Star Trek Discovery. [SPOILERS WITHIN]

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  1. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Don't be a dick about the things you don't like

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    Don't diss season two of TNG. :bailey:

    Season two really doesn't get the respect it deserves, probably because Dr. Crusher was replaced by the awful Dr. Muldar.

    It had some really good episodes, including what I consider two of the best in the entire series: Q Who and The Measure of a Man.
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  2. Obiwan-Can-Blow-Me

    Obiwan-Can-Blow-Me Jedi Lives Matter

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    Season two is the strongest season so far and it has nothing to do with SMG and everything to do with Anson Mount.That's not because Anson Mount is a cis gender white male, but because of his superior acting.
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  3. RickDeckard

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    The one where they returned to Talos IV was the best episode so far.
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  4. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Get the blu-rays, listen to the audio commentaries, hear SMG be nice to Alex Kurtzman, and tell me she isn't a great actress. :diacanu:
  5. Obiwan-Can-Blow-Me

    Obiwan-Can-Blow-Me Jedi Lives Matter

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  6. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Don't be a dick about the things you don't like

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  7. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    Are random episodes suddenly missing from anyone else's Paramount Plus menu?

    I don't have 1x05 ("Choose Your Pain"), 1x07 ("Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad"), or 1x09 ("Into the Forest I Go"). At a minimum, the first two were there a couple of days ago.
  8. ed629

    ed629 Morally Inept Banned

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    They're missing here too.
  9. Obiwan-Can-Blow-Me

    Obiwan-Can-Blow-Me Jedi Lives Matter

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    You guys pay for Paramount Plus?
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  10. Uncle Albert

    Uncle Albert Mimimimimi mimimi!!

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  11. Jenee

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    I put it off as long as possible, then traded in Hulu for Paramount+. Lots more to watch and, aside from Lower Decks, I'm all caught up on Star Trek.
  12. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    I own the first two seasons on disc.
    For exactly this reason.
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  13. 14thDoctor

    14thDoctor Listen here, Jack

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    I liked Pulaski. She banged Rikers dad, she annoyed Picard, she understood and respected Worf's need for honour and privacy, and she wasn't a perky young conventionally attractive actor like the rest of the cast.

    Sure, she didn't fully respect Data at first, but that view was probably widely shared across Starfleet, and we all know they'd have been BFFs within a couple seasons. She was also the only person willing to call Data on his bullshit and actually help him in Peak Performance. :async:
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  14. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    Okay, but by 2021 standards, Pulaski really should have been reported to HR for the way she talked to Data.
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  15. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    I'm trying to catch up on Discovery so I can actually watch Season 4 as it airs. I'm halfway through the S1 mirror universe arc now.

    1) I love the characters and the stories.

    2) Not wild about the visual aesthetic (everything being blue-tinted and high-contrast and metallic; the redesigned Klingons who talk like they have their mouths stuffed full of cotton balls; the overly flashy kewl SFX like the spinning hull plating).

    3) Mirror Georgiou feeding Burnham a Kelpien's threat ganglia is probably the most disturbing scene any Trek series has ever shown.
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    14thDoctor Listen here, Jack

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    The same Starfleet HR department that approved Data's transfer to "getting disassembled" duty under Bruce Maddox, when there was no guarantee it wouldn't result in his permanent deactivation? Oh yeah, I bet they'd be a huge help. :borg:
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    Mushmouth Klingons. :yes:
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  18. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    I just now -- at the beginning of Season 2 -- noticed Saru's shoes.

    Screenshot 2021-05-09 11.08.26 PM.png

    Those have got to be a bitch to walk in.
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  19. tafkats

    tafkats That'll put marzipan in your pie plate, bingo! Moderator

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    I'm easily annoyed by plot points that end up reading as "we have a special effects budget and we want to show it off."

    Like suddenly finding out that Discovery carries these little spherical transparent pods that go zip zip zip zip zip fweeeowwwwww and spin really fast for no apparent reason, when they could have just said "well, they're gonna have to take a shuttlecraft and it's gonna be really fucking dangerous; good thing Burnham is a good pilot."
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  20. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Yeah, but the "fweeeeowwwwww" pods are as fragile as wine glasses.
    That's why they didn't use them in "The Galileo Seven".
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    Plus in a single shuttle, you don't get to off Smug Prick Spock Replacement Guy without killing the others, or have Burnham/Detmer/Owo pull off a daring save of Pike to establish to him how good they are.
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  22. We Are Borg

    We Are Borg Don't be a dick about the things you don't like

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    He only wears the "hoof boots" for wide-angle shots. He normally wears just these, although they also have to be pretty uncomfortable:

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    The dumbest thing about Discovery season 2
  24. Raoul the Red Shirt

    Raoul the Red Shirt Professional bullseye

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    1. Where in TOS does it say how many shuttles the Enterprise has?
    2. Where in Discovery does it say or show that that Enterprise has "hundreds" of shuttles?
    3. Given the entire complement is canonically 410 IIRC, are you literally saying that Discovery was pretending there were like a shuttle per every two people?
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  25. Diacanu

    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Season 3 comes to blu-ray July 20th.
  26. Obiwan-Can-Blow-Me

    Obiwan-Can-Blow-Me Jedi Lives Matter

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    We've seen the shuttle bay in TOS and it clearly only fits one or two shuttles. Then in season two we see hundreds of shuttles coming out of the shuttle bay.
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    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Get out the screen grabs and count them.
    Do it.
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    Diacanu Comicmike. Writer

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    Does it?
    How do we know doors don't open up, and the whole deck is shuttles?
    All blueprints of the TOS-prise were non-canon.
    :chris:
  29. Raoul the Red Shirt

    Raoul the Red Shirt Professional bullseye

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    Name the episode(s) from TOS that showed the shuttle bay and showed it could only fit one or two shuttles. Then name the episode(s) that showed that was in fact the only shuttle bay.

    To quote Riker, "You can't. Don't even try."
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  30. Bailey

    Bailey It's always Christmas Eve Super Moderator

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    We have to assume that this giant open area from the refit was there in the original iteration of the Connie, just never actually seen/closed off:

    Constitution_class_refit_landingbay.jpg
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