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Dirty Mac
Fri, Oct 19, 2018, 11:27pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: General Discussion

I love the image Jammer used for his main page. The trailers that have been released for season two, plus the casting choices for Pike and Spock, not to mention the change up in producers/writers, have me hopeful for a better, more powerful and focused season two of Discovery--still...that scene in the turbolift, when the Motion Picture alien sneezes, seems so slapstick... I hope Kurtzman and Co. aren't resorting to more Orville like comedy. Please give us smart and serious sci-fi/characters.

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The Dirty Mac
Sat, Sep 30, 2017, 9:03pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: The Vulcan Hello / Battle at the Binary Stars

That was my very first post, in all these years, by the way.
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The Dirty Mac
Sat, Sep 30, 2017, 8:58pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: The Vulcan Hello / Battle at the Binary Stars

Jammer,

I've been reading you for a long time. You write very well, and I often agree with most, if not all, of your insights on Trek.

Thank you for jumping back in the saddle and writing Discovery reviews! And God bless you on your family! We've all, in a sense, watched you mature into a family man!

I understand your questioning of Burnham's actions when she attempts mutiny. However, we cannot forget the history of her character.

She is a HUMAN raised as Vulcan. Which means she has logic, but her logic is tarnished (forever) with human emotion. Which is what Sarek tells her. Her mind is not the problem, rather her Human heart. That is why she did what she did.

She believed her actions were justified. The fact that Captain Georgiou was not listening to her advice on attacking the Klingons first forced her hand. Burnham saw her course of action as the only true way to save her crew and avoid the very conflict she inevitably instigated. Hence the paradox of her character for the rest of the show.

There are elements of dialogue throughout that underlay Burnham's character. Though her actions were shocking for the average Trek viewer (based on what we have been used to with older shows) they were not carried out merely as a random course of action by a crazed character. Rather, they were actions taken by our first human who was trained as a Vulcan, but who still struggles with her Human emotional need to sometimes act illogically.

I love the simplicity of the plot. Here we are, here is the problem, Starfleet struggles with the solution. In the end we have a main character in the heat of trouble for us to explore for the rest of the show.

Additionally, this show looks great, and feels mature and serious as no other Trek has.

I do not know how you sift through all the blather in these comments. Those who dismiss this show as not Trek are ridiculous. This is 2017 and we are getting into the 21st Century. A war with the Klingons can show how Humanity struggles and ultimately comes to be the "pure" result Gene Rodenberry envisioned way back when. A touch of BSG can only enhance ST in my view....

Anyway, could go on forever! Love your reviews.

Please keep them coming!

Thanks,
The Dirty Mac
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