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The Mandarin

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Subj: Re: Anyone watch the season 2 premiere of Star Trek Discovery?
Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 at 01:52:49 am EST (Viewed 183 times)
Reply Subj: Anyone watch the season 2 premiere of Star Trek Discovery?
Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2019 at 09:04:11 am EST (Viewed 202 times)

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The grim depressing tone of the first season seems gone and the show seems a bit more light-hearted now (but I liked grim and depressing!)

Spock hasn't shown up in the present yet but we do see him in Michael Burnham's childhood flashbacks. Apparently he's still on vacation this episode. Michael gets anxious to reunite with her brother and is shocked when the enterprise sends over this annoying human guy as their science officer instead of Spock. Thankfully NotSpock gets the horrible death he deserves when he chooses to not listen to instructions.

I thought we got an interesting insight into Sarek's family when he revealed WHY he adopted Burnham. He wanted Spock to learn empathy in case he had to work with humans in the future. He figured Spock would revere his mother too much to relate to her but he figured a sibling would give Spock that ability to relate to others.

Pike takes over the Discovery. I thought it was funny how he told everyone on the bridge to do a roll call and say their names...I don't think half of these characters had names in season 1.


Apparently the producers have said that Lorca may come back someday...but not in season 2 \:\(

https://www.digitalspy.com/tv/ustv/a25862115/star-trek-discovery-jason-isaacs-lorca-return-season-2/

There is also an interesting subplot about something endangering the galaxy this season called "The Red Angel" that Burnham gets a glimpse of. This episode involved the crew trying to track down one of the 10 or so signals this thing is sending out.


I'm still trying to slog through the first season. Everyone is just so...charmless. In the original, Next Gen, DS9, even Voyager and Enterprize, there were multiple characters I found charming and wanted to get know. Not this series. I just can not make myself give a damn whether any of them live or die. It makes watching episodes really slow.




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