Nerve Center

The Orville Season 2 Thread #2

Since last one is at bumplimit and we can't have STD staying on top.

Last thread >>28217

STD Season 2

>MAXIMUM BUMP TOLERANCE EXCEEDED, CAPTAIN!

STD Season One Recap:

Michael Burnham is the greatest starfleet officer in history. She knows literally everything and can solve any problem presented to her with consummate ease and no small amount of condescension. She was adopted as a child by Spock's parents because there were no other foster parents available out of trillions of Federation citizens but those of Star Trek's most iconic character (who never mentioned an adopted sister in 50 years of canon). The greatest starfleet officer in history commits a mutiny which ends up killing her captain and single-handedly plunges the Federation into war with Klingons (who are now bald xenophobes obsessed with racial purity). Instead of serving her lifetime prison term, Michael is recruited as a science specialist on the secretive USS Discovery, the most advanced ship in the fleet which boasts holographic systems that shouldn't exist for decades, and an experimental "spore drive" that can teleport the ship instantly to any point in the galaxy over a "mycelial network" of space mushrooms. They briefly use a giant tardigrade as their navigator until someone found out that the whole concept of tardigrades teleporting via space mushrooms was plagiarized from an indie video adventure game called motherfucking "Tardigrades." Good job CBS.

Among the crew members of the Discovery are Captain Lorca: a no-nonsense hard-ass with a shady past who plays fast and loose with regulations and might be a little too trigger-happy for a starfleet captain. The alien first officer is Saru, who can sense danger and death approaching, and is from a species comprised entirely of betas. Chief Engineer Stamets is in charge of the spore drive and becomes its navigator after the tardigrade is sued out of a job. The medical officer is Dr. Culber who is gay with Stamets and is currently deceased and/or a spore ghost inside the mycelial network. And then there's Tilly: a hyperactive, overweight, autistic ensign completely unsuited for service on starfleet's most advanced, experimental starship, but is nonetheless inexplicably part of the command track program. God save the poor vessel that sees Tilly as her captain. There's a bunch of other characters that make up the bridge crew, but they're so poorly developed that most viewers don't even know their names. There's also Tyler who is a Klingon double agent / love interest for Michael Burnham, but nobody cares.

Anyway, a bunch of stupid nonsense happens and eventually we find out that Captain Lorca is actually from the Mirror Universe (which absolutely nobody saw coming because the writing in this show is just so fucking clever) and needed the Discovery's spore drive to get back home. Mirror Universe antics ensue, but eventually Lorca is killed and Burnham "saves" the Mirror Universe version of Georgiou (her dead, mutinied-upon captain) who in this reality is the Emperor of the Terran Empire, a Hitler analogue, and an actual cannibal. When the ship makes it back to its own reality there is a convenient time jump wherein the Klingons are about to win the war, but Michael Burnham the greatest starfleet officer in history with aid from Space Hitler avert disaster at the last second. For her "heroics," not only is Burnham's punishment for MUTINY, MURDER, and WAR commuted, but she's reinstated at her full rank and joins the Discovery crew full time. As the ship flies off to pick up its new captain, they are intercepted by the USS Enterprise, Christopher Pike commanding, just in time to bilk CBS All Access subscribers into re-upping their subs based on nostalgia lenses alone.

STD Season Two status:

Captain Pike takes over the Discovery and we find out starfleet gave him an urgent mission to discover the source of seven mysterious red energy bursts that appeared all across the galaxy. For reasons that will most likely make no logical sense, these seven bursts along with a cosmic entity called the "red angel" have driven Spock to commit himself to the loony bin. The only person who can save him and unravel the mystery of the red angel is his estranged adopted sister that we've never heard of in 50 years of canon, the merry mutineer Michael Goddamn-Fucking Burnham. It's whispered that Michael did something to Spock in their childhood that traumatized him so irreparably that they haven't spoken to each other since, but the show won't just come the fuck out and say what it was, because the hacks that write this shit either don't know, or are second-guessing the likely faux-incest storyline that literally everyone could see coming.

In conclusion, fuck this show and anyone who says "Oh, it's not THAT bad" because, yes, it fucking is.

The Orville - Season 2

Thread in which /strek/ celebrates the return of the greatest currently-running Star Trek series for it's second season.

Always bugged me

In what years did Star fleet start allowing male crew to wear the dress?

Was the Delta Quadrant better or worse off with Janeway passing through?

Oh shit

88th birthday

Congratualtions! I have the feeling he will outlive Picard simply to prove he's the greatest Captain.

Mary Sue is the Red Angel right?

The Swoleverse

"Ever since I was a little kid, I wanted to join a gym and get /fit/!"

Welcome to the Swoleverse anons, I presume you are already acquainted with great gains?

Here is a recap.

https://readcomicsonline.me/star-trek-tng-mirror-broken

https://readcomicsonline.me/star-trek-the-next-generation-through-the-mirror

https://jkwoodwardart.blogspot.com/

Apparently there are is more Swole out there, including a Jelico comic. Be wary of the Soyverse though, as it tries to seep the Swole away.

