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About Corylea

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  • Birthday 03/24/1958

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    Boston area, USA
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    The Voyage Home
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    James T. Kirk
  • Favorite Trek Series
    The Original Series
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    Writing, dogs, computer games, psychology.

    I have a chronic illness that greatly limits me. So if my participation is spotty, or if I disappear for a week or a month, it's no reflection on the people here; I'm just sick.

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  1. I've been coughing more or less continuously for the past couple of days, and it's been fairly miserable.  I find myself thinking about Leonard Nimoy, who died of COPD and whose last few months were pretty miserable with it, according to the documentary his daughter Julie made.  And yet they said he reacted with grace and wit, up till the end.

    Surely if Mr. Nimoy could die with grace, I can find it in myself to whine a little less about a bad cold.  Leonard Nimoy, still teaching me things after he's dead.


    Because everything in life IS about Star Trek. :-)


    1. Sim


      Corylea, only the best wishes, and a speedy recovery to the maximum of the possible extent! It would be nice if Bones could help out with a little cordrazine, but I'm sure you'll get over it even without it... until then, you have my sympathies, heavy colds can be terrible. If you feel feverish, try some atonal music by Schoenberg, that does help!

    2. Sehlat Vie

      Sehlat Vie

      Yes, it is.  Hehe...  

      And the late Leonard Nimoy is a great life coach, if you ask me.   His Spock inspired me throughout childhood (and occasionally into my adulthood).   

      Hope you feel better as soon as possible!

  2. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    I thought Quinto's Spock was a valid interpretation of a human-Vulcan hybrid, even though he was very different from the character Mr. Nimoy played. Since Quinto was in a reboot, I was happy for him to give us his own interpretation of the character in that timeline. But in the Prime timeline, I want to see Spock being like the one Mr. Nimoy played. I want a restrained and logical scientist, not an action hero who happens to have pointed ears. I watched all four seasons of Heroes, and Quinto was excellent in it, especially in the little-watched 4th season, when he got to be several different kinds of Sylar, from evil to good to even naive. So I know he's an excellent actor, but his interpretation of the character -- partly guided by the writing of the reboot movies -- is a much more human version of Spock. I prefer my Spock to be mostly Vulcan. And yes, I'm aware that Cage-era Spock behaved differently than Kirk-era Spock, because Number One was supposed to be the restrained and logical one during "The Cage." Since only the parts of "The Cage" that are in "The Menagerie" are technically canon, I maintain that the unSpocklike things we see him do in the Cage footage that's in "The Menagerie" is part of the Talosian illusion.
  3. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    I think it's likely to be Number One. During "The Menagerie," Spock said the things they were seeing happened 13 years ago. Since he said that during the first season of TOS, the Talos IV stuff should have happened about 2 years before "Will You Take My Hand."
  4. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    Ah, that's interesting! Thanks for passing along that tidbit. Ah, cool catch! I usually pay so much attention to the people that I totally miss what's going on with the objects. So, did the bowl actually contain grapefruit juice, which is what the Tranya was made of in "The Corbomite Maneuver"?
  5. Sarek

    Actually, I've read that Mark Lenard got more fan mail than Leonard Nimoy, the week that "Journey to Babel" aired. So you're clearly NOT alone. Personally, I've had a grudge against Sarek for decades because of the way he treated Spock in "Journey to Babel," so he isn't sexy to me, but yeah, more fan mail than Nimoy suggests that I'm in the minority on that one.
  6. Sarek

