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Subj: Re: Anyone would think you want Discovery to fail...
Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 at 04:11:59 am CST (Viewed 786 times)
Reply Subj: Anyone would think you want Discovery to fail...
Posted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 at 05:16:11 am CST (Viewed 831 times)

    I'm shocked at the level of dislike and snide snarking about Star Trek Discovery on here. The fact is that some changes do not sit right such as the completely different and continuity stuffed Klingons. But that does not mean this is bad Star Trek. Indeed compared to most of TNG this is excellent Star Trek and much more emotional and credible Star Trek than Enterprise or DS9.

You misunderstand, its not the show I dislike and want to fail... Its Michael Burnham... I can't stand her. I make no secret about that, she is basically to my mind a bit of a "Mary Sue". We know jack about any of the bridge crew on Discovery so far, and only a small amount about the Captain himself, because basically, the whole show revolves about her. Star Trek used to be an Ensemble cast, but they made the same mistake in Voyager when Seven of Nine came aboard lots and lots of episodes were all about her too. Mind you... Voyager was only saved by the fact that Seven of Nine came in.

Far as the Klingons go, I don't mind they have decided to give the Klingons a makeover, but, we've had no explanation at all as to why these Klingons look the way they do. I hope that later in the show they explain this because if it is indeed set in the Original Timeline, then, in the era that Discovery operates now, the Klingons SHOULD look virtually human.

I will certainly agree I would rather watch this than TNG which I thought save for a few token episodes was a pretty boring and filler episode clad series. Far as this being better than DS9 goes... that... remains to be seen. I appreciate the show is only a few episodes in, and of course everybody is entitled to their opinion, but DS9 is generally regarded by most Star Trek fans as being the best one. Doesn't mean EVERYBODY will like it of course. But then again, the reverse is true for this show.

    But I guess people just like to try to show off by kicking and spitting.


    Not exactly the kind of Universe Roddenberry was suggesting.

I don't mind that this is a departure from the what Gene did with TOS and TNG. I like the fact that we have a show which is concerned with out and out hostility between the Klingons and the Federation.


    The only thing in this show to date that has struck me as totally wrong was the cowboy court martial with all the officers in Shadow. That was more worthy of a Klingon trial than anything Cogley would be representing at. Indeed I hope Cogley takes Michael's case at some point.

Im not sure what could be done with her though. I mean, Burnham was guilty of mutiny, assaulting a senior officer, and then failing to apprehend a key prisoner. Its a wonder they even bothered to give her a hearing considering what an epic screw up she had been. Had she actually captured T'kuvma instead of blowing a hole through his chest, they may have been able to stop the war from happening, which is what Captain Georgiou (spelling, no idea.) would have wanted.

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