Spoilers Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 1x03 - "Ghosts of Illyria"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by Commander Richard, May 17, 2022.

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  1. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I think part of the joke is Una is the super-strong superhuman warrior while Una gets thrown about like scrappy doo.
     
  2. cooleddie74

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    And pickle jars in the mid-23rd century will be even harder to open than they are now.
     
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  3. Unicron

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    For my part, I feel like the SNW aesthetic really strikes the right balance between honoring TOS designs and incorporating some modern elements as well, in a way that DIS and the Kelvinverse didn't accomplish quite as well IMO. I find it refreshing. :D

    Though I admit, I do find it interesting (and perhaps a bit odd) that some of the SNW uniforms keep the TOS style gold braids for rank and others have braids the same color as the uniform, which stands out less (La'an for example). It's not bad, but it seems like a strange choice to me.

    Not sure if this will provide any help, but to use a non-Trek example, the Clans of Kerensky in the Battletech gaming series have been using genetic engineering for several centuries to both maintain population and to alter genetic strains to produce superior (at least in their view) warriors. The Clans use iron wombs to artificially birth children, which initially arose as a solution to the relatively scant resources on most of the worlds they colonized. It's become so common that the idea of physical, emotional love in the traditional manner is somewhat foreign to them, and "freebirth" (biological) is considered repugnant, if not insulting. All Clan warriors wear a codex that chronicles their accomplishments, and those who perform well are guaranteed a place of honor in both Clan history and the genetic pool for the next generation.

    The Clans also possess advanced medical technology, to the point where growing replacement organs is not usually difficult if a warrior loses an arm or leg in battle. They've created several special phenotypes, with giant Elementals piloting advanced power armor as infantry and Clan aerospace pilots being smaller and better able to handle high-G forces. Generally the Clans don't otherwise modify the basic human template that much, especially since politics are controlled by the warrior caste and they're more interested in technology with military applications.

    I think Chapel had a better character balance in this one, relative to the pilot where she kind of surprised everyone. :rommie: I think if we get to see more of both aspects combined well, it'll be a nice version of her. :)

    We totally need to add more Reese's products to the show, if only to prove they exist in the Trek universe. :biggrin:
     
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  4. Tuskin38

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    I honestly can't see ridges at all on any of them.

    The Ready Room desk has one too
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    Well it was this specific colony, not the entire species.
     
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  5. KamenRiderBlade

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    I wonder what Candy will survive into the 23rd century?
     
  6. Unicron

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    Perhaps Willy Wonka has some descendants. ;)
     
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    Everlasting Gobstoppers
     
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  8. cooleddie74

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    Twizzlers. Because a just galaxy would allow cherry Pull-and-Pell Twizzlers to still be a thing in Trek's time.
     
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  10. DEWLine

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    Getting the sense Ilyria is a multi-system nation in its own right...also, Hetemit gets its name from an Egyptian goddess...?
     
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  11. Jedi Marso

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    The Franklin really reminds me of the old FASA Loknar Class Frigate. :adore:
     
  12. dswynne1

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    Not really. Based on your standards, technically, the NX class ship should not exist, based on TMP.
     
  13. dswynne1

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    Like the Orion Syndicate.
     
  14. thribs

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    Because it didn’t appear on the wall? They’re always skipping ships there.
     
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  15. cooleddie74

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    A fan fixed that.

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  16. dswynne1

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    I'm surprised that you didn't throw in a DUNE reference, considering that the red shirt looks like the actor who stars in the most recent adaptation of that film...
     
  17. dswynne1

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    Touche.
     
  18. cooleddie74

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    Besides it sort of makes sense the NX-01 should be the last image in that display. Decker says "all those vessels were CALLED Enterprise." Past tense. The NCC-1701 still exists, just in a different design configuration. ;)
     
  19. NCC-73515

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    I have that problem with him all the time - does he speak like that in his other movies/shows? He sounds like Picard at the end of that epidemic episode when Data couldn't understand him :D

    I knew immediately what you meant and didn't even bother with times :D

    Preterm birth in January, expected regular birth in March - happens a lot in real life ;)

    One review claimed she is Khan's
    granddaughter
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  20. kirk55555

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    Another great episode. The whole "colony turning into energy beings" probably could have used a bit more time, and the solution to the virus problem was kind of stupid, but those are just nitpicks. Overall it was another great episode.