Star Trek: Discovery

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    This week on 'Slow-Motion Car Crash Masquerading as Star Trek':

    • The Earth's solar system is woefully under-defended. One single Klingon house can take out a starbase just outside the solar system with barely any starships (three? really?) to stop them. And, apparently, with no reinforcements from Earth coming. One can only be thankful Starfleet had learnt its lesson by the time Wolf 359 happened, even if they were on the losing side. At least they had ships to throw at the Borg.

    • Miraculously, the Klingon Houses seem to be able to not bother trying to take each other out for control of the Empire, and have it together long enough to take out the Federation instead. Because, well, civil war sucks, and would be a complete waste of resources, and would mean they wouldn't be able to mount a cohesive strategy against Starfleet, am I right? Oh wait, they're not actually united, you say ...

    • Turns out terraforming takes no time at all, and Federation starships seem readily equipped for the job (how convenient!). Makes one wonder why there was so much hype around the Genesis Project, 28 years later. Clearly, Dr Carol Marcus & Co were rank amateurs.

    • SMG still can't act.

    • Neither can the mouth-breather who plays Tyler.

    • Their 'romance' is still so painfully written and trite to watch, I want to stab my eyes out with an X-Acto knife.

    • Happy to see Stamets got over his BF getting the Worf Neck Snap™ so quickly. Chin up, lad, that's the spirit.

    • Captain Lorca was actually a mirror universe terrorist, and he was running the supposedly most important ship in Starfleet? How awful! Terrible! We should see to it nothing like this never happens again! Until ...

    • Uh-oh! We're in the shit! Make the mirror universe Georgiou captain of the supposedly most important ship in Starfleet! What a great idea! What could possibly go wrong, right?!

    • The utter numpties in the writers' room seem to think dropping references to the second-worst Trek series will lend their own shit-show some legitimacy. How cute.

    • You told me there were no Kelpians over there. And then you ate one. That's OK, I forgive you. Lying, betrayal and eating sentient beings happens sometimes. I still love you, you big mutinying, war-starting, Kelpian-eating silly.

    • Hi, my name's L'Rell. And I'm a piece of furniture.

    • Hey guys! Guys! He's really a Klingon, he killed our doctor, but he's allowed to wander around and stuff, and have lunch with us! Group hug!

    Sigh. I fucking hate this show.

    • 1. We have no idea about the war for the last 9 months and how hard fought it was.
      2. We've seen dishonorable, infighting Klingons in every incarnation of Sta
    • r Trek. Nothing new and somewhat expected.CyBrainX
    • 3. There was no terraforming. Just some kind of hyperaccelerated spore growth. Star Trek is full of stories like this. I'd call it science fiction.CyBrainX
    • Sonnequa Martin isn't great but she's far better than Shatner on his best day and better than most of the DS9 cast.CyBrainX
    • I'd rather there be no love stories in Star Trek. I'll give you this one but it's not eye stabbing time quite yet.CyBrainX
    • Stamets is still upset about his BF and told Tyler as much.CyBrainX
    • Captain Lorca looks exactly like Captain Lorca, seems to keep distance from most of the crew except Michael and she didn't know the real Lorca.CyBrainX
    • I don't quite understand the complaint about Georgiou. They absoluitely SHOULD be referencing previous Star Trek. There's a half century of it after all.CyBrainX
    • The bit about Tyler being a Klingon is not accurate at this point and he's not completely unlimited but this is a valid point.CyBrainX
    • +Stamets has travelled infinite realms and met his lover's doppelganger and has some tangible depth of feeling of his still-existence 'somewhere'.detritus
    • The Lorca thing i don't get though - did evilLorca take out his counterpart? If not, how did he rise through ranks so quickly to achieve captaincy?detritus
    • I quite like it all - it's not coheseive with canon and does drop some technical aspects (which made Trek Trek - or, at least - TNG TNG) but it is fun.detritus
    • Lorca's counterpart is presumed dead in the other universe. I have a feeling some kind of time travel is going to alter history and bring everyone back.CyBrainX
    • Yeah. Time travel. The Big Cop-Out. But I doubt they'll do it next week, more like towards the end of the series' entire run.Continuity
    • If Enterprise can end on a TNG holodeck episode, STD can be cheap enough to end on a time travel reset.Continuity
    • Were City on the Edge of Forever, Yesterday's Enterprise, and First Contact big copouts?CyBrainX

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