brain fart reciprocation:
didn’t you catch the catchy acronym, it’s called a Displacement Activated Spore Hub drive. kinda lame
star trek’s known for klingons talking klingon, and humans talking tech jargon; klingons talking tech jargon in klingon is a hard sell.
Michael’s a hard role to define: how exactly should a human raised by vulcans behave? it shouldn’t be human, or vulcan behaviour i guess (or you’d just have a vulcan character). well they aren’t either, but there are better directions you could go than flipping a coin each scene to determine frown/expressionless and super calm vs overly emotional demeanour. I’m hoping it develops into something better in the long run if there is a long run.
They must be section 31 or a precursor; did they not kill the shuttle pilot as part of their plan to get Michael aboard the discovery?
you’re spot on about not knowing the characters,. but then this isn’t TWD, so we won’t get flashbacks and character development of an ensemble cast. This is star trek, where you’re character is developed slowly over seven seasons. I assume this is the plan, because otherwise I’d have expected some background on at least Saru or Malfoy by now, beyond ‘i can sense the coming of death with my neck frills’ and ‘i have an eye condition so i have to let light levels increase gradually so my introduction is mysterious, now let me lead you down a corridor where the sections will illuminate to full brightness instantaneously as i step into them, repeatedly, about half a dozen times, and not even wince’ just doesn’t flesh them out enough for me.
I still prefer my initial thought, that black alert just means the captain is out of his quarters so they dim all the lights so he can move about freely.
Also, painting the walls of your secret lab, or secret engineering section, or secret armoury black is not the same as having low lighting.
I’m enjoying it, it’s very well presented, but there’s some stuff that just feels like it could have been done properly rather than half-assed because your pilot is being produced by different people than your series. There are inconsistencies between the end of the pilots ‘this season on star trek disco’ and the first proper episode ffs.