Spoilers Strange New Worlds 1x01 - "Strange New Worlds"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by Serveaux, May 2, 2022.

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  1. 1 - Excellent

    146 vote(s)
    46.6%
  2. 2

    80 vote(s)
    25.6%
  3. 3

    58 vote(s)
    18.5%
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    12 vote(s)
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  5. 5

    4 vote(s)
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  8. 8

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  1. DaveyNY

    DaveyNY Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Oops ... my bad.

    I guess watching at 4am kinda-sorta dulls my memory. :alienblush:
     
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  2. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Goldsman didn't muck this one up. Bravo.
     
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  3. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    "Prime Directive." "Non-interference Directive." "Rules James Kirk Follows Depending On His Mood."

    They all work. ;)
     
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  4. Coal_nete

    Coal_nete Ensign Red Shirt

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    A "shorts" Spock...??
    [​IMG]
     
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  5. eschaton

    eschaton Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm honestly amazed. Certainly the best genre script he's ever done.

    And as I said, I think his sedate directing style worked well for a throwback episode like this with minimal action.
     
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  6. Lonemagpie

    Lonemagpie Writer Admiral

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  7. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    This didn't even feel like Kurtzman Trek except for the slightly over the top verbal joking from Chapel, which was totally out of the Tilly School of Awkward Dialogue.
     
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  8. Roald

    Roald Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Condescending.
     
  9. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    For what it's worth M'Benga appears to be usinng cosmetic appliances to change Spock's appearance in another episode this season, putting what looks like latex on his forehead.
     
  10. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Oh well. I'm just calling it as I see it. :)
     
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  11. ThreeEdgedSword

    ThreeEdgedSword Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    What's the point of reversing the rating scale?! Lots of miscast votes?

    1/1 now, I guess.
     
  12. Campe

    Campe Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Chapel was absolute fun. Breath of fresh air.
     
  13. Roald

    Roald Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Can still be done with respect to people working hard to give us entertainment… just saying.
     
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  14. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Goldsman is persona non grata in Trek. I would expect nothing less at this point.

    They are second class citizens in terms of being treated as people. SMH :(:sigh:
     
  15. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Oh, he earns my full respect and congratulations for nailing this premiere and making it feel amazing. But his track record with this franchise is very hit or miss and I'm not going to ignore that and my previous statement isn't inaccurate from my point of view.

    So yeah, good job. Keep doing this and it'll be awesome.
     
  16. Roald

    Roald Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I hope this is tongue in cheek.
    If not, it’s shameless. Unworthy of this forum imo.
     
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  17. coryjosb

    coryjosb Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    Planet of the week stuff was very very thin. I can see why since they had a lot of runtime to set-up our new cast and things, it's why the Berman Trek shows kicked off with a two-parter so you'd have time to balance both. Since announcement I've been more excited for the second episode than the first but yeah this was fine. Visually beautiful and tonally about where I wanted it to be.

    Felt the Sam Kirk appearance was very unnecessary but I'll live, they could make it all worthwhile with the material they give him.
     
  18. eschaton

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    His track record with anything genre-related has been bad generally. He's done some decent non-SF scripts in the past (like for A Beautiful Mind) but everything in sci-fi or adjacent genres has been mediocre to crap.

    Until now.
     
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  19. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Sam Kirk was the only facet of the whole thing I found absolutely gratuitous and unnecessary from any standpoint, narrative or otherwise, but even I'm fine with it now. They nailed Shatner's 1967 Sam Kirk mustache. :lol:
     
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  20. fireproof78

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    Slightly hyperbolic...

    ...slightly.