Author Topic: Star Trek Discovery  (Read 40422 times)

Offline Rocket Science

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8182
  • NASA Educator Astronaut Candidate Applicant 2002
  • Liked: 2334
  • Likes Given: 5512
Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #260 on: 01/08/2018 02:20 PM »
Going to have to re-watch it again as I was somewhat distracted by a "humdrum" Zuma launch and landing... ;)
"The laws of physics are unforgiving"
~Rob, Physics instructor, aviator, vintage auto racer

Offline Thorny

  • Regular
  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 649
  • San Angelo, Texas
  • Liked: 112
  • Likes Given: 98
Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #261 on: 01/08/2018 07:24 PM »
"Despite Yourself" was excellent. Directed by "Next Generation" vet Jonathan Frakes. Major story-advancing here, playing into rumors and conjecture which began last fall. But with a shocking plot development I don't think anyone saw coming.

Online Chris Bergin

Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #262 on: 01/09/2018 12:26 PM »
"Despite Yourself" was excellent. Directed by "Next Generation" vet Jonathan Frakes. Major story-advancing here, playing into rumors and conjecture which began last fall. But with a shocking plot development I don't think anyone saw coming.

That's my TV for tonight sorted then! :)

Offline Ronpur50

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1954
  • Brandon, FL
  • Liked: 776
  • Likes Given: 1539
Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #263 on: 01/09/2018 08:25 PM »
I found this episode very enjoyable!!

Offline Star One

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8482
  • UK
  • Liked: 1383
  • Likes Given: 168
Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #264 on: 01/09/2018 11:13 PM »
I think getting to the Mirror universe is where theyíve wanted to take the show all along.  That this was the idea they wanted to explore this season that the place isnít some holiday camp but would actually be an utter nightmare.

[spoiler]I am increasingly certain Lorca is from the mirror universe and his whole plan was to get bank there to overthrow the emperor.[/spoiler]
« Last Edit: 01/09/2018 11:22 PM by Star One »

Offline Star One

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8482
  • UK
  • Liked: 1383
  • Likes Given: 168
Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #265 on: 01/10/2018 04:19 PM »
Further to the above Iíve since read they originally planned to jump to the MU in episode 4, but realised you had to know the characters better first so put it back.

Offline Rocket Science

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8182
  • NASA Educator Astronaut Candidate Applicant 2002
  • Liked: 2334
  • Likes Given: 5512
Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #266 on: 01/13/2018 07:45 PM »
Re-watched it again and my theory from the beginning of this thread has proved to be true... If you don't want to spoil it for yourself don't go back to read what I wrote... ;)
"The laws of physics are unforgiving"
~Rob, Physics instructor, aviator, vintage auto racer

Offline Rocket Science

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8182
  • NASA Educator Astronaut Candidate Applicant 2002
  • Liked: 2334
  • Likes Given: 5512
Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #267 on: 01/15/2018 05:48 PM »
New episode was pretty awesome... 8)
"The laws of physics are unforgiving"
~Rob, Physics instructor, aviator, vintage auto racer

Offline Ronpur50

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1954
  • Brandon, FL
  • Liked: 776
  • Likes Given: 1539
Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #268 on: 01/15/2018 08:39 PM »
New episode was pretty awesome... 8)

Agreed.  Now I wonder if the Emperor is descended from Hoshi Sato.

Offline Ben the Space Brit

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 7039
  • A spaceflight fan
  • London, UK
  • Liked: 578
  • Likes Given: 685
Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #269 on: 01/16/2018 03:38 PM »
New episode was pretty awesome... 8)

Agreed.  Now I wonder if the Emperor is descended from Hoshi Sato.

I'm pretty sure that the Emperor and the Empress Hoshi I are only coincidentally of generally-neighbouring ethnic heritage.
"Oops! I left the silly thing in reverse!" - Duck Dodgers

~*~*~*~

The Space Shuttle Program - 1981-2011

The time for words has passed; The time has come to put up or shut up!
DON'T PROPAGANDISE, FLY!!!

Offline Ronpur50

  • Full Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 1954
  • Brandon, FL
  • Liked: 776
  • Likes Given: 1539
Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #270 on: 01/16/2018 05:31 PM »
New episode was pretty awesome... 8)

Agreed.  Now I wonder if the Emperor is descended from Hoshi Sato.

I'm pretty sure that the Emperor and the Empress Hoshi I are only coincidentally of generally-neighbouring ethnic heritage.

Probably, but it would have made a nice tie in to Enterprise, like they have done with the Defiant.  And I don't think the Terran Empire has a dynasty of Emporers.  Just who overthrows the previous one.
« Last Edit: 01/16/2018 05:33 PM by Ronpur50 »

Offline Star One

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8482
  • UK
  • Liked: 1383
  • Likes Given: 168
Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #271 on: 01/16/2018 09:00 PM »
New episode was pretty awesome... 8)

Agreed.  Now I wonder if the Emperor is descended from Hoshi Sato.

I'm pretty sure that the Emperor and the Empress Hoshi I are only coincidentally of generally-neighbouring ethnic heritage.

Probably, but it would have made a nice tie in to Enterprise, like they have done with the Defiant.  And I don't think the Terran Empire has a dynasty of Emporers.  Just who overthrows the previous one.

It certainly has better uniforms than the normal Trekverse shown in the show so far.

Offline QuantumG

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8289
  • Australia
  • Liked: 3103
  • Likes Given: 743
Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #272 on: 01/16/2018 10:18 PM »
I can handle one or two mirror episodes per season... but if the rest of this season is in the mirror universe I'm going to stop watching.
Jeff Bezos has billions to spend on rockets and can go at whatever pace he likes! Wow! What pace is he going at? Well... have you heard of Zeno's paradox?

Offline Star One

  • Senior Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 8482
  • UK
  • Liked: 1383
  • Likes Given: 168
Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #273 on: 01/17/2018 06:22 AM »
I can handle one or two mirror episodes per season... but if the rest of this season is in the mirror universe I'm going to stop watching.

Best you turn off now then because the few remaining episodes are all MU as far as I am aware.

Offline SpacedX

  • Member
  • Posts: 25
  • Gatineau
  • Liked: 8
  • Likes Given: 583
Re: Star Trek Discovery
« Reply #274 on: 01/18/2018 04:25 PM »
I can handle one or two mirror episodes per season... but if the rest of this season is in the mirror universe I'm going to stop watching.

Best you turn off now then because the few remaining episodes are all MU as far as I am aware.

It sure looks like that.

I'm not crazy about the mirror universe stuff but I like the darker aspects and flawed characters. It seems to me this could have been done within the confines of current Star Trek timeline.


Tags: