Star Trek: Discovery | Season 2 Premiere Recap: “Brother”

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Star Trek: Discovery | Season 2 Premiere Recap: “Brother”

Rob Cesternino and Jessica Liese recap the premiere of season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery, entitled “Brother.”

  • Matthew Murphy

    I can’t even with this show. I’m glad that some people out there get enjoyment out of it least, but it’s The Orville for me. The last two episodes have been great, they even inspired me to start podcasting about it myself.

    • TheTimelessOne

      You are one of those huh? Got influenced by the online hate community. Orville is nothing like what Star Trek should be and it’s just cheap parody with dick jokes with Star Trek skin. Shows like that don’t last too long. Star Trek Discovery is not the greatest but its ok and getting better. Knowing all Star Trek shows first 1-2 seasons were not so good and also every time a new Star Trek came on people hated on it and accepted it years later. Happened with TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT. Because people also rode on the hate in enterprise it got cancelled just when it was getting good.

      • Matthew Murphy

        I just choose to watch that embraces what it is instead of feel ashamed by it. I guess I am one of “those people.” It’s great you enjoy the show. I made my comment just to voice my thoughts, maybe others out there are feeling them same as me. The writing on this show just isn’t working for me. The podcast is great though. Enjoy your show.

  • Hornacek

    Did anyone else get ST:TMP vibes with all the talk about Spock leaving the Enterprise because he had nightmares and had to go investigate? Similar to how Spock was on Vulcan at the start of the first movie but left because he felt V’ger across the cosmos.

  • Hornacek

    I need to rewatch the scene of Burnham in Spock’s quarters again; I feel like the set decorators put in a lot of props that were nods to TOS. The obvious one was the 3-D chess set, but I also noticed she picked up an object with strings/wires with bells on them, which I think was the instrument that the Vulcans used to make noise/music during Spock’s fight with Kirk during Amok Time.

  • Hornacek

    Anyone else notice that the “red angel” that Burnham sees on the asteroid when she’s half-conscious is now in the opening credits? This is likely to be a “recurring character” (or “big bad”) that is part of the season-long plot.

    https://trekcore.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/angel.jpg

  • Hornacek

    Anyone else notice Geordi’s grandfather in the transporter room?

    Just kidding about the relation but that visor is definitely a nod to Geordi’s.

    https://trekcore.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/header-disco-visor.jpg

  • Hornacek

    Sorry, but Sybok and STV is canon, no matter how much we may want it to not be. Just because it’s not referenced doesn’t mean it’s not. There are many episodes of the various series’ that are never referenced, but we don’t say they are not cannon.

    I do like the online theory that the only parts of STV that actually happened are the Kirk/Spock/McCoy scenes in Yosemite up until they roast marshmellons and go to sleep – everything after that with Sybok and the God-being is Kirk’s dream (from eating too many marshmellons, likely), and then Kirk wakes up and the “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” scene at the end actually happens.

    • Pink Pearl

      I like that too. I mean, what was even IN those marshmallows?