Star Trek: Discovery - S3 E7 "Unification III"

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  1. cwerdna

    cwerdna Proud Tivolutionary

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    Woah! There were TNG and STP references!

    I liked the concept of that trial or whatever but the eventual banter between Michael and her mother felt weird and out of place. Was it just me?
     
  2. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah it was. Question. Why are the episodes on broadcast tv out of order? Tonight was seas 1:ep3. Last episode was 1;7. Pretty odd way to try and gain subscribers. Showing your crown jewel in the wrong order.
     
  3. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    I’m really enjoying this season. Seeing Nimoy again was great!
     
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  4. Ereth

    Ereth Unemployed Bum

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    I actually teared up and had to pause at that scene. It was so powerful seeing her see what her brother had done with his life.

    This was a tremendous episode and I love this show to death. It is GOOD Star Trek.
     
  5. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Yeah this season is really great, enjoying it very much.
     
  6. Gerryex

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    Yes, while I liked the episode quite a bit I wasn't crazy about the interaction between Michael and her mother. I usually prefer episodes with some more action like some space battles but I have to admit I really enjoyed this episode!

    Although I enjoyed the first 2 seasons this season so far is the best. What an ingenious plot element to have them travel 930 years into the future with a weakened Federation. This way they are not bound to follow cannon from all the previous Star Trek shows.
     
  7. TonyD79

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    If we weren’t sure (I wasn’t), this episode solidifies Discovery as in the TNG universe and not the new one of the current movies. Nimoy is Spock. And Vulcan exists.
     
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  8. Ereth

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    And it explains why we never heard about the Spore Drive before. All the questions we had when the series premiered about how on earth it could fit into continuity were all answered, slowly, over time, and it was just brilliant.

    Unlike the Cylons, it looks like the writers actually DID have a plan.
     
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  9. Gunnyman

    Gunnyman Just a boring dude

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    I'm ready to say this is the best Trek TV series.
     
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  10. vertigo235

    vertigo235 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Also how about Saru! What a great arc he has had.

    I’m looking forward to Strange New Worlds as well.
     
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  11. Rob Helmerichs

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    I don't know how I missed this!

    Cool...
     
  12. ADG

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    I guess I missed something. How is Michael's mother still alive if they are 1000 years in the future?
     
  13. Rob Helmerichs

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    She was lost in time before Discovery (she played a pretty major part in Season 2, where we learned that she was the time-traveling Red Angel). She was the one who came up with the plan of saving sentient life by sending the data Control needed to become its ultimate self into the far future.
     
  14. Worf

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    Time travel too (she was the first time traveller in a brief arc last season).
     
  15. ADG

    ADG Allan

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    Wow - I don't recall any of that. Guess I have to pay more attention (or stop watching so late at night - just as I'm dozing off). Anyway, thanks Rob - appreciate the response.
     
  16. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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  17. martinp13

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    I retract my guess of Burnham's mother as the cause of The Burn. :) (Although it IS in their name ;) )
     
  18. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    So Burnham's mother is still around, and her brother is still known as a person of historical importance...

    ...what does the average Discovery crew member think of this, being permanently separated from their families and, basically, everyone and everything they've ever known?
     
  19. TonyD79

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    They only live up to it on Christmas when they overcook the dinner.
     
  20. Bierboy

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    I guess I’m in the minority here, but I just found this episode average at best. I wish they’d get rid of Book, but unfortunately that doesn’t appear to be happening. Their relationship is way too sappy. I do like Tilly’s promotion; that opens up all kinds of possible mayhem.
     

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