Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by Commander Richard, May 17, 2022.
The weakest of the first three episodes but a solid 8.
It's possible that they didn't let her change the name.
She is "infected".
It's possible that every one with DNA from Khan were marked with that name specifically so that regular people would think about it before they fucked a superperson and made another generation of augment babies.
The choice would be Take the name of we sterilize you.
I think the early Federation let a lot of things slide to expand their membership and didn't double down on certain hard and fast rules until many years later. They likely joined not long after 2161 but the whole genetic engineering thing didn't become a real issue until later.
Boy, everyone on that ship has a deep dark secret!
This episode was a bit weaker than the previous two, mostly, for me, because they failed to create a lot of suspense.
That said, some very good points were raised, particularly by Una in her last scene. It's true, in fiction, the outcast often manages to save the day, then everyone realizes they've misjudged them.Pity for those who can't, or don't get the opportunity to prove themselves "worthy".
This did have a very strong TOS vibe to it. "Infection carried by light waves!" Without ten pages of technobabble to explain it at that. That's such a TOS and even pre-VOY way to handle a problem on a starship that I really appreciated that the problem was discovered, analyzed and solved in about 50 minutes.
The answer to what end is likely what I said earlier. They're setting up why Kirk ultimately ends up in command of the Enterprise, when the dust clears, instead of Number One.
Two genetically-augmented officers on one ship would definitely be an issue for her Captain. I can see both women being a serious problem down the road for Pike and hasten his promotion to Fleet Captain and replacement as commanding officer.
Pulaski made superhumans, which turned into a plauge that tried to kill all the baseline humans.
Last week, they used genetic engineering to disguise themselves as an alien.
Trek is full of so many in-universe contradictions I don't even know why the Federation has rules to begin with.
I enjoyed it.
Yeah, M'Benga was an ass, understandable but an ass. Would he ever tell her daughter what happened?
I bet if it happened on Voyager, B'Elanna would have made Doc glow....
Shades of both McCoy having to pull the plug on his father in the years before TOS and Dr. Emory Erickson trying to get back his own son, lost during early transporter testing.
Shame would have made use that the Khans only made babies with baseline humans, the name may still be there, but the super powers were cut in half every generation since the 1990s.
If Una loses her human rights because Supermen are not people, that may explain why her voice is used for ships computer libraries for years to come without remunerating her heirs.
Two? I think La'an's genome has been diluted over the centuries.
When Una ripped her uniform, the first thing I thought of was Kirk
For a second, I thought they brought on Timothy Chamolet (sp?) as a guest star.
This one will get a 10 from me.
I was quite entertained even though the pacing seemed a bit slow at times.
It's a lot closer to the line from TMP...
Kirk: "Star Fleet do you have them?"
Star Fleet: "Enterprise..., what we got back didn't live long... Fortunately."
Glad to see Starfleet still has two things on their ships: easily-ripped uniform shirts and glass that is easily breakable.
Wait until we see the rocks falling from the ceiling
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