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    Quote Quoting Morris Schæffer (view post)
    Still not sold on it, but the finale of episode 15 gave me something close to goosebumps.
    Season 2 kills season 1. Close to loving it now. The mystery is stronger, boring Klingons are not front and center this time, Anson Mount makes a good captain, Gregory Peck's grandson a good Spock.
    There is genuine power this time. About 4 episodes to go, but totally did not see that twist coming in 'Project Deadalus'.

    Anyone else seen season 2?
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    I didn't bother because I thought Season 1 was awful. But if there is enough praise here I'd give it a try.

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    Slightly better yeah. I think its quality varied up and down more, but its highs are definitely higher (“Project Daedalus” is the first great episode of the series). LOVED Anson Mount (as the original series’ Captain Pike, making honor and decency so compelling) and Michelle Yeoh (chewing the scenary with wild abandon) this season as well.
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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    I didn't bother because I thought Season 1 was awful. But if there is enough praise here I'd give it a try.
    These are your words. What happened?

    I'm four episodes in and this is pretty great. Exceeded all my expectations.

    I've never watched a Star Trek series before.
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    Quote Quoting Peng (view post)
    Slightly better yeah. I think its quality varied up and down more, but its highs are definitely higher (“Project Daedalus” is the first great episode of the series). LOVED Anson Mount (as the original series’ Captain Pike, making honor and decency so compelling) and Michelle Yeoh (chewing the scenary with wild abandon) this season as well.
    And the one right before, where they had to [
    ] Directed by Jonathan Frakes whose episodes always seem to be a bit crisper, better paced.

    Anson Mount isn't super, but he is exactly what I expect a captain to be. Commanding, in control, reliable, looking good while sitting in that chair. In hindsight, I always liked Jason Isaacs as an actor, but Captain Lorca was shittingly written. Or at least written in way that doesn't match with my expectations of a Starship Captain.
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    I look up the episodes’ details and I think we’re talking about the same episode? Yeah, that one builds so well, is so suspenseful, and eventually heartbreaking in a way the series has never been before.
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    Seems I've been mixing shit up. Project Deadalus was in fact the one helmed by Jonathan Frakes, and the one after that, in which we learn the identity of the time traveller is called 'The Red Angel'.
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    Quote Quoting Morris Schæffer (view post)
    These are your words. What happened?
    Well, the first four setup all the characters and whatnot. Overall I was hoping for more... discovering.

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    Well, the first four setup all the characters and whatnot. Overall I was hoping for more... discovering.
    Yep can see that. S2 has a more tantalizing central mystery. Can't wait to see how it continues. I will chime in later without spoiling.
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    Quote Quoting Morris Schæffer (view post)
    Yep can see that. S2 has a more tantalizing central mystery. Can't wait to see how it continues. I will chime in later without spoiling.
    From the little I know (and from watching the trailer), it sounded like they turned it into a super villain series, which is a huge turn off. That's part of the other reason why I stopped watching.

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    Ended greatly. Sure, very action packed although the visuals were just asskicking. Looked like a huge blockbuster. Crucially, it didn't sacrifice character or story for the sake of said action.

    I geeked out some.
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    You asked that question and YouTube suggested I watch this trailer:


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    Season 2 sounds so awful.


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    Depends on who you talk to.

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