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El Guapo wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:35 pm Odo has to be a hell of a lover, right? Unlimited flexibility. Plus like you could basically do it with any celebrity that you wanted.
As long as that celebrity slightly resembled their wax statue doppelgänger after a few hours near a radiator...sure.
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hepcat wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:20 pm
El Guapo wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:35 pm Odo has to be a hell of a lover, right? Unlimited flexibility. Plus like you could basically do it with any celebrity that you wanted.
As long as that celebrity slightly resembled their wax statue doppelgänger after a few hours near a radiator...sure.
It's been awhile since I've watched DS9 (unfortunately) but I thought that Odo could copy people effectively but was choosing not to? I have a vague recollection that his standard 'look' was due to initially not understanding how to do it quite right, but that even after he could he decided to make the affirmative choice to keep the face that people were used to.
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El Guapo wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:24 pm
hepcat wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:20 pm
El Guapo wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:35 pm Odo has to be a hell of a lover, right? Unlimited flexibility. Plus like you could basically do it with any celebrity that you wanted.
As long as that celebrity slightly resembled their wax statue doppelgänger after a few hours near a radiator...sure.
It's been awhile since I've watched DS9 (unfortunately) but I thought that Odo could copy people effectively but was choosing not to? I have a vague recollection that his standard 'look' was due to initially not understanding how to do it quite right, but that even after he could he decided to make the affirmative choice to keep the face that people were used to.
Something like that, but also there's the fact that keeping shape exhausted him, therefore the bucket he had as a 'resting' place.
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El Guapo wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:24 pm
hepcat wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:20 pm
El Guapo wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:35 pm Odo has to be a hell of a lover, right? Unlimited flexibility. Plus like you could basically do it with any celebrity that you wanted.
As long as that celebrity slightly resembled their wax statue doppelgänger after a few hours near a radiator...sure.
It's been awhile since I've watched DS9 (unfortunately) but I thought that Odo could copy people effectively but was choosing not to? I have a vague recollection that his standard 'look' was due to initially not understanding how to do it quite right, but that even after he could he decided to make the affirmative choice to keep the face that people were used to.
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hepcat wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:11 pm
El Guapo wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:24 pm
hepcat wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:20 pm
El Guapo wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:35 pm Odo has to be a hell of a lover, right? Unlimited flexibility. Plus like you could basically do it with any celebrity that you wanted.
As long as that celebrity slightly resembled their wax statue doppelgänger after a few hours near a radiator...sure.
It's been awhile since I've watched DS9 (unfortunately) but I thought that Odo could copy people effectively but was choosing not to? I have a vague recollection that his standard 'look' was due to initially not understanding how to do it quite right, but that even after he could he decided to make the affirmative choice to keep the face that people were used to.
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El Guapo wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:24 pm
hepcat wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:20 pm
El Guapo wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:35 pm Odo has to be a hell of a lover, right? Unlimited flexibility. Plus like you could basically do it with any celebrity that you wanted.
As long as that celebrity slightly resembled their wax statue doppelgänger after a few hours near a radiator...sure.
It's been awhile since I've watched DS9 (unfortunately) but I thought that Odo could copy people effectively but was choosing not to? I have a vague recollection that his standard 'look' was due to initially not understanding how to do it quite right, but that even after he could he decided to make the affirmative choice to keep the face that people were used to.
IIRC, Odo could never get humanoid faces correct, but his people were able to which is how they infiltrated Starfleet, the Klingons, etc... I can't recall him ever being able to do it. Inaminate objects and animals, yes, people, nope.
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El Guapo wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:23 pm
hepcat wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:11 pm
El Guapo wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:24 pm
hepcat wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 4:20 pm
El Guapo wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:35 pm Odo has to be a hell of a lover, right? Unlimited flexibility. Plus like you could basically do it with any celebrity that you wanted.
As long as that celebrity slightly resembled their wax statue doppelgänger after a few hours near a radiator...sure.
It's been awhile since I've watched DS9 (unfortunately) but I thought that Odo could copy people effectively but was choosing not to? I have a vague recollection that his standard 'look' was due to initially not understanding how to do it quite right, but that even after he could he decided to make the affirmative choice to keep the face that people were used to.
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hepcat wrote: You put a Bea Arthur wax statue in an area protected solely by a rope and nature will run its course.
This is why they called the show the Golden Girls. :)
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As great as this week's Mando episode was, I'm surprised Discovery didn't also get some love. I am loving this season, and this episode was like next level. Bringing themes and references from TOS, TNG and even Picard (I think) into play, I thought it was just fantastic and a treat for long time Star Trek fans. But on top of that, what I really like is this season feels like there is more heart - the crew feels a bit more alive and I actually care about some of the side characters a little more. Putting them into this predicament is very Voyager-esque, making them become more and more of a "family" - it's working well.

