Star Trek: Discovery Episode 1 and 2 — “Battle of the Binary Stars” — the Klingon review

The Jokerside.com TlhIngan review

Because Star Trek reviews are always so much better in their original pidgin Klingon, right? If you’re not up to sympathetic translation — you can read the Federation Standard version instead!

There’s the wagon train to the stars… (Credit: CBS)

Chegh Hov trek natural habitat, ghaH chut lulajpu’bogh pe’meH HeH Say’moHwI’ tlhagh ghe’naQ, vuDmey’e’-Dev yol ‘ej mach jIHDaq qoghDaq reclaiming. ghom’a’ naQ, fundamental je raD lang laudable upgrade ‘ej splitting ‘oH. * spoiler ghuHmoH *

Episode-QonoS: Hov trek: Discovery 1.1: The Vulcan Hello & Hov trek: Discovery 1.2: Battle of the Binary Stars | Series: 1 | Episodes: 1 & 2 | Duration: 86 minutes | Ship: USS Shenzhou | Teleplay: Bryan Fuller & Avika Goldsman / Gretchen J. Berg & Aaron Harberts| Director: David Semel & Adam Kane

“I can’t remember who said sculptures are crystallised spirituality… But I see what they meant”

vaj tIH ra’wI’ michael burnham Discovery opening plot, macguffin, law’ needlessly visible, beacon catalyst Sum ghaH ba’ Qom HeH DIvI’ logh. Duj inspection defying ‘oH tlhIngan Suq Qugh So’ ‘oH all over ‘oH jatlh ‘ej.. naH jajmeymaj neH ‘e’ DISov.

Quote — notably burnahm neH vaguely qaw — legh tIq Hov trek je ongoing concern crux. wej least neH latest DuQ natural habitat yIn — incarnation release Hoch streaming ‘eb ‘ej So’meH subscription naw’, ghu’vam HaSta jIH ‘ej ‘oH nuqDaq SeH Hov trek.

‘ach Hov trek franchise caught neH continuity forged lumaq lach’eghDI’ Qapla’ increasingly ghaj missteps around tiptoe. exclude mIllogh qonwI’ qoSta’, tu’lu’ rIn 600 rep Hov trek lupoQ legh lugh DaH ‘e’ 1966 SIch. Hu’tegh poH qabna’Daj real jenDaq HuS meQbogh qantaHvIS, wochbogh baS continuously vo’ Hov trek: qaStaHvIS 1987 ‘entepray’ inelegant pum qaStaHvIS 2005 premiere veb puq poH (mu’meyvam), badly tarnished cha’ pong familiarity. qetlh vabDot brightest-episode-je DIS later concepts pong logh fatigue. vaq “bangDaj SoH yaj’a’ Original Series ((tos)) whipping boys rur spock yab baj laH tul paghna’. ‘ej ‘ach Hov trek ‘e’ maHvaD motlhjaj ghu’vam Huj wIneH Hoch. ‘oH nIS maH. lojchoH ‘ej vIneHbe’ ‘e’ vI’Ipchugh franchise, vo’ clash militaristic Wrath Khan optimistic, vaj fisty, Original Series. tera’vo’ be bits franchise, ‘ej nIS warm ‘ej nostalgic je ready-made contemporary wanI’ attitudes ‘ej wIj maq Qat recognition. ‘ach chaq nej SoH immediate reflection qo’ qaStaHvIS ghu’vam split ‘orwI’ Qu’mey potlh, specifics nej Daghaj. broader social ‘ej political canvas puS vay’ wa’ contemporary wanI’vammo’ tlha’ wochbogh Discovery. qaStaHvIS mIw rap, vaj SoD optimism logh-tu’lu’bej escapism DanIHta’bogh, DuHIvDI’ pIH SoH Discovery isn’t vuDmey jum bel ghajlaw’mo’.

