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Brandon Frye
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Just finished episode 3 and of course my big question is..


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Is it Dax?



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James Woodcock
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I’m wondering that as well.

It would suffer from the whole ‘small galaxy’ syndrome that Star Wars
suffers from, but still, might be cool
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Joie Simmons
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I'm thinking David Cronenberg's character is a Terran. The
Terran's have the retcon eye thing and he's got useless
glasses on.
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Spoilers. What a ferociously frustrating but still interesting episode. (“Die Trying”). When not at Starfleet HQ, it felt like most of it was shot inside a Tardis in the 1970s on a 1970s budget.  Barely anything made sense, other than the initial reaction to Discovery’s homecoming—but that didn’t last very long.  Hey we have the most valuable and dangerous cargo in the universe—we just met you but let us tell you all about it.  I am in charge here and this is how it is going to be—oh you have asked me to reconsider twice?—ok no problem take what seems to be the most valuable, most incredible cargo and propulsion system ever and go have some fun. Federation’s second most valuable cargo—let’s just let it flop around in space undefended and tended by a family.  This guy won’t leave because of his religious beliefs—ok, no problem let’s let the cargo continue to flop around out here—but I will quit my life’s calling and hang out with it (and don’t worry, I will let the guy know I am staying after you guys spore outta here). And so on. But Cronenberg scene very interesting. And HQ interesting. Casting of Oded Fehr cool. And clip of next week gave me chills it was so cool.  So, frustrating and interesting. A way to have our Federation cake and eat it too.  They really need to dial down the feelz a bit, though. Inspiring Federation speeches that make ME emotional yes, but I really don’t want to sign on to watch people hug and cry for five minutes every week. :)
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Beautiful FX in the latest ep, severely let down by the
jarring Space 1999 level set dressing of the place where
the family were living.
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The symbiont's name is Tal.
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Finally caught up. This week's cameo really hit me hard and got me a bit teary-eyed.

Interesting tie-ins to PICARD.

I was left with the impression from last season that Michael Burnham had been scrubbed from history, but the fact that she was Spock's sister seemed to be available knowledge in the future. So I rewatched the end of the Season 2 finale, and it was just that Starfleet officers aware of Control and the time-suit were ordered not to talk about Michael, Control, and Discovery under threat of treason, while Spock and his family vowed never to talk about her in public again.

So I guess public knowledge was that Spock had a sister who had died on Discovery that he refused to talk about?
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Posted: 26 November 2020 at 5:13am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Re: "This week's cameo really hit me hard and got me a bit teary-eyed." LOL I thought these episodes dropped on Thursdays. Looking forward to this one.

Re: "severely let down by the jarring Space 1999 level set dressing of the place where the family were living." EXACTLY! I guess in the old days when you needed to save money for the later episodes with the big battles you beamed down to an earth-like planet. Nowadays with excellent CGI (and maybe pandemic restrictions) all you can do is throw up some colorful panels and "alien-looking" room dividers...
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Petter Myhr Ness
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Is there a more grating character on TV than Michael Burnham? Someone who is ALWAYS right and can disobey orders at will and get away with it - time and time again? 
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Brian Miller
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I think you’ve nailed why I haven’t watched any of this new season,
Petter. I can’t stand the lead character.
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I don’t dislike Burnham, but they do play the “You should be thrown in the brig/court-martialed/kicked out of Starfleet, but we need you for this next mission/your insubordination saved the day” card too many times.

I think they missed an opportunity to play this season like VOYAGER where they had to struggle with holding on to Starfleet ideals while doing what they needed to do to get home. Burnham’s capacity to go rogue would make more sense in that environment. 
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Wilson Mui
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Michael got demoted. I woudn't call that getting away
disobeying orders.
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