Recasting Spock seems difficult but from what I have seen the current actor did it well. Haven't seen the last 2 episodes but it new Spock is good?
Alex Kurtzman addresses the direction of season 3. It will be in the 33rd century. He also talks about fan reaction to Pike and crew.
All very true. It was just something that hit me the moment it was described - "hey, guess who doesn't use dilithium in their ships." And they're pretty much unique in that among the major races, so I don't think anyone else would have an easy time of retrofitting to that technology if they tried. It's like someone with decent engineering skills but no knowledge of internal combustion engines trying to build one from scratch - you know the principles, but you're missing more than a century's worth of innovations and refinements in design.Regardin the Burn and Romulan Singularity Drives: We have no idea what state the Romulan people or their technology is in, centuries after the Dominion War and the Romulan Supernova. maybe singularity drives went out of style.
Maybe the Romulans were the only ones that didn't face severe repercussions.
But turning all civilizations from dilithium-based warp drives to an alternate technology is going to take time. While all that cargo you expected to resupply your world with goods is either dead in space or burned up in space.
Yeah, they've managed an interesting set-up to the season. It should be fun to see how it comes together.A catastrophe like that would probably lead to a lot of worlds turning their focus inward, trying to find ways to be self-sufficient so that the next time space travel becomes practically impossible they aren't screwed up.
It's like if on Earth all oil would suddenly burn up. Even assuming no one dies from plane engines falling or their cars exploding, that is a completely break down of supply lines and logistics. A few nuclear powered ice breakers, air craft carriers, submarines and electric cars aren't going to keep the economy going, they probably won't even be enough to get the injured or sick into hospitals...
I'm guessing that episode 1 is "Michael separated from the crew", and episode 2 will focus almost entirely on what happened to the crew. And the narrow focus of the episode was very helpful in allowing them to push through a lot of exposition without it feeling forced.I did really like the ending with the new commission.
I did like the episode more or less. But it does not really do much to allay the concern that this is really Star Trek: Michael Burnham rather than Star Trek: Discovery. I am also not entirely sure what to make of a whole lot of people being vapourized in the first episode of this season. I thought we were hoping this season would be a bit less grim and gritty?
He may not get much company, but he wasn't completely isolated. When he scanned for Discovery there were three active Starfleet vessels within the station's sensor range, so they do have some presence in the area.Interesting. I might have to watch again as I must have missed some details.
That guy lives alone in a space office and gets up every morning and sits at a desk and waits all day in an empty room at a desk for a comissioned officer from a long-dead civilization to show up, and then goes to bed, and then does the same thing the next day, every day, until suddenly Michael Burnham appears and goes "oh, I'm a Starfleet officer and now you are too!"
I feel like I missed something.