Last Thread: >>12568

Star Trek 4 dead in the water

https://web.archive.org/web/20190109150438/https://comicbook.com/startrek/2019/01/08/star-trek-4-shelved-not-happening/

>The news comes from a piece by Deadline concerning SJ Clarkson. The director will be directing and executive producing HBO’s first Game of Thrones prequel pilot, but that news spells doom for Star Trek. The director was meant to oversee the next sci-fi blockbuster, but Deadline says the film has been put away.

Bad Robot BTFO

Cardassian Appreciation Thread

The Cardassians are the greatest race in all the Glaxay. Talk about your favorite Cardassians and how they are superior to other inferior races.

Does anytone think they are autistic enough to try writing a Cardassian style mystery novel?

The Expanse

What is /strek/'s take on The Expanse and the book series its based on?

The villians logic.

The tech.

The ships.

The deliberately turning scientists into high functioning sociopaths to avoid moral scruples with their work.

The politics between belters, Mars and Earth.

Shameful Confessions

I felt like I needed to get one thing off my chest in regards to Star Trek anons.

I have never watched TOS

Picard vs Sisko

What do you think?

Unpopular Opinions

I thought we gonna have a thread like this. Buckle up for my hot takes:

- most of the dialog on ST is really clumsy and I find this to be irksome. While there are certainly good monologs, dual exchanges in ST always feel awkward and awfully infantile. It's like every character is constantly in exposition mode and the audience is never required to pick up on clues.

- Let's be honest, besides very fee exceptions like "The Visitor" most of the non-story episodes of DS9 are a snoozefest and filler. There is also zero exploration despite the station being situated next to a wormhole carrying them to the other end of the galaxy.

- despite being a boring movie, ST:TMP was the most Trekish movie, especially with its aesthetic.

- there is never going to be another "real" Trek series, ever. DS9 and even VOY despite its flaws were the last ones. This is because of the industry. Shows these days are all about "personal drama", superficial core issues, Chinese fortune cookie wisdoms in dialog form, massive pressure to have the ratings after season 1, constant SJW quota fullfullment, fast pace so the consumerist audience doesn't get bored. The only chance ever for another decent Trek series would be a completely independent project, non-profit, with crowdfunding. However, you'd catch Aids nonetheless due to the retarded Trekkie community, which would have the main influence over the show.

- post-First Contact uniforms are the best ones. DS9 would be way more enjoyable from the beginning if Avery Brooks shaved his head and got that uniform from the beginning.

- Also, Avery Brooks is a horrible actor.

- despite being left-liberal in tone, there are plenty of episodes that are quite American with neoconservative undertones. In the Pale Moonlight is basically a justification for a false flag to start a war. Old Klingons resemble the Japanese. ST VI was about the end of the Cold War with the Klangs selling out their own country for a Pizza Hut like Gorbachev.

QTDDTOT

Did Soong make Data have a bigger dick to give other people the impression he had that big of a dick or did he give Data a smaller dick so he can feel better about his own?

stre/k/ weapons discussions

Let's have a weapons discussion in trek. What phaser rifles would you like to have. Would you want a Fed model, or the more brutally simple spoonhead made direct energy rifle. If the technology reaches a point where stopping powah and ammo capacity becomes relatively same, would the shape and size of direct energy weapons favor a submachine gun size instead of full length rifles.

Would you rather have a makleth instead of the larger bat'leth due to the extreme short distance of melee CQC in space ship boarding or battle situations. Do you think Worf is a klingon weeaboo who is far too focused on muh million times folded bat'leth because HONOR when he could have got a lot more more out of practical shorter bladed klingon weapons.

The Real McCoy

McCoy appreciation thread.

Why the federation is absolute shit

This evolved from a response to a thread that I decided to make its own thread because of how extensive it is.

Why the federation is absolute shit and terrible in all possible ways.

Long live the glory of the Terran Empire.

>>20401

> fix the Federation

Impossible the federation is systemically fucked and only worked because of plot armor.

Replace it with the Terran Empire, however its no longer the federation.

>>20415

>Kick out all the xeno trash.

>>20439

I like the way you are thinking.

>>20442

1) See

>>20454

2) Ignoring ST writer ideology making the federation work and trying to portray the Terran Empire as bad (despite the fact that the main federation has more insane juntas then the mirror universe; hell Mirror-Archer was a die hard patriot who only wanted to help the empire and serve it, he got a little greedy by not giving the command of the magic future ship to the idiot who was wrong and tortured him.Its not his fault that his personal whore was a corrupted power hungry bitch and poisoned him and took over the future super ship) as possible we move to the next point:

[To be continued]

Hello, /strek/ I made a very short Porn """game""" on rpgmaker about lt. Barclay because I like him a lot. You can play it here:

https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/722330

You just need to talk and activate a couple consoles, touching them is enough. The objective is to fug the hologram, after that is over. Hope it will amuse you a bit at least.

Accepting banners here

ITT "villains" who did nothing wrong.

DS9 remastered

Since they're remastering a few scenes for the documentary, one of the VFX artists who worked on the show has been doing a remaster of one of the CGI shots from DS9. It's still a work in progress but I think it looks pretty good.

https://vimeo.com/311821115