Discussion in 'Movies, Music and TV shows' started by KHAAAAAAAN!!, Nov 2, 2015.
Instead they got this guy.
You have to admit he has a point though.
"Choose your Pain" was the first not terrible episode. The dialogue is still fairly awful. Everyone is still angry and angsting. Burnham continues to be the worst Starfleet officer of all time, disobeying orders from on high for no apparent reason.
BUT the pacing and setup was more in line with a traditional self-contained episode of Trek. Lorca gets into a bad situation. We meet some intriguing side chars who he has to work with in order to escape. Saru is confronted with conflict from Burnham, engendering some self-insight. Stametz get to have a redeeming character moment in which he is not a 100% angry dickbag.
Also Dwight makes everything better.
Last night's episode finally felt like it was achieving something. Various characters encountering problems and solving them.
That is, until I saw the Klingon fighters. What the fuck was that? I continue to be wrenched violently out of the show by the sheer stupidity of all things Discovery!Klingon.
Ok, so I thought Part 1 of that two-parter was god awful. Just nothing about it was interesting to me, the aliens were boring, Sirou going aggro was boring, and the aliens inviting the Klingons was wtf? Part 2 was actually pretty good, though. The whole trauma thing for the male lead was pretty interesting, if disturbing. Surprised to see it in this show, to be honest.
However, what has me really hype is that ending. If they are actually stranded in the middle of nowhere, and the show is now going to be about them exploring the unknown and trying to get home for a while, that'd be way cooler than this war plot with the instant mushroom jump drive they've had going on.
So the premiere of the second half of season 1 is out.
There was talk on reddit about this being a near reboot and that it saves the show.
Anyone watch it? Because right now I just so down on this show that I can't even be arsed to pirate it.
...reboot? Saves the show? It was shit. Dire. Awful. Puts even more prominence on Cadet Aspergers, who is tied for worst character in my opinion.
Pity. After reading that I got all excited that they might actually be mad enough to go with the fan theory that this grim-angst version of Star Trek is the mirror universe and they had now jumped into Star Trek proper.
Back to forgetting this exists I guess.
It's not a reboot at all. It's just the obligatory Terran Empire arc that every Trek has to do at some point. That said, I love all things Terran Empire, and this ep, despite being super grimdark, was more in line with the lulzy episodes of Trek past. First episode of Discovery that I've legitimately enjoyed.
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