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I thought that was okay, but it still had its share of eye rolling moments.

 

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There was thankfully a payoff, but the relentless smugness of Burnham and her crew was getting on my nerves. You're on a life or death rescue mission. Act like it!

 

That smugness added to a general lack of threat for most of the episode, from the opening silliness right up to the the final couple of scenes. I realise there was a point, and hopefully something the show will build on, but it was still an issue up until the point was finally made. 

 

Then there was the Burnham "death" fakeout, complete with dropped out sound, slow mo and all the rest, only for her to reveal a magic space-suit and carry on as if nothing happened.

 

Oh, and obviously there's the whole universe in peril thing again.

But despite all that I thought it was okay. I'm long past trying to make this show fit into my idea of the Star Trek universe, and at least the setting now puts enough space between it and the time period when everything made sense. I give it two weeks before it's back to toasting space nazis.

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To all of the International Star Trek: Discovery fans: we hear you. We love this series too. We love it for the incredible cast, the hardworking crew, the imaginative storytelling, the groundbreaking, diverse characters who bring the show to life and what it represents to so many people around the world. Star Trek has always put its fans first. We want to do the same.

Therefore, during this transition, we are doing everything we can to get the new season to you as soon as possible. Where Paramount+ is available in Australia, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Sweden, Uruguay, and Venezuela, the first two episodes will be available Friday, November 26, with new episodes being released weekly. We are also offering Star Trek fans in these markets a new membership promotion on Paramount+ for 50% off for the first three months with code STARTREK.*

In Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom, Pluto TV, the leading free streaming television service, will drop new episodes at 9pm local time on the Pluto TV Sci-Fi channel each Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with a simulcast running on the Star Trek channel in Austria, Switzerland, and Germany. This will begin with the first two episodes on Friday, November 26.

In the UK, Germany, France, Russia, South Korea and additional select countries, we are also making Season 4 available for purchase on participating digital platforms beginning Friday, November 26.

We too are super fans of Star Trek and incredibly proud of Discovery. We promise to give this franchise and its loyal fans all the global love and visibility it deserves in our expanding universe on Paramount+.

 

https://intl.startrek.com/news/star-trek-discovery-season-four-lands-on-paramount-pluto-tv-internationally

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On 20/11/2021 at 21:30, Barnard said:

These mega stories are going to screw up any chance of a big screen adventure for this crew. 

 

It would be like Insurrection - too much like watching the TV episodes. 

Nah that’ll be the twist.  The movie will  be a 2 hour poker session where Burnham starts crying at the end o f every hand. 

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31 minutes ago, Eighthours said:

 

What on Earth is Pluto TV?

 

Appears to be a free streaming service with ads owned and operated by ViacomCBS, who also own Paramount. So this is essentially them putting Discovery on the only streaming service they own that works in the UK until Paramount+ launches.

 

Conceding that they screwed up in the lamest fashion possible.

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23 minutes ago, GwiDan said:

I’d never heard of it, so just looked it up, and it’s halfway through showing What We Left Behind, which I’ve wanted to see for ages. 

 

If they'd put it on a decent streaming service Kurtzman and his bunch of sycophants might have actually seen it. 

 

Then maybe we wouldn't have this shitshow of a show. 

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1 hour ago, GwiDan said:

I’d never heard of it, so just looked it up, and it’s halfway through showing What We Left Behind, which I’ve wanted to see for ages. 

 

So we have to be on the service at a particular time of day? Like TV BEFORE VHS?!??! Wow.

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That Pluto TV thing is completely mental, I'd never heard of it before. I've just had a look and they've got hundreds of channels, all filled with the cheapest drivel you can imagine. It's got all the inconvenience of broadcast TV combined with the shoddy picture quality of a cheap streaming service, plus you can't record the programmes or skip the adverts.

 

Apart from news bulletins, I don't think I've watched a "live" TV programme in ten years or more. The whole concept of having to sit down at a specific time to watch something for an uninterrupted period of time is just archaic. Pluto TV is easily the worst TV "service" I've ever seen, and it's therefore absolutely Star Trek: Discovery's spiritual home.

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I know the episode was more about the characters, but in terms of plot this week's episode might as well have not existed. You could have covered it in about thirty seconds in a TNG episode.

 

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"Scan the anomaly!"

"Scanning. We've determined it's heading mark 134.2. Wait, its heading has changed!"

"What could have caused that?"

"Nothing in known physics!"

 

Instead the episode constructs a whole drama around the act of a simple scan, and while once again I thought it was okay for what it was, it was a bit drawn out. Also I might have missed something here, but while the anomaly is clearly rather large, unless it's travelling faster than light then surely there must be quite a lot of time to sort out some kind of response?

 

Oh, and what happened to first officer Tilly? It makes almost as little sense for "Mr. Saru" to take the position, but did something happen for Tilly to lose it?

 

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26 minutes ago, Mogster said:

I know the episode was more about the characters, but in terms of plot this week's episode might as well have not existed. You could have covered it in about thirty seconds in a TNG episode.

 

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"Scan the anomaly!"

"Scanning. We've determined it's heading mark 134.2. Wait, its heading has changed!"

"What could have caused that?"

"Nothing in known physics!"

 

Instead the episode constructs a whole drama around the act of a simple scan, and while once again I thought it was okay for what it was, it was a bit drawn out. Also I might have missed something here, but while the anomaly is clearly rather large, unless it's travelling faster than light then surely there must be quite a lot of time to sort out some kind of response?

 

Oh, and what happened to first officer Tilly? It makes almost as little sense for "Mr. Saru" to take the position, but did something happen for Tilly to lose it?

 

 

The programme makers don't care.

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