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Star Trek Discovery S01E15 “Will You Take My Hand?”

Final episode of the season! Read mini-review below!

The Federation is too goody two shoes to win a war against a ruthless enemy. They would rather be annihilated than fight back and strike an enemy who would show them no mercy. This is pretty pathetic. The Federation doesn’t deserve to survive. But survive they do because of some magic Michael Burnham Klingon mojo which I can’t even figure out.

Episode ends with fan service. They meet up with the Enterprise, and the Star Trek original series theme music is played! That was so awesome it almost made me forget what a crap heap the episode was until that point.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

February 11, 2018 at EDT pm

Posted in Television

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  1. The whole episode was boring and it sucked. At the end everyone stood around and clapped for Burnham because they have to constantly tell us how great she is ALL THE FUCKING TIME. What the fuck is her hairstyle called? Hoodrat? I can’t wait to tune in for season 2 when the women, minorities, and ayyliums of Discovery solve all the white men’s problems on the Enterprise because white men are incompetent and the only person who can save us is a black women that everyone tells us all the time is the greatest human being ever and is perfect and smart and attractive. Complete garbage. All SJWs can do is tear down whatever it is you like. Close your eyes and think about your favorite thing. Got it? Now imagine it inside a gay man’s ass. That is all the SJWs can do, tear everything down.

    NotWesley

    February 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • Yes, NW, I think you’re right about Progressivism — it’s just a tearing down. But you could see the intent to tear down as merely the mental component of an overall process of social disintegration.

      Periods of great, beautiful creative innovation — 5th Century BC Ionian Greece, 16th Century Italy, 19th Century England — can be seen as huge releases of the energy that holds a social structure together, as the structure’s just beginning to disintegrate. The end-stages are grim.

      Maybe the right attitude for us is just to watch it happening without getting too upset about it — because there’s nothing that can be done about it and we waste our own personal energy getting upset about it.

      So, I’m just looking ahead to Elon Musk’s assumption of Galactic Imperial authority as a giant brain (he’ll have stuck lots of other brains onto his own, to vastly augment its power) encased in a city-sized satellite orbiting the Earth.

      Garr

      February 12, 2018 at EDT am

    • I hadn’t been paying much attention so I didn’t learn until your post that there was a new Star Trek show and the main character is a black woman. Is there any science fiction franchise which isn’t in the process of being SJWized?

      fortaleza84

      February 12, 2018 at EDT am

  2. This was the type of episode that Star Trek: Enterprise should have ended on. Burnham’s speech would have worked as Captain Archer’s Federation founding speech.

    As a Star Trek Discovery episode, it was one of my least favorite. Evil Captain Georgiou leading a naval battle over Qo’onos would have been preferable.

    Nice to see the hand symbolism from the opening credits be sorta utilized.

    I had hoped that the distress call at the end was going to be coming from Earth Prime Lorca.

    In the after-Trek show, they did acknowledge Burnham’s evil half-brother from Star Trek 5.

    If we don’t get Lorca next season, I at least want Romulans and resolution of the Temporal Cold War.

    Anonymous Bro

    February 11, 2018 at EDT pm

    • No Romulans unless it’s a one off situation that doesn’t make it back to either side, since contact with the Romulans wasn’t re established until TOS: “Balance of Terror”.

      JayMan

      February 13, 2018 at EDT pm

  3. I couldn’t help but write up a review of my own.

    https://mikestreetstation.wordpress.com/2018/02/11/star-trek-discovery-first-season-wrap-up/

    For the season finale, I agree with Anonymous Bro that this was one of my least favorite Discovery episodes, for all the reasons that Lion mentioned, however the season as a whole I thought was fantastic. However when it comes to fighting wars, Federation is going to Federation, and will aspire to their higher principles which will cause the entire Klingon fleet, on the edge of the Sol System, to turn around.

    In other words they created a fake, unrealistic internal crisis to keep them from losing the war. The only way it could be won was by carrying out Starfleet/Georgiou’s original plan and blow a big hole in the Klingon Homeworld.

    But frankly, that was a very typical Star Trek ending. Just like Picard could always negotiate peace between any two groups of aliens because…higher principles. If you watch Star Trek, you have to remember that sort of nonsense is built into the DNA of show.

    Mike Street Station

    February 11, 2018 at EDT pm

  4. Here is an interesting newspaper article about a science fair project that’s causing racial problems in norcal. The kids got courage. http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article199440204.html

    cesqy

    February 12, 2018 at EDT am

    • It was apparent just reading between the lines that the student who made it is East Asian. There is outtage, but a muted outrage.

      JOHN BECK

      February 12, 2018 at EDT am

  5. I’m glad to see others are as disgusted with this garbage as I am. This series (and episode in particular) is nothing but a social justice circle jerk. “That’s not who we are” is the same crap leftists were spewing after the election. I’d like to melt their “federation principles” into an iron bar and beat them to death with it.

    destructure

    February 12, 2018 at EDT am

    • Yeah but the Star Trek franchise has always been that way, going back to the original series.

      Mike Street Station

      February 12, 2018 at EDT pm

      • You’re right. I guess the thing that’s annoying about STD is that it has adopted a supposedly darker, more serious tone than earlier Star Treks. And yet the Federation is just as implausibly lame as it ever was. TOS and TNG were like an 11-year-old’s fantasy of what the future would be like: adults are super competent and create a galaxy where everyone’s nice to each other.

        Greg Pandatshang

        February 12, 2018 at EDT pm

      • That’s why Deep Space 9 was probably the closest to a “realistic” view. The Federation was a far away entity.

        Mike Street Station

        February 12, 2018 at EDT pm

  6. Gene Roddenberry cried.

    Robert

    February 12, 2018 at EDT pm

  7. For anyone defending STD remember this, The Orville has much better fan reception among Star Trek fans than STD. Nobody likes this grim dark shit tbh. I can’t believe that people still think copying the mid 2000s Battlestar Galatica is a good idea.

    NotWesley

    February 12, 2018 at EDT pm

  8. The last episode was terrible.
    Why did the Klingons poised to attack earth just leave?
    Why did they listen to the scarred Klingon female when she said they had to throw down their arms and laughed in response at her?
    Because she had the detonator or something? That makes 0 sense, all of the houses are now held hostage because this one lady is threatening to blow up her own home world??? How is blowing up the Klingon home world honorable in any way? She would have been the ultimate pariah, the incarnation of dishonor.

    Loppppp

    February 13, 2018 at EDT pm

  9. The episode was ridiculous but not outlandishly so compared to the rest of the show.

    JayMan

    February 13, 2018 at EDT pm


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