Everything eventually collapses – our bodies, our nations, our governments and the systems we create, the empires, the ships, the lands. It is a fascinating concept to bear witness from the perspective of history and distance. However, living through such changes is terrifying.
The The third season of “Star Trek: Discovery” Expert Michael Burham (Sonequa Martin-Green) gives both a little. In passing her and the rest of the USS Discovery team over 900 years into the future into the 32nd century, it marks the history of all she meets.
There is a version of a universe beyond their imagination: one of them Starfleet and the entire United Planet Confederation No. Starfleet was destroyed in a catastrophic event called The Burn that occurred a century before the Burnham crash on an unfamiliar planet.
As the book (David Ajala) explains the new friendly country, it is the name given to the moment when all the dilemmas in the galaxy suddenly explode for unknown reason. Tilithium is the main source of power at the center of every warlike ship, meaning the simultaneous destruction of thousands of star ships and the loss of millions of lives not only in the Confederacy but in any civilization that depends on it.
All federal protection for the planets in the Alpha Quadrant has disappeared, with its insistence that civilizations must respect each other or learn to live without conflicts. It’s an illegal, Darwinian free, more or less – and all of Burnham and his previous sophisticated technologies are obsolete.
Every remake of “Star Trek” is a reflection of the era in which it aired, with elements of its storytelling being updated to suit the epoch-specific sensibilities of its audience. Specific terms and principles may involve fans’ right to maintain some consistent structure from series to series and from generation to generation with what they want and what it implies.
This is a refreshing challenge to the departure of the new season from everything fans take on “Star Trek” and has the potential to change the way we view the Trek universe in general. Fans may argue and like the merits and demerits of events in the Prime and Kelvin universes, but by completely eliminating the federation from the equation the show is triggered from the distant future rather than boldly.
People imagine that our future is based on everything we know now, and that this may test the rules that bind our existence together, but also the assumption that we can usually keep or fix them if they break.
But if all that we truly take disappears overnight, it calls into question the course of our existence. In a real sense, the world experienced this when the United States elected a dictator in 2016, and the vast majority of the public set themselves up by reminding false friends that the checks and constitutional systems of the Constitution guarantee that he will not do much damage. Nation and world.
If so, it’s not surprising that this new season turns the table on our assumption that Jean Rodenbury’s bright, powerful and just federation will survive and thrive beyond a thousand years.
The book classifies The Burn as an event that irreversibly changed the course of the galaxy, “the day the galaxy took a difficult place,” he said. In the season premiere, “That Hope Is You, Part 1,” we see the immediate effects of that course change. The book is basically an illegal one, surviving as much as he can and like everyone else in the universe he seeks to dilute the rest of his devices to gain power.
The book advises Burnham to hide the absence of Starfleet’s presence, and any object he identifies for his own protection. However, before we look at where Burnham is landing, it appears that raising and scanning the galaxy’s digital display is the only job for any signs of the Confederacy’s return.
Whatever it is, there is hope. . . Only now is it in the form of pure aspiration, suitable for a group of interested travelers who are interested and strangers when the agents of power enter a range.
The cinematic modernity of “Star Trek: Discovery” has lost the cerebral center of the previous series and received criticism from purists who deny its importance to action, explosions and harsh themes. This interpretation is not entirely out of bounds; “Discovery” is part of a franchise that debuted in the era of franchise-dominated blockbuster entertainment.
Essentially this is a “Trek” episode that was screened in the hopeless era. The first two seasons feel more of a reaction than a response, and the storylines are designed to gain its place in the “Star Trek” universe rather than explicitly building its own path.
Given, Season 1 does some of that, Primarily by introducing a technological breakthrough in the form of Discovery’s “spore drive”, an organic-based system that enables ship to travel long distances quickly through space. But it was presented to us primarily as a character-driven work about action and reaction, testing what a researcher’s role should be during a conflict. Season 2 left some of it out I felt lighter for it when it ran like an owner movie.
I can’t say that the third season is any different from that approach. If anything, the series remains in the throes of the 32nd century after the second chapter, and when you look at what happened to Discovery and its crew and witness Burnham, it fits the survivalist attitude of this new age. (The ship followed Burnham through a wormhole that moved them forward in time, but she did not land physically or chronologically in exactly the same place.)
In terms of The Burn and the disappearance of Starfleet all the faster, the season marks Familiar direction Not only did this history cause a catastrophic change, but it was also to find out if they could return to their time.
This development turns “Discovery” into an ecological story. Do not keep in mind the fact that the ship will find the mode of travel mainly running on fungi; The dilemma may be a metaphor for how much instability we are experiencing by accumulating crisis resources and obsolete the planet’s natural systems.
But as the Discovery crew embarks on their uncertain path, Burnham, the spiritual chanter of the season, reminds the crew and audience of what the AWOL system they represent represents, and asks if dissolving a body is enough to drop its cause.
The late Jean Rodenberry created the “Star Trek” around an ideal of unity, curiosity and adventure, with the idea that humanity and its allies could bring a message of hope, especially when trying to avoid interference (and, at the same time, often do it right). New “Trek” Series – “Discovery” and “Star Trek: Picard ” Use their storylines to talk to a world mired in nationalism, exclusion, racism and division.
“Picard,“It was set up after the events of James D. Kirk’s adventures in” Star Trek “and Enterprise, introducing a federation that was politically distorted and lost its way.” Discovery dates the “original” Star Trek “in advance.
The 32nd century takes us beyond those old fringes – the official diplomatic channels of the past and the accepted rule of law are far more imperfect in the future. But as Burnham says, it does so with the awareness that “our numbers are small, our spirits are not diminished.” Following the dissolution of an organization or an organization, there may be higher ideals that created them.
It remains to be seen whether these new “Discovery” episodes will show a way to evolve towards the audience.
“Star Trek: Discovery” Season 3 Thursday, Oct. Start streaming on 15 CBS All Access.