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Reverend Meteor

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Dragon Red

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Subj: Re: Episode 6 of ST: D
Posted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 at 10:44:33 am EDT (Viewed 728 times)
Reply Subj: Episode 6 of ST: D
Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 at 08:48:51 am EDT (Viewed 692 times)

    So Sarek was in the episode of course this was good, and we learn at the end that Sarek was forced by basically stodgy Vulcan conservatives / Racists, that he would have to make a choice as to who would go into the Vulcan service, Michael, or Spock. Sarek of course, chose Spock. Gives a bit of substance as to why Sarek and Spock had their issues with one another, and why Sarek was always so cheesed that Spock chose Star Fleet over the Vulcan Science Academy.

Ok so if I have it right. Sarek (using Vulcan logic) reasoned that Michael would be a better fit for Star Fleet because vulcans can be racist/speciest and Spock would be a better fit for the Vulcan science academy since he was at least half Vulcan so he sabotaged Michael. So in his own way he was being both parental and logical. I tend to enjoy the stories where a Vulcan does something crappy and we find out the logic they use to justify it. I'm fine with Vulcans being jerks as long as they attempt to show the logic behind them doing something shady.

I would have hated it if Sarek had sabotaged her because he thought she was an inferior human or because he cared more about Spock. This struck the right balance I guess. He cares about her in his own screwed up way.

    Captain Lorca is so far much more interesting than I initially gave him credit. It looks very much like he may have PTSD and he's captain of some Federation secret weapon. Scary in a lot of ways. There's a history between Lorca and Admiral Whats-her-face.

It's like the show is letting us follow one of those crazy captains that used to guest star every so often that nearly destroy the ship or start a war or steal some bizarro super science experiments. And we even get an incompetent unethical admiral to boot....classic Trek trope there.

    Nice little nod to the Enterprise in the episode.

    So in addition to being an:
    * Expert Vulcan Martial Artist
    * Quantum Mechanic
    * Biologist
    * Computer programmer

I blame the vulcans. If they weren't such good parents their children wouldn't be so damn brilliant. Even their adopted children excel.

    We can now add, mind melds to Mary I mean, Michael Burnham's ever growing list of talents.

Can she do one? That was always something I wondered about whether that was a skill that could be taught to a human or not. I will have to rewatch but it seems like they achieved one that right?


    but otherwise a decent episode. Predictable ending though.

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