One minor complaint/observation - is Sonequa struggling to speak or is she like whispering all her dialog? I'm not sure what's going on, I even looked up whether she had Covid or something. Or do you think I am bonkers and this is just her acting style?
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Loved it as well except for
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hepcat wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:48 pm Loved it as well except for
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Jamming mom into the show in a really stupid plot twist.
I agree, though I'm not sure that it's even in my top 5 of "baffling plot decisions" for Discovery. I love the show, in large part because it really does a fantastic job with the characters (Ceru and Tilly in particular are amazing characters) and making the universe feel 'lived in' without sacrificing core elements of the Trek universe.

But man, some of the plot choices that they make are pretty weird.
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I think front and center for me is the inability of Michael to grow. We spent 2 seasons getting her to realize that going off on her own and trying to do everything was not the way of the Federation...and more importantly, stupid and thoughtless. She needed the Federation and everything it embodied. And she appeared to be doing just that.

Now we're back to square one with her. At this point I'm kind of just tired of her as a character and wish they'd just focus on the much more interesting Ceru, or the fantastic buddy show featuring Stamets and Reno I never knew I wanted until they stuck them together.

...seriously, I love those two together.
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hepcat wrote: Mon Nov 30, 2020 5:43 pm I think front and center for me is the inability of Michael to grow. We spent 2 seasons getting her to realize that going off on her own and trying to do everything was not the way of the Federation...and more importantly, stupid and thoughtless. She needed the Federation and everything it embodied. And she appeared to be doing just that.

Now we're back to square one with her. At this point I'm kind of just tired of her as a character and wish they'd just focus on the much more interesting Ceru, or the fantastic buddy show featuring Stamets and Reno I never knew I wanted until they stuck them together.

...seriously, I love those two together.
Yeah, I agree - that was a bit of a retread for her character. I do get that she spent a year in the future on her own, and everything's different in the future, and it's fair that that would mix things up a bit for her character. But at the same time I feel like the show has mostly just said (repeatedly) that she was thrown off by her year of experience on her own, without really spelling that out much in detail. Like, I feel that we could've benefitted from an episode or two that was just her and Book if they wanted that to be a big deal for her character. Who knows, maybe that's coming in the form of an episode that jumps back a bit in time.

But yeah, 100% on board with Ceru, as well as Reno. Another sign of the great job that the show does (in general) with characters. I liked a comment I read online at the beginning of season 2 - "I'm not sure why they brought in Pike to be Captain when they have a perfectly good Ceru right there." Glad that they finally elevated him to Captain this season.
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Ceru is Picard though, while Pike is Kirk. I’m fine with having both. Especially when Anson Mount is Pike.
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Regarding the latest episode. I think I squealed a little bit when we found out
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It was the goddamn Guardian of Forever. :wub:
Sure it was pure fan service, but I don’t care. I loved it.
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hepcat wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:49 pm Regarding the latest episode. I think I squealed a little bit when we found out
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It was the goddamn Guardian of Forever. :wub:
Sure it was pure fan service, but I don’t care. I loved it.
I'm surprised that Yeoh didn't turn to the camera at the end of that episode and say "Be sure to tune in to my new Section 31 show, details to come!" :)

I did enjoy that episode, and these two episodes had the most character development on Georgiou that the show has had in awhile. I am also a bit glad that she's off of Discovery now, because she really didn't fit in super well this season.
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I think now is the time to resubscribe to CBS all access.
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El Guapo wrote: Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:17 pm
hepcat wrote: Thu Dec 17, 2020 9:49 pm Regarding the latest episode. I think I squealed a little bit when we found out
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It was the goddamn Guardian of Forever. :wub:
Sure it was pure fan service, but I don’t care. I loved it.
I'm surprised that Yeoh didn't turn to the camera at the end of that episode and say "Be sure to tune in to my new Section 31 show, details to come!" :)

I did enjoy that episode, and these two episodes had the most character development on Georgiou that the show has had in awhile. I am also a bit glad that she's off of Discovery now, because she really didn't fit in super well this season.
Like I've said, I can't argue with the complaints about her character. But I'll be damned if I don't love seeing Yeoh play her. :wub:
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So I finished watching this season of Discovery. Pretty good. 7.5/10.
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I liked it. They're working on capturing the humanity of TNG while incorporating the action of TOS. They added a dash of story arc from DS9 to boot.

