Category: Dark Winds

Sep 7, 2023

Random TV Thoughts – Star Trek: SNW – Season 2, Dark Winds – Season 2

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds – Season 2

  • I enjoyed the season, and would have loved there to be more than 10 episodes. The season felt very short again!
  • This season felt less a cohesive whole than season 1 did. I think it’s because so much of season 1 focused on the Gorn directly, or via La’an’s trauma.
  • They still really didn’t do anything with Ortegas :/ We already knew she flies the ship!
  • I’m starting to get bored with the comedy episodes involving Spock’s Vulcan relations. I want to see a serious T’Pring.
  • I’d totally watch a tv series about T’Pring and other Vulcans and Federation doing their own jobs. I don’t need every show to be about Starfleet.
  • I don’t much like that all of Spock’s episodes so far have focused on his romantic relationships and troubles 😞
  • T’Pring says “we should take time apart to think what we each of us actually want”, and Spock hears “let’s fuck other people and enter serious romantic commitments with them”?!
  • Chapel is interesting. She’s commitment phobic but is this just her nature or brought on by her war PTSD? I do love her ambition!
  • I heard a theory that M’Benga is actually TOS!M’Benga’s brother because his age, military background and history as shown in SNW do not fit with TOS!M’Benga. That he’ll die, likely sacrificing himself for the crew at some point, at which point it’s revelead his brother is actually the M’Benga whom we know from TOS. I think I like this theory.
  • the Lower Decks crossover episode was actually good! I don’t care for Lower Decks. Watched season 1 and and the first couple of episodes of season 2 and didn’t like Mariner at all (spent most of the time going “how on earth did this person get in/managed to stay in Starfleet acting like this/with an attitude like that?!) and Boimler was boring and all the others just might not be there considering how little attention they got. But Mariner was good as live action, Boimler actually felt like a real person and it was fun watching the episode.
  • The musical episode was fun too! My favorite songs were the first one (I think it’s called Status Report) and Chapel’s and Spock’s songs. I liked Chapel’s song the most because it was the only one with actual choreography and lot of people dancing.
  • This season reminded me very much of Xena Warrior Princess. Comedy, drama, tragedy, alternate universe, musical episode… you never knew what you’re going to get next week, just like Xena!
  • I do wish season three shows the crew solving more scientific and medical dilemmas and mysteries, and not so much focus on the romance problems.
  • I think La’an and Uhura have my favorite story lines. I enjoy what the writers are doing with them the most!
  • Can’t wait for season 3!

Dark Winds – Season 2

  • So good to see Jeri Ryan in a new role 😀 She didn’t enough screen time for me though!
  • Zahn McClarnon was awesome again – I’m starting to he can’t be anything but whatever role he’s playing.
  • Weird seeing so much much snow on the ground in New Mexico (I think?) desert a lot of the show is situated at. I don’t associate that area with snow at all! Looks like I’ve forgotten some of my school geography.
  • The show is marketed as a Leaphorn & Chee story, but Bernadette is just as prominent and important as either of the two men in both seasons and is the third main character in reality.
  • Bernadette has become my favorite character over the two seasons
  • I’d totally watch a Bernadette spin-off showing her time in the border patrol! Jessica Matten is great as Bernadette, I’d love to see more of the character. I hope she’ll be in Dark Winds season 3 if there is one.