Star Trek: Discovery | S1, Ep #9 Recap, “Into the Forest I Go” with David Bloomberg

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Star Trek Discovery | Season 1, Episode 9 Recap of “Into the Forest I Go”

Rob Cesternino recaps the “Star Trek: Discovery” mid-season fall finale, “Into the Forest I Go” with David Bloomberg

  • TrentC

    Why the Klingons lost Star Trek.

    Rule 1: Scheme and plot.
    Rule 2: Don’t underestimate the Federation.

    • Matthew Murphy

      There were Klingons on this show?

      • Chris Basham

        They’re the slow-talking bald people.

        • TrentC

          Not to mention the warrior-like race that frequently gets their asses handed to them by human women during one on one combat.

          • Matthew Murphy

            Don’t forget she’s the smartest person to ever exist.

          • TrentC

            I noticed she talked the captain into getting her way again. Should we start keeping track of how many times she bends the will of a superior to her way of thinking?

  • Chris Basham

    Burnam and Tyler kissed on Pavho (remember the “needs of the many” scene).

    • TrentC

      I don’t think I’ve ever seen two actors or a onscreen kiss with less heat. Talking about the first time. They barely touched or moved. I thought both were paralyzed by a deadly nerve toxin or one of them passed out standing up.

      Give me a frightened Harry Kim on a potential date with Seven of Nine anytime.

  • Charles Bikle

    Just to address a few of the nitpicks:

    – It’s possible that Burnam & Tyler were using Tricorders more suited for espionage and their particular mission, which is maybe how they were able to detect Adm. Cornwall’s life signs among all the Klingon ones.

    – The whole “I challenge you to personal combat” shtick goes all the way back to TOS and has been done in at least one Star Trek movie.

    The Klingons always fall for it and no Klingon leader wants to look weak in front of his subordinates, so in their minds, it’s just easier to accept the challenge, kill the challenger, everyone gets a few laughs and the Klingon leader gets a new trophy & war story to tell.

    to the Klingons, there’s really no downside to accepting the challenge (in spite of this gambit historically leading to disaster).

    • TrentC

      I kinda laughed at the relatively large, spinning, well lit, LOOK AT ME coffee percolators they planted to relay data. One would think that by the 23rd century sneaky tech would be a little more compact.

      • Charles Bikle

        Yeah, those things were ridiculous.

  • Hornacek

    It’s Friday and this still isn’t in my iTunes feed. Had to download it manually.

  • Hornacek

    The reason Burnham is able to detect the Admiral’s life signs when they beam aboard the Klingon ship is because she’s scanning for life signs to see where all the Klingons are. Her tricorder picks up all the Klingon lifesigns and 1 other human.

  • Hornacek

    No mention of when Burnham and Tyler get to the morgue door and she can’t figure out how to open the door, then he surprises her by showing that he knows how to bypass the lock. She looks surprised. He says he picked it up after spending 7 months prisoner on a Klingon ship. But it’s a noticeable scene.

    If Tyler is V’oq then I think he thinks he is Tyler, so this knowledge of how to bypass the door’s security may be some basic Klingon knowledge seeping through.

  • Matthew Murphy

    I hope Rob gets a good regular to host the podcast next time. Chris was pretty good last week and I hope he becomes the co host of future Star Trek podcasts.