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Star Trek Discovery 2x05 + Covert Affairs 5x01 Reviewed

Saints Of Imperfection
Why does everything on this show have to revolve around Michael? Where’s the red angel or the red lights? What is a Class 5 torpedo? The ex-Emperor shows up. Where’s Spock? Pike doesn’t know who the ex-Emperor really is? Pike stares. Everyone knows who Section 31 is. There are cruel orders and hard-bitten ambition. Cestus III is mentioned. The Section 31 guy isn’t a Trill. Section 31 has unchecked power.

An apple is chewed. Leland is the Section 31 boss. Spock is not Michael’s brother. The ex-Emperor makes snake noises. She needs to be watched warily. Michael faces confrontation. An organic transporter is discussed. Blondie whines. He and Michael think they can do everything and that they are better than everyone else. Tilly screams. I’m tired of her and her marketed innocence.

The Thrush talks. People keep calling the Thrush, May, as the Thrush and her silly accent yaps. Pike knows Michael is lying. Ash Tyler/Voq is Section 31. Discovery finally has a new Chief Of Security after Landry’s death. Michael does everything. Why is the cocoon still on the floor? The Thrush/May whines. Will it go away! A monster lurks. But it isn’t a monster; it is Hugh the dead doctor who can’t act. Blondie and Michael have lights on their shoulders.

Pike annoys and will May PISS OFF? How is the doctor alive? Blondie is Jesus and raised the dead. FFS. What did the Section 31 guy do 6 years ago? The doctor isn’t alive or something. There are stunted hopes and no moral philosophy. This was not deeply passionately good. There is acrimony and no narrative efficiency. MULorca was colder and devious because he lived with the threat (often the daily reality) of violence. One misses him. Is real Lorca alive?

Pike is a vehemently annoying prat. The doctor who can’t act is naked and you can see right up his ass. FFS. The Admiral is back and people talk about time travel. Starfleet is a civilising force. Section 31 has moral neutrality. Alan Van Sprang guest stars in this okay ep.

Best Lines:
“Aggressive stance.”

“The innocent don’t run.”
“You ran from us.”
“Exactly.”

“There are always lives at stake.”

“This insufferable place.”

“Make it useful in new ways.”

“Fester for eternity.”

“Accepting that distinction.”

“Just like you knew your former captain?”

“Nothing in the known universe would make that possible.”

“Intentional thought.”

“Opened the door to our world.”

“No set end point.”

“Before they eat through the hull.”

“Starfleet is a promise.”

“Reaction cube.”

“Deeply insane plan of yours.”

“Your tiny finger.”

“We won’t survive complications.”

“Hold her together thrust.”

“Explain that to me!”

“Provable.”

“Our matter is not your matter.”

“Shining beacon of righteous contact.”

“I really need to know your intentions.”

“No world where I can give that serious consideration.”

“A greater hand writing our story.”

“A greater hand leading is.”

~
Shady Lane
I’ve no idea what happened in season 4 as it was crap. Annie’s back at the CIA doing stuff I don’t care about. When did Joan have a baby? HOW did she have a baby? What happened to Ben? Who killed Jai? People mumble about the domestic threat matrix and reel bad Arabs. I've no idea what is going on or why. 'Salt' is ripped off. Auggie is ANGRY. Oh piss off Christopher Gotham.
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