Spoilers Star Trek: Strange New Worlds 1x08 - "The Elysian Kingdom"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by Commander Richard, Jun 22, 2022.

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  1. Commander Richard

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  2. valden

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    Saw the preview. I am not feeling them making uhura the evil queen. Like why do that with the most naive, youngest and still innocent like character of the show.

    If anyone should have been an evil queen it should have been una or laan or even Chapel. Unless this is just another chance the writers are using to keep downplay uhura.
     
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  3. gweeps

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    I wish this season was 20 episodes. Gotta say I'm surprised; the series is getting better with each episode, despite my continued irritation with not hearing/understanding all the dialogue. And I suppose it's the filming style which makes some scenes seem sedate. But everything else is improving nicely.
     
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    Closed captioning....can't live without it.
     
  5. TimeIsAPredator

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    As long as her becoming evil queen doesn't mean "camp & kinky" like the fracking Mirror Universe.
     
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  6. valden

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    I don't mind camp and kinky. However I have been quite disappointed in this show with the direction they took uhura. She has been outshined by Chapel and even lann in every way.
    The last thing the show needs is to now make her the mean evil girl while Chapel is the fair and noble sweet heart and laan is the princess that needs saving
     
  7. fireproof78

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    Seen that trope even in kid's shows. It's just fun.
     
  8. TimeIsAPredator

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    I'm glad Uhura is being outshined and preferably I would not have her in the show at all. I don't want to see any of the old main crew except the unavoidable Spock.
    The kinky thing annoys me because I think the idea of kinks as "deviant" is something we should have moved beyond by now.
     
  9. TimeIsAPredator

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    Happened with Tilly/Killy in Disco too.
     
  10. Noname Given

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    I think this episode is going to be the definition of "camp & kinky"; and if that turns out to be the case, I'm okay with it. ;)
     
  11. Yistaan

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    M'Benga: Sir, I protest, I am not a merry man!

    Spock: On the contrary, Dr. M'Benga. Your clothing identifies you with the character of Will Scarlett.
     
  12. Nerys Myk

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    Una or La'an being the Evil Queen would be boring and obvious. The fun of these types of episodes is to see the actors go in a different direction. Pike as a square jawed hero or Uhura as the Ingénue isn't very creative or challenging.
    "Downplaying Uhura"? She's had as many good turns as Chapel.
     
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    It's episodes like the first seven that make me wish Season 1 were at least 15 episodes long or DSC Season 1 length. This is such a fun and interesting series and is delivering on almost all I wanted it to.
     
  14. TimeIsAPredator

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    All for camp and kinky. Just make it everyone and not just the evil person
     
  15. NCC-73515

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    I just hope no Rumpelstilzchen shows up :brickwall:
     
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    Not anymore.
     
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  17. Voodoowoman2

    Voodoowoman2 Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    She's only a cadet. She got last pick.
     
  18. Kai-Winn Scenario

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    Another early release! Means I won't get any more work done tonight.
     
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    Pollux a reference to Pollux IV and Apollo?
     
  20. Kai-Winn Scenario

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    Early thoughts:
    I'm especially enjoying Christina Chong's performance so far. And Anson mount too!
    I also liked the scene when the "away team" is preparing for the mission.