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I felt the same about the crew in episode 3 though as you said a big step up, just finished work going to watch it again
@Murdock these guys are uber Trek fans
Hope you get chance to watch this soon, I think this could end up being very good. Jason Isaacs was excellent
Indeed. I guess it's the infamous social media era we live in :-(
Is Discovery's registration number too on the nose USS DISCOVERY NCC-1031.
I think I watch too many review shows on Youtube
"Star Trek: Discovery - "Context Is for Kings" Review":
"Star Trek: Discovery's Third Episode Was A Game Changer":
"Did Star Trek: Discovery Just Introduce A Recurring Character On The Autism Spectrum?":
"Star Trek: Discovery Episode 3 Review — Context is For Kings":
"Star Trek: Discovery" Review: ‘Context Is for Kings’ Launches the Series Into a Weird, But Fascinating New Universe":
"Star Trek: Discovery" Has The Firepower To Blast CBS All Access Through All The Digital Noise":
"Discovery" May Be The "Star Trek" That Gets Humanity Right":
I have to say that the acting is superior based on these clips. The slightly autistic Cadet Tilly, the grumpy Lt. Stamets....And again, I have yet to see every episode ;-). I'm going to wait until the binge watch event I have organized.
As you know, after every episode of "Star Trek: Discovery" you can watch the "After Trek" behind the scenes series. Here's a piece from it:
And this is what a likeabout Captain Lorca from what I see in the clips. It's a rather unique...kinda weird captain! Something we haven't seen before. He's not a clone of previous captains. And that's what we need.
Here are also some new pictures from the USS Discovery.....which apparently is a ship full of mysteries:
Ahhh, then that's a good idea ;-). I can't wait to see all 8 episodes at once.
After Trek have cast and writers on think I'll watch the shows when the series ends, I have watched the first three episodes of Discovery at least three times each. I would not have the patience to wait for a binge watch, plus I enjoy listening to several podcasts reviewing each episode
That's good more episodes the better
Best thing about the show is the production design and the cool opening credits. I don't think Discovery will have the broad appeal of the original or Next Generation series. Michael 'worst name for a woman ever' Burnham doesn't come over very appealing or likeable (given the backstory - the mutineer plot). Also, the show seems to be about despair rather than hope. The original Star Trek was about exploring the universe and trying to make things better. Discovery is about war with the Klingons so it's a major shift away from what Gene Roddenberry created.
I don't like that the driving force of this show is war. All Lorca goes on about is, He studies war. War this war that. Ugh I'm tired of war. Meanwhile he captures an alien so he can weaponize it. So much for Starfleet being the peaceful and caring organization. Aren't these supposed to be our heroes? They come off as villains to me. Where's the positive outlook on the future? The hope? The growing togetherness of humanity? This doesn't feel like Star Trek to me. This is feels more like the 2004 Battlestar Galactica reboot. It's trying so hard to be something it's not that it's losing pretty much everything that made Star Trek special. There is no comradely between the crew, no humor, no hopeful outlook. So far this is the weakest episode of the series.
It was catnip for my cerebral cortex. :D
But by jolly, I love these first four episodes of "Star Trek: Discovery". I love the dark grittiness combined was a slight veil of dark humour. Mainly caused by the enigmatic and charismatic Captain Gabriel Lorca. He reminds me a lot of Luther Sloan (William Sadler), the head of the secret intelligence agency from the Federation: Section 31.
I loved the ambiguity of character, because on one hand he's absolutely right that, in order to save the Federation from this costly Dominion War, you can't be too naive and idealistic. But on the other hand it actually means that you're betraying the short-term ideals of the Federation -peace, unity, prime directive- in order to to save the Federation from long-term extinction.
It is exactly this what I see in Captain Gabriel Lorca. He's obviously the captain of a black/rogue kind of ship, that doesn't care about science for the sake of exploration, but mostly about science for the sake of ending a war with the Klingons. So I can understand Michael Burnham completely: Her ideals, that she embraced on the USS Shenzhou and that she saw in Captain Philippa Georgiou, are being de-constructed completely.
But that does not mean this will be the case forever. I'm very electrified about where these Series are heading towards. The new spore drive is a fascinating strategical advantage the Federation and Starfleet now have. It'll be interesting to see (just like in the "Star Trek: Voyager" season 5 finale episode "Equinox") if Lorca and the Federation will continue using this succesful, yet ethically completely wrong kind of 'weapon' against the Klingons.
If you love the storytelling of one of the more intelligent Trek-series, "Deep Space Nine", combined with the visual aesthetics from the J.J. Abrahms films. The re-imagined Klingons? I....I love them. They look a bit more like the aliens from "Prometheus", the Alien-prequel, thus they appear more gruesome and scary to me. The old Klingons were becoming too much pastiche of a warrior-race that was about to get extinct anyway with such behaviour. The Klingons in "Discovery" to me appear more dangerous, and actually remind me a bit of Islamic State.
Bring on the other episodes!
I have to admit I find Sonequa Martin-Green very attractive, Sonequa has something about her
I think, dear @DRush76, old franchises, like Star Trek and James Bond, have very loyal fanbases. But those fanbases sometimes are disproportionally critical as compared to similar genres that are not part of a decade old franchise.
An example, Facebook and Twitter were criticising this image heavily the past few days:
People were furious about Dr. Hugh Culber and Lt. Paul Stamets brushing teeth together. I mean, if it was any other show, people wouldn't give a f##k.
I guess the criticism is also bigger, because actually a lot of people are watching the series, both progressive minded people....as well as conservative minded people. That fact is backed up by this article: