Smash bang@! Pew-pew! Boom! Arrrrgghhh! Zap!
Look you can’t say this wasn’t fun. Sure there were lots of plot holes but they were classic Star Trek plot holes (mainly). Maybe ‘let’s jump the guards’ is not a good plan but canonically it frequently works in the Trek universe.
There’s not much to say about the story, it mainly ran on its own gravity. Lorca is now the bad guy and Emperor Georgiou was the lesser of the two evils. Much scenery chewing and villainous acts in a surprisingly empty starship as big as a city. Sense it didn’t make but for a space opera, it delivered its arias in the right spots.
The best aspect of this episode was that the bridge crew got to say and do a lot more than usual. In some cases, this was the evil versions of themselves. Saru got to make some rousing speeches and even Lorca got to say how great they were. More of the rest of the crew, please.
Less review here but oh so many bits and pieces.
- Episode 9: Into the Forest I Go
- Episode 13: What’s Past is Prologue
- Episode 12: Vaulting Ambition
- Episode 3: Context is for Kings
- Episode 10: Despite Yourself
- Episode 4: Seriously stupidly long episode name
- Episode 2: Battle at the Binary Stars
- Episode 6: Lethe
- Episode 11: The Wolf inside
- Episode 8: Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum
- Episode 5: Choose Your Pain
- Episode 1: The Vulcan Hello
- Episode 7: Seriously WTF Discovery Scriptwriters? [revised title]
Bits and Pieces
- Lorca does a Darth Vader impression: “I find your lack of vision disappointing” or something like that. The Terran Empire began when Star Wars fans got carried away with the Imperial Stormtrooper cosplay.
- Nobody likes evil Stamets.
- I thought we were going to have a sub plot in which the two Stamets had swapped ships but apparently not.
- The fight scenes were great but Michael needs a better go-to plan than “then I’ll hit someone”.
- Lorca is not just merely dead but positively, absolutely, undeniably and reliably really dead.
- But we don’t know where good Lorca is though.
- I mean he wasn’t too bad considering…
- Michael now has an evil Georgiou of her own. In terms of poor emotional choices, it is rather like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend but without the clever songs.
- No Tyler-Voq subplot this week but it looks like the Klingon war is back on the agenda next week.
- Saru’s threat-ganglia tell him that maybe their suicidal attack on the Imperial Palace Ship might not be suicidal…but then his threat-ganglia also said nothing about the psychotic Captain Lorca from an evil mirror universe for several months.
- Ewwww – I didn’t think about it last week but Lorca was from a society that ATE Saru’s species as a delicacy. Was Lorca spending all that time as captain looking at Saru and thinking “yum”?
- No great lines for Tilly this week. If she ever does say ‘You did what now?’ I’ll explode.
- No tardigrade cameo.
- A bit of global warming analogy going on and some digs at the empire’s short-term thinking.
- The missing shuttle pilot will take over the empire during the power vacuum.
- Look, there are multiple parallel universes, so there’s no pointing wondering too much about continuity questions with the mirror universe.
- There aren’t infinite parallel universes because the universes themselves are finite and therefore the number of possible combinations of stuff that make up a universe is a finite number – even if it is a very LARGE number. If there were infinite parallel universes most of them would be the same and hence not actually different universes. I’m just saying, that’s all.