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Season 2 Ep 2.

Some of the references got a tad repetitive in this one at times

 

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It would have been nice if they hadn't reused too many lines from Darmok. We get it, it's a reference, but why not reference the spirit of the language from that episode by making all the new character's lines unique, rather than literally copying the ones from TNG

 

However:

 

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Boimler's speech was great - and somehow feels like a bit of a fuck you to Picard and Discovery, intentionally or not, so I'm down with that.

 

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On 14/08/2021 at 21:03, Doctor Shark said:

Yeah it wasn’t great. I really don’t like the main character, which doesn’t help. 


Which one is the main character? Because in the first series there are at least two.

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On 20/08/2021 at 12:18, Benny said:

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Boimler's speech was great - and somehow feels like a bit of a fuck you to Picard and Discovery, intentionally or not, so I'm down with that.

 

I thought the same.

 

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His conversation with the Lower Deckers at the end was the cherry on top, talking about life on the Titan being something like "heavily serialised adventures full of shootouts and last minute twists". I'm not it was a quite a "fuck you", but was certainly a recognition of how far from classic Trek the new shows are by comparison.

 

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A fair amount of the jokes seemed a bit forced this week, and some of the dialogue ("girls trip!") got a little grating to be honest, however:

 

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"Only a few people in the quadrant can say they've been beaten up by Tom Paris" was such a roundabout epic burn

 

that it pretty much made up for it.

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This week's was honestly rubbish. Just meandered about, nothing made me laugh, and the obvious cat jokes are starting to get tiresome.

 

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And the "power of math" line can fuck right off. Anything that references Discovery is stinky by association.

 

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33 minutes ago, Benny said:

This week's was honestly rubbish. Just meandered about, nothing made me laugh, and the obvious cat jokes are starting to get tiresome.

 

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And the "power of math" line can fuck right off. Anything that references Discovery is stinky by association.

 

First one I didn’t bother with a rewatch.

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I'm a bit concerned that there will be a drop in quality. The more successful it is, the more Kurtzman will want to be involved and it'll sink back to the earlier episodes of lazy gags and shouting that he signed off on before ignoring the silly cartoon. 

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Best episode so far I think, I was grinning all the way through. I really like Mariner and Boimler’s less antagonistic relationship this season. I want a Data bubble bath. And it had a higher than usual number of DS9 references. I’ve stopped thinking of this show as a spin-off now, it’s just great Star Trek. 

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I wouldn't go that far, but I enjoyed this one much more than last weeks. Don't really know what was going on with that one, as the jokes just weren't landing, but this week had some excellent gags and nice character moments. The Doopler was great - a very funny but still Trek-like idea.

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10 minutes ago, smac said:

That's all any of us can see. S2 is currently being rolled out in weekly episodes on a Friday.


I was certain I’d already seen series 2.

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