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Michael Darwin
Sun, Mar 7, 2021, 12:03am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 2

Just finished binge watching season 3 after taking the 50% off deal for a year of Paramount Plus. And the verdict is... eh.

In many ways Discovery moved Trek in the right direction, and this season moved Discovery the right way too. Showed flaws in the Federation, and took away some of their invincibility. We have brought in new crew and said good bye to familiar faces every season. They actually jumped into the future. Perhaps too far, IMO, but it was a necessary move for a series that was mired in the past.

On the other hand, the schmaltzy science grates me to no end. If TOS relied to heavily on radiation of the week, Discovery is all about the materialization of bad feelings. Bleh.

I am also unsettled by Gray's character. I know the actor is currently 19, but he comes across MUCH younger to me, while Blu de Barrio does not. I get Gray is probably supposed to look the age he was when he died, but still it feels a bit creepy to me. No offense to the actor, but I would like them to just resolve this story and move on from Gray.
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Michael Darwin
Sun, Feb 9, 2020, 12:16am (UTC -5) | 🔗
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

So I'm a year or so late, but I just finished watching the season, and once again want to thank Jammer for all his reviews, and the comments by the community. On the one hand I find the series frustrating for many of the reasons most of you did, but I really am drawn to the characters. They may be a little too... colorful at times, but they are all so much better than the bland gruel that dominated Voyager and Enterprise. The show has a lot of good ingredients, but I think was wrongheaded in being a prequel based on silly spore science. For all the flaws of season 2, dropping the ship into the far future offers a fresh start, both for the crew and the universe itself. Who knows where the Federation, Klingons, Vulcans, Kelpians, etc will be 930 years in the future? I am genuinely excited to find out.
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