The whole dilithium planet storyline was silly, but it gave Saru a chance to shine. He's always been their Picard. I really hope he returns for season 4.

My biggest issue is that they cut down on the amount of Stamets and Reno screen time. I love those two together.
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Random comments:
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What I liked
What they did with Vulcan. The Vulcan episode was really good, with the exception of Michael's mother.
The burn and the Federation post burn.
Reno is excellent.
The Orion woman actually seriously offering to have Emerald Chain join with the Federation until it meant she would have to stand trial.

Kind of meh about:
Michael's mother. (I'll admit not remembering much of the stuff about her from the last season, but it felt just kind of meh and I would rather she not have been in at all.)
The cause of the burn. It was a bit of an anticlimax for it to be caused by an emotional reaction.
The music the burn caused (it still feels kind of just there to make the thing feel mysterious, but it feels awkwardly fit because they never explained it convincingly.)

Confused about:
Did the burn only affect ships travelling in warp? Cause that's what they said in one episode, but when they had a flashback to the burn, the ships that exploded weren't travelling.

Could be better:
I wish the series had a slightly less serialized format (I think DS9 did it brilliantly as a compromise between serial and episodic), and wished the series had some more episodes to further explore this limited-warp-travel era.

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Also, were a few of the regulators borg? When they put that thing on Stamet's head, I got a vague impression of that.
OK, why did the personal virtual transporter/tricorder/gun not include a medkit, too?
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I really enjoyed the three-part finale. I didn't mind the dilithium planet storyline. I really liked the holoworld set up - nice exploration set up that I really thought called back well to TOS. I also thought making it three part gave them a lot of time to work with to build a decent story. And I thought doing both the dilithium planet and the Emerald Chain stuff let them do both an exploration / discovery angle and a politics / action angle, which I thought worked well.

I also really hope that they bring Saru back. I think he and Tilly are the strongest characters on the show. Also hoping that season 4 is oriented around a mix of rebuilding the Federation and exploration storylines.

I also really liked Admiral Vance. I thought the actor who played him did a good job, and conveyed a good mix of hard-nosed desperate leader and idealist.
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I always like it when they go against the hard nosed admiral stereotype and make them sympathetic. Star Trek has a history of doing that and it’s nice they’re continuing that legacy.
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Regarding the holoplanet, the loose end regarding Gray seemed kind of a dumb loose end, since couldn't they just reuse the solution used in the holoplanet?
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Regarding the actor who played Vance, I knew I recognized him from somewhere, and it turns out he was this guy from The Mummy movies:

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Defiant wrote:Regarding the holoplanet, the loose end regarding Gray seemed kind of a dumb loose end, since couldn't they just reuse the solution used in the holoplanet?
They probably will address this next season. I wonder if a certain EMH is still around in their timeline...?
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$iljanus wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:52 am
Defiant wrote:Regarding the holoplanet, the loose end regarding Gray seemed kind of a dumb loose end, since couldn't they just reuse the solution used in the holoplanet?
They probably will address this next season. I wonder if a certain EMH is still around in their timeline...?
Hehe yeah I was saying the same thing. It's kind of ludicrous no one thought of that since it was actually a known old technology. I could forgive the Discovery folks not knowing but whats-her-face who is supposed to be so brilliant should have thought of it immediately. Oh well.

I really enjoyed the finale but little things like that kind of gave me pause. The other big one for me was how Discovery could hold the ENTIRE Starfleet fleet at bay, and even seem to be winning? I mean, we know it got some upgrades but come on, at heart it's still based on super old tech, aside from the super Spore drive which was not in play. I know it's nitpicky and usually I try to avoid that, but it kind of jumped out at me.
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rittchard wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:29 pm
$iljanus wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:52 am
Defiant wrote:Regarding the holoplanet, the loose end regarding Gray seemed kind of a dumb loose end, since couldn't they just reuse the solution used in the holoplanet?
They probably will address this next season. I wonder if a certain EMH is still around in their timeline...?
Hehe yeah I was saying the same thing. It's kind of ludicrous no one thought of that since it was actually a known old technology. I could forgive the Discovery folks not knowing but whats-her-face who is supposed to be so brilliant should have thought of it immediately. Oh well.

