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We have a newly appointed cast member for a character mentioned last season.

Oh and speaking of low budget. As I recall, a single episode of Discovery was south of $10 Million. Not too far off a handful of the films I'd imagine.


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Will Lucky wrote:
We have a newly appointed cast member for a character mentioned last season.

Oh and speaking of low budget. As I recall, a single episode of Discovery was south of $10 Million. Not too far off a handful of the films I'd imagine.

Wrath of Khan was 12 million, which seems crazy. Of course that doesn't account for inflation.

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Moses Rockafeller wrote:
Wrath of Khan was 12 million, which seems crazy. Of course that doesn't account for inflation.

That's about $32 million now in terms of equivalent buying power. The budget for Star Trek Beyond (2016) was $343 million :shock:

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Thu Sep 27, 2018 2:47 am
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Watched both new episodes. New captain is fantastic...what is it with this show picking captains who overshadow everyone? Either way so far I rank it above season 1 and hope it continues.

Spoilers to follow.

Spoiler:
First episode was very much similar format as Discovery so far, however it is clear Pike is from the normal universe and not mirror as he actually gives a fuck about the people serving under him. Set straight after the Cliff hanger turns out 7 weird bright lights go off and the Enterprise is dead in the water for quite a while. Pike takes command all like, we don't know if its evil or a greeting lets find out. Spock is on leave during this time period and off they go to investigate.

They find a lost starfleet crew amazed to discover the war is over and somehow a white peace happened. A single engineer has been keeping the crew alived with what seems ever increasing complexity and all escape except for Burnham who sees an angel instead before Pike saves her. Spock meanwhile has actually been having visions of all these events prior and decided to book himself into a Psychiatry ward to rehab and seemingly doesn't know all of this is actually occurring.


Second episode

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Second episode was far more interesting. While is follows the story set out in the first episode this is hands down the most...Star Trek episode produced so far for the series.

The episode features another burst of light and all of a sudden the Spore Drive deemed illegal for its genetic modification is brought back online and they jump to it. The ship discovers a human coloney which was planted there in 2053 during World War 3. The people believed god had saved them from the war and planted them on a new world to begin anew. Its unique as hell though, because so many people of so many faiths were transported there including Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindi, Buddism, Shinto even Wiccan. Turns out they thought the god had basically saved them, and because so many people of so many faiths were saved decided to actually merge the religions together. Pike determines the planet is subject to General Order 1, they devolved technologically and believe the earth to be destroyed bar one man so they can't interfere and contaminate the planets culture as they have no knowledge of warp. The one man however believes the away team are evolved humans from Earth as his decsendants believed Earth was not destroyed and winds up knocking them out and taking their tech. Pike is wounded whilst Jacob is trying to prove they're from Earth and eventually they all escape job done. Pike does a good un though beams down and tells Jacob the truth safe in the knowledge he won't tell anyone and all will be well.

In the meantime as if on que one of the rings of the planet is starting to decsend into the planet which would trigger a extintion event on the planet. Tilly decides to try and save the day alone for Stammits who is disappointed he didn't see Hugh again whilst jumping and tries to investigate the dark matter astroid they picked up and its potential to act as a navigator she blasts herself into a wall with it knocking herself out almost killing herself. They wind up using the Dark Matter astrorid to move the radioactive material away and day saved. Meanwhile she hallucinates a dead High School class mate from 10 years prior, she doesn't know it though and upon her calling her by a nickname investigates and upon finding out who it is and amazed they're serving on the same ship tries to find her quarters, she discovers has actually been dead for a few years and it would appear like Hugh the dark matter-spore connection can actually let them see the dead. How this evolves is to be determined.

I very much enjoyed this episode, if it carrys on like this it'll be a solid season.


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Hit the midway point.

Actually really enjoying the season so far, other than episode 3 which I thought was weak the change in writers has definately been to the benefit of the series. Its also starting to tie back to TOS far more, its going to be interesting to see how they're going to deal with certain canon events coming up. Still another 7 episides to go, and a couple of heavy topics to go through. It is...quite obvious though they are definately laying the groundwork for future projects whilst they're working on this.


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Discovery Episode 8 Spoilers, sequel to a previous series episode and I just had to write something.

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Holy Shit what an episode. It started with last time on Star Trek with a recap of The Cage from TOS making it canon and the final shot of the recap is shifting from Jeffrey Hunter to Anson Mount beginning his Captains Log.

Wow what a start. Burnham and a broken Spock are on route to Talos IV which is hiding itself with a Black Hole and Spock takes control long enough to force the vessel through the illusion Burnham was unaware of because General Order 7.

Pike meanwhile is on Discovery trying to determine if there is anything left of the Probe and dealing with S31. The B plot while fun was just not upto the main plot running on Talos.

Talos is very well reconstructed, and the Talosians themselves are simply superb compared to their TOS counterparts. They repair Spocks mind but at a cost, they want the memory of what Burnham did to Spock as a child to destroy their relationship.

They need to get a message to Pike but can't because S31 would track them so send Vina as an illusion to Pike on the Discovery to ask him to go to Talos. Its also confirmed here that Pike is in love with Vina laying the seeds for 2267. The Spore Drive is deactivated though so they have to go the conventional route and are followed by the S31 ship in a similar fashion to Into Darkness.

Both try to beam them off the planet and obviously this would scramble their patterns, it ends with Vina appearing to Pike alone to tell him to let go it will all work out. S31 beam up too illusions of Spock and Burnham whilst the shuttlecraft goes to Discovery.

This is just a very very basic summary, to but to recap that 54 year old episode going into it was just wow and it was done very well with no canon violations here.


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