Star Trek: Discovery | S1, Ep #7 Recap, “Music to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad” with Scott St. Pierre

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“Star Trek: Discovery” Season 1, Episode 7 Recap of  “Music to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad” with Scott St. Pierre

Rob Cesternino is joined by Scott St. Pierre to discuss episode 7 of “Star Trek: Discovery”.

  • Matthew Murphy

    Why do they do laps in hallways of the ship? Wouldn’t they have a gym/ anywhere better than where people are walking? Also why do crew members party like they’re in college?

    • TheTimelessOne

      that is what i though also xD but i guess they wanted to make it like battlestar galactica where starbuck was running the same way.

      • Matthew Murphy

        They take way to much inspiration form Battlestar Gallactica and modern sci fi. Star Trek used to have some semblance of hope.

    • Hornacek

      They must have heard Rob’s complaints from last week about potential collisions because this time we saw the joggers saying “On your left!” as they were passing Burnham.

      • Matthew Murphy

        Doesn’t make it any more logical.

        • Hornacek

          No more so than joggers on sidewalks or in parks where other people are walking. Some actual running areas at gyms have multiple lanes for people to walk and run, and joggers passing people there are supposed to say “On your _____” to let the person they are passing know.

          • Matthew Murphy

            Yes but this is a ship. You don’t see pepeople running along the lanes of a submarine. Maybe a big ship in the water might have people running on the deck but they hallways make no sense. In the future you’d think they would have a gym to keep officers in shape. But then again, this show is a mess.

          • TrentC

            lanes of a submarine lol! You gotta run a lot of lengths to make the five mile run a reality.

            I know what you’re saying. There’s a big park by my place and they have walking, running and biking paths, all side by side. And people still screw up to the point of near misses and small collisions. And that environment is quite large, well marked and outside.

            I envision a gym floor on the enterprise with a circular running track.

          • they should designate one deck only to joggers

    • TrentC

      You wear a shirt with Disco on it for a month and see if you don’t start dancing too..

  • TNG SEASON 5 EPISODE 18 CAUSE AND EFFECT, Wikipedia ‘…Set in the 24th century, the series follows the adventures of the crew of the Federation starship Enterprise. In this episode, the Enterprise is caught in a time loop which results in the destruction of the ship and the loss of all hands after a collision with the USS Bozeman. As events re-occur, they begin to feel a sense of déjà vu and upon investigating, realize their predicament. Lt. Commander Data (Brent Spiner) realizes how to pass a brief message to himself in the next loop, which allows him to save the ship from destruction…’

    • Hornacek

      In that episode the entire crew eventually became aware they were stuck in a time loop – in this episode it was only Stamets.

      In that episode the loop was not caused by a specific person – in this episode it was deliberately caused by Mud.

    • Hornacek

      Also, this TNG episode was already mentioned by Rob in the podcast.

  • wordpress lowerdecks dot com ‘…Tuvok informs them that they will be taking a ten kilometre run on deck thirteen…’ Star Trek: Voyager Season 1 episode16 “Learning Curve” not so surprising that Tilly and Burnham are running through Discovery hallways since Tuvok is still doing it on Voyager with the rebellious Maquis group 🙂

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  • Hornacek

    Regarding the fan theory …

    The last time we saw V’oq (sp?) he was told by the female Klingon that he might have a path for redemption, but it will cost him everything. What would be a greater cost for a Klingon than to be transformed (perhaps permanently?) into a human?

    As far as Ashe’s actions this week not being in line with him being a Klingon spy, I agree that he is not acting like an undercover Klingon. But I wouldn’t put it past the Klingons to make “Ashe” think that he *is* human so he wouldn’t have to *act* like a human – he would believe he was a human. Then at a future date he would receive some sort of signal that would “activate” him and make him remember that he is actually a Klingon to complete his mission. Some examples of this are Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character in Total Recall, and Geordi in the TNG episode where he is captured and brainwashed by Romulans into assassinating a high-ranking Klingon.

  • Hornacek

    While I have never been in a war situation, most TV shows and movies I have seen of people serving in a prolonged military action will often have a party or some recreational activity to take everyone’s minds off of the war, or lift everyone’s spirits. For example, almost every episode of MASH, and the “Take Me Out To The Holosuite” DS9 episode.

  • Hornacek

    The weapon that Mud gets from Lorca’s room that he says “I wonder what this does” and he ends up killing Lorca with it – I wondered if this might be the illegal disruptor from the TNG episode “The Most Toys” where Data is kidnapped by Saul Rubinek. Rubinek tells Data that the weapon is illegal because of the way it tears its target apart, which this weapon seems to do to Lorca.

  • TrentC

    Nice to hear from Scott this week. Big thanks for all of the behind the scenes work since half past forever, and I shared some of his questions about the episode.

    I heard the Stayin Alive remix (I have the N-Trance version) and almost turned it off, then the ol’ time loop story along with Mudd kept me in there.

    I thought Ash’s toast was a little uncomfortable, given that Burnham is considered responsible for 8000 of the 10000 deaths.

    And maybe Saru’s threat ganglia weren’t out because it was a little cold in the starship?

  • Hornacek

    Rob mentions this is the first Starfleet ship where we see people having roommates. Later he mentions that Lorca seems to have extra rooms full of his war souvenirs. Maybe the reason people have to share living quarters is because Lorca’s war souvenirs are taking up so many rooms.

    • Good theory!

    • Chris Basham

      The NX-01 Enterprise they had roommates also. In the first season Hoshi Sato asked to change quarters and said that her roommate agreed. Also when “Crewman Daniels” (the guy from the future) disappeared they reassigned his roommate and sealed his quarters.

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