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Uxbridge
Thu, Apr 25, 2019, 10:30pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

@Trent

To answer your questions.

1. Why didn’t Sarek send a Vulcan/Federation ship if he knew the location of Discovery?

Because Kevin Uxbridge forbid Sarek from doing so. Kevin wanted to see if Michael Burnham could save the universe on her own without any help. In a way, it was a test for Michael to see if she was worthy of being a Douwd.

2. If there was a communication blockout, how did Ash contact the Klingons?

Because Kevin Uxbridge realized Burnham was going to fail his test, and therefore overruled the blockout from Control, on this one instance.

@Mertov

3. Why didn’t they beam Cornwell out?

Because Kevin Uxbridge created the window on the blast door, and wanted to witness it used for it’s true purpose. If Cornwell were beamed out, then there would have been no reason for Pike to look through the window on the blast door, thereby making the window useless. Kevin could not permit this.
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Uxbridge
Sun, Apr 21, 2019, 3:19am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

I think I have a good explanation as to why it is suddenly okay for Tyler to be around L’Rell in plain sight of other Klingons. She finally remembered that she is the Chancellor because she is holding the Klingon home world hostage with a bomb. And because of that, she can “do whatever the fuck she wants”.

As for all of the other things that make no sense, they can all be explained via Kevin Uxbridge. For example

1. Why doesn’t anybody in future trek remember anything about Discovery or its crew? Because Kevin Uxbridge deleted everyone’s knowledge of Discovery. He didn’t just delete one person’s memory, or a hundred, or a thousand. He deleted all knowledge of Discovery, everywhere.

2. How could the window on the blast door survive the photon detonation? Because Kevin Uxbridge built the window using his immense douwd powers.

Feel free to come up with other Uxbridge explanations to Discovery plot holes. It will make the show easier to watch a second time.
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Uxbridge
Fri, Apr 19, 2019, 7:48pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

Did the ending where the reason nobody ever talks about the Discovery spore drive is because it is made illegal remind you of the end of Star Wars Episode 3? Things are wrapped up there just by deleting C-3P0’s memory. Felt a bit like a cheat.
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Uxbridge
Fri, Apr 19, 2019, 2:22am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2

@Startrekwatcher

I agree that I am not a big fan of season long story arcs. This may be an unpopular opinion, but I really liked the “three episode mini-arcs” from Enterprise Season 4. That way you have time to tell compelling stories, without getting locked in for an entire season.

One other thing I was thinking about. Which red angel was responsible for saving those people in the church during WW3 and bringing them to the Beta Quadrant? I don’t seem to recall Michael doing anything of this nature, except for going to the Beta Quadrant and sending the signal. Did I miss something when it was showing her time travel?
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Uxbridge
Mon, Apr 15, 2019, 12:26am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 1

I have a prediction as to how they will stop Control next episode. Michael Burnham will go to the future and find a bomb that can destroy everything in the universe, not just sentient life. She will then travel back in time and give the bomb to L’Rell, who will contact Control and threaten to use it if Control does not step down. The season will then end with Michael talking about how “We are Starfleet”.
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Uxbridge
Sat, Apr 13, 2019, 1:39am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 1

I have enjoyed this season much more than season one, albeit I felt the first half of the season was better. As soon as Control was introduced, the season started to go downhill.

I really would like the following things to be corrected for season 3.

1. Stop spinning the camera around when characters are talking.

2. Stop continuously playing music in the background when characters are talking. I just happened to watch a rerun of the TNG episode “Lower Decks”. It is stunning to actually compare a scene where Picard tears a strip off that ensign to any scene from Discovery. As a viewer you can just feel the tension and intensity of the scene, with no music required, as the actors do this on their own.

3. I know a lot of people would like Burnham off the show completely. I just think her role needs to be reduced. I don’t want everything to revolve around this character.

4. Georgiou needs to be written off the show. The writers screwed up with her. They never should have killed the normal universe one in the first place. Now they just have the next Lwaxana Troi. A one note character who nobody wants around.