Hov trek nuj tInqu’ ghaj, ‘e’ Qap porgh sprawling muSeHbogh Dotlh law’ DIS narghtaHvIS ‘oH pol pa’ check je Duj-qeq professionalism. Hoch Huch law’ Hoch puQmo’ Trek: pa’vo’ mej jaQ logh Hut (DS9) potlhvamvaD, pum 1966 creation gene roddenberry je, narghtaHvIS ‘oH ingrained laHlIj reH fabric continuity ‘ej QuQ vay’ incarnation vIpong ‘e’ raDchugh vay’ batlhlIj, poStaHvIS warp DoH qaStaHvIS chu’ ‘ej ghoQ lurgh strives ‘oH lumaq lach’eghDI’. vaj neH franchise 51 DIS ngo’ crystallise spirituality. crystallise nightmare. irresistible wa’.

‘ej vaj jav ja’ pong ghaj nominal pong teleplay yuvtlhe’ ‘ej wovbe’ directing. laHlIj, attracts Hov trek ‘ej publicity attracts ‘oH ‘ej cbs happier puS reH, petaQ ‘oH je HeghDI’ Discovery Hach. qeqlI’ghach behind-the-scenes mIm, shake-ups je Sol ja’ laHlIj boch vegh neH majQa’ Hov trek mIw tu’ rIn ghItlhvetlh: intent.

Ha’ maH tlhIngan redesign ‘ej yISoQmoHchu’ Qap Hoch woDlu’chugh member, dynamics meH chu’, ‘ej apparent ghor reviews Ha’ continuity vaj maHvaD yInISQo’ lut. along je — ghobe’ Hon — flare inconsistent characterisation ‘ej lens. ‘ach boch nuq brighter law’ lens flare binary stars qaStaHvIS opening salvo bristle relaunch intent.

Sarek. Should be more careful with his Vulcan hellos (Credit: CBS)

Simplicity

Discovery Dun toj pa’Dop DISHom Dochmey nap. ghaHDaq BERNARDO. SoHvaD nap.

Dramatic ‘twist’ DeSDu’ centre concept tu’lu’. ‘ach, yItungHa’, qaH QaQ ‘e’ qaSDI’ vuDmey’e’, Hopmo’ ‘ej commanding yaS ‘Iv, vIyajlaw’, centre mIw SuD isolate chut lulajpu’bogh. ‘oH ‘closes token choH, poStaHvIS maHvaD motlhjaj ghu’vam Huj vuDmey’e’ roles DIng around ‘ach HoS qaStaHvIS subtlety. Ha’ cha’-’ay’ premiere ‘er’In loQ Sumbej chay’ reH ‘e’ burnham, ‘ejyo’, series pagh vISov. ‘ach storyline nap ‘ej Huj HIj moj exactly nuq ‘orwI’: Qot ‘oH potential. Dotlh nap proposition ‘ej wIpeghmo’. pagh Hov trek series qaSchoH yav qet qIp tos (narghtaHvIS ‘oH Quch bong network intervention), ‘ej qamDu’ je QIt je nubwI’ tu’ luxury DaHjaj jIDo’be’bej Discovery.

Emerges Discovery vaj environment radically choH qaSchoH HaSta jIH roost Dache’taHvIS Hov trek. wasn’t juS jaQ logh Hut baton Voyager ‘ach Trek alumni vegh — ‘ej tlhIngan-wrangler bobaghlu’ — ronald d. moore onto battlestar galactica, narghtaHvIS ‘oH knell Hegh batlhchaj chu’wI’ ‘ej laHlIj puQmo’ Duj cha’ demise. SepDaq ‘e’ ‘ang staple Daq came net mo’-breaking genre slew, tussling dramas comedies ‘ej QuQ ‘e’ chaw’nIS self-proclaimed jenDaq HuS meQbogh qantaHvIS HaSta jIH je. DS9, ‘Entepray’ ‘ej Voyager Datoy’taHvIS arc elements ghaj Hoch, inconceivable ‘e’ around wa’ taH lut tlhegh wouldn’t DIng Discovery. ram wanI’ qaSmoHlu’bogh ‘ut, ‘ach pa’ je ‘e’ HoS Surgh QaQ ngo’ essence ‘e’ boch vegh Original Series weekly reboot nIS.
Men ‘oH lutmeyvam Duja’ba’pu’ yap — yIghuS mu’ nap nIvbogh. SeH ngaD chav nIS Discovery chaq nap Del, ‘ach wej vaqwI’ qaD. fortunately, ‘oH vISopmeH cha’ runners DeSDu’ qab lo’laHghach. legh cha’ centre ‘ej vuDmey’e’ interaction ‘e’ ‘ut qaSchoH bIH triangle tajvaj Hoch wutlh qIrq, spock ‘ej mccoy yItungHa’, qaH QaQ ram wanI’ qaSmoHlu’bogh. cha’-episode-neH, vaj fruition lutmeyvam wIlegh ‘ach, meHDaq cha’, centre SuD ghaH lutmeyvam vabDot wIlegh ‘ach hints satisfactorily nagh vay’ ‘ej crucially pIm vo’ meHDaq wIlegh neH qa’ jIH.

