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  1. "Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Galaxy Chronicles"

    OK final version is up on DeviantArt. Check main topic.
  2. "Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Galaxy Chronicles"

    And here's chief operations officer Lieutenant Junior Grade Gonza, a Saurian!
  3. "Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Galaxy Chronicles"

    OK the next one - Lieutenant Olaas, the USS Galaxy's chief of security. She's Elasian (ala Elaan (the Dohlmann of Elas) from TOS's "Elaan of Troyius," which explains the knife she's wearing!
  4. Episode 1.6 "Lethe" Discussion Thread

    I am wondering if there is truth to this Ash being a mole thing - especially when Admiral Cornwall states about his unusual abilities, which does seem like a point in itself. Also - did Stamets volunteer for that "spore jump" again? He seems to enjoy it, although from the previous episode it seems to throw him a bit out of temporal sync (that reflection in the mirror that is). I liked the mention of the Constitution-class Enterprise. One thing to note - the Discovery is definitely a newer ship than NCC-1701 - the original launched in 2245 (in the prime timeline, not the Kelvin-verse). Speaking of Admiral Cornwall, what's going to happen to her? A mind-rip (a la "Errand of Mercy")? That's my guess. That and most certainly death. It does also provide more layers into Vulcan culture, such as ones who aren't too fond of other species (a la humans) and that there are some fanatics at that. Not to mention character development into Burnham as well as Sarek. I know some say Sarek is a lousy father, but hey, how would you feel if you had two children that weren't fully Vulcan at all? Parenting for a 100% Vulcan father would have to be somewhat of a pain in the butt, wouldn't it?
  5. The Klingon Redesign?

    Well, that's possible for them to get a Klingon mole on board the ship. When you stop and think about it, it would be a clever tactic. We've already seen another Klingon mole in the Federation, Arne Darvin from "The Trouble With Tribbles." I agree with Sehlat Vie about the broad range of ethnicities within the Klingons. We don't know how diverse things actually were. Some probably weren't affected by the events in ENT's "Divergence."
  6. Episode 1.5 "Choose Your Pain" Discussion Thread

    I know I'm chiming in late. Did a repeated viewing of the episode here: I liked the touch of the episode by recognizing other Starfleet captains, although there perhaps should be some that weren't mentioned as some have said. Not to mention it's the first time Robert April has been mentioned outside of TAS, which further cements him into being canon. A nice touch is Matt Decker, who Kirk looked up to prior to his fatal error in "The Doomsday Machine." Some things I liked in this episode is the admiral's concern about taking Burnham under his wing, that there are many among Starfleet who don't think it's a good idea. They're not going to just simply "follow suit" and just accept that Burnham is now a crewmember (albeit with no rank at this point in time) on Discovery and not rotting away in prison. That's actually a good thing that they hung a lantern over that. The big thing about this is the tardigrade. Once seen as an essential component for use of the spore drive, it's discovered that they can't exploit it, and that this beast is in fact quite sentient. Saru at first can't comprehend and just wants the spore drive to work but he does have a change of heart and orders Burnham to save its life, which she does. However, it's found out that Stamets injected himself with it and linked himself with the spore drive. Must have been painful. What Lorca did with the Buran's crew is indeed something that is uneasy. He sacrificed his own ship and his own crew, scuttling them, mostly since a quick death was preferable to dying under slow Klingon torture. That's going to be something that probably will come back to haunt the captain down the line. As you know, he doesn't seem exactly a paragon; he's definitely got some renegade in him beyond the shadow of a doubt. And Harcourt Fenton Mudd. Nice introduction to him. He has some of the mannerisms of his TOS counterpart, and he has been exploiting his cellmates to keep him alive. Now that his two recent ones have escaped, it looks like he might have to face some punishment of his own. Although we do know he survives, without getting disfigured or such (although he may have swindled a reputable plastic surgeon!). I like others was a bit surprised at the dropping of the F-bomb in the series. Something that they couldn't do on the networks. Didn't expect to see it; I would have expected it has they decided to do unnecessary unrated director's cuts of ST09 reboot and its two sequels, but not this. Don't mind much about the gay relationship. Though I'm trying to wrap my head around the scene at the end. Stamets walks away from the mirror, but the mirror image shows him standing there for a few seconds before he walks away, with ominous music. Something isn't as it seems. I know one speculation I had was that Stamets when using himself as a navigator for the spore drive is that he was replaced with a "mirror universe" version of himself (and I know there is supposed to be a Mirror Universe episode down the line of Discovery).
  7. AVATAR 2 Delayed Again

