To Boldly Go: Part II
- Episode aired Nov 13, 2017
The iconic mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise comes to an end, as Kirk and his crew battle the ultimate adversary.The iconic mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise comes to an end, as Kirk and his crew battle the ultimate adversary.The iconic mission of the U.S.S. Enterprise comes to an end, as Kirk and his crew battle the ultimate adversary.
That is not to say that the production value of STC lacks anything. It does NOT.
Discovery is the first trek show that is not produced by Paramount, CBS now does it. They don't use the same people that had worked on Trek since TOS, like the Films and TNG/DS9/Voyager and Enterprise. Those people however, worked on STC, some of them. Which is why "Continues" has that LOOK that we have been used to for all these years. And, not being a network show but a Fan production, they recreated the Original Series, even using the Original Shuttlecraft prop, and whatever other sets and props they could borrow from their new owners, as well as using Wand Communicators, new Phaser props, re-created uniforms.
This 2nd of a Two-Parter begs the question, how to attack a Constitution Class Starship being run by Elevated Espers?
Not with just two ships. But, something that has been known to me since I ever read "The Making of Star Trek" in the 60's, and other books about the show, is that Gene intended that 1) There was a Holodeck on the ship (it would have been used in Season 4), and 2) The Saucer would separate in emergencies (Also planned, but never done in TOS).
So utilizing "unknown fact about the TOS Enterprise Number 2", Kirk is able to perform a 3-Pronged attack against the "Kongo", the Ship the Espers stole.
But it is a bittersweet victory, as it costs Kirk way more than it ever has before.
As The Ravaged and Wrecked Enterprise slides into Spacedock, the same Spacedock it left to go see V'Ger, changes are coming for the Captain and his Crew. Including a familiar uniform change. And we get to meet Admiral Nogura, who on his desk has models of the Pheonix, the NX- 01, the Kelvin, the DISCOVERY, and the Refit Enterprise from TMP.
It has been Swell, guys! Thank you so much, Vic, Todd, Michelle, Kipleigh, and all of the cast and crew, and every person who made this happen. We now have The Original Series told in Full Circle from The Cage to The Motion Picture.
Note: I Agree with "wchmara", that the Espers had abilities more God-like rather than Illusion-like. But they also controlled energy as we see 'Smith" do in the Kongo Engine Room. But I think they would use Illusion if not in close proximity.
Note 2: I just want to add that Kipleigh went over and above her call of duty in this one, my elevated Kudos for a very good job - far away from being a "ghost" on Enterprise.
- Nov 26, 2017