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(The Hollywood Reporter)   Akiva Goldsman assures fans there is a point and central focus to Star Trek: Discovery   ( hollywoodreporter.com) divider line
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jbc [TotalFark]
2017-10-02 12:06:59 AM  
17 votes:

gilgigamesh: CipollinaFan: The ending to the last episode was great.

Hush you. The Fark hivemind has decided the new Star Trek is not worthy of the mantle.


It's no Star Trek:The Orville.
2017-10-02 12:50:14 AM  
10 votes:

jbc: gilgigamesh: CipollinaFan: The ending to the last episode was great.

Hush you. The Fark hivemind has decided the new Star Trek is not worthy of the mantle.

It's no Star Trek:The Orville.


Bingo.

It's practically a philosophical question - if a producer explains the central focus to a show no one's watching, will anyone care?
2017-10-01 11:23:37 PM  
6 votes:

CipollinaFan: The ending to the last episode was great.


Hush you. The Fark hivemind has decided the new Star Trek is not worthy of the mantle.
2017-10-02 04:30:06 AM  
3 votes:

KWess: I'm also getting kind of tired of the lengths the Trek universe goes to force connections with the other parts of the canon...Sarek?


Well... maybe Sarek is a pretty common Vulcan name, like Dave or Bob.... and.... and maybe this Sarek just happens to be married to a human named Amanda.... and.... never mind.
2017-10-02 01:30:15 AM  
3 votes:
Oh and the episode had just plain stupid dialogue like (indicating the ominous looking officer guarding a door holding a BFG) "I've never seen anyone wearing a black Star Fleet insignia", she says to the prisoner who has also been wearing a black Star Fleet insignia the entire time.

But seriously, if this episode had been the freebie and then episodes 1 and 2 were shown at a later date as flashback episodes it would have generated a lot more interest for the show because it would have built a lot of intrigue around Michael's character plus it would have introduced you to the ship and crew you're actually supposed to care about. You'd be jumping into a Federation-Klingon war with no idea how it started but people blaming Michael for it. She was imprisoned for mutiny and her actions lead to the death of her former captain. It would have made her character much more interesting, it would have made the premise of the show a lot more interesting. It would have had a better hook to reel in subscribers since there would have been more of a mystery. Plus the 3rd episode was a lot more Star Treky than the first two.

And I swear to god I'm going to scream if it turns out the (non imprisoned) Black Badges are Section 31. It was bad enough in DS9 you had this sinister, shadowy secret organization that wore uniforms that just screamed out "Hey! We're a sinister, shadowy secret organization."
2017-10-02 02:41:27 PM  
2 votes:

swahnhennessy: To say I had reservations after watching the pilot(s) would be an understatement, but I want to give the thing a chance, so I watched the latest episode. Now more than ever I am under the impression that this show was written as something else before they shoehorned in Star Trek stuff. None of it feels like Trek - it's just TV Show in Space using the same template you can find anywhere. "Oh look, there's dramatic tension now because that person's motives are cloudy. And this one is conflicted about something. That's their character. I wonder when people are going to come around to sympathize with this person we're meant to identify with. I hope it happens soon, the suspense is killing me!"

/Black Alert made me laugh out loud. Like Geordi just entered the room or something


BLACK ALERT

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2017-10-02 02:37:47 PM  
2 votes:

ElectricPeterTork: While you're only defending this turd (outside of your corporate obligations) because it says "Star Trek" in the name.


If anyone is acting like a network suit, it's YOU and your ilk.
STAR TREK VOYAGER producers: "We want The Year of Hell" to be a year long arc. TV Suits: no
STAR TREK ENTERPRISE producers: "We want the first season to have the ship being built in orbit and the leadup to launch". TV suits: no. We want it like the other shows."
They didn't want anything different. Neither do you.

If it was "Space Voyage: Discovery", you wouldn't give a shiat

LOL. Pot-kettle.
2017-10-02 02:32:47 PM  
2 votes:
To say I had reservations after watching the pilot(s) would be an understatement, but I want to give the thing a chance, so I watched the latest episode. Now more than ever I am under the impression that this show was written as something else before they shoehorned in Star Trek stuff. None of it feels like Trek - it's just TV Show in Space using the same template you can find anywhere. "Oh look, there's dramatic tension now because that person's motives are cloudy. And this one is conflicted about something. That's their character. I wonder when people are going to come around to sympathize with this person we're meant to identify with. I hope it happens soon, the suspense is killing me!"

/Black Alert made me laugh out loud. Like Geordi just entered the room or something
2017-10-02 05:04:33 AM  
2 votes:

Jim_Callahan: No, you're saying the people painted half-black and half white represent racism? Thanks, I'd never have picked up on that, Kirk.


WHAT!?!? Is THAT what that episode was about? That subtlety flew right over my head obviously.
2017-10-02 01:36:04 AM  
2 votes:
Oh and other stupid dialogue in the episode. When Cadet Adorkable says "Michael, but you're a woman. I've never heard of a woman named Michael before except... OMG you're her!"

