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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    Let's hope that drug trip by the producers ended with DSC. :lol:
     
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  2. Pubert

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    I liked that they got away from the star wars pew pew lasers and went back to the traditional beam phaser for the ship. I hope the hand held phasers are the same.
     
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  3. DEWLine

    DEWLine Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Now there's a parallel I should have noticed and didn't.
     
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  4. KamenRiderBlade

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    Think about it, you know exactly when in the future your "Bad End" will happen, that means whatever decisions between now & then happen; you end up ok.

    Ergo Captain Pike can afford to take risks because he knows the ultimate outcome. That knowledge of potential fate is INCREDIBLY powerful. It's like knowing the answers to all the questions on a test.

    What other "Fore Knowledge" did he gain thanks to the Time Crystal on Boreth?

    He has shown that he gains the (When? Where? Whom? How?) of his Critical Juncture in time.

    What else did he gain from his future self? Memories of the 10 years prior?

    I concur on the Ships needing solid beams.

    The Pew Pew Bolts works fine with Small Arms for officers IMO.

    Standing there for a few seconds while holding the beam still is asking to get shot in retaliation.

    For Small Arms Combat between Person vs Anything else, shoot & scoot is important.

    If you're a fixed turret of some form, solid beams or streaks are fine.
     
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  5. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    I'm bringing this up again. Star Trek ship sizes plus crew rarely make sense or line up

     
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  6. Tuskin38

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    They're not, we've seen them in trailers.

    They've been using beams in the new series on (large) ships that since DSC Season 2.
    Small ships, shuttles and fighters like ships are still using bolts. Though Seven's ship in Picard S1 had beams.
     
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  7. Krupp

    Krupp Lieutenant Red Shirt

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    Love, love, love this episode. The first had to set up SNW, and did a great job. This was an excellent Trek of the week episode in a bottle, I do like how they're layering together a season plot but really the episode stands on its own two feet. Really enjoyed the novel approach with the comet, loads of the characters got a meaningful job... If this is the standard for SNW, long may it continue.
     
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  8. Tuskin38

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    How is that catering to the video game crowd? They've done shield percentages in Star Trek since the 80s.
     
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  9. Belz...

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    Well I think that's his point: he'd like to return to a more TOS treatment of shields.
    I'm just happy they held throughout.

    Yeah... but there are narrative advantages to higher crew complements.
     
  10. Amaris

    Amaris Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Loved it.
     
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  11. Tuskin38

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    I wonder why they gave the Enterprise red beams in this though when she had blue beams in DSC Season 2.
     
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  12. cooleddie74

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    Probably because in TOS her phasers shifted from blue to red and back and the beams were never 100% consistent across the episodes.
     
  13. Trekker4747

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    I like the look of this version of the original E. The only change I'd want are straight nacelle pylons instead of the refit triangular ones.

    Pikes quarters are also way too big, even allowing for a doubling of the crew size in the next few years. Pike's quarters just seem way too large for this size of ship and, really, for the lifestyle supposedly Starfleet officers are supposed to be living in. Even Picard's quarters were kind of modest. But Like has huge quarters with a fireplace and a functioning kitchen?

    How big is this Enterprise supposed to be? Did TPTB stick with "continuity" and then ship is the same size as the accepted numbers for TOS or did they Abrams it and make huge on the scale of the E-D or -E?

    Getting ready to sit and watch through the whole episode.

    (On a nitpicking note, in combat scenes it kinda bugs be they call the defensive shields "deflector shields" those are two different things.)
     
  14. cooleddie74

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    The onscreen graphics say 289 meters long. CBS says 442 meters. I go with the former but then nobody is depending on me to be the official decision maker so to each their own.
     
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  15. Valandil

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    This is really, really good point. Always a sign of invested writers, I feel. It can be challenging as different writers sweep through, but I always felt it was one of Firefly's huge strengths and you make a fantastic point that outside of TOS and DS9, a lot of the dialogue in shows could be quite interchangeable.
     
  16. fireproof78

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    That's because you're never at any of the meetings.
     
  17. cooleddie74

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    Their catering is terrible. Pork rinds and tap water are not "snacks."
     
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  18. fireproof78

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    Well when you put it like that. They should definitely get those little gas station meat sticks too.
     
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  19. Verteron

    Verteron Lux in tenebris lucet Premium Member

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    By the gods.

    This episode was better than the pilot.

    THIS is my Trek.
     
  20. jackoverfull

    jackoverfull Commodore Commodore

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    I liked the episode last week, but this one is way better! 8.

    Surprisingly, it gave me a lot of TNG vibes. I also love what they are doing with the characters, both Pike and, in this episode, Uhura (but I expect they will all have dedicated episodes in the course of the season).

    I still don’t like much Chapel…She just seems a totally different character to me. Uhura, on the other hand, gets more development here than she ever did and it’s for the better.

    I like the concept and the Shepherds, I could have done without the musical part, both because it was very minor but especially as it’s nonsensical, as it’s based on modern western music and not “universal” at all (those aliens invented the tempered system on their own? Really?). Also, I like this interpretation of the prime directive, but I’m not necessarily sure that what happened “brought life”: a climate change like that is bound to have serious repercussions on the planetary ecosystem, leading to extinction events and disruption.

    Also I’m not sure how I feel about Pike deceiving the Shepherds that way, even if it turned out the comet knew about it in advance.
     
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