Lol there is literally no way to reconcile all this mirror shit with Mirror, Mirror unless literally everyone involved had their minds wiped. Never thought there’d be wackier prequel continuity nonsense than Ferengi and Borgs and whatnot on Enterprise but there you go
Like…if DISCO had been more episodic and less serialized at least we coulda had a couple of good standalones instead of the whole thing being weighed down by this long con of a plot.
A transporter malfunction in an ion storm being the way Lorca got over was the most Trek thing about this episode.
Was glad to see the bridge crew actually be addressed like people and have multiple lines tonight! Was very glad to see Michelle Yeoh’s Classic High Kicks even if they were shot terribly.
Ah Landry, the classic Discovery security chief we all knew and loved and definitely remembered. What a huge impact to see her in the mirror universe, where because of the way this show is written, she basically had…the exact same personality.
Was half groaning at the Make The Empire Glorious Again line but this weeks X-Files had way worse Outer Space Trump gags so I was primed I guess lol.
All the Treks seem like they’re terrible for lower decks workaday people but Discovery really efficiently packs in the trauma in such a short amount of time.
I was really hoping at the end there they’d end up in TOS or TNG era or something but 9 months into a losing Klingon War is like the worst possible choice they could have made. I mean prolong Discovery getting the feds the message about how to defeat Klingons, stretch your little plot out, fine but this…this is such a bad idea. And trading one “we can only win the war by being edgy” mirror person for another is just so pointless.
This show is functionally a random post-Battlestar Syfy Original Series except these characters are not as well developed.
I am dreading imagining a season 2 where they are still fighting this boring war and Tyler is still trying to keep Voq under control or some shit. Jesus what kind of “Best of Both Worlds” x1000 wild season cliffhanger are these fools capable of
Just so I’m keeping track, for someone like Detmer or Saru who was transferred from the Shenzou: The person who helped start the war and got your captain killed is invited onboard with free run of the place, the security officer is killed, you are trapped in a hell universe while the engineer is in a coma, the replacement security officer turns out to be Klingon and murders the doctor, your new Captain turns out to be a mirror man, and a mirror version of your old captain is invited onboard. Like…shit dude. Goddamn.
Honestly this show’s biggest failure is that the relentless plot machine with almost no crew downtime barely offers us the tiniest hint of anyone’s interiority outside of Michael or the Klingons. This entire crew is being dragged through a wild nightmare and the majority of reactions we get to it is a vague wide eyed “welp”.
man this thing