Eminently approachable HoD pe’ (SIv vaj brilliantly woDlu’chugh jIchegh Michelle Yeoh?), yaS wa’DIch je culpable Hoch actions mitigated ghaH wonderfully Dalbogh QeDpIn ‘ej yol luleghmo’,. majQa’ doug jones saru run ngev trailers. ghaH yoD yach, QeDpIn laH Hoch relate maH bIquv. paraphrase, “HoD, nuq vIghel SoH, ngaQ neH pagh chaw’a’ vaj nuq chongaghpa’ pIH SoH?”. fun ‘oH real, vuDmey’e’ antithesis scotty (joq exactly nuq jat ghaH bopummeH tlhuH). ‘ach rewbe’mey’e’, vo’ technobabble elitism Voyager, qaStaHvIS mu’meyvam originated ‘ej chaH Dapon ‘e’ yI strangle-ghewmey neH cha’maH loS DaDabchoH vatlh DIS franchise ‘ej beyond (toH, rom’a’ ‘entepray’) cher rot qar tlhab. vatlh DIS nuv’e’ nuqDaq wIgh gher ‘ejyo’ ‘ampaS laH bIH’e’ ‘ogh vay’ ghu’. natural temptation, ‘ach Hop teq vo’ graft chab jonpIn original ‘entepray’Daq DeghwI’ je. ghobe’ Hon grafting yIDoH neH QuQ pa’ vogh qaStaHvIS timeline, ngugh scotty ail adimiral quv lughaj Archer beqDaj Ha’DIbaH buQ banished.

Klingon hugs not recommended (Credit: CBS)

Cue naghmey tIn jIHDaq ghaH

Hu’tegh, HIja’, reboot mIllogh qonwI’ qoSta’, vaj elephant pa’Daq So’wI’ Suq ‘oH.

Fortunately, absorbed law’ qay’ lol Trek characterisation pong franchise recent lIgh jIHDaq chollaw’lI’ tIn. chaq Don timeline Qu’mey potlh mIllogh qonwI’ qoSta’ series, re-writing ‘ej Original Series rebooting Hutlh Dabbogh Hoch’e’, original yuv lumaq lach’eghDI’ unique ‘ach nagh DuD law’ priority vItu’. ‘ej luq, ghaj muSeHbogh Dotlh.

legh wejDIch reboot mIllogh qonwI’ qoSta’ Qav poH tuj bI’reS, vIngIl reviewed vaj financially tem Hoch, lang chris Pine wo’ ‘e’, release “neH couldn’t vum brainy Hov trek mIllogh qonwI’ qoSta’” jIHDaq chollaw’lI’ tIn. rIn ghaH lumaq lach’eghDI’, simplification ‘ej doesn’t, vaj Darkness QIj. ‘ach Hoch jIHDaq budget ‘ej action ‘e’ isn’t tack SuD Discovery. loQ ngoD conspicuous lens flare woH puS cues vo’ tIn jIHDaq loDnI’ tach cha’ ‘ej vulqangan pods ghoj, law’ ‘e’ mamob’a’ alternate kelvin ‘oH lut’e’ pon ‘e’ chaH lach’eghDI’.

Maja’chuqjaj.

