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MarkG
Mon, Jan 25, 2021, 6:17pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 2

+1 on the thanks for everyone mentioning The Expanse. This is real Science Fiction.
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MarkG
Sun, Jan 24, 2021, 4:31pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 2

@greycat
“The crew are about as professional as the DSC crew.”

Lower Decks is a comedy though, Disco is supposed to be serious drama.
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MarkG
Tue, Jan 19, 2021, 3:14pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 2

I’m not sure what target audience is, but I watched the first two episodes of Lower Decks and it’s quite fun. I’m 45.
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MarkG
Sat, Jan 9, 2021, 3:09pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 2

About Burnham killing people without reason in the last escape scene with the warp core: Starfleet is basically at war with EC, Discovery is trapped *inside* another ship and heavily fired upon. Not sure what people are expecting in such a situation.

(The above point ignores the question of the warp core had to be ejected - it was not explained why it was necessary since they were going to do a jump)
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MarkG
Sat, Jan 9, 2021, 7:56am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 2

@Maq
“ Why did Culber not take and use a hypo spry?”

They did take some I think but the holo-environment magically removed all objects they had on them.
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MarkG
Fri, Jan 8, 2021, 3:28pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 2

Jammer’s reviews and the comments section has been a saving grace for this season. Will be back for Discovery: Dilithium Freighter :D
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MarkG
Tue, Jan 5, 2021, 7:57pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: There Is a Tide...

At least I loled when Book said "Go save the day, Michael." As if the writers have been reading the complaints here and decided to troll us :D
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MarkG
Tue, Jan 5, 2021, 4:41pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: There Is a Tide...

I think I get it. This is just like LOST. Things just happen, without a lot of justification. Then other stuff that seem fun and surprising happen even if they don’t make send compared to the previous stuff. Then a new round of stuff. Oh well. :D
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MarkG
Mon, Jan 4, 2021, 5:24pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Su'Kal

The tears are an easy guess.
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MarkG
Mon, Jan 4, 2021, 12:37pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Su'Kal

The whole notion of Saru suddenly not acting as a captain and taking orders from Michael is alarming.
It will be highly ridiculous if we end up in season 4 with “Captain Michael”
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MarkG
Sat, Dec 12, 2020, 3:59pm (UTC -5)
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 15: The Believer

@Leen, to add to that thought, why are the Tie fighters not providing air support to these important shipments except from 100 meters from the base? :D
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MarkG
Sun, Dec 6, 2020, 6:43am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Unification III

Great comment from Jammer on the 800 year jump. It’s not supported so far. The writers seem to like using big numbers (the Burn happened 100 years ago and nothing changed since then!) or very small ones (the time differences in explosions are really really tiny, aren’t you impressed?). It’s a cheap trick.
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MarkG
Sun, Dec 6, 2020, 6:12am (UTC -5)
Re: MAND S2: Chapter 14: The Tragedy

Effortlessly killing storm troopers that mindlessly rush towards our heroes instead of shooting at them gets tiring after a while. This could be a few minutes shorter.
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MarkG
Tue, Dec 1, 2020, 4:40am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Unification III

@Booming
Just to add to what you wrote:
regarding the rank of Harry Kim via Memory Alpha
>> In the Voyager relaunch book series, Kim gets back together with Libby and is promoted to full lieutenant (like many of his crewmates, Kim is promoted two steps in rank, to make up for the time spent in the Delta Quadrant where he could not normally receive promotions).
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MarkG
Sun, Nov 29, 2020, 6:15am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Unification III

A note about Vulcans in Discovery and logic

These are not the TOS or TNG Vulcans. They are now a mix of Vulcans and Romulans, with 3 factions (as shown in the episode) that are trying to find a balance. Romulans were never about “all logic” so there will be differences. The first priority of these “NuVulcans” seem to be to maintain the unification of their originating peoples.
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MarkG
Sun, Nov 29, 2020, 6:05am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Unification III

@Ralf

Book has a) provided support to Starfleet by helping Burnham survive for a year and look for the source of the Burn, and his ship saved Discovery in the second episode of this season. And then b) provided more intel on the Burn (the “black box”).

So I think he has earned his shuttle bay docking privileges. ;)
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MarkG
Fri, Nov 27, 2020, 3:26pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Unification III

The writers put in Tilly as acting XO just to keep the seat warm until Burnham’s arc of redemption and truly finding her place in Starfleet is complete. And then she will be XO again. It’s the only logical explanation I can think of.
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MarkG
Fri, Nov 20, 2020, 2:11pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Scavengers

Here’s another question: how is Tilly still(?) an Ensign while being one of the main personnel in engineering and we see her give orders?
This isn’t a Voyager-like situation where half the crew was lost and it was somewhat logical for Harry to be an important crew member?
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MarkG
Sat, Nov 14, 2020, 5:02am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Die Trying

@Booming

It seems to be a common trope of TV/movies that people with mental health issues can just “tough it out” on their own while also continue doing their work.
In fact, staying at work is somehow actually beneficial for their mental health!
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MarkG
Fri, Nov 13, 2020, 7:12am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Forget Me Not

If we take a look at the range of characteristics in people living in the US (with a history of 250 years of different races happily mixing their genes), and given that already 67% of global population lives in Asia and Africa (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_the_world#2020_population_distribution) by 2400 it will be very hard to find a white person as someone might describe one today. We’re all going to be shades of brown and yellow :D
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MarkG
Mon, Nov 9, 2020, 8:16am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Forget Me Not

@SC

Warning: SNW will probably have the same blue/gray palette. It’s another Kurtzman show...
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MarkG
Sun, Nov 8, 2020, 10:06am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Forget Me Not

@TheSisko

Come on, man! You’re talking about an episode where Discovery is trying to get away from a planet for the entirety of the episode and is about to be “consumed” by the parasitic ice, only to be saved at the last moment by Burnham who magically appears out of nowhere. :D She is saving the universe even in episodes where she shows up for 60” :)
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MarkG
Sun, Nov 8, 2020, 5:42am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Forget Me Not

@TheSisko

I’ve probably had some much better experiences with doctors than you had. But that’s not the . That said, IMHO the specific character in this specific show is not what you’re implying about doctors in general.

My main point though was that the writers went out of their way to try to justify how Michael ends up being a better counsellor than the ship’s trained (and shown during 2 seasons to be perfectly capable) doctor.

And since you’re TheSisko, just yesterday I watched a DS9 episode where Sisko shows up for a total of 60”. It was quite refreshing to watch a show where not everything depends on the lead character every darn time. :)
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MarkG
Sat, Nov 7, 2020, 7:49am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Forget Me Not

This would be so much better if Michael didn’t get to go the planet but the doctor did (as intended)
Surely he was more qualified to provide psychological support.
Trek has never been about the lead character saving the day on every single episode.

That said, this was one of the best Discovery episodes ever.
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MarkG
Sat, Nov 7, 2020, 7:34am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: People of Earth

@Leif
Indeed it will be nice to see some new alien races. Although a lot of people are curious to see what 900 years passing has meant for all our familiar races.
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