io9 Tries to Figure Out How Star Trek: Discovery Can Ever Sync Up With the Rest of Timeline

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Episode six of Star Trek: Discovery brought back Spock’s dad Sarek in order to reveal more and more about the never-ending trauma of Burnham’s childhood. Speaking of trauma, Lorca also gets his past dissected and goes full sociopath to save his captaincy.


In the livestream for “Lethe,” io9's Katharine Trendacosta and Gizmodo’s Alex Cranz try to figure what any of this stuff means for these characters and whether it made anyone likable.

Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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Quite honestly? I have long since decided that if I enjoy a show, I stop caring about how it fits with any previous canon and timelines. In fact, I have even come to view discussions on such subjects as shows on their own right. If this thread expands to a full-on discussion, I might as well bring the popcorn.