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Mr Man
Sun, Mar 17, 2019, 5:52am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Project Daedalus

DSC's great weakness is the diminished number of episodes in a season to flesh out the minor characters. We should have had at least 3 to 4 episodes across the first 2 seasons to know Ariam, so that her death here would have some significant emotional impact, but the breakneck speed at which we are running through the season arcs leave no time for any character development beyond the key 4 or 5 DSC personnel. I really wanted to be swept away with the emotion of the situation, but all I had was a feeling of irritation that we had none of Ariam's backstory before.

Also, what is it with the repetition throughout this episode of someone telling Spock "The Red Angel chose you" or some variant. I noticed it at least 3 times, and by the 3rd time, I was getting really annoyed. That being said, I feel that Ethan Peck is great as Spock, while Anson Mount is the best thing about DSC, hands down.
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Mr Man
Fri, Mar 8, 2019, 6:34pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: If Memory Serves

After this episode, I am convinced that the Red Angel is Michael. It's the scene where we explore Spock's memories and it shows an (? attempted) mind meld with the Red Angel. Spock starts - "My mind to your mind"; it then cuts to Michael who is the possible partner in the mind meld - "My thoughts to your thoughts". I can't think of another reason to have Michael recite those lines in a memory that was pulled from Spock's interaction with the Red Angel.

Her as the Angel also plays off the notion of Spock's reverence for Michael as a child, and his rejection of her ("I was wrong to idolise you".), counterpointed as her possible guise as a guardian angel (Michael the Archangel), whom the characters instinctively idolise. My two cents worth...
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