Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Commander Richard, Oct 2, 2018.
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I think you've forgotten that both TOS (Elaan of Troyius) & TNG (The Perfect Mate) did similar stories way before Black Panther came along.
I think you're missing Tai's point. Shuri in Black Panther wasn't running away from a commitment like those characters -- what makes Po like her is that she's a young supergenius inventor who's also a member of royalty. Elaan was royalty, but she was anything but a supergenius.
Has there been any official word where this story stands in the official chronology of the show? I'm assuming that it's a bit of a flashback to some point mid-season 1, but I'm guessing.
Tilly's an ensign, so after the ceremony in the finale, and my guess is before they meet up with the Enterprise. If the new season gets off to a quick start there may not be much time to fit this in before setting off with Pike.
Oh, look, there's an answer, sort of.
I enjoyed the episode. I think I got the gist of it. It wasn't overly complicated. I liked the story -- two characters who were complete aliens to one another, but they were able to find common ground and make a connection.
Good performances by both actresses. It was interesting how the story showed that Tilly and Po were more alike than they might have thought initially. Both had their own personal struggle to find a way to get by in their respective worlds.
The episode reminded me of DS9's "Captive Pursuit". Despite their huge cultural differences, O'Brien and Tosk, who was sort of a runaway, managed to connect and part ways as friends.
This implies to me that Season 2 will have some downtime (possibly early on) in which Runaway can be pegged into. Pike's galaxy-spanning adventure won't be nine episodes long, followed immediately by drama with the evil Vulcans or something, we're going to get a breather.
Or Wiseman is wrong, and she'll randomly change to a ponytail 70,000 ly away, and also have that extra dilithium crystal from who knows when. At which point, I'll assume it was a interquel to the S1 finale.
We know they're not that far away from the Federation the whole season as we will get to see Saru's homeworld and his sister.
The Enterprise also shows up again at some point later on.
I haven't seen this, but if I had it might be an entertaining bit of fluff.
If I had seen it.
Distance doesn't seem to matter much to a spore drive equipped ship, anyway.
I don't think they're going to use the Spore drive regularly this season.
It will be an emergency situation/last resort type of thing if they do.
Mostly because we haven't seen it used at all in any of the trailers.
Like, that was the ship's big gimmick last season, they would be showing it in the trailers it was in regular use.
But they have. Both trailers have indicated that the mysterious signals they're investigating are scattered all across the galaxy. That's clearly why Pike is taking command of Discovery for the mission rather than the Enterprise -- because its spore drive makes it the only ship able to travel that far.
I don't know. I'm glad to have no idea, this will be interesting!
The Enterprise herself might have been damaged in the trailer, there were worker bees, or whatever they are, inspecting her warp engines.
I don't think they're going to investigate all of the signals, just the closest one.
If they do continue to use te Spore Drive, that would make sense. I thought they had decommissioned/dismantled it though? (In the time it took to get back to Earth, have the Armistice ceremony, etc?)
Admiral Cornwell said in the season finale that they were forbidding its use until they found a way to use it without a human interface.
Which makes it reasonable that Pike would be the man to tell Saru otherwise, what with him being the current name on the Great Captains list and all.
But as said, it may be that while there currently is the heavy suggestion of seven specific adventures that later combine into a coherent whole, there still won't be seven trips to seven red spots. Or, alternately, going to the first one will take our heroes to all the rest without the need for the spore drive.
Or maybe they find Una is a safer interface for the drive, or Airam.
In a previous life, I watched a lot of short films. So I know there's a lot you can do in 15 minutes. But this one?
The good news is that none of the other Short Treks are written by Mr. Kurtzman.
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