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Subj: STD S02E05 - Saints of Imperfection
Posted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 at 12:00:38 pm EST (Viewed 150 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 294 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 \:\(

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.

Not sure why but I didn't really enjoy this episode or fully understand what is going on. My brain didn't really do a good job of connecting the plot points or something.

Tilly's imaginary middle school BFF/spore creature May from the mycelial network needs Tilly's help to stop a monster that is poisoning the network. Turns out it's Culber (Stamets husband) who is somehow alive in the Mycelial network after Voq/Ash snapped his neck last season. Somehow Stamets sent Culber's soul \(\?\) but not his body into the mycelial network after he kissed his corpse or something and the mycelial network spore creature thingees recreated Culber using matter from the mycelial network but then saw him as an invader or infection or something. Discovery sends the ship into the mycelial network and it gets attacked by the spore thingees yadda yadda. May the spore monster wants Tilly and Discovery to kill a disheveled Culber but they won't do that. They try to send Culber back to the main universe and fail because Culber is now mycelial network type matter \(\?\) and it won't work but then they figure out how to teleport using these pod things in the mycelial network and figure out how to use that to regrew Culber using regular matter or something \(\?\) . So Culber's back and I guess will go back to being a doctor on the ship. So they undid the whole bury your gays trope (I bet they got some bad publicity from that last year).

Empress Georgiou and Voq/Ash return to Discovery. Apparently Burnham (and the others in the loop like Saru) have been ordered by Star Fleet to not reveal Georgiou is the mirror universe Empress so Captain Pike who graduated with the main universe Georgiou (and her Section 31 boss Leland apparently) is out of that loop. Georgiou is hunting Spock who has been accused of murder (and 5 episodes in still hasn't shown up this's become a running joke now...they tease he will show up and someone else will show up instead). For some reason there is a lot of animosity between Burnham and Georgiou and Georgiou making threats about Spock but I don't know if their rivalry feels earned or not. They were kinda sorta allies at the end of last season.

Admiral Cornhole later asks Pike to work with Leland's organization Section 31 in regards to the whole Red Angel subplot and she tells them the signals are tied to tachyons or something which hints at time travel (or just teleporters as Pike points out...there is an internet theory the Iconians and their gateway technology are connected to Red Angel).

I've got a feeling Leland is going to be a big bad eventually. Pike asks for Voq/Ash to be his liaison instead of Georgiou so Voq's back on Discovery. Georgiou mentions in the episode that Leland knows she's the mirror universe HBIC but she also has something on him. I've got a feeling they're going to have a Baron Zemo/Moonstone type dynamic.

So far Discovery hasn't done anything YET to make me wonder how Section 31 could retain their level of secrecy in DS9 if people in Discovery know about them. People in the loop being sworn to secrecy either dying out or being killed off is logical. But to me if Spock learns of them on Discovery I can't see the secret staying secret. He's not going to agree with their methods and if he did that paints Spock to be a bit of an accomplice for looking the other way for about a century. Spock hasn't shown up on Discovery yet but to me the whole Section 31 plot is going to fall apart if he finds about them.

Saru wasn't used much in this episode IMO but it looks like he's got an exciting story next week. (and doesn't that guy in the preview kinda look like Armus?)

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