Started by Grizz, September 24, 2017, 02:47:37 pm
Quote from: Scott Archer on October 04, 2017, 12:27:46 pm Burnham was different this week, I feel like she's learnt her lesson and come back to her Starfleet values (which came across in her conversation with Lorca.)
Quote from: Grizz on October 23, 2017, 10:15:16 amAgainst the wishes of YouTube comments everywhere, CBS has renewed Discovery for Season 2!
Quote from: Martin Thompson on November 03, 2017, 06:01:20 pm1. The entire premise of the ship: the spore drive. I mean, Voyager anyone? "Hey Kathryn, you remember that verry successfull experment we ran back in the 2250's? Maybe you could use that one to get back?"2. Where are all those weird aliens coming from? Saru? Whats his race now? And that wierd android-looking comm officer? Wasn't Data the first android to serve on a Starfleet vessel? They are playing a bit high and loose with some of the details IMHO. I'm sure there are some fans who have some kind of overly-difficult way of explaining this away. Seeing as Grizz is our ret-con queen, whats your take on this?
Quote from: Grizz on November 03, 2017, 07:15:55 pmThere's not much to say about the first point as one has to assume the show is going to address why the spore drive - and indeed the Discovery as a whole - fails / isn't adopted. At the moment its use is already very dodgy. Part of the reason I like the show is that they haven't let it being a prequel (though it's really a sequel to Enterprise) stop them from introducing new things. As it should be - and this includes different species. So we haven't seen other Kelpians in Starfleet in the future - doesn't matter - we didn't hear of Betazoids in TOS yet a reference was slipped in to The Undiscovered Country to tie in to their establishment in TNG. They were there all along, honest!The spore drive officer (Airiam) has been labelled an Augmented Human, I believe. On which front I also still like that we got to see Keyla pre-augment on the Shenzhou before she was wounded. Nice little detail. Not every injury can be cured with a wave of a glowing tool yet, it seems.
QuoteI still think its wierd that there are aliens who have been in the Federation for years but we still have never ever seen, even not on DS9, a show on a large space station where hundreds of species where present at any given day.
Quote from: Grizz on January 08, 2018, 04:27:09 pmThank you, Jonathan Frakes, for delivering "Despite Yourself" to me.