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Ruomyes
Sat, Oct 24, 2020, 8:33am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Far From Home

I love the fact that Burnham is a rebel. Georgiou is a rebel. And that Tilly is a rebel. And Saru's planet's evolution was rooted in rebelling against the status quo. In this day and age rebels are needed in Trek. If it's causes discomfort, then it's doing something right, IMO. The 'stable familiarity' that a lot of (older) fans want, that is part of what caused Trek-fatigue back in the day, I think. The repetitive format, the reliance on the hierarchy as a mode of storytelling, just, no. Trek doesn't need the lead character to be the captain. They don't need to be one with the (quasi-military) hierarchy. DIS (and PIC) contain characters who try to do the right thing despite the hierarchy, not because of it. It keeps Trek from getting stale. It reminds me of what Ira Behr said in the DS9 documentary, something along the lines of "It's DS9, don't get too comfortable."

If the new Trek programmes are trying to encourage us to feel, and feel more, it's because qualities like empathy are sorely needed in today's world, now, if there is ever to be a future world like Trek.
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Ruomyes
Fri, Oct 23, 2020, 10:13am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: Far From Home

@ Rahul
"The writers have gone too far with trying to make Burnham the protagonist."

Trying to make?

Burnham IS the protagonist, just like Picard was/is the protagonist. Just like Sisko, Janeway, and Archer.
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Ruomyes
Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 8:42am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 1

@ Chrome

You're right about the definition of "left turn". It is too easy to take out of context though, particularly these days.
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Ruomyes
Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 8:35am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 1

I really enjoyed this chapter.

Martin-Green was on form, David Ajala's charming rogue Book had elements of Han Solo, only much more caring and conscientious. The whole theme of hope shone through the whole episode, from when Burnham cried out in triumph, to when Sahil met Burnham and Book. I didn't mind the shoot n' chase scenes, they actually made sense considering what Book was trying to do. It also made sense that conscientious people would be out there trying to do some good (e.g. protecting endangered animals) where there is no Federation, nor intergalactic laws being enforced.

This chapter's structure was effective in taking us to the final scene, and it was indeed a tear jerker.

Was the actor who played the first Andorian we saw the same actor who played the Andorian admiral in the previous seasons?
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Ruomyes
Fri, Oct 16, 2020, 7:52am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 1

@ Rahul

"(Found Book's line of "galaxy took a hard left" referring the burn to be quite topical given how the behavior of the left has become more radicalized/destructive -- but that's a separate discussion...)"

When I heard this in the trailer I wondered when someone was going to try to link it to the political left (groan!)
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Ruomyes
Thu, Oct 15, 2020, 5:39pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S3: That Hope Is You, Part 1

@ Jef Willemsen

So, would you prefer stylised dialogue, or natural dialogue?
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Ruomyes
Sat, Mar 14, 2020, 3:34am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

@PM Thank you so much for these Short Trek outlines. I haven't seen the recent ones between seasons two and three.
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