[Star Trek: Discovery] S02E02: New Eden

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Watch Date: 2019-01-31

  • Oho, Jonathan Frakes directed.
  • What a well contained episode that also sidestepped all the questions I had in Episode 1 in favour of asking new ones about the red angel.
  • The science / faith dichotomy treatment was shallow, but I suppose that’s as good as American television will get. Nice reframing of Clarke’s Third Law, though.
  • Tilly got a mini-Tilly of her own!
  • … who later turned out to be supernatural. Wah wah.
  • Stamets starts off with being emo about doing spore jumps, which prompts Tilly to injure herself fooling around with dark matter asteroids, and then eagerly offers to jump into the middle of a ring of radioactive debris. Okay, it was to prevent a mass extinction but still…
  • Amesha is a Star Trek name now. Somebody congratulate Ms Patel.
  • I think I’ve figured it out. Star Trek: Discovery is Harry Potter in space. Burnham is Harry, Saru is Ron, Tilly is Herminoe (big hair, doesn’t know when to stop talking, obsessed with finding the right answers), and the captain is the Defence Against the Dark Arts professor. Lorca was Quirrell, or possibly Moody/ Crouch; but is Pike Lockhart or Lupin? Sarek is Dumbledore, of course.
  • I’m less interested in the red angel (which will probably just turn out to be a monster of the week) and more interested in what’s happening with Pike and Spock.


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