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Andy NoVA
Fri, Dec 18, 2020, 9:22am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DSC S3: Terra Firma, Part 2

Props to this episode for resurrecting not just The Guardian of Forever (not seen on screen since TAS' Yesteryear), but also the overdubbed original voice of Bart LaRue, identifying it as such.

That was about the only redeeming feature of this episode. I too don't buy the whole "Georgiou is redeemed" storyline. Is she now the MU member who can summon the future by changing the present, as J. Tiberious Kirk once suggested?

She was much more fun as an implacable villain. I'm not excited by the prospect of a Mission: Impossible-style ST: Section 31. That kind of espionage show made sense in a real-world setting, but how does that work when it's all make believe?

Seems the writers are so in love with Phillipa Georgiou that they just assumed everyone else was too. Instead, we get throw-away "it was all a dream" type moments in the MU and now a teary farewell for somebody who was all treachery all the time not too many episodes ago.

Discovery has really become Millennial Trek, a show designed to allow the characters to constantly emote, to tolerate breakdowns in discipline to allow for feelings to predominate over command structue and to endlessly preach inclusion, tolerance and the notion that deep down, everyone is really a good person.

I'm not opposed to these goals, but damn... why do they have to constantly hit everyone over the head with them? Can't the viewers be trusted to absorb these social justice lessons in service to a greater story? Please?
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Andy NoVA
Sun, Dec 6, 2020, 9:13pm (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 10: The Passenger

Really suprised nobody's mentioned the simultaneous hat tips to Ridley Scott's alien eggs or the Lucas/Spielberg Indiana Jones like race through the (ice) cave with all those spiders in pursuit.

While I'm at it, the parent spider also evoked the creature that chases Chris Pine's James T. Kirk into an ice cave in the JJ Abrams Star Trek reboot.

Odes a plenty here.
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