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Fixer Fic Discovery: Episodes 5+6

2017/11/04 Leave a comment

Well, Discovery isn’t looking any better so far, so I guess I’d better get going on the “if I were in charge” version.

The previous installment is here.

Episode 5: Choose Your Pain

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Fixer Fic Discovery: Episode 4

2017/10/22 1 comment

At this point, I diverge almost entirely from the real show’s plot…

The previous episode is here, while there is a brief summary of the episode 4 plot (and the later episodes I haven’t gotten around to watching yet) on the Star Trek: Discovery Wikipedia page.

Episode 4: The Laws of Hospitality

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Fixer Fic Discovery: Episode 3

2017/10/15 3 comments

This is a re-envisioning episode 3 of Discovery, following after my rewrite of the pilot episodes.

Episode 3: Universal Law is for Lackeys

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Fixer Fic Discovery: Episodes 1 + 2

2017/10/01 3 comments

Given how fed up I was with Star Trek: Discovery’s launch, and my concern that the rest of the series will fare little better, I’m going to show what I would have happen if I were in charge of the show.  I won’t be completely summarizing the unaltered episode (you can get that on Wikipedia if you don’t want to watch), and I’ll be highlighting the differences.

I also expect that I’ll end each section with a small amount of commentary, explaining any references made and visual details that may not be obvious from the plot summary.

Episode 1: The Tellarite Hello

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Science Fiction Round 76: Discovery

2017/09/25 Leave a comment

As a die-hard Star Trek fan, I am contractually obliged to comment on Star Trek: Discovery.

However, I’m not obliged to like it.

I’ve watched the first two episodes, and I’ve got to say, while the general direction may… eventually… be fine, there are already plot holes and continuity problems big enough to fit a Dyson sphere through.  And I worry about the general themes as well…

Note: There will be both spoilers, and LOTS of Star Trek references.  Ye be warned.

Star Trek: Discovery. It is certainly shiny, but…

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