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  1. This, I am willing to accept. It's like watching a play, a certain amount of buy-in and suspension of disbelief is expected of the audience. What I can't accept is new tech that is centuries into the future, even more advanced that TNG era, being available 10 years before the Enterprise launched. There has to be an explanation for it. Maybe it is a new timeline altogether started from the events in ST:ENT but that doesn't explain the Klingon's redesign either. ENT did episodes on the Klingon's mutations so it's not so easy to write that off as just copying the old style seen in TNG/Voy/DS9. If this was the ENT timeline why are they so radically different 100 years later? I think DSC might be in an entirely new parallel universe, and maybe they are just now entering the prime timeline with their last jump? Or perhaps they are in the mirror universe.
  2. I actually find her character annoying. She was raised by Sarek of all people. How many billions of Vulcans living in the 23rd century but it had to be Sarek that adopted her? How about sending her back to Earth instead of raising her to be an emotionally repressed, broken adult. It's like they needed some of Spock's 'magic' to rub off on her and turn her into a character we care about because 'OMG Spock's adopted sister!' Ugh. As a Vulcan she could be forgiven for being antisocial, but she's just human who had a weird upbringing who thought that she knew better than her captain. Making her the main POV character of the show was a mistake because the audience doesn't relate to or empathize with her. Nothing to do with Sonequa Martin-Green's portrayal of the character, she has done her job well despite having to play a stiff, uptight character who is more irritating than Wesley Crusher. I have to agree, Lorca is a much more interesting character than Micheal Burnham. He's so much more relatable and real. I was sold on him when he waited until the last moment before spore-jumping after saving the colony, just to get max damage with his depth charges. Finally, a bad-ass captain!
  3. I've rewatched all DISCO episodes several times, but I only gave this one a single rewatch. I thought that the events near the end of the episode were completely out of character for Lorca and Mudd should have recognized it. I know they had to keep him alive, but that ending was a groaner. Mudd should have seen through the deception as well I thought.... The ending was a total dramatic cheat... consolidating his debts with one lender? What?! This guy didn't get rich by being a moron. They tried to give this episode a classic feel for the ending I think, and ended up looking campy. Overall a very messy episode. It wasn't in the ball park of worst Trek episodes ever, but it was definitely below average.
  4. Streaming Problems with DISCOVERY

    I had no problems up here in Canada, I PVR'ed it off the Space Channel.
  5. Episode 1.5 "Choose Your Pain" Discussion Thread

    They've made enough of an attempt to explain it that I can buy in for the sake of following the show. It seems like they are just expanding on the concept of subspace. This poses some continuity problems of course, why weren't Kirk or Picard popping around the universe at will? I think that Enterprise is the only canon for this show. I don't think that the events of TOS or TNG will happen in Discovery's timeline/future.
  6. Is Commander Landry part Pakled? Let's find out what makes Ripper so good at killing heavily armed Klingons... release the anesthetic and open the pen even though Ripper is still clearly awake! Ahhhh! It's too bad, because I thought she had some good lines in the first episode (the first onboard Discovery) like "Starfleet says we have to feed the animals.... Who's hungry?" How about Captain Lorca though... delaying the jump to spore warp and risking his crew just to get some extra damage in. He IS a warmonger. I think Stamets, Burnham Tilly and Saru are going to team up on 'Team Science' vs Lorca's 'Team Warmonger'
  7. The Orville

    I'd argue more remembered than Shakespeare or Mozart.... It's only in the past century that we could record performances. That makes it more accessible and relate-able to future audiences. Future pop culture will probably borrow from our century. That said, they probably wouldn't be watching the junior mint episode of Seinfeld on the job. As for last night's episode, I thought it was an improvement over last week. We learn that teleportation will eventually happen in the Orville-verse, but not for a few centuries. However, propulsion is more advanced than Voyager's time, with a trip from the Delta quadrant taking approximately 9 months for the Orville. I had a good laugh at the leg amputation, that was a good send-up of Data's misunderstandings.
  8. The Klingon Redesign?

    I didn't like it at first, but I think it will grow on me.
  9. After sitting in college all day taking notes off the board, the last thing I want to do is read subtitles while I'm relaxing. That's just a small quibble though, can't believe it's been 12 years since we could discuss a new episode of ST.
  10. I'm thankful that this is on the Space network in Canada. I ordered that channel from my TV provider specifically so I could watch this show. There's no way I'd get CBS All Access.
  11. I just love the look and feel of this show. I was skeptical about the Klingons, but now seeing them in action, they make the TNG era prosthetics look a bit silly. I'm willing to buy in to yet another evolution of the Klingon look. It was cool that they speak their lines in Klingonese considering the effort put into constructing the language, but it also means having to read subtitles. They feel more alien now, but maybe that's a good thing. I can't wait for episode 3.
  12. The Orville

    I re-watched the pilot with the intention to ignore the jokes and to take it in as a serious sci-fi show. It kind of works if you aren't expecting it to be a galaxy quest style comedy. I watched the episode tonight but missed the first 15 mins. I felt that the comedy was toned down, which it needed to be. The plot to this episode was ripped from a TAS episode, but that's okay because Star Trek has done almost anything so it's pretty hard to come up with something people haven't seen before at this point. If Seth is serious about providing an earnest Sci Fi show, I'm going to get behind it. Anything to get this format back on TV so he gets props from me for that.
  13. The Orville

    I chuckled about the 'soda on the bridge' joke, I drink coke when I work too. Other than that, most of the jokes didn't really land. I'll give it a shot if it's committed to being a sincere show. If it tries to be sincere one moment then tries to be an episode of Family Guy the next moment, it gets pretty jarring and pulls me out of the experience. I found myself trying to take the show seriously, but then it pulls me back out with what amounts to a cut-away gag. If they are trying to be Galaxy Quest, that's fine too, but stick to comedy then and don't take the villains seriously.
  14. What Star Trek book are you currently reading?

    I just finished "The Hall of Heroes", this book does not disappoint. I'm glad I picked up this Prey trilogy, and I look forward to this author's next book.
  15. Journey's End aggravates me, the Wesley story-line is beyond annoying. The 'Picard's ancestor was evil to First Nations' is eye roll worthy. What's worse is that they essentially recycle this awful episode into Star Trek Insurrection. I think this one even beats out Sub Rosa as the worst of Season 7.