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Fri, Feb 23, 2018, 7:56am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: Will You Take My Hand?

DIS isn't supposed to come back on again until early 2019, hopefully, says Alex Kurtzman. He says it's because of the special effects which take 4-5 months per episode.

I have 2 things to say about that. It shouldn't take more than a year for the second season of a television show to air, that's ridiculous. And if it does, maybe cut down on the special effects and focus more on the storyline and writing. I, and I'm sure most ST fans would be willing to forego some of the effects if the plots were better. I don't need flashy visuals. I'd rather have a great story.

And also (reading between the lines somewhat), he basically said that Spock will not be a character and that Pike may be a character, and that you will not see the bridge of the Enterprise, but possibly some other locations on the ship.

I can't link a story for that, because I read it in several different places, it's all over the place if anyone just looks it up. :D

Anyway, my main beef is that because they are so interested in the effects, that they may have neglected the rest of the show.

It was delayed last time, partly because of Fuller leaving, but also I think partly because of the effects. And like I said, that's not so important. Who wants to wait a year or more to see the next episode, just so they can make the ships a bit shinier or whatever they are doing? I don't. I don't care if the ships look like cardboard boxes hanging from strings if the story is good enough.
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Tue, Feb 20, 2018, 12:03am (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: Will You Take My Hand?

I'll be back for next season. Because I think it's better than most seasons of VOY and I watched all of that nonsense. Even the first season of TNG was better (except for 'Code of Honor', which was a zero star episode if ever there was one).

And all of this talk of borders and who shot first or whatever, is nonsense, because the writer's didn't care about that, so why should you?
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Tue, Feb 13, 2018, 3:08pm (UTC -5)
Re: DSC S1: Will You Take My Hand?

The scene with Georgiou beating up L'Rell was there just to have Yeoh do some karate kicks. They could have just asked Ash to begin with, and they probably would have. So that was dumb

And for this ultimate mission to the klingon homeworld, the most important mission for the entire war, they send who? Mike (of course), the murdering cannibal mirror Emperor, a Klingon spy, and a ditzy ensign. Of course. Why not? Makes perfect sense.

They sell weapons on the black market to get some cash, then two immediately go gambling and then have a profound discussion about how Mike's parents died, one who immediately goes off to have a bisexual 3-way with some whores, and one who goes off and gets high and passes out and nearly robbed. Great team!! And so very Star Trek.

Volcanic fumes get people stoned I guess for some reason.

When Mike finally discovers the real plot, which is to destroy an entire planet killing billions of people, she calls up the admiral and talks to her for 2 minutes and the entirety of starfleet changes their mind in 10 seconds. Who is Mike to even be calling an admiral? Why would anyone care what she thinks? She's a convicted war criminal.

And that whole sequence takes place in 30 seconds somehow. Georgiou drops the hydrobomb (lol) into the volcano. Mike learns about the bomb and beams up to Discovery, calls the admiral, has her little chat, arranges for Georgiou to keep her freedom, convinces them to let L'Rell become a Klingon Emperor, gets L'Rell and has her dress up all fancy, then they beam down to somewhere, and make their way into the temple to find Georgiou still standing in the same spot doing nothing.

And of course letting Georgiou go, and giving the detonator to L'Rell, both make zero sense in any way. I still can't think of a reasonable explanation for either of those things to have happened.

An isik for your thoughts? Grrr....

And Mike gets pardoned and promoted because of what again? She started the war (supposedly), then did nothing useful or even important until this episode when she suggests that instead of blowing up Kronos, they give control of the bomb to one of the main instigators of the war in the first place. Ok then.

Seriously what did Mike do this entire season that was helpful in any way to the war effort? One thing other than switching who has the detanator? I can't think of anything.

1/2 star.

If anyone cares, my overall ratings for the season.

The Vulcan Hello - 2.0 stars
Battle at the Binary Stars - 2.0
Context is for Kings - 2.5
The Butcher's Knife... - 2.0
Choose Your Pain - 2.5
Lethe - 2.0
Magic to Make... - 1.5
Si Vis Pacem... - 2.5
Into the Forest I Go - 3.0
Despite Yourself - 3.0
The Wolf Inside - 2.0
Vaulting Ambition - 2.0
What's Past is Prologue - 0.5
The War Without... - 2.0
Will You Take My Hand? - 0.5

Average score - 2.0

That works out to be better than my average for VOY's first season, but not by much. I really wanted, and was expecting and hoping for something much better.

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