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Subj: Ok got to watch it.
Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 at 07:46:38 am CDT (Viewed 694 times)
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The first episode was on free TV, so I saw it this morning. I have Dish Network which holds all of the network primetime shows in its cue for about a week. I guess CW doesn't count as a network because it kept skipping my recordings of Supergirl (conflict with another show, probably) and the Primetime folder never had it.

So yeah, Discovery. Not a fan. Not enticed to watch the next one.

[EDIT: I guess I only saw the first of 2 episodes that came out last night. Part 2 was only on the streaming service.]

I could go over the multitude of surface level errors but it comes down more to one big one: the main character is not likeable. She's got a chip on her shoulder like Pine's Kirk in the 2009 movie who acted douchey throughout the movie. This lady has supposedly been serving for at least 7 years but has no respect for chain of command. Since when did officers become so mouthy towards their COs? I'd say it was just a TV thing but TV used to get it right. Anyway at the end she assults her captain and commits treason and I don't know if the show wants us to be on her side or not. She was arguably right in what she was saying but she went about it all wrong, and based on the timing it wouldn't have made any difference anyway so she probably threw her career away for nothing. Except this the millennial version so they'll probably make her Captain next week. She was raised by Vulcans but she's emotional and kind of petty.

How come Michelle Yeoh has a TOS looking phaser but also has a holographic communicator that was only prototyped on DS9? What timeline is this anyway? LOL.





I had to watch it in a extra legal way (as in not at all legal).

I'm not going to say "it sucks". But there were a lot of things I wasn't fond of in these 2 episodes.

1. Ok it looks like almost all the characters we're introduced in these 2 episodes are dead by the 3rd episode where we actually...meet the actual cast of the show (how weird not to have your cast there at the beginning...off the top of my head I can't remember any other show that's done that). Saru and Michael are the only two who stick around it seems. And Saru kinda seems like a p*ssy.

2. The main character is a bit unlikable. I like the actress but the character treatment of the Captain was just unforgivable and I don't think the later actions of the Klingons prove she was right all along...they were just f*cked either way...the Klingons had outmaneuvered them from the beginning. And her origin is kind of like some Mary Sue fan-fiction character...she's Sarek's adopted human daughter. That's like introducing Obi Wan Kenobi's daughter or something.

3. The Klingons. I HATE the way they look. They look kind of gorilla like to me.

4. I would rather watch the show if it was about the Captain who got killed.

All that negative stuff said it looks like they're going to hit the ground running with serialized storytelling (yay) and things aren't going to be episodic as we usually see on Star Trek series not set on a space station.

It really wasn't as awful as I thought it would be but we still haven't really seen the cast. The rest of the main cast shows up in episode 3.





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