732085, you're not wrong...good points...I don't disagree with any of this...|
Posted by Voodoochilde, Tue Oct-09-18 09:11 PM
>when it can be consistently great. Like my man Lorca...
>Lorca was a great character concept that theywasted. Someone
>above mentioned in Star Trek lore in the fleet there was a
>heavy war hawk contingent and tackling it as a theme (in a
>property that at times was a little too optimistic) would have
>been a good angle since the current golden age of television
>favors it’s anti-heroes.
>The thing is that whole mirror storyline which was perfectly
>set up was squandered. Here you had a civilization that
>zinged where they should have zagged and as opposed to seeing
>what happens when ‘good’ ideals get corrupted; everyone
>was the badguys. And don’t get me wrong; it was
>entertaining as hell, the entire season has been entertaining
>as hell. But it could have also been smart at the same time
>For some reason I think if we were in DS9 the Lorca universe
>would have been a great story about how power corrupts and
>that taken to the extreme even ‘good’ guys can be bad
>(which other Trek shows have played around with). But here
>they were so cartoonishly villainous that I felt like they
>squandered the opportunity.
>Now that Michelle Yeoh’s character is in their main
>continuity there is still a chance to explore some of those
>themes in a time of war. But considering how she was
>literally snacking on alien people only two episodes ago I
>don’t see that moral discussion lasting long.
>It reminds me of another entertaining show that had a great
>idea eventually ran out of stunts to cover themselves, Walking
>Dead, and what they did with the Shane character.
>While Shane was a ‘bad guy’ what made his legacy great was
>ultimately his amorality was right; his pro-active ‘Survival
>first, morals second’ was adopted to a certain extent by
>almost all the characters in the show since his death
>particularly the main leads. The Klingon’s winning the war
>is the moment where Lorca could be proven ‘right’ and
>having a less psychopathic version of him there would be great
>for the show. But now? He’s was just a looney dude that’s
>trying to date his ex’s twin sister, lol.
yeah. I'm one who dug this 1st season a lot (see posts below), but yeah...your points above are true and intriguing...there was much ( a whole lot of potential) to be explored there (with Lorca character helming this Discovery starfleet crew but blurring the lines of the starfleet principles), and I honestly initially thought that THAT was what this entire series was going to explore (and I was indeed excited to see what that could bring, especially since this series seemed willing to take some chances)...like you said, that had the potential for GREATness....
have you listened to
RIP David Williams: