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Star Trek Discovery S03E06 “Lethe”

All spoilers ahead.

Lorca promotes Lt. Ash Tyler, the guy he rescued from the Klingons, to security officer. Lorca wants a security officer who’s loyal to him first, above everyone else including Starfleet.

Lots of boring interstellar Vulcan mind-meld psychobabble. But we learn there are Vulcan “logic extremists” who don’t want Vulcans to get involved with Humans. I suppose the “logic extremists” are supposed to be the Vulcan version of Trump supporters.

Stamets, the science officer, was acting very weird in the brief scene he was in. They are dropping a hint that the mushroom DNA in him is doing something that will manifest in a bigger way in future episodes.

SJWs have programmed the food replicators to say some SWPL nutrition crap whenever they create food.

Captain Lorca does a Captain Kirk on the Starfleet Admiral bitch, but then she turns into super-bitch when she discovers he sleeps with a phaser. She tells him she going to have him removed from command as soon as she gets back to Starfleet Command. After pleading and begging doesn’t work, Lorca talks her into going to meet with the Klingons in Sarek’s place, knowing that it will be a one-way mission (and thus she will never get back to Starfleet Command). Because he knows the Klingons a lot better than stupid Starfleet admirals.

I think they are trying to tell us that Lorca is a psychopath. Which is why he’s a lot more fun to watch than Picard. And unlike Captain Mercer of the Orville, he wouldn’t think twice about killing a bunch of Klingon children. This is war, after all.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

October 22, 2017 at 11:10 pm

Posted in Television

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  1. Stamets, the science officer, was acting very weird in the brief scene he was in. They are dropping a hint that the mushroom DNA in him is doing something that will manifest in a bigger way in future episodes.

    Maybe it makes him want to make out with dudes? 21st century scientists are basically clueless as to what causes gay, but by the 24th century they’ve traced the cause to space mushroom DNA.

    Greg Pandatshang

    October 22, 2017 at 11:16 pm

    • There is one problem tho, namely genetic engineering, because as soon that becomes reality, you can kiss your homos goodbye (no homo)! It’s highly unlikely they will make it into the future, in fact i believe we are living through peak homo, enjoy that rainbow while it lasts folks, because it wont get any gayer.

      Determining this in a fetus will probably become illegal in California, it will be to them what abortion is to Alabamians, or whatever they are called, expect fun debates. It’s also one more thing The Orville handled much better and more realistically by having the Moclans (Bortus) be a single-gender species.

      guest

      October 23, 2017 at 1:40 am

      • “peak homo” LOL!

        Although assuming there is a genetic component to being gay, I’m sure it would have been removed by CRISPR by the 23rd Century. Most people who have children would probably want grandchildren too, so even SWPL’s will edit that bit of DNA right out of the family tree. Think how weird then the idea of homosexuality would be viewed 200 years from now.. It would be looked at like some sort of birth defect.

        Stamets acted like he was high the whole time. “Cool?” “Far out?” I doubt those terms are in much regular use 200 years from now.

        Mike Street Station

        October 23, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      • on the show they mention something about a eugenics law. fairly prescient, as we’ll certainly need something in a decade or two.

        fwiw, as SW averse as I am, it’s a decent sc-fi show. Altho I can’t reconcile the merging of timelines in 10 years, so I tell myself it’s an alternate universe thing, like “Mirror, Mirror”

        Jack Cade

        October 23, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    • You’ve half the plot to a bad sci-fi movie.

      JW Bell

      October 23, 2017 at 2:22 am

    • I wouldn’t say clueless, at least not all of them.

      Greg Cochran’s “Gay Germ” Hypothesis – An Exercise in the Power of Germs

      JayMan

      October 23, 2017 at 9:36 pm

  2. The Discovery is basically a black budget project to create faster than faster than light space travel. The disc of the Discovery spins, just like “they” say how UFOs “work”. Are the producers try to tell us something?

    NotWesley

    October 23, 2017 at 12:59 am

  3. So some fungus from Earth got out into space, grew to the size of the universe, and now people can travel instantly through its roots or something? I know it’s sci-fi, but come on.

    Jason Liu

    October 23, 2017 at 1:40 am

  4. Lorca is quickly turning into my favorite character. At first I thought his off the rails behavior was the result of bad writing (A real Star Fleet officer wouldn’t kill his whole crew just to keep them from being captured). But it looks like all of his tics and questionable decision making are an actual issue in Starfleet. This guy has a backstory that’s more twisted and convoluted than Burnham’s.

    Mike Street Station

    October 23, 2017 at 5:18 pm

  5. “But we learn there are Vulcan “logic extremists” who don’t want Vulcans to get involved with Humans. I suppose the “logic extremists” are supposed to be the Vulcan version of Trump supporters”

    A recycled Enterprise plot.

    SJWs have programmed the food replicators to say some SWPL nutrition crap whenever they create food.

    Yup I thought that was dumb. But interesting if you take it as inadvertent self-mockery.

    Lorca talks her into going to meet with the Klingons in Sarek’s place, knowing that it will be a one-way mission (and thus she will never get back to Starfleet Command)

    It’ll be interesting to see how he proceeds with the rescue.

    Lorca is a way more interesting character than Burham. It is only SJW nonsense that’s forcing the latter down our throats.

    JayMan

    October 24, 2017 at 4:53 am

  6. I tried to watch this Sunday evening, but the stream would freeze and error out after 10 secs. I was not able to watch it. Tried again Monday night and I was able to watch it ok, only a couple of brief freezes. I think CBS does not have enough server capacity to handle this show on Sunday night.

    I like the characters in this series but the story plots seem to be harder to believe.

    mikeca

    October 24, 2017 at 11:35 am

    • Yes, better to download from a torrent site even if you pay CBS.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      October 24, 2017 at 11:46 am

      • You shouldn’t torrent tho, because of it’s nature you immediately redistribute bits of a file, which puts you in a whole other legal category than merely downloading things for personal use, which is a trivial offense, at least here in Europe, redistributing (torrenting) copyrighted material isn’t! if you must, use streaming/one click hoster sites like this.

        guest

        October 24, 2017 at 1:08 pm

      • Well, don’t torrent if you’re not using a VPN. If CBS charges people $6/month, and then gives people a crappier experience than they get from using a free torrent site, serves them right.

        Lion of the Blogosphere

        October 24, 2017 at 1:14 pm


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