Episode 4. Hmmm.
|Posted: 10 October 2017 at 1:27am | IP Logged | 8
*The Klingon intrigue is interesting but they really need to drop the subtitles. Not only are they on screen for too short a time (I had to rewind a few times) but the font is annoying to the eye. Deliberate design choices for alien-ness are not necessarily the right ones for audience engagement.
*I'm not sure how to process the revelation of the Klingons eating Captain G's body. Definitely a writer shock-value tactic, no matter how practical it appears from a resource standpoint or what religious connotations can be wrung from ritualistic cannibalism. I think someone's been reading a little too much Heinlein.
*I'm sure it's no coincidence that two of the main characters are named after Archangels. Additionally, a semi-androgynous human character named "Michael" who was raised in an alien environment is a little too obviously on-the-nose. More Heinlein cribbing.
*Leaving your opponent alive on a derelict vessel instead of killing him outright is a fail worthy of the worst James Bond villains. Yeah, that's *never* going to bite you in the ass later.
*You'd think Starfleet would send someone to salvage intact battle wrecks, if not for the resources then surely for data security reasons.
(yet *someone* thought to retrieve sentimental junk like the Captain's telescope? huh?)
*For that matter, you'd think Binary Stars site where the whole goddamn war started would be full of Starfleet ships or at least cleared of Klingons.
*Why does the derelict Shenzhou even have any power or life support? Why isn't access to the crew records and logs protected?
*The sensitive-alien-hooked-into-the-ship-as-navigator thing has already been done (better) by Sci-fi author Stephen Gallagher in a Doctor Who script. ('Warrior's Gate')
*While we are already ripping off Doctor Who authors this week, why not make it a two-fer and borrow some of Douglas Adams' ideas like the Infinite Improbability Drive while you're at it?
*Here we see tech that makes all of the secret-squirrel stuff Starfleet has developed over the next 100 years completely irrelevant. That includes the transwarp technology used by Voyager and the phase-cloaking of the Pegasus.
*So holo-projectors can function as personal mirrors too?
*Michael doesn't officially exist and officially isn't part of the Discovery's crew so how did Starfleet's mail service even find her on a top secret ship on a top secret mission that no one is supposed to know about?
Edited by Rob Ocelot on 10 October 2017 at 1:28am