I really enjoyed the finale but little things like that kind of gave me pause. The other big one for me was how Discovery could hold the ENTIRE Starfleet fleet at bay, and even seem to be winning? I mean, we know it got some upgrades but come on, at heart it's still based on super old tech, aside from the super Spore drive which was not in play. I know it's nitpicky and usually I try to avoid that, but it kind of jumped out at me.
I’ll give them a pass on not coming up with a solution for Gray since they were pretty surprised that Gray was able to manifest himself on the dilithium planet and there were a few other things going on at the time. But they’ll get to a solution I’m sure...probably.

As for Discovery standing up to Starfleet, I guess Starfleet may have been trying to disable rather than destroy Discovery? That helped me accept it.

And I really liked the admiral. Not often do you hear about eating shit during high level diplomatic negotiations.
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$iljanus wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:45 pm
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$iljanus wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:52 am
Defiant wrote:Regarding the holoplanet, the loose end regarding Gray seemed kind of a dumb loose end, since couldn't they just reuse the solution used in the holoplanet?
They probably will address this next season. I wonder if a certain EMH is still around in their timeline...?
Hehe yeah I was saying the same thing. It's kind of ludicrous no one thought of that since it was actually a known old technology. I could forgive the Discovery folks not knowing but whats-her-face who is supposed to be so brilliant should have thought of it immediately. Oh well.

I really enjoyed the finale but little things like that kind of gave me pause. The other big one for me was how Discovery could hold the ENTIRE Starfleet fleet at bay, and even seem to be winning? I mean, we know it got some upgrades but come on, at heart it's still based on super old tech, aside from the super Spore drive which was not in play. I know it's nitpicky and usually I try to avoid that, but it kind of jumped out at me.
I’ll give them a pass on not coming up with a solution for Gray since they were pretty surprised that Gray was able to manifest himself on the dilithium planet and there were a few other things going on at the time. But they’ll get to a solution I’m sure...probably.

As for Discovery standing up to Starfleet, I guess Starfleet may have been trying to disable rather than destroy Discovery? That helped me accept it.

And I really liked the admiral. Not often do you hear about eating shit during high level diplomatic negotiations.
FWIW I believe that Osyrra's flagship was also there, which may have had superior tech to Federation ships at this point. Though it still seemed like the concentrated Federation fleet should have been able to take on two ships. Though the firing didn't go on for too long before Burnham negotiated a cease fire.
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I would have liked to have seen more scenes of the USS Nog kicking some ass.

And Ensign Tilly better get a promotion to lieutenant next season. She was a good acting captain. Also she was a great Mirror Universe captain. TERRA FIRMA! All hail Captain Killy!
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They did mention a few times how important the spore drive tech was, so it's not hard to accept that starfleet wanted to disable Discovery, not destroy her.
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hepcat wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:39 pm They did mention a few times how important the spore drive tech was, so it's not hard to accept that starfleet wanted to disable Discovery, not destroy her.
I can't remember whether they've explained why it is that Stamets could develop spore drive tech back in the day, but no one else has been able to figure it out in the many centuries since?
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El Guapo wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:53 pm
hepcat wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:39 pm They did mention a few times how important the spore drive tech was, so it's not hard to accept that starfleet wanted to disable Discovery, not destroy her.
I can't remember whether they've explained why it is that Stamets could develop spore drive tech back in the day, but no one else has been able to figure it out in the many centuries since?
All technology related to the spore drive was scrubbed from existence. And I’m sure the more “kinder, gentler” Section 31 dealt with any scientists who may stumble on spore technology by sending them...on a vacation to Risa! (where they would redact their memories using some illicit Romulan Tal Shiar tech)
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El Guapo wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:53 pm
hepcat wrote: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:39 pm They did mention a few times how important the spore drive tech was, so it's not hard to accept that starfleet wanted to disable Discovery, not destroy her.
I can't remember whether they've explained why it is that Stamets could develop spore drive tech back in the day, but no one else has been able to figure it out in the many centuries since?
Apart from removing all reference to it, it relies on the tartergrade that's gone extinct by the 32nd century, but which Stamets had the DNA of or something.

(Also, it negatively affected the tartergrades, so there was an environmental reason too, IIRC?)
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Not to beat a dead horse, but I'm pretty sure everyone involved was willing to destroy the Spore drive (and Discovery) rather than allow it to fall into Green Lady's hands (at least I figured if Tilly was then the rest of Starfleet should be too?). Also in the scene I'm remembering, it was when the flagship was still outside the shield bubble trying to fight its way in so essentially it was the bulk of Starfleet's core internal defenses/ships against Discovery. It's really not a big deal, and usually I'm much more lenient with this kind of thing, but the scene just stuck in my head for some reason.
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