Star Trekfrom the start, it was about a lot of things, but there is one thing above all: Beautiful people perform porn efficiency. The ideal utopia of the future Spaceships and costumesThriller, adventure, and sci-fi of all that, can be ignored if Star Trek It gives you people who really enjoy being good at their jobs. So what do you do when you take one of the brightest and fantasize about it somewhere they’re not quite sure it’s any good just yet?
This is what “Sons of the Sinner” was, the second episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, in her essence. On the surface, of course, it’s a little classic Star Trek Storytelling who – which Strange new worlds He enjoys simulation, even if he doesn’t really have more to add to it: project Encountered by a comet in danger of decimating a prehistoric civilization on the planet Persephone 3, he finds himself forced to navigate a rescue mission that puts him at odds with a technologically advanced ship that believes said comet gives life to a divine entity.
You have a space anomaly, you have a difficult first contact with an unknown species called “Shepherds,“ And don’t get hot under the collar anymore a trip Fans, but there’s also the error of a distant mission thrown into the mix as well. When project He sends a team—Uhura, Spock, Lane, and newcomer science officer Sam Kirk (yes, brother Kirk, no, unfortunately he didn’t play it). the second seasonPaul Wesley with fake mustache in honor of William Shatner, but by Dan Ginot) – On the surface of a comet, they are instantly trapped by a mysterious shield system on the comet, and find themselves trying to solve the mystery of a glowing egg-like nucleus inside its cavernous structures so they can beam. Things get worse, like everything is good Star Trek Puzzles, when Kirk is injured and aliens start shooting at project To encroach on the lands of the sacred comet. But, like all good Star TrekOur heroes are working on a way to solve everything amicably and the day is saved. The comet’s path is diverted, and the distant team becomes, well, safely away, and both the mysterious “patrons” and aliens on Persephone 3 are satisfied, the latter mostly because a comet didn’t wipe them out, instead passing by their planet close enough to bring atmospheric-changing rain to the desert world.
It’s all very simple, that’s all there is to it Strange new worlds So good so far—a simple troppy plot that you check in every week to watch how it works, no matter how tense things get for a while, because you know you’re watching Star Trek Show, and above all, you’re watching a Star Trek Presentation about the USS Crew projectAnd you, too I know All is well. However, what really makes “Children of Comet” sparkle is that it is all layered during a truly important journey for one of its most likely characters: Celia Rose Gooding Small Nyuta Aura. “Children of the Comet” is truly Gooding’s show of stealth, and she did it with confidence, giving us a stunning performance navigating an aspect of Uhura familiar to us – the confident xenolinguist of Known She can get her job done—one we haven’t really done: a young student who comes to Starfleet out of curiosity more than honor and inspiration, one who suddenly finds herself surrounded by the best and brightest organization that has to offer, and likewise begins to find herself thinking increasingly out of place.
From the captain’s impromptu dinner at the senior staff quarters that opened the episode, to Uhura who was on her first official mission outside to join the team on Comet, to finally being the one who A comet mystery opens to help save the day, and Uhura’s arc in “Children of the Comet” sees her grow from this young apprentice unsure she’s in the right place where she wants to be in her life, into something akin to a proud, attractive young woman we originally met Star Trek. And certainly we I know That things will go well For her, even when Uhura repeatedly tells the people around her that she’s unsure about her future at Starfleet, or is shocked when her fellow officers turn to her for advice and experience, because, well, It’s Nyota Oora. Her fate, just like Pike’s in some way, is a done deal.
But until then, there is something very satisfying to witness to a character seed that we have known for over half a century at this point from the beginning To thrive by taking Gooding on character. Her curiosity and passion for language–and a gentle nod to her passion for song when she realized that a comet’s core can communicate through harmonics after the hum of a popular song–her self-confidence after she finally learns, with a simple nudge from Spock When things get suspicious, to trust the fact that she wouldn’t be where she was if she wasn’t good at her job. It all comes together to give ‘Children of the Comet’ and other essentials Star Trek It builds a real heartfelt sensation, despite the inevitability of its outcome.
If that’s what Star Trek: Strange New Worlds He wants to deliver a week in, a week out.He executed the plots of the week faithfully Explore one of its main characters, a familiar face or otherwise – then the “Children of a Comet” already Setting a gold standard Until the rest of the width matches. And if that happens, like Starfleet heroes, then Strange new worlds It can take a lot of satisfaction from a job well done.
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