Spoilers Strange New Worlds General Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by NewHeavensNewEarth, Feb 6, 2020.

  1. Yistaan

    Yistaan Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    So this week's episode shows the usual story where the heroes are suddenly in an alternate universe and only 1 of them remembers the real timeline (in this case it seems to be M'Benga).

    Marvel has done this story repeatedly in the comics, most memorably in Age of Apocalypse and House of M. Interestingly enough, a few years back they did another such story called 'Age of X-Man' in which superpowered mutant Nate Grey "X-Man" sent the X-Men into his own fantasy world where mutants had a place in society. Once the X-Men found out about the sham their world was, as usual they went to beat up X-Man, demand he take them back to the real world, etc. The twist was that X-Man then restored the X-Men's memories, showing them the miserable lives they had as hated mutants back on Earth, and taunted them if that's what they missed so much and if they really want to go back to that.

    Maybe there should be a similar element with Pike in this episode, where he remembers that if he goes back to the real timeline he'll go back to likely being injured by delta radiation.
     
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  3. Richard S. Ta

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    Saw the same image earlier on Twitter and had to double take before I figured which one was Peck. Uncanny.
     
  4. gweeps

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    Since TOS began mid-mission, why not have the last few episodes of SNW, whenever that happens, be of Kirk taking over the Enterprise? We've never seen that happen.
     
  5. Richard S. Ta

    Richard S. Ta Commodore Commodore

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    I haven't seen Episode 7 yet, so maybe that's the one, but I'd hope we get to know Ortegas better before the end of the shows' first run.
     
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  6. The Wormhole

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    Where do you get the impression that it's an alternate universe? The only thing we know from the previews is that something has somehow changed the interiors of the ship and changed everyone's clothes and personalities, though M'Benga apparently keeps his personality and memory. All of this can have another explanation other than alternate reality.

    All the more so once you factor in behind the scenes information revealing that
    everyone has somehow turned into characters from the book M'Benga reads to his daughter.
     
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  7. shapeshifter

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    Dang-nabbit! I clicked that spoiler by mistake. O'well, seems like a fun idea. So long as no one plays horsey. :lol: ;)
     
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  8. Jack Wolfe

    Jack Wolfe Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    What is the average flight velocity of an unladen Andorian swallow, anyway?
     
  9. 137th Gebirg

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    I don't know that!
     
  10. Noname Given

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    But what if said swallow is laden with Tribbles?:shrug::whistle:
     
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    The airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow is something like 20.1 miles per hour or 9 meters per second. Or so I’ve been led to believe.
     
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    So basically fansplain, acceptable by what we nerdsplain can't refute?

    I can get into that.
     
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  14. Ryan Thomas Riddle

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    KIRK: Where's the shitter on this deck? I gotta take a Shatner.
     
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    At least he knew he was still in the Secondary Hull.
     
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    "Doth Mother knoweth you weareth the drapes?"
     
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  20. mattman8907

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    easy there point break
     
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