What Has Discovery Added To Star Trek Lore?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Kane_Steel, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Awesome Possum

    Awesome Possum Verified Disney Princess Moderator

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    The characters and story have always been the point of the show, obsessing over how the technology doesn't perfectly lines up seems way too obsessive and unhealthy to me. It's a show don't worry about it.
     
  2. CorporalCaptain

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    Plus the android bodies being developed in "Return to Tomorrow."

    edit - It wasn't exactly clear what the Losira replicas were in "That Which Survives," but maybe they were androids too. On the one hand they discussed the planetary defenses projecting a replica. But on the other hand, they also talked about magnetic doorways and life readings that McCoy could scan, and physical contact was the mode of attack.
     
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  3. MakeshiftPython

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    I think responding to Marsh at this point is an utter waste of time. He literally altered Memory Alpha pages to “validate” his arguments because they were too inconvenient for him. He’s not interested in discussing how DISCOVERY can fit in with the universe as seen in previous shows, he’s only interested in how it deviates from them, and uses that to argue how it’s not “Real Star Trek”.

    That’s all I have to say about that.
     
  4. Lord Garth

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    It's unfortunate. I can deal with arguing with people I don't agree with. That's one thing. Someone who goes out of their way to alter Memory Alpha pages ON TOP OF IT is something else.
     
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  5. marsh8472

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    How nice of you to say thanks. Since I'm in the minority here while others don't budge with their opinions either, doesn't it waste my time even more so? You don't see me complaining about it. It does help satisfy my curiosity about how people can overlook the problems with Discovery that I see with it.

    Not true, but I think that site is dumb for making arguments from authority with. If someone needs to rely on that site as an authority to make a point then the discussion is already over. Wiki sites are supposed to just state facts from other sources and then site those facts. If that's the case then the wiki site should not be necessary as a direct source to quote from and someone could just site from whatever source the wiki is referencing instead. I prefer to research and site the original source where the information comes from. In this case I don't need a site with someone else's opinion on it to tell me how to interpret a scene. http://www.findingdulcinea.com/news...tudents-Cannot-Cite-or-Rely-on-Wikipedia.html
     
  6. Agony_Boothb

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    You were more than happy to alter it with your opinion to win an argument
     
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  7. Locutus of Bored

    Locutus of Bored THE GENE IS GOOD NON-TRUFANS ARE EVIL! Moderator

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    Trying to prove something is an unreliable source of information by vandalizing it yourself is like trying to convince your wife a town is too dangerous to live in by murdering a bunch of people. The vast majority of contributors to MA are reasonable adults who wouldn't do that, so it's a handful of people who cause problems. You are part of that handful of people causing problems. That is not something to be proud of.

    From your article:
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    In theory, the intellectual sparring at the heart of Wikipedia's group editing process results in a consensus that removes unreliable contributions and edits. But often the contributor who “wins” is not the one with the soundest information, but rather the one with the strongest agenda.
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    This is describing you. You posted an article describing your own misbehavior.

    Also, this is a fictional tech discussion on a Star Trek forum, not a dissertation. Memory Alpha is a perfectly acceptable source of evidence for the factual content of the show, your attempts at manipulating those facts notwithstanding.

    Now that we've got that out of the way, everyone else needs to drop it, because Memory Alpha's reliability is not the topic. Stick to discussing what DSC has added to Trek Lore.

    Also, no personal remarks at marsh's expense to provoke a response as happened before.
     
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  8. Hythlodeus

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    we get a lot more cultural diversity in regards to the Klingons and their houses than we've ever got before, we now know more about Saurians and of the Terrans of the 23th century.
    We also learned a lot of the war between the Klingons and the Federation in that decade, were introduced to the Vulcan logic extremists, experienced the date when TOS style uniforms were introduced on the Enterprise, were shown how the imperfect holographic simulations of that era looked like before they were perfected 100 years later, gained more insight into the workings of the Universal Translator and so on and so forth.
    In short, a shitload of information was added to the "Lore"
     
  9. Timo

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    Also, we finally know for sure now that the mid-23rd century wasn't all about Jim Kirk and the Enterprise. Although Spock and the Constitution class do feature big...

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  10. fireproof78

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    This is something that I thoroughly enjoy the addition of.
     
  11. Hythlodeus

    Hythlodeus Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Agreed, the 'Biker Mice from Mars' version of the Klingons got a little stale over time
     
  12. fireproof78

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    Indeed, and became highly frustrating as a viewer. Of all the TOS races the Klingons interested me the least during Berman era. Even DS9 didn't make them interesting. It all felt very repetitious and uninspired.

    I know I'm in the minority on make up and use of the Klingon language, but I will take that over more discussion over "honor" and the like. I wanted to feel more invested in this alien culture not stereotyping. Discovery did that.
     
  13. Hythlodeus

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    We're in the same boat here. Also, I love the new make up and the usage of subtitles as it helps you immerse more in the feeling that there is a very different, alien, culture
     
  14. Awesome Possum

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    I like that every single house seems to have different looks to their armor showing that each house has their own history and unique sense of styles. There’s more than a few who wear some sort of jewelry over their ridges.
     
  15. DaveyNY

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    It seems that DISCOVERY is giving us more of the TOS MOVIE Klingons than the TNG ones.
     
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    Are the houses culturally diverse? In what way?
     
  17. DaveyNY

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    I guess in their own ships and style of fashion.
     
  18. Timo

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    Also, it's sorta fun that Voq never suspects that the old codger Kol-Sha would have nanotech in his facial paint; the twin stun baton seems to surprise him, too. Different Houses might have different technologies and different doctrines for their use.

    Timo Saloniemi
     
  19. MakeshiftPython

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    That’s how I always viewed it. Many claim DISCO is just taking a cue from GAME OF THRONES, but the makers have been very adamant about how they wanted to make the show feel more cinematic than previous series have and have been looking back to the movies specifically for that cinematic feel. All the TOS films as well as INTO DARKNESS made heavy use of Klingons speaking their language subtitled.

    I’m perfectly fine with it. My only nitpick is the subtitle font, but that’s very minor.
     
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  20. Kor

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    We've seen how House Mokai is more into underhanded subterfuge to achieve its ends, whereas other houses might not consider that to be "honorable." And House Kor is into that war paint, which L'Rell told Kol-Sha to get rid of in favor of a new cultural conformity. I don't think the paint is just a matter of aesthetics; it probably has a rich background of lore and deep and nuanced significance going back quite a long time.

    Kor
     
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