Spoilers Star Trek: Discovery 3x09 - "Terra Firma, Part 1"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Commander Richard, Dec 9, 2020.


Rate the episode...

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  10. 1 - Terrible!

  1. Donald G

    Donald G Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 23, 2019
    Carl, Karl, or Qarl could just as easily just be yet another Q for all this episode establishes about him. He just doesn't bother with the theatrics of the light flashes and fshhh sound effects.
  2. GothicPudding

    GothicPudding Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Oct 30, 2020
    Interesting episode. My guess is that the next one will be the last one for Yeoh this season. She was in 8 episodes each in Seasons 1 and 2 and this was her seventh of Season 3.

    The frequent mentions of the Emerald Chain training exercises make me think that when Discovery returns to the fleet they'll encounter the aftermath of a large attack on Starfleet that they'll have to deal with before they can investigate the Nebula.
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  3. nafeasonto

    nafeasonto Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Dec 15, 2015
    Okay who the hell was the guy in the chair? The Guardian in the flesh? WHAT IS HAPPENING!!!!
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  4. Lakenheath 72

    Lakenheath 72 Commodore Commodore

    Sep 28, 2014
    I am not in agreement with RMB. I read his twitter account when I first heard he had a bombshell about this two-parter. I saw nothing in his feed that convinced me of what he was saying.
  5. Jadeb

    Jadeb Commodore Commodore

    Jul 11, 2017
    They went to the trouble of establishing the door was inert, like the Guardian, so I won’t be surprised if there’s an additional reveal ahead. But the setting was certainly different from what we saw in TOS, so maybe there’s more (or nothing) to it.
  6. mattman8907

    mattman8907 Commodore Commodore

    Apr 25, 2013
    or appearing with a mariachi band going “au contraire mon capitan”
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  7. Enterprise is Great

    Enterprise is Great Vice Admiral Admiral

    Oct 24, 2004
    The Island
    It could be the Guardian though. Carl was reading The Star Dispatch which was the same newspaper that announced the death of Edith Keeler in City on the Edge of Forever.
  8. starfleettanner

    starfleettanner Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 4, 2019
    So I friggin loved this episode! Seeing Detective Brass (CSI: Las Vegas in case you don't know who I'm speaking about.) as the doorway guy was pretty cool! Also, RMB is full of shit, because nothing that he mentioned actually came true, so he can piss off for all I care! Not going into detailed spoilers but I gotta say, if we don't see a certain main Season 1 character by next episode, I'll be a TAD disappointed... I'm giving this one an 8, although I should give it a 9 if I were more sober.
  9. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Admiral Admiral

    Aug 23, 2003
    Tacoma, Washington
  10. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

    Jul 24, 2011
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  11. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored I Will Devour Your World Moderator

    Jul 5, 2004
    Viva Las Vegas!
    Not a fan of the episode. Not because of any of the nonsense Burnett complained about, but just because returning to the MU felt like an unwelcome step back, especially over multiple episodes, which feels wasteful in a (slightly) shorter season. I'd rather they just had a brief glimpse back into the MU to reflect on Georgiou's feelings towards Burnham if they felt it was necessary, but I don't think it was.
  12. Airmandan

    Airmandan Commander Red Shirt

    May 30, 2017
    Well, I think we expected a lot, but nothing like that.
  13. starfleettanner

    starfleettanner Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 4, 2019
    Ohhh....snap! So is that what RMB was livid about even though Harlan Ellison was ALREADY livid with the re-writes that his original script for City on the Edge of Forever? That Detective Brass is THE Guardian? OH WELL!!! He DID say to read the papers, so maybe we should pay attention to what he says this episode and see any possible relevance, we might catch some things.
  14. picardjean-luc

    picardjean-luc Captain Captain

    Jan 30, 2018
    I can't wait to see how a Tilly vs Killy reunion would've looked like ;)
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  15. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

    Jul 24, 2011
  16. NCC-73515

    NCC-73515 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 18, 2019
    Carl's newspaper references the 21st street mission, good soup, and "Let me help!" - and some Vulcan text and IDIC

  17. Donald G

    Donald G Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 23, 2019
    "Like we've all been the scarecrow, we've also ALL been the fiberglass doughnut."
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  18. Agony_Boothb

    Agony_Boothb Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 3, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    And the T'kon Empire and the USS Jenolan!
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  19. Donald G

    Donald G Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 23, 2019
    It also references the USS Jenolen going missing, and a supernova threatening the T'Kon Empire.

    Agony Boothby, er Boothb, beat me to it.
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  20. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

    Jul 24, 2011
    So maybe RMB wasn’t lying