Seriously, a woman named Michael is not going to be in anyway surprising by the 23rd century. A whole slew of unisex names started out as male only names, like Logan, Sasha, and even Sissy. It would not surprise me if even now there aren't a few women out there named Michael.
2017-10-02 01:18:53 AM  
2 votes:
Since my American friends don't get to watch Discovery on TV like we do in Canada I will share with you details from Episode 3.
::SPOILERS::
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It should have been Episode 1 with Episode 1 and 2 shown as a prequel at a later date.

Captain Paul Newman Eyes: Come join Discovery, we have cookies. Also, I'm cunning as fark and you're all just play things in my grand scheme.

Cadet Adorkable: I'm gonna be the Wesley Crusher of this show but I'm so cute you won't mind.

Lt. Sassy-pants: It's taking every ounce of restraint I have not to end every sentence with Z-snaps.

Tosha Worf: I'm a bad ass, you can tell because I don't emote.

Commander Proto Data: I haven't done anything so far but break continuity.

Commander Coward: Still scared of everything.

As for the show: Here's a lot of technology that's more futuristic than anything we've ever seen on Star Trek before but somebody thought "Breath Scans" as a security feature was a good idea.

It was a better episode than 1 and 2, but still doesn't feel like Star Trek. It might be a good military space opera if they had just made it its own franchise instead of stick Star Trek on it.

As for what the mission of STD is: They're trying to harvest the awesome power of Midichlorians. (not even joking here)

Easter Egg: Keep your eyes out for the Gorn.
2017-10-02 03:14:32 PM  
1 vote:

Voodoo_Stu: "Wow! Is that a book?"


I read about them in history class at the Academy.
2017-10-02 02:08:16 PM  
1 vote:

ElectricPeterTork: The CBS Employee shows us what they said when creating STD


Haven't you beaten that lie to death by now?

Oh yeah. Unoriginality is your specialty. You don't want to come up with anything new and original, just like what you watch.
2017-10-02 01:50:40 PM  
1 vote:

Ghastly: Cadet Adorkable: I'm gonna be the Wesley Crusher of this show but I'm so cute you won't mind.


You mean Cadet Anne from planet Greengable III - My very first bunkmate! Oh we shall be ever so happy having tea parties and doing each other's hair, isn't the arboretum ever so nice with all the blooming cherry trees and have you met the dreamy lieutenant on deck s--

SHUT UP!!
2017-10-02 01:43:10 PM  
1 vote:

peterthx: AquaTatanka: Originality can suck an Owan egg because something different is scary.

FIFY


The CBS Employee shows us what they said when creating STD, a show that didn't have any reason to be Star Trek other than "hey, the suckers will buy if we paint this  IP we own over this generic space script!".
2017-10-02 12:41:22 PM  
1 vote:

AquaTatanka: I'm watching The Orville.  CBS Originality can suck an Owan egg because something different is scary.


FIFY
2017-10-02 09:41:03 AM  
1 vote:
Why do they keep letting this person write scripts? Batman and Robin ring a bell?
2017-10-02 09:39:58 AM  
1 vote:

Ghastly: Oh and other stupid dialogue in the episode. When Cadet Adorkable says "Michael, but you're a woman. I've never heard of a woman named Michael before except... OMG you're her!"

Seriously, a woman named Michael is not going to be in anyway surprising by the 23rd century. A whole slew of unisex names started out as male only names, like Logan, Sasha, and even Sissy. It would not surprise me if even now there aren't a few women out there named Michael.


Apparently they don't have reruns of "The Waltons" in the 23rd Century.
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2017-10-02 02:56:53 AM  
1 vote:
Episode 3 sucked.

There's nothing Trek about it. A lot of grim, dour people snipping at each other. Starfleet sending people to labor in prison mines, and calling prisoners "garbage". Cronenberged crew members, lots of gore and dark hallways, and a giant Tardigrade as the main monster of the week. Michael continuing to be an unlikable character that borders on becoming a classic Mary Sue (she's Spock's previously-unmentioned sister, she is described as "the smartest officer in Starfleet" and everyone constantly tells us what an amazing officer she is despite her mutiny, she knows super-Vulcan karate, her comic relief roommate looks up to her, etc.)

This is not Star Trek. It's Dark Trek. It's some twisted retroactive Kelvin universe horror-action-scifi show that has Akiva Goldsman's stink ALL OVER IT.

Simon Pegg once argued that the Kelvin universe actually covers the WHOLE timeline, going backwards and forwards, and indicated that when old Spock entered the timeline everything about the Prime universe was changed all the way back to the Big Bang. That is the best explanation for what's going on in this show. This is the "Prime universe" but what they're indicating to us is that the Prime universe as we knew it no longer exists. It was all wiped out, and so the movies are the Kelvin universe, but the Prime universe is just about the same as the movies, now... And that's why we have a dark, grim, lens-flare filled Trek with Trek-anachronistic technology and events.

The Prime universe has been fundamentally altered... And it will never go back to the way it was. The hopeful, light, utopian society of Roddenberry's Trek is gone, replaced by something closer to the Mirror Universe or the grim setting for Battlestar Galactica.

I almost wish they'd made this a Mass Effect show. It might be awesome if it weren't trying to wedge itself into the Trek continuity, retconning and pissing on everything else along the way. This is Hate Trek. This is Dark Trek. This is Grim Trek.
 
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