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Reign1701A
Sun, Nov 12, 2017, 9:50pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: Into the Forest I Go

@Karl Zimmerman: Burnham reveals herself to the Klingons and fights Kol because she heard Kol order the ship to go to warp, which would've ended the mission to get the sensor data. She was stalling for time for Disco to complete the jumps.

Almost perfect score for me. I feel like the Sarcaphagous ship went down a little too easily (well, if you're not Stammets). Having the sensors announce the uplink to Disco and flash bright lights was silly, but that's a nitpick. Great action, space shots were the best we've seen yet, great performances by the cast, compelling/thrilling drama. We got some resolution but at least 3 plotlines that are still dangling. I'm satisfied but still want more. Well done.
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Reign1701A
Wed, Oct 11, 2017, 7:30am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry

@startrekwatcher sorry, wholly disagree with you. Enterprise was stale, boring, and derivative for it's first 2 seasons. Season 3 was all about the Xindi war, which had some good moments but largely uneven. Season 4 was decent to good, but we all now what happened after Season 4.

In contrast, DSC has grabbed my attention already. It's a fresh take on Star Trek, which was badly needed after the myriad of Bergman/Braga-era spinoffs all felt the same (with DS9 being the exception). Ya know I remember back in the day when Voyager was still new, people would sign on weekly to bash it, say they're done with it, and be back the following week to rinse and repeat. All of this has happened before, and all of it will happen again.
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Reign1701A
Sun, Oct 8, 2017, 9:38pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: The Butcher's Knife Cares Not for the Lamb's Cry

I give it 4 stars. Great use of a Trekkian trope with the tardigrade turning out to be a misunderstood creature. My only issue is that although Landry wasn't supposed to be a likable character, that was pretty dumb of her to let out the tardigade; but I love Michael's simultaneous logic and empathy in trying to understand the tradigrade. Seems obvious now why this method of propulsion isn't used fleetwide in future Treks, and it seems like they're building toward conflict over the ethical treatment of the tardigrade.

Can we talk about the special effects? Because my goodness they were SPECIAL. This show has so many visually "wow" moments. The Discovery's saucer spinning (shush, people whining about the saucer gaps) spinning up to jump, the rescue sequence on the colony, and the Klingons' spacewalk on the Shenzou were awe-inspiring.

Also, the Klingon B-plot was compelling, though imperfect. Much better pace with the dialogue, and much better emoting from the actors. I felt bad for Voq when Kol turns on him. I found myself rooting for him, which is good character development.

Looking forward to more!
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