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Star Trek: Discovery (possible spoilers)

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:23 pm
by cwerdna
Anyone watching? I'm all caught up with w/the latest ep (#9 "Into the Forest I Go"). That ep was a mid-season finale and we won't see any new eps until January.

Even though it's so different than all other Trek shows before it, I'm still enjoying it. You just have to let some of the YATI (Yet Another Trek Inconsistency) and canon issues, beside the tech and Klingons vs. TOS not bother you too much.

Warning: This thread could have spoilers for anyone not caught up to the current ep. Best not to spoil any major plot points (if they exist in the wild, possibly as rumors) that are in future not yet aired eps.

Re: Star Trek: Discovery (possible spoilers)

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:15 pm
by DanCar
I feel like I've been scared for life after watching that sex scene. :lol:

Re: Star Trek: Discovery (possible spoilers)

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:21 pm
by LeftieBiker
I saw most of the premiere, until it got lopped off, and didn't much like it. I really didn't like the Klingons. J.J. Abrams and Co. were a bad choice for this franchise, and as soon as I saw that they were using a converted distillery for the engineering deck (and no doubt saving a million or three dollars for their own pockets) in the first movie, I cringed. I'm not a Trekkie, but I DO have sci-fi standards. And I am most certainly NOT going to subscribe to a crappy streaming service just to watch one show. I'll watch it eventually on DVD.

Re: Star Trek: Discovery (possible spoilers)

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:27 pm
by cwerdna
Ep 2 had a lot of action.

The converted distillery hasn't been used at all in ST:D (haha).

This show takes places 10 years before TOS and supposedly, this show doesn't take place in JJ-verse (aka now called the "Kelvin timeline"). I have to admit it's confusing given the look of the ships, esp. the bridge. The bridges look more like those from JJ-verse reboot #1, namely the USS Kelvin (http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/USS_Kelvin).

Re: Star Trek: Discovery (possible spoilers)

Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:40 pm
by LeftieBiker
Yeah, I didn't even realize while watching it that it was a prequel.

Re: Star Trek: Discovery (possible spoilers)

Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:59 am
by cwerdna
Anyone still watching? Ep 10 ("Despite Yourself), the 1st ep after the hiatus was very good. It was also directed by Jonathan Frakes (aka Commander Riker). http://ew.com/tv/2017/06/27/star-trek-d ... an-frakes/ mentions that their cast was "dying to work with him".

Too bad this site doesn't have spoiler tags like TiVocommunity. I'll try to hide a spoiler.

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It's in the evil parallel mirror universe.
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They really gave a good script to Frrakes to work with.

Re: Star Trek: Discovery (possible spoilers)

Posted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:01 am
by jlv
Select text for spoiler: The doctor takes the ex-POW alone into a room and tells him that they not only tortured him, but that they changed me and he's not really himself anymore. He does this alone, with no security? I saw his death coming. :roll:

Re: Star Trek: Discovery (possible spoilers)

Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:10 pm
by cwerdna
Regarding the above point.... in After Trek, there are strong hints that (select text on a desktop browser to see) Dr. Culber is coming back, somehow.

Ep 11 was weaker but had a nice twist at the end. I really wonder how Discovery is going get back their normal universe. I wonder if we'll get to see the inside of the Defiant.

Re: Star Trek: Discovery (possible spoilers)

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:47 am
by jlv
I thought they showed the inside on the Defiant on Enterprise.

Re: Star Trek: Discovery (possible spoilers)

Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:48 am
by cwerdna
jlv wrote:I thought they showed the inside on the Defiant on Enterprise.

Yes. In fact all of part 2 of In a Mirror, Darkly was on Defiant.

What I'm getting at is, will they show it again? If so, will it be all retro like the TOS sets or will be totally different and be similar to the bridges we're seeing in seeing on ST:D?