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  • Nazo 8 Nov 2017 10:35:29 722 posts
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    I find the bridge crew thing a bit annoying as well, they've gone to the trouble of giving them various augments and making them look interesting without any real payoff yet. The main cast is more generic than the extras.
  • Razz 8 Nov 2017 11:35:58 63,325 posts
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    I'm just itching for some sciencey technobabble, I need it so bad now. It's like I've quit smoking and I'm doing for a fag. It's so frustrating to have a star trek back on telly without any exploration and sciencish bollocks.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 8 Nov 2017 11:46:25 4,886 posts
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    Get me four heads around a console or six around a ready room table, I keep saying it but that's what we need
  • RGeefe 8 Nov 2017 12:49:57 104 posts
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    I demand a simple explanation of solving big science problems. Like putting too much air into a baloon or sending the Borg to sleep.

    Also - what is Clem Fandango's character called? I just shout his name every time he appears. Terrible casting.
  • DrStrangelove 8 Nov 2017 12:53:16 11,303 posts
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    Ash Tyler
  • rice_sandwich 8 Nov 2017 13:07:51 3,410 posts
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    Is there a break now for a few weeks? I read something about it being in two parts but can't find it now.
  • drhickman1983 8 Nov 2017 13:11:24 5,008 posts
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    I had to look who Clem Fandango was. I've no problem with casting, I'd hazard it's more your inability to move past an actors previous role.
  • Razz 8 Nov 2017 13:16:11 63,325 posts
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    @rice_sandwich yeah last episode next week until end of January
  • DasBooter 10 Nov 2017 06:16:58 331 posts
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    That Klingon woman's attempts to deceive her own people were spectacularly inept.

    "Hey guys look she's escaping - honest!"

    "Look guys I killed her!"

    "D'oh turns out she did escape. After I killed her. Anywayz can I be promoted into your circle of trust now? Just forget about the fact that's 2 senior Starfleet prisoners I've lost already.."



    Edited by DasBooter at 06:17:18 10-11-2017

    Edited by DasBooter at 06:17:56 10-11-2017
  • DrStrangelove 13 Nov 2017 10:59:22 11,303 posts
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    New episode

    Early in the episode, I felt DSC was continuing its upwards trend, but then it went downhill pretty soon... with the Kol showdown and subsequent destruction of the ship, DSC is obviously copying from the movies, which in itself is ok... but I thought it felt extremely slow, tired, listless, insignificant. I can't put my finger on it, it felt really weird. The music didn't seem to fit either. Confusingly anticlimactic.

    As far as I'm concerned, it's back to the lower level of the first episodes.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 13 Nov 2017 11:43:27 4,886 posts
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    Discovery episode 9

    A much lower key resolution to the main series arc than I was anticipating. Like after all that it was just 'yeah, done, move on'. I was expecting a show down much closer to the series opening double-bill. Lorca doing a Picard and becoming more human rather than spiraling into 'do whatever it takes' madness like I thought he was destined to is a big factor in that.

    Obviously the 90s series, mainly TNG, were pretty notorious for having double bills where the resolution occurs five minutes into part two and the rest of the episode fizzles out but I thought the cinematic scope Discovery has shown would have given us a bigger showdown.

    Two questions I'm left with:

    Did anyone else think the nude Klingon looked bit like the alien from Species

    And is the set up for the next episode/season now Sliders meets Voyager?
  • technotica 13 Nov 2017 12:39:10 583 posts
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    Bet they are in the mirror universe now!
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 13 Nov 2017 14:56:03 31,569 posts
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    Lorca did say "We're going home" just before you saw him put in the co-ordinates for the jump. That was in the same episode he made it clear he knew he was keeping scans of the network and how you could use it to travel to alternate universes. It definitely all ties in to the theory he is from the Mirror Universe, and he is home now.