    I finally saw "Sarek" for the first time.* I'm SO glad I waited until the first season of Discovery was over to watch it! Man, Mark Lenard has more gravitas in his little finger than James Frain has in his whole body. I realize that a Vulcan is hard to play, and I'm sure Mr. Frain is doing the best he can. But damn, Lenard was incredible! (It's really starting to look like Sehlat Vie's alternate universe theory is correct, because seeing the Prime Sarek again ... Discovery's Sarek is SO not the same guy!) And Patrick Stewart was wonderful in the feeling-all-Sarek's-emotions scene. Yes, of course your human wives knew you loved them. Silly Sarek! But does that mean that Sarek never melded with his human wives, not once in many decades of marriage? Or did Picard just assume that they'd never melded? Because if *I* were married to a Vulcan, you can be damned sure I'd have asked for at least one meld! There was a serving of Star Trek cheese in there somewhere, but it was still a very fine episode. * (I'll remind those of you who don't remember me that I lived in a TV-free household for a couple of decades, so although I first saw TOS during its summer reruns in 1969 and have adored it since then, I'm just now working my way through other Star Treks. I've seen the first 7 episodes of TNG, the first two seasons of VOY, the first season and a half of ENT, and I'm saving DS9 to watch with my husband, who claims he'll watch it with me but hasn't yet)
  7. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    If the bridge fills with smoke, no one can SEE a freaking touchscreen, but if the helmsman has been using their station for a long time, they'd be able to push the right buttons to get them away, just by feel.
  8. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    Most viewers? That's certainly possible, but I've actually heard a number of other people hope that they don't show Spock, so I wonder what a poll would say. I think if they show Spock, it will take a lot of the luster away from Burnham, and since they want the show to be about her, I think Discovery's showrunners might well shy away from putting Spock in it. I think exploring Burnham's relationship with Spock might well happen in the tie-in novels, rather than in the show itself.
  9. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    And that wouldn't be confusing at all!
  10. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    Yes, but if they take it away from her, SHE can't use it, so the threat that's keeping them under her rule is gone. Once that threat is gone, they can go back to business as usual, which was apparently carving up the Federation as spoils of war for the various houses. That could have been part of the point, you know. If you're going to be all aggressive and warlike, this is what comes of that. Star Trek doesn't always show us a better way to be; sometimes it shows us the perils of the path we're on. "Let That Be Your Last Battlefield" comes to mind... I adored seeing the Enterprise and hearing a call from Captain Pike, and the TOS music over the end credits made me tear up. I think it would be great to have a few episodes where they interact with Pike, but I really hope they don't have Spock in it, because I don't want them to mess up the Spock we already have. Spock can be on leave, attending an astrophysics conference, or unconscious in sickbay, or temporarily lent out to another ship that needs his expertise. There are lots of ways to get around having Spock in it while still having Pike.
  11. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    Travel taking exactly as long as the plot requires IS a fine old Star Trek tradition. It doesn't actually make sense, but I find myself willing to overlook it; Star Trek has always required a bit of hand-waving. Er, as best we know, Season 2 isn't until 2019. Because the show is on a streaming service and doesn't fill a network time slot, it doesn't have to be ready at any particular time.
  12. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    I was tired of the Klingon war and wanted it to go away, and I know many other fans felt the same way. The writers did make it go away, and I think maybe they expected us to be so happy the war ended without genocide that we wouldn't think about it too hard. Say WHAT? Have they MET Star Trek fans? Thinking about it too hard is what we do!
  13. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    We usually agree with one another so much that I could be your alternate-universe self (from a nicer universe than the Mirror one, obviously) ... but not this time. While I did enjoy many of the same things that you enjoyed, from the return to core Star Trek values to Clint Howard's cameo to sassy Saru to that glimpse of the ship that will always be first in my heart, I didn't find this episode nearly as satisfying as you did. The resolution of the Klingon war felt too easy and didn't completely make sense to me. If the detonator is all that's keeping L'Rell in power, how come they don't jump on her and grab it or steal it from her the first time she falls asleep? I just didn't buy it. I was glad to see a resolution to the war, and I was glad that resolution didn't involve genocide, but my suspension of disbelief just couldn't stretch quite that far. I'm happy to put the war behind us, but I was hoping the wrap-up would work a bit better. We'd been hoping the writers wouldn't press the time-travel reset button, and they didn't, but I actually think I might have found that more sensible and more satisfying that what they did do. I think I'd have found it more believable. Well, in as much as time travel is ever believable. I also didn't think Sarek was that much more in character, considering that he SMILED at Burnham. And he's SO happy about her being in Starfleet that he asked to be the one to give her her commander's pin back? Blue-eyed Sarek is clearly from an alternate universe. This. All of this! Our imagination was, indeed, supposed to fill in the gaps.
  14. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    He's much too old to be Cage-era Pike; I really hope they get someone else. Yes, it felt too easy to me, too. The Klingons have caused THAT much devastation, and you end it all by handing L'Rell an iPad? I think the creative team wanted the morality-play element, where Burnham and the rest of the Disco crew stood up (literally) against war crimes and genocide, but these writers have proven quite creative; I'd think they could have managed that with a little more gravitas. The slumming-in-an-Orion-nightclub segment felt overlong and not really necessary to me; if they'd cut half of that, they could have given ending the season-long war more than a nod and a smile.
  15. Episode 1.15 “Will You Take My Hand?” Discussion Thread

    Yes, that's part of the problem I have with Discovery; this guy feels like some other Vulcan, not Sarek. Maybe Spock can have been injured on a landing party, and he'll be unconscious in sickbay when Discovery contacts the Enterprise. That would get him out of the way without changing either canon or this version of Sarek. This Sarek smirked at Michael towards the end. I mean really!