5. Please do not make Control the Borg origin story.
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Uxbridge
Thu, Apr 4, 2019, 10:45pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Perpetual Infinity

I didn’t like the Wire season 2 that much...at first. I suspect most viewers, like myself, wanted the focus to continue to be on the Barksdale organization, so at the time the shift to the dock worker’s storyline was unwelcomed. But near the end, I had come to appreciate the story and new characters. I think season 2 would rank higher on a second viewing of the show.

William B, totally agree with what you said about Season 5. And it bugged me that the whole fake serial killer thing wrapped up a little too tidy.

I think the season 3 episode “Middle Ground” was the best of the show.
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Uxbridge
Mon, Apr 1, 2019, 6:23pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Perpetual Infinity

I am starting to get an uneasy feeling that Control is going to be the origin of the Borg, as a few people have mentioned. This would be a terrible, terrible decision. The destruction the Borg cause would then be the fault of humans. That would be too hard to stomach.

Just out of curiosity, has there been a single episode involving an away mission that didn’t involve Burnham? I am really getting tired of her character. There so many other interesting characters on the show. Why can’t we focus more on them?
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Uxbridge
Sat, Mar 9, 2019, 2:49am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: If Memory Serves

I think the red angel is Chief Engineer Logan from the Star Trek TNG episode “The Arsenal of Freedom”. He is trying to make up for being such an hypocritical asshole to Geordi.
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Uxbridge
Fri, Feb 15, 2019, 1:40am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Saints of Imperfection

I was knocked out of this episode early, as soon as Emperor Georgiou walked out of that shuttle. I absolutely hate that character (if you can even call her that). The whole thing just felt like a jumbled mess to get Dr.Culber back. I am happy he is back, but it again reminds me of one of the many poor decisions made in season one. If they didn’t stupidly kill him, this dumb episode never would have existed.

And there is still too much damn music playing when characters talk. I actually miss a word or two because the background music is so loud.
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Uxbridge
Fri, Feb 1, 2019, 1:47am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Point of Light

I hated this episode. There were too many things that brought me back to aspects of season 1 that I disliked.

1. Just seeing L’Rell again irritated me, because it reminded me of the absurd way she became Chancellor in the first place. It’s no surprise many people want to overthrow her.

2. Having Tyler back just reminded me of the stupidity of him being a sleeper agent in the first place. Him and L’Rell had no plan and accomplished nothing with him being a sleeper agent, aside from killing a good character in Dr.Culber for shock value.

3. The presence of Emperor Georgiou is offensive on so many levels. Any reminder of the mirror universe is just bad, as the mirror universe is just a gimmick that was focused on way too much last season. And I still can’t get over Starfleet making her captain of Discovery last season because “they were out of all other options”. Furthermore, Emperor Georgiou is not an interesting character at all. She is just evil. There is nothing else to her personality.

I think what really bugged me though is all the focus on L’Rell/Tyler/Georgiou took away from the actual Discovery crew. I want to see more of Pike/Saru/Stamets, and a more developed bridge crew. I want them to engage in missions where the crew has to work together. I want crew members to have interesting discussions regarding difficult issues, WITHOUT any music playing in the background.

I might give the episode 0.5 stars for the material related to Tilly. Otherwise, terrible episode.
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Uxbridge
Tue, Jan 29, 2019, 12:18am (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: New Eden

I liked the episode. One scene that stood out was at the end where Burnham goes to speak to Pike in his ready room after the away mission. There actually wasn't any music playing in the background...for about 10 seconds. But it was a miraculous 10 seconds.
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Uxbridge
Sat, Jan 19, 2019, 11:02pm (UTC -6)
Re: DSC S2: Brother

I know some people already brought this up, but I really dislike the annoying background music playing when two characters are talking. It should be the job of the actors to convey emotion in a scene, not the job of the music. I forgot how much this irritated me last season.

Otherwise, I liked the episode.
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