes reason for the change.
    Weren't the Season 1 Orions turned green in post production, rather than using makeup?
     
  4. Lord Garth

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    Despite the Emerald Chain's bluster, they seem more like competition than enemies. After watching The Ready Room, I got a different perspective. Janet Kidder, who plays Osyrra, said the Emerald Chain views itself as a society that's worked hard to earn its place in this new landscape and wants to be recognized. That's why Osyrra scoffed when Saru said that Ryn wasn't wanted by any recognized societies. Kidder said that the Emerald Chain is jealous of the Federation. And that's when it clicked with me.

    Now I have a sense of what the Emerald Chain is. They're loosely like another version of the Dominion. An organization of worlds that's opposed to another organization of worlds (the Federation). The only difference is the Emerald Chain isn't as far along as the Dominion were. And the Federation at its peak probably could've mopped the floor with the Emerald Chain. But with the Federation decimated (literally, since it's a tenth of the size it was: 38 member worlds down from 350), the Emerald Chain sees itself as on the way up. The Federation not acknowledging them as legitimate or "recognized" fuels them even further.
     
  5. fireproof78

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    As well as more dangerous because they have something to prove.
     
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  6. Kelso

    Kelso Vice Admiral Admiral

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    I enjoyed the trip previous Emerald Chain episodes but this one fell flat for me.

    And I'd really like Saru to become a good Captain soon.
     
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  7. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Cartoon Premium Member

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    It's a color. A blue-green color to boot.
     
  8. fireproof78

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    Nope...that's not it.
     
  9. cooleddie74

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    I hope Saru ends the season as the best Star Trek Captain in years but that all depends on the writers.
     
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  10. 137th Gebirg

    137th Gebirg Admiral Premium Member

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    PEBCAK! Three miles west of COVFEFE!
    He’s on his way there...
     
  11. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Cartoon Premium Member

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    The whole point was to use a non-Federation ship.
     
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  12. Iconian

    Iconian Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    The episode was OK. I don't get why the writers keep making a big fuss about the Emerald Chain and the Orion. They are criminals, not a major threat to the quadrant or the galaxy. They act the same way the Ferengi did in the 23rd century, exploiting lesser advanced races and so on. Hardly the Borg or the Dominion.

    That said, I thought Osyraa was an interesting character/villain. I wouldn't mind seeing more of her.

    Whatever is tearing the universes apart seems to be affecting Georgiou. That will probably lead her back to the past and the Section 31 show.

    Nice action sequence with Detmer and Andorian guy. Book's ship shouldn't be able to inflict major damage to a cruiser like that, though. Also, why not clone some new antennas for the Andorian and give him a new paint job?

    The planet felt generic despite the Avatar-type creatures. The estranged brother thing is kind of a cliche too. Anyway, looks like everyone is joining the Federation. Good for them!

    So the source of "the burn" is a nebula which is broadcasting the famous song and a Starfleet emergency signal? This has Calypso written all over it. They will have to go full multiverse to pull that one off, IMHO.
     
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  13. Nerys Myk

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    It just did, so it must be able.
     
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  14. eschaton

    eschaton Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Honestly, Zareh in the second episode had way more menace and nuance to him than Osyraa. I know he was too low-level to actually be a recurring villain, but he came across as a...realistic bad guy? I mean, not someone who kicks puppies in his spare time, but someone who does what he has to do to stay on top in a chaotic quadrant.

    Osyrra makes me kind of long for the antagonists from Picard - which I thought were really hammy at the time. But I'd prefer hammy to a nonentity.
     
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  15. Krog

    Krog Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    The Emerald Chain is a mafia syndicate just like the Orion Syndicate used to be. It’s an evolution. But definitely not another Dominion like power. They are like the thugs on the block.
     
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  16. Lord Garth

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    Thug Life! Represent!
     
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  17. Noname Given

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    I have a feeling the distress signal will turn out to be Terran Empire Starfleet - and the Burn will be related to some interdimensional attempt by the Terran Empire to attack/destroy The Federation/Starfleet in the Prime Universe.
     
  18. Kevman7987

    Kevman7987 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Why does every captain need a "make it so" like phrase? I don't remember Kirk having one. Didn't he just give an order and people would immediately carry it out?
     
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  19. cooleddie74

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    A temporal attack in that case! Violating the Temporal Accords and breaking centuries of silence.
     
  20. Tuskin38

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    Anyone else notice that Osyrra was handling a 2390s Combadge from Picard during the scene on the junk planet?