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Old 02-10-2017, 06:40   #61
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According to the Radio Times new episodes drop Mondays, but I haven't got episode 3. Anybody know any different?

Forget it, it's up now.
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:07   #62
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I've never been a Trekkie, but this new series is excellent - ep 3 was awesome!
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:14   #63
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Is it available on Netflix as worryingly when I checked last week, it said the next episode wouldn't drop until the 9th October?
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Old 02-10-2017, 09:20   #64
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Episodes appear at approx. 8:30am in the UK.
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Old 02-10-2017, 13:14   #65
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Episode 3: excellent, excellent, excellent!

Quite a change in tone from the two-episode "prologue" that we saw last week, and I really like it. This introduces us to the main characters we didn't get to meet previously, and especially the titular starship. Discovery is definitely an odd place and overflowing with secrets. My initial thoughts went in the direction of Section 31, but this could equally be something completely different given its scientific leanings.

It's delightful, at least for me, to see Star Trek finally being able to be an adult show. Of course this is never going to approach the level of Game of Thrones, etc., and it probably shouldn't, but there's no reason we can't have violence and natural vulgar language. The gore was actually quite restrained and gave us just enough to get an impression of how nastily these people had been killed, so I found it very effective. There was also a great atmosphere of dread across that whole sequence, and of all things to be reminded of it actually made me think of Doom 3 ...the creature itself was very reminiscent of the "pinky" demon.

Also, the fight in the mess hall may be the most realistic and well choreographed fist fight in Trek history. No more palm punches and double-fist thumps! It finally feels like people are actually hurting each other.

Cadet Tilly is adorable. I immediately love her nervousness and positive outlook. She brought levity to what was otherwise quite a moody episode and it was very welcome. Not to mention that she looks like Merida from Brave with her hair down! Lt. Stamets is a bit harder to like given how aggressively confrontational he was with Burham the whole way through, but he made the sarcastic Beatles joke, and I can always appreciate a good bit of sarcasm. I was also really pleased to see that Saru is still a part of the crew, as he was probably my favourite character from the opening episodes.

Captain Lorca is an interesting one. He's referred to as a "warmonger" and it's difficult to get a read on him through the episode. It would be easy to dismiss him as a shady captain with an evil agenda, but the end of the episode turns that around quite nicely and reveals him to be in the pursuit of science, not weapons, and wants a quick end to the war. I still get the impression that he may be willing to go to extreme means to reach that end, but I'm glad to see that the show hasn't pigeonholed him into a preset and obvious role.

I felt like we didn't get anywhere near enough of an explanation of exactly what is going on onboard the Discovery, though. The dialogue was fleeting and at times difficult to understand (thank you, subtitles). Something to do with spores being used to jump anywhere in the galaxy in an instant? Very reminiscent of the Iconian gateways. I didn't quite follow that, nor the strange floating-water effect of the black alert situation.

I'm not sure if I was supposed to, but I laughed when the shuttle pilot flew past the window. I think it was meant to be dark humour, of which there was a fair bit in this one (especially likes the shushing Klingon).

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Old 02-10-2017, 13:26   #66
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CBS all access thing started like ten minutes early for me last night which was canny, and this episode was much better.

References to possibly the Iconians and maybe the start of the Genesis project! And I think it was the first time we here a star trek character swear in the tv show.
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Old 02-10-2017, 18:14   #67
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On another forum.

The Star Fleet black badges. Black Alert and the registration of the Discovery (NCC-1031). As well as Jason Isaacs indifference to Starfleet rules and codes of conduct.

Wonder if that's signifying what it looks like?

On a sidenote. I still think the ship looks carp.
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Old 02-10-2017, 18:42   #68
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Thoroughly enjoying this, though admittedly letting a few nitpicks slide because of the overwhelmingly excellent writing, direction and acting.

On a side note, is it me or did Hello to ... seem particularly sweaty?
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Hope the series doesn't give up its secrets too quickly - I'm liking the suspense.

Head of security has the hots for the captain I think. "Anything for you Captain".

I thought the head engineer (Lt Stamets) was being played by some sort of CGI enhanced Alan Tudyk, but seems not.
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Well, this has quickly become my go to Star Trek fix over The Orville.

LOL at the cameo by
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Old 02-10-2017, 22:23   #71
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3rd episode was much better. I'm not actually sure why we needed the first two
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Hmm - not 100% convinced yet - it's no DS9

I'm not really a Trekkie though, and DS9 is the only series I really, really like - but I did smile at


Oh, and is it just me or does it seem REALLY oversharpened - like someone's imported every frame into Lightroom and set the sharpness and clarity to max?
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I'm enjoying it but the whole magic-mushroom-powered super warp drive project is beyond rubbish.
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Old 03-10-2017, 13:37   #74
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On a sidenote. I still think the ship looks carp.
Ditto. It's far too angular.

I wasn't quite as excited by episode 3 as most it seems. Far too much technobabble for my tastes & a far as the Discovery crew goes, I can only imagine the interview process was;

'Are you a bit of a dick?'
'Yes'
'Welcome aboard!'


It sure does look pretty (& expensive) though.
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Its weird the discovery has gaps in the saucer section.

Enjoying the series, good point about the black badges and the 31 part of the NCC
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I hate the music in this. Doesn't seem as hummable as all the other classics.
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'Are you a bit of a dick?'
'Yes'
'Welcome aboard!'


Pretty much this. I think every character, with the exception of Saru, is a detestable prick.

Michael Burnham being at the top of the pile of utterly unlikable characters. I don't get why everything has been made so edgy and grimdark. Starfleet have prisoners and they're being referred to as animals and garbage and sent off to forced labour camps, weirdly these animals are free to sit around and eat with the rest of the crew.

I feel like I'm watching Battlestar Gallactica at times and not Star Trek and it's not like DS9 didn't pull off darker storylines, with interesting multi dimensional characters and still remain true to what Star Trek is all about.
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I like it now, where I was a bit meh on eps 1 and 2. I do think they overplayed her insurrection in ep 2 and that there should be no way back.
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