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Star Trek: Discovery S01E01-02

That was boring crap. Way way way too much screen time of Klingons talking to each other in Klingon.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

September 25, 2017 at 8:07 pm

Posted in Television

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  1. did it have subtitles at least?

    Where is our review of Brotherhood, American Psycho and Tombstone? Your fans want reviews of the shows/movies and books that we care about.

    Otis the Sweaty

    September 25, 2017 at 8:12 pm

  2. What was the plot?

    The Undiscovered Jew

    September 25, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    • Sassy black girl teaches the Federation how to deal with warlike Klingons, gets sent to prison helmed by Lucius Malfoy.

      Comic Book Nerd

      September 26, 2017 at 2:32 am

  3. Sci-Fi jibberish all sound the same.

    Dung dung jaaa…garbage yah – Starscream speaks in Cybertonian in the 1st Bayformers movie, calling his fellow deceptiproles to immobilize.

    JS

    September 25, 2017 at 9:06 pm

  4. My thoughts:

    A lot of go grrrl nonsense in this show. In one scene the Captain and First Officer, both female, beam onto a Klingon ship and win a hand to hand tussle (at least initially) with a couple of Klingons. I know this is science fiction but come on!

    In the build up to the show the look of the Klingons is so different from any earlier look of that species that the producers had to explain that Klingons were a very diverse race and there were many types of Klingons. So in a scene that showed the heads of all the Klingon houses, they all looked the same, the new version. Why not just do a different alien species if you want a new look? Not sure I get that. It definitely breaks canon.

    So ehhh we’ll see how it goes. As a long time Star Trek fan, I want to see what they do with this but I’m not hopeful that they will do anything….entertaining. I guess I’ll know by the time we get to the Mirror Universe episode. If they screw that up…

    Mike Street Station

    September 25, 2017 at 9:22 pm

    • They can’t use anything from actual Star Trek due to licensing reasons. That’s why everything is redesigned.

      JayMan

      September 26, 2017 at 1:33 am

      • I’m not sure that’s the case. CBS owns the show, that’s why they have the right to do a Star Trek show in the first place, and the phasers and tricorders are so close to the original series (same, just more detailed) that if there was a licensing issue, that would trigger it right there.

        Mike Street Station

        September 26, 2017 at 8:07 am

      • It is:

        CBS doesn’t own Star Trek, Paramount does (they’re separate entities now). That’s why there were all the redesigns in the Abrams films – everything must be licensed from Paramount.

        JayMan

        September 26, 2017 at 8:42 am

      • Whoa, also the new Klingons now represent “isolationism in a fractured United States”! i.e. the liberal bicoastal showrunners have made the villains represent Trumpianism.

        Part of me wants to like this show now so I can root for the bad guys.

        Here’s an interview that might be the source for that tidbit: https://trekmovie.com/2017/07/24/sdcc17-interview-star-trek-discovery-showrunners-on-why-the-klingons-arent-the-russians-anymore/

        Greg Pandatshang

        September 26, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    • Yes, the two girls beating up a ship full of “Klingons” was absolutely ridiculous. Even if was Dax and Kira doing that, it would have been nuts.

      JayMan

      September 26, 2017 at 1:34 am

    • One of the funniest moments in all the Star Trek Universe.
      Deep Space 9 is combined with the The Original Series, in Season 5, episode 6, “Trials and Tribble-ations”.
      Definitely, there is a big difference between Worf and Klingons from The Original Series, but “they are Klingons, and it is a long story!”.

      MEH 0910

      September 26, 2017 at 2:24 am

      • The Klingon look is actually explained in canon. The original Klingons were the knobby headed ones. Then, during the Enterprise (the show) era, the augment virus was stolen from the Khan like genetically engineered supermen in an attempt to make super Klingons. Instead the virus got lose and spread across the empire creating the human looking Klingons from the original series.

        Now, I don’t know what they’re doing.

        Mike Street Station

        September 26, 2017 at 8:13 am

  5. I also thought there was too much klingon language. And it sneaked in a sjw message which was as unwelcome as it was expected. Still, t looks like it could be the best star trek series of the franchise.

    destructure

    September 25, 2017 at 10:14 pm

    • Yes, the female lead whose first name is Michael and the USS Shenzou with a female Chinese captain. It’s the bestest.

      Mark

      September 25, 2017 at 11:44 pm

  6. I only watched the first part so far. My thoughts:

    -Klingons too ape-like. If they weren’t going to have Star Trek Next Generation style Klingons, then they should have done the slightly Asiatic humanoid Klingons of the original series.

    -Casting was PC disaster. I understand that Luscious Malfoy is actually the real captain and I guess he get introduced in Part 2 of the premier, but was a disaster to cast this ugly Chinese woman who barely speaks English as the initial Captain. Ironically, if the Chinese had made this that never would have happened. They would have cast Tom Cruise as captain and maybe had some hot Korean girl in a latex suit as his number one.

