February 9th, 2019

cass, can you not

Star Trek: Discovery S2E4

That was a nice one. Well, not nice, but quite Trek-like, if you know what I mean. Plot(s)-wise, it would have fit TOS or TNG very well — with better production values and a less episodic nature, of course, but that's part of the overall shift in the format.

Speaking of which, I think it's symptomatic of the age that nowadays, looking at a cohesive, competent, mutually helpful and friendly crew — as I often write, one of the cornerstones of my enjoyment of the franchise — I find myself waiting for the other shoe to drop, for the unknown, unexpected betrayer to bare their knife. Not hoping for, no, but waiting.

At least Lorca was clearly shady and amoral from the get-go, and the only plot twists were the details of his goals and motivations.