I was shocked to see Uhura on the main cast. As was the actress who plays her, apparently. It seems backwards to have this series that can have a new slate of characters and fill the cast with people we've seen before in three seasons and six movies. But they did a great job rewinding the clock and showing us an earlier version of the character. Having her get a breakout episode helped sell her, but they did a great job showcasing her and what this version can bring to the table.
The overall plot of the week was a great update on what they've done before. Uhura's solution was foretold well and they managed to appease the Shepherds while saving the planet. There was even some cool mysticism added in for intrigue. One of the best Trek versions of Fate vs. Free Will.
The Captain's mess scene was a fun way to open the episode and entirely in keeping with the guy who took time in Discovery to know the names of his bridge crew. I am hoping they do not keep focusing on the upcoming accident, but it was a nice touch for him to look up the kids who will be cadets in the end.
We got a longer than eight second scene with hemmer. Probably not the best way to introduce your character by having him be a dick to a cadet. I know he is Aenar but does he have Tellarite ancestry? He was friendly afterwards but this introduction was horrible.
Mugato wrote:Should i watch the last 2 seasons of disco before watching this series?
Not the last two but the first two might be useful, particularly the second. But it is ultimately not required. Everything you need is in the pilot.
Think MCU where they give you a recap but watching the prior films give you greater understanding.
Mugato wrote:I also need to watch Picard season 2.
boromirofborg wrote:Episode two spoilers......
Snaps for you!
At least she’s not all lovelorn over Spock. Yet.
Yeah, I'm not sure how I feel about their characterization of Nurse Chapel.
I've only seen the first episode so far, but I agree. She didn't really feel like the same person we met in TOS. Not that I dislike either interpretation, but it seems more like this Chapel is the original Chapel's spunky little sister.
Hopefully this doesn't become a character defining trait.
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