• Discovery S3 Conclusion

    From Bob Roberts@STARFRON/HOVAL to All on Thu Dec 24 08:26:07 2020
    *Spoilers for Season 3*

    Well, I finally finished the last episode of Season 3. I'm a bit sad to see that the conclusion didn't deal with the Emerald Chain at all, since that seemed to be where the setup was headed. Instead we got a strange 2-episode arch that sent PG back to her own dimension..... It will be fun to see where in time she lands. Will the Time Guardian or whatever-the-hell-he-was-called put her in the past so she can reform Terran space with foresight?

    Speaking of Time Guardian dude, I seem to remember that Rock-Portal from an old TOS episode. I'm guessing that wasn't a concidence.

    I'm interested in learning more about the 100,000 year old evolving AI that seems to now live inside The Discovery's computer. I supposed it's a "good AI" as opposed to the "bad AI" that was taking over in the past.... <sigh>. I'm sure we will see more fallback to that AI when the crew (and writers) get in a particular jam.

    Overall I enjoyed Season 3 a great deal. I think my order of preference is S2, S3, then S1. S1 with all the klingon lore is just... bleh. Glad they dumped all that. I'm exicited for the new Spin offs, and where they take those. Lots of potential.

    And I still think Michael Burnam is the least interesting character of the lot.

    Bob Roberts

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  • From Bob Roberts@STARFRON/HOVAL to All on Mon Jan 11 06:15:12 2021
    Re: Discovery S3 Conclusion
    By: Bob Roberts to All on Thu Dec 24 2020 01:26 pm

    *Discovery S3 Spoilers*

    Well, I finally finished the last episode of Season 3. I'm a bit sad to see that the conclusion didn't deal with the Emerald Chain at all, since that seemed to be where the setup was headed. Instead we got a strange 2-episode arch that sent PG back to her own dimension..... It will be fun to see where in time she lands. Will the Time Guardian or

    So here is something funny that happened.

    When I finished the Time Guardian episode, and Phillipa went back to her own time.... I thought that was the final episode. It seemed to make sense since it was right before Christmas, and seemed like a conclusion to the story.

    However... much to my suprise... there were 3 more episode!

    First, this makes the 2 episodes dedicated to Phillipa right before the conclusion of the S3 story seem oddly inserted into the series. But I digress.

    Here's my thoughts on the ACTUAL conclusions to Discovery S3:

    Pretty good... but it was like a 2.5 hour action movie that just seemed to go on too long. Discovery captured by The Chain, invasion of the Federation shield bubble, green lady wants to join Federation, green lady finds out about the planet in the nebula, federation allies show up to help, the sphere data takes over the robot dudes, blowing apart a warp nacille, killing the green lady, Book can navigate the mushroom network, finally get the annoying kid out of the holodeck, showing the Burn, blowing up the Emerald Chain flagship, Michael is captain, new uniforms. It's all so much and half of it didn't seem necessary.

    I *really* hated the kid in the holodeck stuff. It was really drawn out, went on way too long, and the conclusion was predictable the second they showed the kid's ability to psychic-scream or whatever. That ability seems quite powerful. Can he also make all the water in the universe explode by screaming near a lake? :-P

    I wanted to see more with the Sphere AI living in the robots. Will it stay there? Will it play a bigger role in S4? I hope so because I think thats a good story line. So far it's been mostly over-looked and ignored.

    Also, lets talk a second about the Turbo lifts. Apparently Discovery is as big as a Borg cube, and mostly hollow. Did that bother anyone else?

    I would also like to know more about why the green lady was so compromising when attempting to join the Federation. That just seemed like so many red-flags. I thought perhaps that the Emerald Chain really is on the brink of internal collapse, or perhaps her political power to influence it is on the way out? She *seemed* to change her mind when she found out about the dilithium, but that wasn't really explained.

    Anywho, thats my hot take.


    Bob Roberts

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  • From mlong to Bob Roberts on Wed Jun 30 11:37:16 2021
    I don't think I've seen a single person who liked those turbolift scenes. A lot of people seemed to hate this season but I found it entertaining at least. It seemed to have a lot better production values anyway.