Given that it's a fortune, I'm guessing it's more hinting at the events of "The Menagerie".
Those aren't tusks on the Barzans. They're doodads that serve the same function as those things the Benzites were on their chests: They provide gasses necessary for their respiration that don't exist in a typical Class-M environment.
Yup, there was another shake-up behind the scenes. Apparantly, the two folks that took over from Bryan Fuller were pretty abusive towards the writers, so TPTB fired them.
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quote:Originally posted by Guardian 2000: And as for ships, oh my. I could've forgiven something new that was consistently applied, like the boxier triple-bussard motif, but even if we ignore the First Contact reject fleet from the pilot we don't have any internal or external consistency at all. That extends to the Enterprise herself, with the Discoprise absolutely not being the same structure as the TOS ship as she appeared both before and after the late 2250s. Even those who claim the TMP Enterprise would've had to be a new ship can at least acknowledge how close she is to the TOS ship, but the Discoprise shares almost no points in common . . . it's like putting a bow on the Defiant and calling it the Orville.
But that's just scratching the surface of my ship opinions. I appreciate the desire for a new Star Trek-branded show, but the existence of this very forum speaks to the fact that the minutiae mattered. The makers of the new CBS Canon don't seem to share that opinion, even in regards to their own show's internal consistency.
Yeah, obviously being the ship nuts that we all are at Flare, I also have a huge issue with the designs, partly because I have a bias against John Eaves, but also because, as you say, the designs are all a mishmash of parts that don't go together uniformly as a distinctive era (much less those hideous Klingon ships, that were not designed by Eaves but suffer from the same problems).
I'm hoping that as the show goes along, we will be getting more uniform designs that hark back to things like Franz Joseph and FASA as opposed to more Eaves dreck.
quote:At least Kurtzman has placed it in a new, separate continuity.
Are you sure about that? I don't recall Kurtzman saying such a thing.
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Well that's upsetting. My thread "Discovery Alternate Universe Confirmed" can be found via search (I searched Kurtzman under my name) but no longer exists under General Trek and shows as nonexistent when clicked.
Perhaps there was an accident during the creation of the Discovery forum? I guess a re-post attempt will tell.