You guys, these episodes were so fucking cool!
It’s also very recently come to my attention that Tarantino wants to do an F-rated Trek and that’s apparently happening - could be fun.
So, that swearing ep, the swearing did fuck all for no fucking benefit, so what was the fucking point? It came out of nowhere, did nothing, buggered off back to nowhere and that was that. Although I would find the idea of some parents going: “Swearing? In fucking Star Trek?” amusing.
So, these 6 eps - a huge amount of fun. I’m really enjoying Gabriel Lorca, who clearly graduated from the School of Baggy Trousers.
Was kind of funny, as up until ep 9, I had thought Kol had plot protection, then they blew the crap out of his stolen starship, with him on it! Then remembered I was thinking of Kang, Kor and Koloth. I have to admit I see little difference between T’Kuvma and Kol, both are honourless curs.
What the eps did very well was balance out the plot of the ep with the wider, ongoing plots that run from ep to ep. It was a well-execited balance and I can imagine it’s more effective when watching weekly, which we’ll be doing.
Seeing Trek done with all the tools that have come along in its absence is a lot of fun, it looks good, there’s been a lot of care taken on it.
I enjoyed Beyer’s ep, as it brought to mind her Voyager tale Children of the Storm and covered similar territory.
So, really enjoyed this set of 9 eps. Next? I’ll be watching the new eps and grabbing Mack’s tie-in story.