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Dipo
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#StarTrekDiscovery's Jason Isaacs Says Not to Dismiss Lorca's 'Doomed' Plan: 'The Writers' Room Is Full of Diehards'

Strategist
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I'm enjoying Star Trek Discovery. There is a bit of a storyline thread from show to show and it seems quite a bit darker than other series. It does feel like they brought the show forward in some ways. Although, this is a prequel to the original Star Trek. It's going to be interesting to learn how Kirk and Spock happened.

Jimmer
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It’s very well made. Interesting and appealing characters and a good plot. Stunning special effects.

My only issue with it (as Strategist mentioned) is it seems too dark (both in appearance and emotion) for Star Trek. The Enterprise was always colorful and brightly lit and it showed a very positive future. I don’t see how they get there from here.

(The Orville looks more like the Enterprise.)

It will be interesting to see if/how they explain Michael and Spock’s relationship.

Mameblanche
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I agree with everyone's assessment of how it's too dark etcetera etcetera and also too advanced for the timeline in my opinion I personally I think that the worst thing that happened to Discovery is the Orville. The Orville wins in almost every category in my head as it checks off all the boxes that Discovery doesn't.

Jimmer
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They've definitely captured the ship appearance (though the special effects aren't as good) and positive emotions. However, the Orville is a little too over the top silly to be like Star Trek.

Mameblanche
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I agree that the humor is over the top but that's what makes it so lovable. I love how they're not so stiff and formal with each other on the Orville. It took some getting used to but now I love it.

Jimmer
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Well I do agree that in the original series (the one from the 60's), while they weren't totally casual, they weren't very militaristic either. It wasn't like they barked orders and saluted every other minute. They were pretty relaxed for the most part. Plus they were primarily an exploratory science vessel (something subsequent Star Trek series seem to have lost sight of).

Scooterrific
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Jimmer is there a show you DON'T watch?

Jimmer
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It's my vampire like ability.

Dipo
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So why do the Klingon's think "we come in peace" is a bad thing? (I am watching Star Trek Into Darkness and the Klingons are still pretty mad at Starfleet). I remembered they said this in the first show, and wondered if there is backstory on why they hate Starfleet.

Jimmer
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I think the story is that the Klingons don't think that it is possible for anyone to come in peace so they see it as trickery and an insult when Starfleet says it.

Dipo
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Ahhhh, that makes sense, thanks.

Sunnyday
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Also Klingons are warriors, they don't like anyone. They don't want peace they want war, so they will use any excuse to fight.

Dipo
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Good Point, LOL.

Dipo
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Interesting....

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I have a new webcast I'll be producing soon. It will be a #StarTrekDiscovery recap with co-hosts @GarrettRWang aka Harry Kim from Voyager &
@AronEisenberg aka Nog from Deep Space 9

Super excited about it. We'll be starting when Discovery starts back up in Jan

More details soon

Mameblanche
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That is exciting and would be worth checking out. I've met and interviewed Garrett Wang he's a cutie and he was very frank with me about not enjoying working with the actress who played the captain. Somewhere I have a photo of he and I together.

Dipo
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Really, that is interesting Mameblanche, did he just not like Kate Mulgrew or was she just full of herself (as captain) or something?

I always liked her in that role, but that doesn't mean she was nice in real life, LOL.

Mameblanche
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To be honest I really don't remember what his issue with her was but he was real clear about his attitude towards her. I got the vibe though that maybe she was snobby towards some of the cast. But it was around the year 2000 when we chatted and my memory is shite.

Dipo
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Mizinvanccouver
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I'm surprised nobody is talking about last nights episode, maybe didn't have a chance to watch it yet?!!

If you haven't watched yet, stop reading, spoiler ahead.


What a twist with the them being in another time, it was a really fun but also rather violent episode. I was shocked when he (can't remember his name!) killed the doctor and then also had sex with the lead character. Interesting that he somehow changed in this world, I wonder what that is all about?

