Thoughts on Discovery’s Finale – “Will You Take My Hand”

I have just finished watching Star Trek: Discovery’s series finale and these are my honest opinions about it. The episode continues where the previous one left us, the Discovery Crew planning an attack on the Klingon homeworld of Qo’noS. I don’t really want to talk about the plot itself, to avoid as many spoilers as possible, so I’ll just going to talk about a few things which I had a problem with.

The Klingons still look like vampires and not like Klingons, and no explanation for it was given, despite the producers claiming that every question people have will be explained. Of course it’s just a makeup change, but I was secretly hoping they will give us an explanation, just like one of the episodes of Star Trek Enterprise gave us. I would be grateful for just a 2 sentence long explanation, but nope. I admire people who are able to ignore the design changes, I unfortunately can’t, maybe if I could accept them, I would like Discovery more.

While on Qo’noS we see a few things which we definitely needed to see. Things like a pissing Klingon. We also can see Orions, but what the hell? Any time we would see an Orion in the past, we have seen the women were sexy, half naked and controlling the men using their sensual dance. Also the men were huge and muscular. So what do we see in this episode? All of the women are dressed up like they’re nuns or something, any time we might see a bit of skin, the camera moves away. However we see an almost naked MALE dancer. Why? And a very gay male dancer. No, I don’t have a problem with the fact that the dancer is clearly gay, but why does the Empress take him to her bed? Also why is the Empress in bed with a gay man and a woman? Seriously, we have time for scenes like this, which by the way have nothing to do with the plot, but we don’t have time for trying to explain why the Klingons look like that? Seriously, why couldn’t they just show us on the planet some Klingons which look like TNG Klingons and a few who look like TOS Klingons? Giving a few extras different makeup would visually say us that there are multiple kinds of Klingons and I would be perfectly OK with it.

There was a very special cameo by Clint Howard. Again even he wasn’t really necessary to the plot, but it was nice to see him there. In the case you don’t know Clint Howard is, he is the brother of actor turned director Ron Howard, and it’s nice that he was in the first proper episode of classic Star Trek, and he’s also in the last episode of the first season of the right now last Star Trek show. He was of course Balok in TOS, a crazy man in DS9 and a Ferengi in Enterprise, now we have him as a Orion junkie.

Neat. This episode suffers from something what I would call inconsistent character. I’m talking again about Michael Burnham. Two episodes ago she saved Emperor Georgiou from the alternate universe, and in the previous episode everybody including Michael behaved like it was the best idea ever. But suddenly in this episode she behaves like she thinks it was a mistake. Similar things can be said about different characters, but the Burnham – Georgiou dynamics was the most notable example of this problem – in the previous episode they had a mother – daughter relationship, in this episode, which takes place immediately after the previous one, they behave like they hate each other. I don’t really want to talk about details of the plot, but I must say one thing about the ending. They end on a cliffhanger. A cliffhanger which includes the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 under the command of Captain Christopher Pike. And I absolutely HATE The fact that they simply HAD to redesign the Enterprise. They just HAD to redesign one of the most beautiful starships in science fiction history.

It’s just like the final F you to the part of the audience which just like me hates changes done only for the sake of change something. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nowhere as bad as the JJ universe rebooted Enterprise, but again, the Enterprise is NOT something you should change. There is a reason why the original model is in the Smithsonian. Its design is both beautiful and perfectly functional, the Kelvin timeline Enterprise was done by people who had no clue what they’re doing, this one at least looks kind of like the original model. This episode is much more enjoyable than most of the previous episodes, the conclusion of several, but not all story points is pretty satisfying, and the tag scene actually made me look forward to watching the second season.

On my scale from 0 to 10, where 0 is complete garbage, 10 is a masterpiece and 5 is just average, I would give this episode 7 out of 10.

Anyway as always, these were just MY opinions, let me know what do YOU think about both this episode and Discovery as a whole. For a long time I thought that people who have seen TOS the first are the people who hate Discovery,and people who have started with the JJ Abrams movies will love Discovery, but I met people who love TOS and they love also Discovery, just like people who hate the JJ movies and hate Discovery, so my theory was definitely wrong.

I am still working on the next video about the next episode from the classic Star Trek show, I hope I will be able to upload it tomorrow, if not, I might upload something different. But thanks a lot for watching, and see you very soon. Bye..

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