A few more observations:
|Posted: 05 October 2017 at 10:08am | IP Logged | 3
*The Starfleet prisoner garb looks more like what I think a 2017 update of "The Cage" beige zip collar uniforms should look like.
*So Michael is also Starfleet's first ever mutineer? Really? So in over 200 combined years of Federation and pre--Federaton history no one ever dared to stand up to starship captain and challenge an order? I find that a bit suspicious. Perhaps it's part of the Federation propaganda -- everyone seems to know who Michael is and what she did but weirdly not what she looks like (Tilly knows her name but doesn't immediately recognize her).
*Again, making her Spock's sister does a bit of disservice to both the character's of Spock and Sarek -- would they both not be some of the most shit-on people in Starfleet given their connection to an infamous mutineer?
*Suru's presence on the Discovery is interesting (if a bit convenient). I wonder if he's the one who advised Lorca that she might be a good black ops crew candidate.
*The more I watch and read the more I think the 'Section 31' hypothesis will be correct, if a little too on the head. Even the ship identification is screaming it.
*There are actually four types of Klingons that we've seen in the various STAR TREK series and films -- TOS smooth heads, Movie/TNG era ridgeheads, DISOVERY 'orcs', and the one everyone forgets -- the completely human looking Klingons like Darvin that are only detectible with tribbles. The last group may be surgically altered or another TOS smooth head variant. It's significant that Lorca keeps a tribble on his desk, in plain sight, and it's been hinted in various spin-off media that tribbles were designed as biological weapons.
*I also have a feeling the 100 years of Klingon isolationism will help explain where the augment virus/smooth head Klingons are. We've already seen the Klingon houses divided by familial lines and it isn't a big leap from there to divisions along racial purity lines. Smooth head Klingons and possibly their completely human looking brethren are likely outcasts -- at least until the war breaks out, and then they are useful either as cannon fodder or as spies that can blend among humans. I fully expect a 'human looking' Klingons as refugees episode at some point -- 'cause it's a hot topic, dontchaknow?
*Lorca's not above killing a few people to get what he wants. The prison shuttle pilot, the hapless redshirt killed by Lorca's 'pet' -- and yes, I did read Suru's hair bristling as the prison shuttle went to warp that they all were disposed of. The minute that shuttle lost contact in the cloud it was officially 'lost'. Discovery was never there, and either way that shuttle pilot was going to end up dead, if not by accident then definitely by design later.
*Not sure what to make of Tilly. She's either the most human acting person among this crew of sneering unhappy people or she's a token 'special needs snowflake' that could get very annoying. Haven't decided which yet.
*Yes, I missed the blink-and-you'll-miss-it Gorn skeleton, Presever obelisk, Janus VI mining building, and Starbase 11. Caught the tribble though, because everyone caught the tribble!