Star Trek - Discovery - 3.02: Far From Home

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Discovery arrives in the 32nd century, crash-landing on a frozen world. As the crew repairs the shipt, Saru and Tilly travel to a nearby settlement.
 

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By the first looks the planet is the same where Michael landed. Except there was no asteroid belt. Instead Michael's planet had a debris field. But now we know why they didn't call back. The magical subspace transmitter doesn't work if you don't have a power.

What I don't get is how come there was still power to show screens in the bridge going haywire? The usual list included ruptured plasma conduits and EPS. As an engineer I'd have shut it all down to prevent more havoc and ultimately losing all power.

The biggest problem is that there's nobody to jump start the machine. Not on a glacier.

Saru was right when he claimed: "Your problem is not out there, it's in here." In a sense that is expected from every ship, their captain and their crew. You're stranded and you're effed. We know how badly since the "Burn" was explained in the previous episode.

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What the hell, floating stones? In the Avatar they were explained because of the high concentrations of the superconductive elements. But in this, no way even if Tilly did wonder about them. The curious thing is that she used words, "giants pieces of a planet," making me think that there was something else out there.

Why the word planet and rocks? The miners or the occupiers didn't help on the matter either. There's just too many questions on every side to really understand anything unless you're...

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Zareh, the enterprising courier. I kind of like him, because he's showing his smartness from the first steps in and he took Saru a wild trip. What is there to deny anything Zareh hadn't already figured out. His ship must have registered a temporal event and the ship sensors must have followed that crash trail through the asteroid field.

I liked how he lead them on the only path he wanted to take, the road to Discovery and its treasures. Mainly dilithium and not the spore drive. In a way he's a right partner for the Empress and if Saru would have been a smart, he would have allowed Georgiou to be part of the away team.

When she arrived on her own, I clapped my hands. Zareh couldn't read her. But he understood the threat she presented, but stupid is that he didn't blast with full power, instead he exited the Empress with his puny attempts on torture.

If you remember the first season, she had invented the device that was far more gruesome than the fancy pistol Zareh were brandishing. "What you call pain, I call foreplay," Georgiou said after she'd taken down Zareh posse.

:LOL: :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

Man, Zareh, next time, full power. :giggle:

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Why Mister Stamets, why? As a carer I get that some patients are bloody stubborn, but when you've been impaled and crash landed, not talking about high on opioids, you have no reason to be on a work. Thing is, if the time is essence and something happens, then you're going to cause more trouble then it's worth of you trying to fix things.

Then again the Federation has always been a ruthless employer, who don't really care or not, when you're part of a spaceship crew. The responsibility comes first, but then again, the Chief should have got it too, instead of launching sardonic comments on every now and then.

It's her fault that Paul ended up bleeding in the access conduit. Then again the doctor needed "him alive so that he could kill," Mr Stamets. Oh man, what a love can do to you. :love: :LOL:

Maybe there is a reason why in the murder statistics the family is the number on the suspect list. And most often it's either the wife or the husband.

It was kind of magical that at the end, he knew what he was doing once the Chief started giving him instructions, and he saved the ship. But speaking of saving, the end was kind of surprise. What vessel is she commandeering?
 

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I was afraid that we will have to wait until the end of the season to see Discovery re-appear.

I'm not sure we will see Zareh again. His chances to survive during the night are very slim with that glass.

I loved Georgiou's entry. No way to get bored having her around.

The good doctor looked a bit gealous in the end.
 

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I thought that this was another great episode.
The dialog continues to amuse, especially the exchanges between Paul and Jett. Tilly's getting some great lines, too. Either the writers have changed since the first two seasons, or they've been instructed to spice things up with a dash of humor. That's always an enhancing element, for me, in any show.
Saru really has his hands full with Georgiou. It's bad enough he has to step in the role of captain and assert his authority. She's only a mirror universe image of the late Starfleet captain Saru knew, but her empress personality continues to dominate.
I loved her response when Tilly pointed out that she had a bit of Leland on her boot: "Somebody had to make sure he was dead."

What the hell, floating stones? In the Avatar they were explained because of the high concentrations of the superconductive elements. But in this, no way even if Tilly did wonder about them. The curious thing is that she used words, "giants pieces of a planet," making me think that there was something else out there.
I also wondered about that. The only explanation I could theorize is that the planetary debris chunks might be larger than they appear and are actually in orbit rather than floating in the atmosphere. This mystery planet with no name must have been through some rough times.
Zareh couldn't read her. But he understood the threat she presented, but stupid is that he didn't blast with full power, instead he exited the Empress with his puny attempts on torture
I couldn't believe that Starfleet hand phasers had been mocked as antiques on this planet, yet Zareh was armed with the equivalent of a heat gun (and his extensive vocabulary). The mercantile vault security force blunderblasters, despite their comical appearance, were far more impressive when they instantly turned their targets into ashes.
 

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Zara will be back.

Questions:
What's Michael been up to this last year?
How did her hair grow so fast?
What ship was she on?
Was it the Enterprise?
How awesome is it?
What is the state of the Union Federation?
 

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In Andromeda (itself based on Roddenberry's work) a ship is trapped by the pull of a black hole.

When it breaks free time dilation effects means significant time has passed. The Commonwealth it belonged to has fallen. The ship's captain and his new crew attempt to rebuild it.
 

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In Andromeda (itself based on Roddenberry's work) a ship is trapped by the pull of a black hole.

When it breaks free time dilation effects means significant time has passed. The Commonwealth it belonged to has fallen. The ship's captain and his new crew attempt to rebuild it.

Andromeda started out great and ended with a thud.
 

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It was actually quite good and it was cancelled just as it was turning excellent. Typical death to a SF series.

It didn't get cancelled. It got a full 5 season run that completed the story. Each season was worse than the last and the 5th season was the worst TV I've ever seen.
 

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I'm late to the party. I can only add a little to your analysis.

I agree that the planet also appears to be the same as Michael landed on, since both are filmed in Iceland. The floating rocks look to me like more examples of failed high technology - last week, the place that Book and Michael visited was clearly a ramscoop ship that had landed/crashed on the planet. These floating rocks look like they were once atmospherical habitats that had broken up over time or in some technological failure. Both may be related to the Dilithium failure, but the "Burn" would have involved more than that. Society would have collapsed and other technology would have failed too,

On the other hand, parasitic ice, exploding Dilithium and floating rocks are all a little too magic for me, even for the advanced technology of the future,

I agree about Zareh's weapon seeming to be well below the power and complexity of a phaser, and that the comments made last week about a phaser being an old .fashioned antique now seeming not to make any sense, I can't explain that one. I think it only had sufficient power left to hit Georgiou with those short bursts. I don't think it was intentional to let her live

I don't think you can blame the Chief for Staments being reckless. She has her own long-standing back injury. She told him not to.

Almost the first thing I said last week was "Andromeda" even though I only saw a few episodes, but there are only so many stories that can be told. There are many stories about warriors with strict codes of ethics attempting to continue to live by them after leaving behind their homes.

Technically, don't all TV shows get cancelled. The question is only did they get cancelled too early, or run on too long. If they don't get to finish the story (as happens to many) then that is certainly the former.
 

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Ice with a hunger for metal? Regular ice formation with an extreme night temperature drop would have done the trick for me.
 
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