Mameblanche
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Hi Miz... the show irritates the heck out of me but because I'm a Trekkie I keep coming back to it. After each episode I don't think I can take another one and yet... Anyhow for something positive to say I will say that when the captain spoke with a Scottish accent channeling Scotty I thought I was going to fall on the floor laughing it was great I think my favorite moment so far in the series.

Sportsfan
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So I am guessing this guy is actually a Klingon that was modified surgically to look like a human and had the humans memories implanted as well so he can spy on Starfleet?

Missyb
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Sounds like a plot line on General Hospital. Implanted memories. LOL

Sanfranjoshfan
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"What a twist with the them being in another time, it was a really fun but also rather violent episode."

I don't think they're in another time...they're in a parallel universe.

"I was shocked when he (can't remember his name!) killed the doctor and then also had sex with the lead character. Interesting that he somehow changed in this world, I wonder what that is all about?"

Yeah, I couldn't understand why they would kill that character after the hype of finally having a gay relationship on Star Trek.

I'm hoping it was somehow the alternate universe version of the Doctor that got killed....or that the alternate version somehow replaces him. There was a ST Voyager episode where something similar happened to Ensign Kim....he died and so did the newborn baby who was the first one born on the Voyager starship. However, that happened while they were stuck in a split universe with two identical Voyagers and two identical crews. The Kim and baby who died were replaced with the Kim and baby who lived (she became the recurring character, Naomi) and the rest of that alternate ship was destroyed.

They gotta find some way to make the dead doctor (Dr. Culber?)be alive again because he and the chief engineer are so cute together!

Oh yeah....I think that guy who is helping Burnham on the other ship was already "changed" before they wound up in this parallel universe and and he (and the viewers) are just now discovering it.

Mizinvanccouver
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Sanfran....oh that is an interesting theory you have about the guy who killed the doctor. I wonder if he was changed the whole time, in both parallel universes?!!! Wouldn't that be something?!! I liked the doctor so I too hope he is alive in the other parallel universe.

It was funny when the guy started speaking with a scottish accent. lol I thought it was funny the new persona of the woman who was then suddenly captain. lol I felt for the old captain when he was in the torture chamber.

I keep watching this show too even though I found the the first episodes rather slow and dry and I was getting bored with having to read subtitles for the Klingons when they spoke.

This was the first episode I really found more interesting.

Sanfranjoshfan
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"I felt for the old captain when he was in the torture chamber."

That was Captain Lorca, right? I was wondering if that was "our" Lorca or his alternate universe version.

If it's "our" captain then the alt-verse Discovery crew are doing this against their new captain's (Burnham's) orders. If it's the alt-verse captain in that torture chamber, then they know Burnham is lying to them because they know the Lorca that Burnham brought over has to be some kind of duplicate.

This alternate universe scenario makes me suspect every single character!

When it comes to Ash (the guy who was changed somehow) I think we can be pretty sure he was changed before their arrival in the alt-verse because he and his captor/torturer were already onboard the Discovery before they wound up in the alt-verse. There have already been a few hints that there's something wrong with Ash. I was surprised that Lorca gave him a leadership role immediately after rescuing him from captivity by the Klingons. Ash seemed a little distracted and/or PTSD-ish to me. His history of Klingon captivity/torture should've been a red flag to, at the very least, keep him under observation and not put him in a leadership role from the get-go.

I'm focused on all these possible duplicate character scenarios because they made it point to mention that they could all have alternate versions of themselves in this alt-verse....when a show points out something like that it usually turns out to be true. So far, the only duplicates we've seen have been characters whose duplicates are dead. Burnham was supposedly dead in the alt-verse and that guy she was forced to kill on the elevator on the alt-Discovery was dead in "our" universe.

I'm waiting for a pair of dupes to come face to face. If/when it happens, I hope it's Sylvia! Seeing "our" sweet "Captain" Sylvia confronting her vicious Amazon warrior duplicate could be fun! I think "our" Sylvia will rise to the occasion. :-)

Dipo
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Get your video mailbag questions in for tonight's Alpha Quadrant webcast where we are talking #StarTrekDiscovery
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