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Subj: Re: STD episode 7...let's get our time loop on.
Posted: Mon Nov 06, 2017 at 09:35:45 am CST (Viewed 680 times)
Reply Subj: Re: STD episode 7...let's get our time loop on.
Posted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 at 07:21:45 am CDT (Viewed 698 times)

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    I agree. I'm not saying I didn't want to see more of him but I wish they had waited just a little bit longer.

I'm always happy to see the antics of Harcourt Fenton Mudd. But yes, they could have stretched his return out a bit more.

I've found Mudd to be a bit like the Q of the TOS....One theory I have harboured is that Mudd is a Q in an elaborate ruse / disguise.

    I think Stamets is kind of a horrible person. I mean yes he was going to save the ship but he took the time out to amuse himself. He's very mercurial and self centered. Very unlike past Trek characters...but maybe that's his selling point. Even Garak and Dukat had their charm. Stamets utterly lacks any charm. Even after experiencing some cosmic epiphany via becoming part Tardigrade he's still kind of a creep.

When we first met him he was a douchebag, no doubt, but I find it hard to judge him too harshly when to save the Tardigrade he put himself into the spore drive after injecting himself with an experimental compound which may not have worked. Especially When Commander Lanky, aka Saru, was happily going to use the beast and kill it. I think Stamets is just not your typical star fleet rank and file is he? He's an arrogant self absorbed up himself scientist and that is a good selling point for him.

    Personally I thought it made Stamets seems a little...lazy. He wasn't as much of a go getter as other people in Starfleet would have been in that situation. There were several times where I got the impression he was fine with letting the ship blow up and he would just try to fix a mistake the next go around. He just figured he had to get it right once and everything before that was just practice.

You're absolutely right. I think you pretty much articulated what I was thinking. Stamets had the chance to the be the saviour of the ship but instead he can't do it, so he has to get Michael to help... now, I don't know whether that was down to writer bias for Michael Burnham, or, as you say maybe Stamets is just a lazy sod, who did indeed just think "meh... I'll get it right eventually" Either way lost opportunity.

    Yeah I'm not sure I liked mass murderer Mudd.

I think for me this was the biggest let down of the episode, I am fine with Mudd being a conman, a liar, a cheat, heck even reckless loon whose actions endanger everybody but when he walked out of the space whale and started shooting people dead I have to admit I was actually a bit sad. Maybe, this is the Mudd that they would have liked to have had in the original series, but couldn't because back then that'd be a step too far. But seeing it now though... I don't know... I'll never view those TOS episodes with Mudd in them the same way again.

    Personally I don't want every episode to be about the Klingon war. But I am eager for them to get back to that subplot about Voq and L'Rell visiting that Klingon house where all the members are known for being deceivers.

Not only that, the capture of Admiral Whats her Face is rather quiet at the moment. A prominent starfleet admiral gets captured and now there is no mention of her?

Was the Q intersted at this time with humanity?

What about the Metrons/Organians etc?

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