Home | Television | Movies | Music | Other Media | Community | Sports | Arcade | Tech | Help
  MyMedia-Forum.com > Television > Featured TV > Featured TV General > Star Trek: Discovery - CBS/All Access Sunday

Featured TV General Shows without dedicated forums have threads in this forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-17-17, 07:46 PM   #71
Hodgepodge
Welcome Wagon
Squishes the Frog
 
Hodgepodge's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Where it never rains!
Posts: 24,562
Re: Star Trek: Discovery - CBS/All Access Sunday

Quote:
Originally Posted by FrodoFraggins View Post
This episode really goes against Trek in many ways. Previous captains probably wouldn't have forced a likely sentient being to do what the skinny guy planned. They'd prefer to find another solution or get out of the system the hard way...
FF, I think it's very important to look back at all of the Star Trek captains. First, they were all "human", and I assume, American. At least we know Capt. Kirk was born in Iowa.

We should also look at the F/O, Lt. Saru. He was given an order from the Admiral to find Capt. Lorca before he was broken and gave the Klingons the background on the new propulsion system.

His first chore was to get background on all "great" Star-Fleet captains. Looked at what made them great so he could follow in their footsteps. Decisiveness! Courage! was what he tried to model himself.
__________________
Hodgepodge is online now   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 10-17-17, 08:16 PM   #72
FrodoFraggins
Sees Walt
 
FrodoFraggins's Avatar
Re: Star Trek: Discovery - CBS/All Access Sunday

Quote:
Originally Posted by Hodgepodge View Post
FF, I think it's very important to look back at all of the Star Trek captains. First, they were all "human", and I assume, American. At least we know Capt. Kirk was born in Iowa.

We should also look at the F/O, Lt. Saru. He was given an order from the Admiral to find Capt. Lorca before he was broken and gave the Klingons the background on the new propulsion system.

His first chore was to get background on all "great" Star-Fleet captains. Looked at what made them great so he could follow in their footsteps. Decisiveness! Courage! was what he tried to model himself.
But can you see Kirk or Picard or Janeway making the choice he did? I'm mainly referring to the choice made after they entered the system to find Lorca. Where the creature was balled up and close to death.

I get that Trek has always been careful about not putting characters in true kobiashi maru scenarios. And they also avoided the truly difficult decisions made during war.

I definitely feel like the show is using the Trek name but not being faithful to the past shows. I'm saying that as someone who got sick of the old formula before TNG even ended.
FrodoFraggins is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 10-17-17, 09:11 PM   #73
Mr Mo
Prodigal Adept
Squishes the Frog
 
Mr Mo's Avatar
 

Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: The restaurant at the end of the universe
Posts: 22,038
Re: Star Trek: Discovery - CBS/All Access Sunday

Jean-Luc Picard was/is French.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maturin View Post
I've always appreciated your restraint, Mo
Quote:
Originally Posted by vonnegut View Post
Mo, I you
Spoiler: notes
gift cards make great gifts both for shoppers who are lazy and/or have a lot of gifts to buy. They're also a shrewd choice if there are individuals in your life for whom it is difficult to shop. When bought through the astore, they also help support this site, which isn't self-sufficient and doesn't hold fund-raisers or any of that other crap.

Please consider doing at least some of your holiday shopping through our astore this year.
Link: http://losttv-forum.com/forum/index.php?pageid=astore0

Here's a link for general help info on finding amazon goodies through the astore.: http://www.losttv-forum.com/forum/sh...d.php?t=85061e

As the old woman said when she peed in the sea, "Every little bit helps."
Mr Mo is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 10-17-17, 10:32 PM   #74
Hodgepodge
Welcome Wagon
Squishes the Frog
 
Hodgepodge's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Where it never rains!
Posts: 24,562
Re: Star Trek: Discovery - CBS/All Access Sunday

Quote:
Originally Posted by FrodoFraggins View Post
But can you see Kirk or Picard or Janeway making the choice he did? I'm mainly referring to the choice made after they entered the system to find Lorca. Where the creature was balled up and close to death...
Not at all!

But again, Lt. Saru isn't human.

I've always looked at the Star Trek enterprise as propaganda for the rest of the world. Remember again, all of the series were probably shipped to every country on the map, including those we consider less than friendly.

TPTB would've never showed a person from a Western Power being anything other than above board. Involvement with a sentient being (someone from one of those less than friendly countries) would've showed just how honorable and forthright people from the west are. JMO!


Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr Mo View Post
Jean-Luc Picard was/is French.
How in the HELL did I forget about Jean-Luc Picard?
__________________
Hodgepodge is online now   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 10-21-17, 07:28 PM   #75
Hodgepodge
Welcome Wagon
Squishes the Frog
 
Hodgepodge's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Where it never rains!
Posts: 24,562
Re: Star Trek: Discovery - CBS/All Access Sunday



S01E06 - "Lethe"
Sunday - October 22, 2017
CBS/All Access - 8:30e/7:30c/5:30w


Spoiler: Promo & Episode Description


The USS Discovery crew is intrigued by new addition, Lt. Ash Tyler. Sarek seeks Burnham's help, rekindling memories from her past. Admiral Cornwell questions Lorca's tactics. Source
Hodgepodge is online now   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 10-23-17, 10:29 PM   #76
nsguy
Moderator
Cons the Conman
 
nsguy's Avatar
Re: Star Trek: Discovery - CBS/All Access Sunday

Officially renewed for a second season
nsguy is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 10-23-17, 11:20 PM   #77
Hodgepodge
Welcome Wagon
Squishes the Frog
 
Hodgepodge's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Where it never rains!
Posts: 24,562
Re: Star Trek: Discovery - CBS/All Access Sunday

Another excellent episode.

