Discussion in 'Star Trek: Prodigy' started by The Overlord, Oct 20, 2019.
Also, in Gwyn's hologram of languages, some of the text was Klingon.
I disagree with your analysis. I think Murf might be the R2-D2 analogue, and maybe Zero the C-3PO (a combined 3PO/Obi-Wan), although it's too early to tell and we don't know if the two will have a strong relationship.
Pog might be closer to Han Solo than anyone else, but really these Star Wars comparisons are not very easy to make. Prodigy might be steering a little close to the Hero's Journey, which was Star Wars raison d'etre, and you're conflating the common archetypes in fiction between the two, in a sort of Kennedy/Lincoln way of sifting out patterns from generic info.
Yes, Tim, it wraps around her arm. Good call. The picture is actually inaccurate, as the sword and her arm "tattoo" are one and the same, and she has some sort of telepathic control over its form and function.
Kieth DeCandido has seen the first two episodes (including the one next week) and gives the show high marks, saying it's the best of the new Trek series.
Exactly my point. Star Wars is not the template of all fiction. It's just a pastiche of the stuff George Lucas liked growing up -- including Star Trek, which is why it's named Star [4-letter word] and has tractor beams and "proton" torpedoes.
As you said...
I also agree with what I said.
I agree with what I said, and also Brian's wife.
I am DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSED to what I said.
John Noble AND "percussive maintenance"? Beam me up!
It's not an insult. The two series I've always felt have a lot more in common than fans of both admit and they overemphasize their differences. Prodigy seems to be a lot fun but they do seem to be leaning heavily on the "wretched hive", evil overlord, and ragtag band of misfits elements.
I'm interested in how they grow and change from where.
As I said, I think you're really reaching to pretend the two are all that similar. The Diviner isn't an "emperor," he's just in charge of one prison asteroid. Dal isn't a predestined chosen one. It's a really bad analogy.
Plus, of course, Star Wars never claimed to be doing anything more than recycling a lot of much older tropes -- Joseph Campbell, mythic hero's journey, all that stuff. It's ridiculous to try to give it credit for being the source of story conventions that it was blatantly copying to begin with.
As I said...
As you said...
Not everyone can be the best.
Anyway.... We watched the 1 hour pilot and I loved it! More tomorrow after I get some sleep.
You can stop.
I love this theme. So much.
Okay, one of the show's producers posted the following tweet today:
To quote, "For the record, no one has guessed what Murf is yet, and I’m delighted. It may be the most obscure Star Trek reference ever conceived."
I don't know what to make of this. The coalescent life form from "Aquiel?" A baby space amoeba? I don't think Murf can be one of the Hundred infant changelings, since he's purple, not amber.
Or... given that there's a Brikar in the show, the obscure reference could be to a novel or comic. Any thoughts?
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