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Krenim
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Okay, so... What did I even just watch?

No, seriously, what the hell?

I...

Like, I'm seriously left with the impression that this was supposed to be another comedic episode in the same vein as "The Trouble with Tribbles", "More Tribbles, More Troubles", and "Trials and Tribble-ations." However, I think the comedy is way way WAY darker than intended. Disturbingly so.

And that's just the episode proper. There's an after-credits scene.

That's a breakfast commercial.

For Tribbles.

What were the writers smoking when they concocted this?!

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Shik
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I loved it, you stick-in-the-mud.

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Lee
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Hard to know what to make of this one. The characters had no arc: Edward stayed an asshole; Lucero was out of her depth.

And this has to be a good case for "more junior officers command smaller ships, but as ship commanders are allowed to assume the rank and trappings of Captain." Because no way could she have made actual captain from merely being a science officer beforehand. She would probably be at best a Lt. Commander, but has sufficient rank and command ability to lead a science vessel with only a few dozen crew - but dress as a command-division actual Captain to reinforce her authority to a bunch of scientists not really used to working in such a hierarchy. Sadly, it didn't work with Edward.

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Spike
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You know, sometimes it feels the Discovery writers use Memory Alpha for continuity references, but fail to really understand what they're reading.

Like when they needed a board game and settled on Kadis-kot.

On top of that they can't even keep their own continutiy straight, like the mish-mash of uniforms in the last two Short Treks.

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Dukhat
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quote:
Originally posted by Spike:
You know, sometimes it feels the Discovery writers use Memory Alpha for continuity references, but fail to really understand what they're reading.

Like when they needed a board game and settled on Kadis-kot.

It was that way with ENT as well.

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