    PerezHBD

    September 25, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    • The design of the Klingons as we know and love didn’t originate in TNG. It originated in 1984’s Star Trek: III, which itself was a tweak of a mostly completed design from 1979’s Star Trek: The Motion Picture (“Star Trek I“).

      JayMan

      September 26, 2017 at 1:38 am

    • Barely spoke English? Michael Yeoh is a Malaysian Chinese, you know the former British Colony? English is the true Langua Franca there and her accent is the same as a Singaporean (actually not as thick)…I’m quite sure she speaks fluent English. I know she speaks fluent Cantonese too, but not fluent Mandarin. All her Mandarin movies had to have Chinese subtitle or voice overs.

      GrassMudHorse

      September 26, 2017 at 11:31 am

  7. good article about the upcoming literal civil war in America: http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2017/09/can-democracy-survive-tribalism.html

    Otis the Sweaty

    September 25, 2017 at 11:17 pm

    • Article was a waste of ascii characters and incoherent drivel.

      cesqy

      September 26, 2017 at 2:50 am

  8. “What is with the Klingons? Remember, in the day, /
    They looked like Puerto Ricans and they dressed in gold lame /
    Now they look like heavy metal rockers from the dead /
    With leather pants and frizzy hair and lobsters on their heads.” -Voltaire

    anonit

    September 26, 2017 at 12:02 am

  9. The problem with starting a new Star Trek show right now is its time has passed. Star Trek as a cultural institution is inextricably tied to the 60s cultural revolution that ended with Trump’s election. Even the more recent movies pretty much cut out Roddenberry’s egalitarian world peace philosophy in favor of being generic action movies. I saw the first one and honestly can’t remember any of it, just like most Marvel movies I’ve seen or Transformers. I vaguely recall some grain silos being blown up in the beginning, I think.
    To start up a new Star Trek right now is as tone deaf as kneeling and doing black power fists when your job has mostly white clients. The SJW geek audience is still there but shows like Dr. Who and GoT are already filling that niche.
    One by one the established institutions seem to commit suicide through stupid decisions when they have huge moats, huge money, and all the best talent. No one could challenge them if even a 5th grader with basic common sense were in charge and yet they go out of their way to piss away everything they’ve got. It’s a phenomenon that bears explanation, just like the cost spiral epidemic. It may just be typical symptoms of Spenglerian decline as elites are consumed by competing among themselves as the pond steadily shrinks.

    Giovanni Dannato

    September 26, 2017 at 1:23 am

  10. Was hardly the only problem, but yeah, it sucks.

    By the way, you were right:

    Star Trek: Discovery review round-up: What the critics are saying

    JayMan

    September 26, 2017 at 1:31 am

  11. It’s ironic that you say readers shouldn’t watch the NFL but you go ahead and watch this latest pozzed Star Trek series. Same deal, no?

    Maybe you should turn off the TV and join a Star Trek LARPer group? That would be analogous advice to playing a sport instead of watching one.

    Dave Pinsen

    September 26, 2017 at 2:02 am

    • Blondie with her hand on the table is incredibly hot.

      TWO IN THE BUSH

      September 26, 2017 at 9:05 am

      • Sorry.

        Looks like a Benetton ad, but with less happy, less healthy, less attractive but surlier models.

        As fun as a castor oil cocktail.

        Thin-Skinned Masta-Beta

        September 26, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    • Bingo. Once I heard that this show was co-created by a gay guy and would feature an openly gay character, I knew it would be a poz-fest and that I wouldn’t be watching.

      Hermes

      September 26, 2017 at 11:53 am

  12. The critics were all over this like white on rice. Actual people, not so much.

    Rotten Tomatoes: Critics (84%) Audience (66%)

    https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/star_trek_discovery/s01#audience_reviews

    I’ll go out on a limb and predict that The Orville will get picked up for a second season by popular demand. Star Trek: Discovery will also get a second season — if only because CBS/Paramount has too much invested in this franchise.

    Comic Book Nerd

    September 26, 2017 at 2:42 am

  13. more from NeoGaf: “Every day and he keeps stoking that flame. I wish it would backfire, but judging by my Facebook feed, this may actually help his approval ratings.

    I’m just so tired of this.”

    This is a winning issue for us.

    Otis the Sweaty

    September 26, 2017 at 6:59 am

  14. neogaf: “This is incredible.

    I knew I would hear about this at work once I saw the Cowboys take a knee. What I didn’t realize was that I would hear craziness as I was walking in the door.

    One of my coworkers was on the phone outside canceling his service with Nationwide. Then he tells me he’s done with Papa John’s and then the NFL. He’s definitely being less rational then usual.”

    Any of the cucks here want to go back to the whole “this is a distraction from my bullshit cuck issues!” thing?

    Otis the Sweaty

    September 26, 2017 at 9:24 am

  15. Why isn’t there a movie about Wookies that’s all in Wookie? No subtitles, either – just 2 straight hours of Wookies roaring at each other.

    Tarl

    September 26, 2017 at 11:51 am

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