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. 10 - Excellent

    67 vote(s)
    28.5%
  2. 9

    87 vote(s)
    37.0%
  3. 8

    44 vote(s)
    18.7%
  4. 7

    24 vote(s)
    10.2%
  5. 6

    6 vote(s)
    2.6%
  6. 5

    4 vote(s)
    1.7%
  7. 4

    0 vote(s)
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  8. 3

    2 vote(s)
    0.9%
  9. 2

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  10. 1 - Terrible

    1 vote(s)
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  1. Skipper

    Skipper Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Someone argued that Lost preceded GoT regarding deaths of its main characters, but yes. I have no idea why someone could be convinced that we watch movies/tv shows or read books only to know if someone will die. And there are genres (like light comedies) which don't involve matters of life or death. Actually, I find the concept a little morbid.
     
  2. tragicbackstory

    tragicbackstory Ensign Newbie

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    I found the dialogue quite cringey and the science pitiful. Uhuras lines was awful in particular. The writing is low quality.
    Everyone has a tragic backstory. Obviously the Utopian paradise has vanished and everyone is in trauma.

    I think i will make a thread about it.

    Also why would a captain have dinners as familiarity breeds contempt and dilutes authority. Also only a few were invited.

    Raising shields by the comet negates Newton Laws!

    Massive ship appears suddenly without being detected and as it is so advanced but it suddenly gets blasted by the Enterprise leaving it helpless.

    Seems to be a remake of the paradise syndrome comet story. No originality at all.
    Also stole lines from ST6! taking you out of them eipisode...
     
  3. tragicbackstory

    tragicbackstory Ensign Newbie

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    Pike stole kirks corbomobite line too about a mystery resin.
     
  4. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    Of course. Go read the backstories for most of the TNG main characters. Nearly all of them have some sort of trauma or tragedy.

    Even some of the DS9 and VOY cast as well.
    Sisko notably, it was an entire plot point.
     
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  5. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    They’re nothing alike.
     
  6. Serveaux

    Serveaux Mediocre Old White Man Premium Member

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    Oh, joy.

    All this has happened before...
     
  7. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Admiral Admiral

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    If any of you see a screen cap from this episode going around with Defibrillator spelled wrong, it’s fake. Someone edited the screen cap and was purposely spreading it around as real, because reasons????

    Joined today just to stir up shit. Also has a similar name to another new user who was doing the same thing in the Picard subforum.
     
  8. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Commodore Commodore

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    I really wish Mr Newbie hadn’t chosen my post to prove their ‘point’. That’s about two minutes of my life wasted seeing why someone quoted me…
     
  9. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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    Star Trek has Gropplers
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  10. captainmkb

    captainmkb Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Big if true
     
  11. cooleddie74

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    The reboot we probably needed in the 1960s.
     
  12. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Commodore Commodore

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    In the year i've been here I've noticed this happens a lot.
     
  13. cooleddie74

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  14. Noname Given

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    WRT needlessly tragic character backstories, that's another Star Trek staple that started with TNG as well. Picard, Riker, Troi, Data, Worf, Beverly and Wesley Crusher, and the early departed Tasha Yar AKL had an overly tragic backstories

    Trilithium resin has been around in Trek technobabble since TNG. Its volatile explosive properties were a plot point in the TNG episode, "Starship Mine".

    Guess you're new to Star Trek and haven't really watched a lot of it eh?
     
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  15. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    The "Utopian paradise" has been gone since Roddenberry stopped being in day-to-day control of the franchise. And I'm glad it's gone. A sterile utopia where almost nothing bad happens makes for boring entertainment, and the idea that even with alien help humanity will achieve a utopia within 200 or 300 years of almost nuking ourselves off the map is a real stretch.
     
  16. ThreeEdgedSword

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    Sisko, Odo, Kira, Bashir...
     
  17. Jedman67

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    There is a military tradition that senior officers will eat regularly with their subordinates, to maintain crew morale. It's a "navy tradition" in David Weber's Honor Harrington series.
    Helps break the ice and open unofficial communication channels with the crew
     
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  19. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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  20. Enterpriserules

    Enterpriserules Commodore Commodore

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