Star Trek (DIS): The Vulcan Hello – SF Debris

Discovery launches with two people lost in the desert, strange goings on near a binary star system, and full-frontal Klingon. Buckle up.

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  1. The cow guy: let me guess, their mantra is “EET MOOR CHIKIN!”

  2. “She’s heading straight for a court martial”
    Next time on SFDebris: TOS – Court Martial
    I see what you did there! 🙂

  3. Ah, STD, the muh current year cesspool nobody wanted but we still got.

    • Ah, whiny fanboys thinking they speak for everybody.

      • I see you provide the usual zero argument and just go with the “look at this guy over here” mentality.

        • You didn’t give argument why you think that STD is so bad so you have no place to criticize him for not giving argument. Neither him and you gave argument for or against that.

          • You know a sensible person would ASK why one is negative about it, therefore by him not even attempting to understand the other person’s point and just throwing some random label to “discredit” my comment he clearly wasn’t even remotely interested.

    • thespecialneedsgroup

      I think the majority of fans wanted Trek back on television. Of course, CBS All Access isn’t television, and Discovery is struggling to make the case that it is Trek.

      I’m giving it a chance–reminding myself that the franchise has a history of sub-par first seasons before hitting their stride–but so far I’m not thrilled.

      For me, it’s not even the designs, or the tech, or the unrecognizable Klingons; it’s the fact that I don’t like any of the characters. There have been a total of two genuinely likable characters so far, and as of last week, they’ve both been killed off.

  4. I had high hopes for this show, even gave it a shot. Despite some hiccups I enjoyed the first episode. The second and beyond, just too much bad outweighing the good. The tone, the tech, the designs (the skin tight spacesuit, while enjoyable to look at as a guy was utterly ridiculous), the characters, and the time period. The only characters I even halfway liked was Milly because she was adorable and Saru and the weirdo Captain and those two only because the actors playing them are fantastic.

    In some ways it reminds me of Stargate Universe, same problems with toning clashing with previous entries, same problem of being darker and edgier, same problems of unlikable characters, and the same problem of fans of the franchise at best being on the fence if not outright hating it.

    • I had the same thought re: STD and Stargate Universe. I watched SGU for three episodes, and couldn’t bring myself to watch it again. I hear it got better after I stopped watching it.

      As an aside, there is real-world justification for skintight spacesuits. Suits that work by providing mechanical counter-pressure have some advantages over the current man-shaped balloon kind. Look at the Wikipedia entry for “space activity suit” if you’re curious. As to how well that translates to the screen, well…

  5. Shit just got real with the Star Trek reviews.

  6. Take her word for it that she was attacked by a Klingon. Despite being right neither the uncloaked ship or its occupants look anything even remotely like the Klingons. One of them should be embarrassed about this but I’m not sure which one.

  7. I’m really curious as too what he thinks of the new asthetic. Honestly surprised he didn’t comment on it. Especially the new hidious Klingon look.

    Maybe he’s saving that for Battle of the Binary Stars.

  8. An interesting start to the new series. I really liked Captain Michelle Yeoh and kind of wish they could have kept her. I wanted to give Michael a chance but she immediately gave me too many reasons to hate her right off the bat. That’s crappy decisionmaking that could put Captain Archer to shame. But with time she got better as a character….better than rock bottom awful, anyways.

    But yeah, as for the glammed-out Klingons….I understand that it’s not the first time that they’ve had a facelift, and I prefer the retcon approach rather than coming up with some stupidly convoluted explanation for why they look different between the original series and the movies, but all of the scened with them in Discovery’s early episodes were excruciating. With those huge monster teeth they all sound like they’re delivering their lines while their mouths are full of marbles, and they talk so slowly. Yeesh.

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