Spoilers Strange New Worlds Episode 7 - Those Old Scientists

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by tomalak301, Jul 22, 2023.

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Grade The Episode

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  2. 9

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  3. 8

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  4. 7

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  5. 6

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  6. 5

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  1. fireproof78

    fireproof78 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Missed the Indiana Jones joke?
     
  2. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk A Spock and a smile Premium Member

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    That joke is being examined by top men.
     
  3. Tallguy

    Tallguy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    WHO?
     
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  4. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk A Spock and a smile Premium Member

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    TOP!
    MEN!
     
  5. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Arguably The Best Poster Named cooleddie Moderator

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    Well, more men who eat a lot of Top Ramen but still.
     
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  6. firehawk12

    firehawk12 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Apparently lol
     
  7. Ometiklan

    Ometiklan Captain Captain

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    Maybe the detection of the Horonium is via a temporal effect from when the portal is about to be activated. They could be detecting the remains of the Horonium before it gets used up in the past, later. ;)
     
  8. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I wish we could give multiple likes to a post. So much this.
     
  9. Smellincoffee

    Smellincoffee Commodore Commodore

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    I was impressed by the way Boimler and Mariner retained their chaotic essences even in the context of the far-more-serious SNW show. The juxaposition between them and Pike & co was hilarious. Nice seeing Mariner's actor.
     
  10. pgbka

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    One of my favorite episodes from any series, but why did they have to ruin it by Uhura saying Sato could speak 63 languages? The character wasn't convincing to speak more than a handful of languages.

    Maybe this should be another thread, but what is up with ST and polyglottery in the recent series? There were episodes in Enterprise where Sato hears a few phrases and is suddenly able to speak fluently. No, that's not how language works. It's ridiculous that Uhura at her age in SNW could speak 37 languages and it's not believable for her character. Then there's Saru in Discovery. I get the idea that no one writing any of this has ever met a polyglot, nor knows anything about it.
     
  11. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

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    This "ruins it"??? Holy shit!
     
  12. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk A Spock and a smile Premium Member

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    We’ll add that to the list.
     
  13. cooleddie74

    cooleddie74 Arguably The Best Poster Named cooleddie Moderator

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    Who knew? Star Trek's not pure science and is written by people who aren't scientists?

    I am crestfallen.
     
  14. Tuskin38

    Tuskin38 Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    They didn't.
     
  15. Sci

    Sci Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    That is an incredibly unimportant detail. It doesn't "ruin" anything. That is not a realistic idea of how to critically evaluate the quality of a production.

    Saru is an alien whose brain need not function in the manner of a Human's.
     
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  16. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    You are aware TV shows need narrative conveniences like that in order to move the plot forward, right?
    Say it ain't so!!! :eek:

    Hate to break it to you, but Star Trek writers rarely know much if anything about the subject matter they're writing about, particularly where science stuff is involved. That's what Star Trek is. This is the way.
     
  17. Turtletrekker

    Turtletrekker Admiral Admiral

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    So say we all.
     
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    Set Harth Admiral Admiral

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    Don't cross the streams!!!
     
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  19. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Do you feel silly for saying this? On reflection?

    It is a very silly statement. The words you used to support the statement were quite silly as well.
     
  20. Markonian

    Markonian Fleet Admiral Moderator

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    I haven't thought about it much, although Saru speaking extremely many languages struck me as odd. Perhaps it might lead to a fruitful discussion to open a thread about Star Trek's polys?
     
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