[Star Trek: Discovery] S02E01: Brother

Netflix link.

IMDb link.

Watch Date: 2019-01-30.

Some points:

  • This was a better start to the season than the Season 1 pilot, with its Klingons-like-never-before.
  • As of now, I’m more for than against emo-baby-Spock, though cognisant that things could go very wrong very fast.
  • All in all, I have a good feeling about the season, and feel that it’ll avoid the wild swings of the past one. It seems like the writers have a coherent view of what they’re going to do.
  • Ooh, LLAP art in the opening titles!
  • I wonder if the tribal myth in Michael’s opening monologue is going to make a comeback.
  • And I just realised – I don’t think Discovery uses ‘Captain’s Logs / Personal Logs’ the way previous series have, as an exposition device in every episode.
  • The fortune cookie fortune which Pike picks up from Lorca’s old ready room – ‘Not every cage is a prison…’ – is it just a callout to the TOS episode, or foreshadowing something to come?
  • I am slightly exasperated at how any new discovery is immensely powerful and bends the laws of physics or biology in whichever way the plot requires.
  • Wilson Cruz is in the main credits. Hmmmmm.
  • Every season will open with a non-transporter beam excursion, is it? There was the spacewalk in Season 1 and the four pods in this season.
  • Tilly is more endearing than exasperating in this season.
  • Why don’t the helm and navigator get main credits? Waste.


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