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TGE Ep 45 – Watches: Star Trek: Discovery Episodes 5-6

Hold on to your hats, Sci-Fi lovers! The Geek Embassy is taking on the latest Star Trek series for TGE Watches. Star Trek: Discovery is the most recent offering in the Star Trek universe. Airing exclusively on CBS All Access, this series releases every Sunday night. We will meet to discuss the latest in a beloved fandom every two weeks through the mid-season finale in December. Don’t miss our previous episodes discussing the pilot movie, episodes 1 & 2, and episodes 3 & 4.

Star Trek: Discovery

From CBS All Access:

Star Trek, one of the most iconic and influential global television franchises, returns 50 years after it first premiered, with Star Trek: Discovery. The series will feature a new ship, new characters and new missions, while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers. Star Trek: Discovery premieres September 24 on CBS All Access.

Ten years before Kirk, Spock and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.

Our Discussion

We recorded this episode live on Google Hangouts on a sunny Saturday morning. Although we have some trouble with “Disco” as the nickname for the show, it appears we are all enjoying the show a bit more not what the characters and the story have developed. It seems to be our running commentary that we absolutely adore the secondary characters on the show. The main characters…. well it remains to be seen how we will view their morally ambiguous flaws. I am definitely on my own in thinking that Captain Lorca is a sociopath and bordering on evil.

I’ve noticed that Discovery is darker and more violent than previous Star Trek series. Could it be that they put it on CBS All Access so that we could have a higher level of violence? I wonder if the darker plot and scarier aspects of the story drove the network to put this in a less reachable format.

There is some seriously ambitious storytelling going on in Discovery. Each character has his or her own story line and character arch. It’s going to be a lot to balance as the show continues and as it has already been renewed for a second season. We look forward to seeing where the show goes from here.

Until next time, get your Disco on!

Regina & Isabela & Dante

To Discuss

Did the end of episode 6 creep you out? Do you have a favorite Disco character? (Team Tilly here!)

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