    I liked "The Abyss," although I have to say I wasn't too crazy about the first "Avatar" (Unobtanium - seriously?). Overrated.
  8. "Star Trek: The Next Generation - The Galaxy Chronicles"

    Here's another crewmember - this one is the vertically challenged chief engineer of the USS Galaxy - Lieutenant Commander Jules Damen. And yes, he is based off of Peter Dinklage! Furthermore, the boots he is wearing are anti-grav units, allowing him to float several meters from the ground or deck when the occasion calls for it (the design os actually based off of the GRAVITY boots seen in "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country," FYI).
  9. Exactly. It's also probably going to be a while before she receives any kind of rank, perhaps the one she gets back is ensign for starters. I mean, it took a full episode before Lorca enlists her as part of the crew, and even so, she has no rank, so even Cadet Tilly outranks her. There's clearly no magic "reset button" going on here, which is a good thing. It's also nice to see a captain who is potentially off his rocker as the main one instead of one being high in moral fiber (maybe with the exception of Archer, and Janeway on occassions e.g. "Tuvix" and "Equinox"). These were the chances that Voyager didn't take, nor did Enterprise (with the exception of the Xindi arc and fourth season). As with Georgiou's fate (of being eaten), I can easily see that with Klingons. I give the writers kudos about Ripper being a much bigger version of an actual Earth organism.
  10. No kidding. Yeah it's a shame that Landry went out so fast, but these things happen. Also, I think they said that there would be killing off of main characters on a level similar to "Game of Thrones," so this kind of thing isn't fully surprising to me. I wonder who the next one will be to kick the bucket? Not that I intend to put Vegas odds on it.
  11. Well there was more to Chernobyl than just that. Chernobyl was a poorly-built nuclear power plant. And there's Captain Archer who decided taking his dog onto an alien planet where he could piss on a sacred plant and get sick was a good idea! LOL
  12. An Interesting Lorca Theory...

    ^ Agreed. I'm not to crazy about these fan theories (or fan theories in general), after seeing them posted, I'm just "meh." I think it would be dumb if he was from the Mirror Universe, it would actually ruin his character some. And I think you mean Captian Ransom from Voyager's "Equinox" instead of Captian Ramsay (there was a civilian Ramsay from an ill-fated freighter in TNG's "Angel One"). Also don't forget Erik Pressman from TNG's "The Pegasus," Admiral Leyton from DS9's "Homefront / Paradise Lost" (and his "henchwoman" Erika Benteen) not to mention Balthazar Edison from the Kelvin-verse (and of course Admiral Marcus from same said 'verse).
  13. Well, Landry certainly was a jarhead beyond the shadow of a doubt, and a fool for trying what she did. And I agree what she did was stupid. As someone who is a full commander with a good deal of experience, she should have known far better than to pull a stunt like that. An inexperienced "red-shirt" type crewmember maybe, but I do think that the part wasn't that well written. It's interesting you know, what if there is another mutiny, one that saves the Federation as opposed to what happened in the first two episodes? It would be a sense of ironic symmetry, wouldn't you say? First, Burnham goes against Georgiou and states that they need to open fire on the Klingons, a mistake that put her in the predicament she is now in. Then, something similar happens, but this time around, she's right and this ends the Klingon war. Something to ponder here...
  14. That's exactly what my mother and I thought when seeing that. Very reminiscent of "Dune." I wonder if that's where they got the inspiration from it. As with complaints about the lighting, it's supposed to be moody. At least it's a darn-sight better than that overly bright JJ-prise bridge! I do have to admit, I'm not too crazy about the Klingon scenes either. I can get used to the look though. However, it's good that they are using their native tongue with subtitles, something I like to see them do when they're not around humans. They should have done this more often in other Trek incarnations.
  15. USS Discovery Final Design

    But at least they have a dang good explanation for it!