Dixi

We’re spending an hour or so selling Scout calendars at the Dixi train station / mall this afternoon, for Wump’s group.

Slept until ten this morning, Wump and Toop were at the grandparents’. It was glorious.

Thor Ragnarök was hysterical. I’ll review as soon as I have time.

We also finished Star Trek Enterprise last night. Hmm. Going to have to think about that a bit and talk about it sometime. I feel bad it didn’t get its seven seasons, it’s a much maligned part of the franchise and now that Discovery and the new movies are showing us how far off the rails Star Trek can go (sorry, but they are), I’m sort of seeing it in a new light. Plus, now I have actually seen it. So there’s that.

I’m still holding out hope that Discovery is working up to an Augment / Eugenics / Mirror Universe reveal that will tie it to the Kirk timeline the way they were apparently promising it would somehow manage to do. Let’s see.

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5 Responses to Dixi

  1. dreameling says:

    Ever since they introduced the spore drive — a piece of tech that has not been mentioned anywhere in Star Trek canon before — I’ve assumed that Discovery either (a) takes place in some alternate timeline or universe or (b) will jump into a post-Voyager time frame, with the spore drive tech effectively lost to the past (although that would still leave the spore network, unless that, too, got destroyed in some cosmic catastrophe). The former seems more likely and believable, but I’d prefer the latter. The alternate timeline would also explain the pre-holodeck tech they have and the Klingons looking the way they do. (I’m perfectly willing to gloss over most of the visual and tech-look discrepancies with just “insufficient SFX in the 60s”, though, as with the new movies.)

    Today’s episode is the last of season 1?

    • stchucky says:

      Apparently so. I have my doubts that they will tie it all together in this season.

      But yeah, the problem with the accepted alternate timelines is that there’s just the two: Nero and non-Nero. And they diverged at Kirk’s birth, give or take. And apparently Discovery is part of the non-Nero timeline somehow. We see Michael on Vulcan, don’t we? So that more or less confirms that Vulcan wasn’t destroyed.

      And there’s only the two really accepted universes: The mirror universe (Terran Empire) and “the universe” (United Federation of Planets).

      So I’m not sure where they’re heading.

      I would very much like to see the Temporal Cold War and all the apparent protective agents of the timelines step in and fix the Nero issue since they should have done that anyway. Maybe that is what caused these other divergences and they’re going to turn up and go “oh shit, look at this tech, look at the Klingons, what the fuck” and season two will be fixing shit.

      • dreameling says:

        Didn’t the showrunners confirm way back when the show was first announced that Discovery is a main timeline show? CBS owns the Star Trek TV shows, while Paramount Pictures owns the movies, so that pretty much ruled out playing in Paramount’s new movie timeline. I don’t think Nero will be addressed in any way in the TV show, unless CBS struck some sort of deal with Paramount.

      • stchucky says:

        Didn’t the showrunners confirm way back when the show was first announced that Discovery is a main timeline show?

        Maybe, but I don’t put a lot of stock in stuff that doesn’t actually happen on the show. Vulcan appears in the show and that is good enough for me.

        CBS owns the Star Trek TV shows, while Paramount Pictures owns the movies, so that pretty much ruled out playing in Paramount’s new movie timeline. I don’t think Nero will be addressed in any way in the TV show, unless CBS struck some sort of deal with Paramount.

        That is a pretty weird arrangement, especially considering that up until the reboots there was a heap of referencing back and forth. And even after that, there were events like the Eugenics Wars and Khan that tracked across.

        But whatever.

      • stchucky says:

        I’m not dismissing what you say here – I’m just saying that basically, if they don’t make a pretty spectacular effort to bring Discovery into either the TV show continuity or the movie continuity, and ideally both, I will lose interest entirely.

        I’ll watch more as it appears on Netflix, of course, but I won’t drop money on the DVD / Blu-ray.

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