May 18, 2017 by Brian
Star Trek, Trailer, TV Star Trek
Despite all the delays and rumors…it’s happening.
May 18, 2017 @ 7:57 am
Alright, here’s my 2 cents.
I like that women of color are front and center at the top of the show. Star Trek has always been about embracing diversity and the new series should be no different. Also, it seems that maybe Burnham might be part-Vulcan, which would be another first for Trek.
The ship we do see appears to be the Shenzou, not the Discovery. I assume they may be working to finish the look of titular ship in post after fans HATED the sneak preview we saw earlier.
Ten years before Kirk? I know that the producers have said this is in the Prime Universe, but the look of the ship’s interior and the uniforms (and good gravy the lens flare!) feels like it’s in the Kelvin Universe (and it would fit the timeline being after Kirk’s birth/Nero destroying the Kelvin). There’s also the…ahem…new Klingons.
A species that senses death? Can someone explain that one to me scientifically? Because that sounds like magical voodoo. It’s probably an ability the writers will forget that Saru has in later seasons.
Is it me, or do the sets look completely digital (a la Sky Captain and BSG: Blood and Chrome). Maybe it’s just the lighting.
I know it sounds like I’m grousing, but I want this to be awesome. They’ve had twelve years to come up with a new series and they had better rock it (especially if they want us American fans to shell out the extra dough for a CBS AllAccess subscription).
W. Blaine Dowler
May 20, 2017 @ 5:41 am
I can offer no scientific explanation for sensing death, and I have been known to find pseudo-scientific ways to make things work.
Also, I was tempted to object to the “12 years” part, on the grounds that I remember when you wrote the reviews for that so it couldn’t have been that long ago, and then I did the math and remembered that I’m old.
May 20, 2017 @ 10:22 am
I have been known to find pseudo-scientific ways to make things work.
Plug for great podcasts:
(X-Files and Comic Book Physics are two that give us great believable explanations for fantastic elements, when possible.)
May 22, 2017 @ 8:07 am
I, too, had to do the math. Yes, we’re all getting old.
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