Spoilers Strange New Worlds 1x02 - "Children of The Comet"

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by Serveaux, May 6, 2022.

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  1. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    But now we know Picard had to see his mother hanging dead by her own hand so after that moment he could more readily accept death, especially if it weren't of someone close to him and if it were tied to some structured rules system. It's a shitty way to hand wave away a civilization dying when you can prevent it from happening but at least now and in-universe Picard's coldness makes a little more sense.
     
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  2. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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    But, but....flame throwers, spark generators and falling rocks are teh canon!
     
  3. Tuskin38

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    Spoiler tag that please.
     
  4. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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    I had a similar thought earlier. Like, has anyone seen Zoe as a character other than Uhura or Gamora? I personally have not, so I wonder how much acting range she has after seeing the similarities between these 2 characters.
     
  5. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    Oh wow I thought the Shepard was CGI, but no, a guy in a suit. everything above the mouth is an animatronic.
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  6. Belz...

    Belz... Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    It almost feels like the looser General Order 1 from TOS caused some diplomatic or political issues for the UFP government at some point, and new rules and amendments and such were added, not really to make the Prime Directive more useful or to avoid disaster, but for the convenience of those already living in paradise. Well, it's easy to be a saint in paradise!
     
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  7. Belz...

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    Impressive work. (*Shepherd)

    Hell, there are two flame throwers at the back of Discovery's bridge and they're PAINFULLY obvious.

    I like 09's Uhura but she feels like a completely different character. DSC's Uhura feels a lot closer to what I expect a younger Uhura to act like.
     
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  8. Vince A

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    Overall a pretty good episode. The first 20 minutes or so were ok but things really picked up once “The Shepard’s” showed up.

    It was cool to see a Uhuru-centered episode and Gooding is killing it in the role.

    Sam Kirk seems a little goofy but I think that’s intentional. Like goofy in an endearing kind of way.

    I’m interested to see where they take the fatalism theme they’ve been exploring so far. It seems like Pike has knowledge of his fate up to the accident that put him in the wheel chair, but not of his later life with Vina. At least that’s how it seems so far. Although it was revealed he knows the names of some of the people he saved, so he might know more and it just hasn't been revealed.

    The only negatives I have really aren't specific to this episode.

    Ethan Peck just isn’t right for Spock. Something’s not working. I’m sure he’s a fine actor and a nice guy, but he’s miscast in this role. Also, It’s still early in the shows run and she may grow on me, but La’al just seems like an unlikable crank. (And no that doesn’t make me a sexist. A characters Sex/Gender does not put them above criticism.)

    The set design for this enterprise is just awesome. This might be my new favorite enterprise. Also, I’m really loving the opening theme and haven't stopped listening to it.

    I'm about to give this one a second watch now.
     
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  9. Captain Jollydark

    Captain Jollydark Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I wasn't surprised by it. I was making note of the emotional impact going forward.
     
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  10. Belz...

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    Interesting how some think very highly of him and others not. Personally I quite like his performance.

    Aw, but I like cranks!
     
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  11. Flux Capacitor

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    I've noticed some cool similarities between some of the angles the VFX team uses for the Enterprise, this being my favorite.
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  12. Xerxes82

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    So much this. I feel like he's actively thinking about trying to change his fate. About using what he knows to alter his destiny. But that the more he follows these kids as they develop and sees their potential and what they could be, the more likely he is to accept his path, not for his own sake but for theirs. That his choice to sacrifice themselves for them has meaning beyond himself. We'll see if the series follows up at all with this idea, but it really struck a chord with me.
     
  13. Charles Phipps

    Charles Phipps Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Hard disagree.
     
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  14. Yistaan

    Yistaan Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Pike, knowing the names of the cadets, recognizes them during the training event and immediately orders a shipwide diagnostic. The problem being that it's the diagnostic mechanism itself that is damaged, leading to the disaster. If Pike had done nothing, nothing would have happened. Pike's attempt to prevent the accident ends up causing it. :eek:
     
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  15. mattman8907

    mattman8907 Commodore Commodore

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    A) I must have missed that part and B) isn't that called a Predestined paradox?
     
  16. Yistaan

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    You didn't miss anything, I'm just speculating.
     
  17. Trekker4747

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    The "previously on" seems to be more focused on character arcs and short story arcs more than season-long galactic threat arcs.
     
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  18. fireproof78

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    That make up is quite the work.


    The character is more in question for me.
     
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  19. cooleddie74

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    Wow. I also had no idea. It looked CGI. That takes the alien emissary from the end of Close Encounters of the Third Kind to the next level, and this sort of animatronic technology was already pretty impressive by 1977.

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  20. fireproof78

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    Reminded me more of Men in Black.

    And not in a good way.