I'm sure I've over emphasized my love of this series, but this episode took it over the top.

The search for Sarek was something to behold. Not necessarily the search, but what it took for him to allow Michael to rescue him.

Learning Sarek chose Spock for the Vulcan Expedition Service instead of Michael made perfect sense to me.

I don't think Capt. Lorca knew of the Klingon treachery, but he's glad for it. If ordered, will he put up a real fight to get the Admiral back?

With the addition of Ash to the crew, Michael now has a love-interest. Curious whether Sylvia will also acquire a crush? If so, will that complicate Michael and Sylvia's relationship?

I'm beginning to like Lt. Stamets a lot more. He was immediately on board with the idea of the artificial Vulcan-mind-meld.


Quote:
Originally Posted by nsguy View Post
Great news, Nsguy!
__________________
Hodgepodge is online now   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 10-24-17, 02:02 AM   #78
FrodoFraggins
Sees Walt
 
FrodoFraggins's Avatar
Re: Star Trek: Discovery - CBS/All Access Sunday

I honestly never understood how a human could be romantically involved with a Vulcan.

Michael seems to be reaching for her human side now though which is good.
FrodoFraggins is offline   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 10-24-17, 05:50 PM   #79
Zaphod of Whiskers
We are the dreamers of dreams
Stares Down Smokey
 
Zaphod of Whiskers's Avatar
 

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it.
Posts: 7,995
Re: Star Trek: Discovery - CBS/All Access Sunday

Pretty good episode. I do have a question though - how far out was that nebula from 'regular' space? I can see how the Discovery can do its spore-warp thing to get there, does the Admiral's shuttlecraft have the same capability? Or why was she already so far out? She got to discovery pretty quickly.

So in acknowledging her human side, is Michaal just going to forget all her Vulcan upbringing? Or are we looking at the constant human/vulcan struggle, a la Spock TOS. (I do like seeing the softer Michael, I will admit. Much less abrasive, far more sympathetic.)

Who remembers the Admiral from Chicago Hope??? I do!!!!
__________________


Should have taken warning, it's just
People ignoring
Running, hiding, lost
You can't find, find a place to go, so it's
Red skies at night
Zaphod of Whiskers is online now   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Old 10-24-17, 07:38 PM   #80
Hodgepodge
Welcome Wagon
Squishes the Frog
 
Hodgepodge's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Where it never rains!
Posts: 24,562
Re: Star Trek: Discovery - CBS/All Access Sunday

Quote:
Originally Posted by Zaphod of Whiskers View Post
Pretty good episode. I do have a question though - how far out was that nebula from 'regular' space? I can see how the Discovery can do its spore-warp thing to get there, does the Admiral's shuttlecraft have the same capability? Or why was she already so far out? She got to discovery pretty quickly...
Remember, she was already out there for the meeting with dissident Klingon faction.

She just stopped by the Discovery to say hello to Capt. Lorca. Should've known they had a romantic background.

I also remember when Lorca's quarters were rung, he answered the door with a phaser in his pants.

Because he assumed she was back from her mission, was he planning on killing her to keep Discovery?



Quote:
Originally Posted by Zaphod of Whiskers View Post
...So in acknowledging her human side, is Michaal just going to forget all her Vulcan upbringing? Or are we looking at the constant human/vulcan struggle, a la Spock TOS. (I do like seeing the softer Michael, I will admit. Much less abrasive, far more sympathetic.)...
I think it's a struggle she'll continue to have throughout the series. Personally, I enjoy the conflict, especially in this episode.
__________________
Hodgepodge is online now   Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply
« MyMedia-Forum.com > Television > Featured TV > Featured TV General »


Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


» Latest Posts: All Discussion Forums
Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Forum
Blindspot - NBC Friday ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
sandi
Today 07:12 PM
by Hodgepodge
292 Featured TV General
What's New/Countdown to Thanksgiving ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
catnap
Today 07:07 PM
by Zaphod of Whiskers
9,209 Lostaways! :)
The Walking Dead S08E05 - "The Big...
nsguy
Today 04:21 PM
by Lawboy
6 The Walking Dead
Net Neutrality, and access ( 1 2)
azteclady
Today 03:43 PM
by azteclady
10 Community News
Gotham - FOX Thursday ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
azteclady
Today 12:12 PM
by 9mile monster
551 Featured TV General
NFL Thread Pt. II ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
TheBigCat
Today 07:26 AM
by Mr Mo
7,144 Sports Discussion
Sons of Anarchy: Season 7 Episode 13:... ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
klh
Today 06:43 AM
by adrainsmith
57 Sons of Anarchy
Mindhunter - Netflix ( 1 2 3)
nsguy
Today 04:04 AM
by boonian androphile
24 Featured TV General
Damnation - USA Tuesday
Hodgepodge
Today 02:31 AM
by FrodoFraggins
6 Featured TV General
Godspeed, Della Reese
azteclady
Today 01:36 AM
by Zaphod of Whiskers
1 Actors and Directors
Lucifer - FOX Monday ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
sandi
Today 12:13 AM
by kimny72
232 Featured TV General
GAMING Quick Question Thread ( 1 2 3... Last Page)
Crandyman
Yesterday 11:46 PM
by Zaphod of Whiskers
246 Gaming General Discussion
» Online Users: 248
3 members and 245 guests
boonian androphile, Hodgepodge, Zaphod of Whiskers
Most users ever online was 26,316, 05-12-14 at 11:02 AM.
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.0

All times are GMT. The time now is 07:18 PM.

Graphic Design by Crazy Creative
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.