    I enjoyed the episode :) Now for the wait until 2018 for the next episode.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 13 Nov 2017 15:00:55 4,886 posts
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    @DFawkes Where does the mirror universe theory come from? Is it just uncharacteristically aggressive for Starfleet behaviour?
  • DFawkes Friendliest Forumite, 2016 13 Nov 2017 15:07:52 31,569 posts
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    Lorca having a room of secret weird things, some scars that resemble those left by pain-stick things from previous Mirror Universe episodes and his general attitude.

    It's not my theory though, so there are better people to discuss it with. I'm not 100% sure either way.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 13 Nov 2017 17:53:47 4,886 posts
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    Interesting. I think that might be a bit of a reach since this show feels like it's in soft reboot territory and it wouldn't be very casual friendly to be leaning on Easter eggs in the lore like that but I guess we'll see.
  • Razz 13 Nov 2017 20:33:06 63,325 posts
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    Yaay! Klingon boobies!

    Also Lorca is a cunt, he knew he couldn't go back to the starbase without losing his ship. He fucked Staments to save his sorry ass


    Edited by Razz at 20:38:55 13-11-2017
  • El_MUERkO 13 Nov 2017 22:23:16 18,264 posts
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    So Lorca jumped them to a universe where the things are different,
    maybe the Klingons have won (or were winning) and he switched universe to find a weapon to defeat them (Think crazy-beard-riker from the episode where many enterprise's from different universes appear). The possibilities are pretty endless, but if they Rick & Morty'd out of their original universe I hope they at least finished sending the cloak detection code to Star Fleet.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 14 Nov 2017 00:42:12 4,886 posts
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    Have they given a reason why we have to wait until next year for episode 10?
  • El_MUERkO 14 Nov 2017 00:59:14 18,264 posts
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    Split seasons are fairly common on US TV, especially on the old networks like CBS, NBC etc...
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 14 Nov 2017 01:12:00 4,886 posts
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    Yeah but ten weeks for a single episode?

    Although I suppose now that the main arc seems to be over for the time being I guess it'll serve as a pilot of sort for their new Rock & Morty adventures
  • Dirtbox 14 Nov 2017 02:16:34 89,383 posts
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    It's tradition for some reason. All the old treks did it too.
  • DanB24 14 Nov 2017 06:51:10 5,477 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    It's tradition for some reason. All the old treks did it too.
    They certainly never did it with them on BBC 2.

    Edited by DanB24 at 06:51:32 14-11-2017
  • Dizzy 14 Nov 2017 06:51:28 3,508 posts
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    technotica wrote:
    Bet they are in the mirror universe now!
    Very very likely IMHO. WHo knows maybe evil Enterprise will be in it
  • Dirtbox 14 Nov 2017 06:58:56 89,383 posts
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    DanB24 wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    It's tradition for some reason. All the old treks did it too.
    They certainly never did it with them on BBC 2.
    They weren't first aired on BBC2.
  • Razz 14 Nov 2017 09:29:12 63,325 posts
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    Dizzy wrote:
    technotica wrote:
    Bet they are in the mirror universe now!
    Very very likely IMHO. WHo knows maybe evil Enterprise will be in it
    Or Kelvin for the ultimate mind fuckery :-D
  • Razz 14 Nov 2017 10:45:47 63,325 posts
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  • DanB24 14 Nov 2017 13:37:38 5,477 posts
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    Dirtbox wrote:
    DanB24 wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    It's tradition for some reason. All the old treks did it too.
    They certainly never did it with them on BBC 2.
    They weren't first aired on BBC2.
    Well true lol. They where over here though.
  • BigOrkWaaagh 14 Nov 2017 13:43:44 6,932 posts
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    DanB24 wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    DanB24 wrote:
    Dirtbox wrote:
    It's tradition for some reason. All the old treks did it too.
    They certainly never did it with them on BBC 2.
    They weren't first aired on BBC2.
    Well true lol. They where over here though.
    I'm pretty sure Sky 1 had them first. I definitely remember watching Season 7 on Sky 1 as it came out over here at least.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 14 Nov 2017 13:48:15 4,886 posts
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    BBC 2 followed by Wayne's World or Ren & Stimpy except when Wimbledon came along to ruin things
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