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Skwinty
Fri, Feb 9, 2018, 3:37pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S1: The War Without, The War Within

http://memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Vulcan_mind_meld

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Skwinty
Wed, Feb 7, 2018, 11:36pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S1: The War Without, The War Within

What the hell are you talking about? Orphans? Really?

You think that this was what DIS has been about? I have nothing against orphans, but to say that this nearly psychotic year of DIS is about orphans is stretching things to the limit.

And for no reason whatsoever, I'll give my rankings of the various ST shows so far.

1. TNG
2. TOS
3. ENT
4. DS9
5. DIS
6. VOY
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Skwinty
Wed, Feb 7, 2018, 8:13pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S1: The War Without, The War Within

Sorry to interrupt again, but I want do want to reiterate what I said before, that there was no plan, or theme, because I think it's right, but mostly because I thought of this analogy that I think is clever. :)

The character of Mike is sort of like a cat that climbed a tree. Some people think it was chased up there by a dog, and there is evidence for that. Some people think it climbed up there on it's own to stalk prey, and there is evidence of that.

But what really happened was, a spaceship came down and beamed it up into outer space to be a super jedi cat. And that's the true story.

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Skwinty
Wed, Feb 7, 2018, 4:12pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S1: The War Without, The War Within

I think all this debating is interesting, but pointless, because I don't think the writers had that much in mind at all, other than making a flashy show with some plot twists and shocks in it.

People cherry-picking this scene or that scene to support their argument, and their argument making sense; then another person picking some other scene or two to support the opposing argument, and that also making sense; seems to indicate to me that the writers didn't have a coherent theme in mind at all.

All of the characters, especially Mike, seem to do what they do just because the plot requires them to do it, so they can get to the next twist or shock. I don't think the show is as deep as people are assuming.

I could be wrong, and maybe the last episode, or even next season, will prove me wrong, but I doubt it. It doesn't look that way so far.

But certainly don't stop debating. Like I said, I think it's pointless, but interesting nonetheless.
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Skwinty
Mon, Feb 5, 2018, 12:41am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S1: The War Without, The War Within

Much better than the last episode, but a bit boring.

Tilly has changed. She used to be a goofy, nearly autistic type character, now she acts like a totally average person. I don't know if they just decided to scrap that aspect of her or if it's supposed to show how recent events have affected her or what, but it feels strange to me. I didn't like her much before, to be honest, but now she's just another normal crewperson and nowhere near as interesting.

SMG still can't act.

I did not like the magical terraforming of the mushroom moon. Like Del_Duio said, it seemed shoehorned in. They needed spores, so hey, toss in a cool scene with helicopter agra-transport probe thingies. And if they only had one small mushroom left, how did they use that to launch like 30 probes? And why couldn't they just have done that on a smaller scale in the spore room they have on Discovery? The whole thing seemed sort of silly.

Making Georgiou captain was a terrible decision. I don't buy for one second that anyone would believe she was the PU Georgiou, especially since there was no decent explanation of why she would still be alive, and that they just left the MU, where everyone has a duplicate. Anyone on Discovery with half a brain would realize who she really was.

And why would they hand the captaincy of Discovery over to a megalomaniacal murderer from the MU? Oh wait they already did that once didn't they? I think his name was Lorca, and that worked out great didn't it?

2 stars.
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Skwinty
Sat, Oct 21, 2017, 5:15am (UTC -6)
Re: VOY S3: Flashback

It was cool to see Sulu and the Excelsior etc. despite the whole thing being shoehorned in.

What I didn't get is that if this is a meld between Janeway and Tuvok reliving his memories, why could anyone see Janeway at all, and how were they able to nerve pinch someone and steal her clothes and have Janeway sneak around and all that business? Were they changing his memories? And if so how can you trust the memories to be what actually happened and find the truth? Once the mind meld started going a bit haywire, they treated it as if they had actually travelled back in time instead of just reliving memories. That whole thing was a bit of a convoluted mess.

All in all, not too bad though.

2 1/2 stars.
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