Montgomery Scott: Hmm the transporter’s acting dodgy, I wonder what’s wrong

Also Montgomery Scott: Oh well, time to beam up the most important person on the crew

But also it looks amazing, the cast is great, and the plotting is so much more … deft? … than other New Trek, except maybe Lower Decks

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Cool/horrifying that a second U.S. Clvil War is now canonically the origin of the Eugenics Wars AND World War III?

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May have missed some plot points in that first episode because I kept making involuntary incoherent excited noises

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Tired: the best episodes are the ones with really big zappy space battles

Wired: the best Trek episodes are the ones with high-concept sci-fi meditations on the nature of humanity

Inspired: the best Trek episodes are the ones with people stuck in elevators

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Pretty solid penultimate tying up of the B plot. On to the finale!

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“Are you all right?”

“I’m… myself.”

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Agnes pitching a new model of the Borg is indeed absurd but not entirely un-intriguing

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Really excellent casting for Preteen Jean-Luc. The kid’s a good actor but also he looks a LOT like the one from that episode where the Enterprise officers get de-aged

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“These catacombs are full of deadly pitfalls and also one of my formative traumas… let’s use them to outflank the Borg!”

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“I’m not — well I *wasn’t* a violent man, Picard!”

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And it appears I can’t un-spoiler-flag lower down the thread?

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