Michael Burnham Is The Protagonist

 

This is a belated cross-post of a Dreamwidth* post I made on Friday 27 July. I’ve found myself linking to it a fair bit, especially in light of programming decisions at Star Trek Las Vegas, so it’s now updated and saved here for posterity.

(“Posterity”.)

* Dreamwidth: Like LiveJournal but without the Russian government.

Michael Burnham Is The Protagonist

(Imagine the clapping hands emoji between each word.)

(Or, “ensemble cast” is starting to sound a lot like a dog whistle.)

I tweeted on Sunday:

 

 

 

I need my Disco fix badly enough that I lurk around corners of the internet like Reddit, which is outside of my usual bubble, and I’ve seen this enough that I actually recoiled when I read Tom and Lorenzo saying, “…we’re struck by how fun this all looks and by how much the rest of the ensemble is being punched up a bit, making this seem slightly less like The Michael Burnham Story and a bit more like a classic Star Trek show.”

See also: literally any journalist, blogger or below-the-lines commenter who describes Anson Mount as “the new lead”.
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Liz reads: The Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2018

In an attempt to pivot the blog away from being just Star Trek stuff, I’m aiming for a minimum of one post a week on what I’ve been reading. But to ease us into the change … what I read yesterday was the Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2018.

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Star Trek: Discovery 1.13 – “What’s Past Is Prologue”

I am broken. You’re all just lucky I regained the ability to form words, or else … well:

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Star Trek: Discovery 1.11 – “The Wolf Inside”

Okay, first of all, hands up everyone who’s relieved this didn’t turn out to be a prequel to “Wolf in the Fold”, the TOS episode where Scotty is possessed by a non-corporeal serial killer and brutally murders a bunch of women? This was a lighthearted romp by comparison.

I mean.

Sort of.
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