Qeq Discovery chu’ modernise pong mIw tlhap wItI’nISmo’. nap reintroduction tenets Hov trek, ‘ej doesn’t amount, ‘ej jatlhqa’ endlessly mantra Prime Directive — airing rIn cha’ rep doesn’t Suq ‘e’.
yImaq ‘e’ bryan fuller, lang opening lut, tlhap lutu’lu’be’ explore ‘ej themes ‘e’ ba’taHvIS modern Trek, botlhDaq nIS Hoch Huch law’ Hoch ‘e’ series mej ghaH reH pup ‘oH Sach. skimps ‘oH wanI’vammo’ tlha’ fleshing doesn’t qej ‘orwI’ simplicity. logh themes mej plot Hoch Huch law’ Hoch Hot ‘oH terrorism, culture clashes, populism, woQ ‘ej hubris. picks woDDI’ Hov trek central ‘oQqar Discovery, ‘ach doesn’t simply qIvDaj ‘oH diversity ‘ej idealism ‘ej QuQ ‘e’ emerge 51 ben started. legh bandied umqu’ ghot Hoch je pIj rurbogh genre franchises, ghewmey yong chep ‘ej Hurgh, laHlIj. instead, ‘uchtaH “yI’el maH roj” puS poH law’ von pong tlhInganpu’ (tlhIngan subtitles chel threat ghom maH wa’DIch, reH chaH lach’eghDI’ grind ‘ej pIjHa’ jatlh DIvI’ Hol-neat netflix easter QImmey tera’ SoQ). ‘ach je yu’ ‘oH pong vuDmey’e’ Human, cha’logh qaStaHvIS gruelling sequences ‘e’ Sagh trauma, woj QIH ‘ej nach injury tlha’. roD cha’ vuDmey’e’, strict theoretical tlhegh ingrain DIvI’ lo’laHghach muSeHbogh Dotlh — ‘ach je sentiment pagh yIvoq maH. wej qechmey laH yIvoqQo’.

New Torchbearer please (Credit: CBS)

NgaD chu’

NgaD ‘e’ against San hay neH disarray So’ tlhInganpu’ ‘ej paywI’pu’ unhelpful dislocation SIQpu’bogh pong vulcans ‘ejyo’ qar.

QeqlI’ghach fracture qorDu’ dynamic uss shenzhou meH — narratively shorten clash — HeD bIr mIw wIje’laHbe’chugh vaj upper echelons ‘ejyo’ QIb. Ha’ van ra’ faceless, Dub-wov committee, doom lagh ‘Iv ghe’’orDaq towards incarcerate burnham poStaHvIS ‘ejyo’ dogma retain muSeHbogh Dotlh recalling. ghomchoH je rur moH Hov trek ghu’vam: Wrath Khan strongest. LUT ‘AY’HOM ‘e’ DuDwI’, flashes vaj mIllogh ghotvetlhDaq joq ‘ach neH elementally iconic. Hop deeper layering, law’ vabDot ‘ay’ 31 offered neH ds9 vaj Darkness pagh. ghobe’ Hon tu’lu’ puv Doq herrings qaStaHvIS DuD, ‘ach be ‘e’ neH Discovery joq SepDajvaD HeghnIS, darkness Quchqu’be’ dr mccoy logh yIteb qaD. ‘oH greys fatalities ‘ej Discovery isn’t bInarghtaHvIS HoH nom ‘ej bluntly, neH je pre-publicity, ‘e’ lay’.

Opposition raD

ChenmoHta’ qechmey nIS qaStaHvIS cha’ yol ‘eb, So’meH necessity drama ‘e’ law’ ba’ neH natural opposition 1960s premise.

Hutlh precious demonstrable exploration chaq ghaj Discovery — dialogue ‘ej lone, fateful Qu’ ‘oH pol — ‘ach chonayta’ chu’ define He cha’ tlhIH latlh tam qIb, ‘ej matay’DI’ threats ghaj timeline. Qo’noS wa’vatlh rep across Hoch loS jogh qIb.

Lut’e’ Discovery 10 DIS pa’ qIrq, HoSqu’mo’ ‘e’ nuqDaq ‘e’ nIS ‘oH. ghorgh Dunmo’ potlhvamvaD ‘ejyo’ explore? pIm, ralqu’nIStaH metaphysical SuD, direct tlhegh boghDI’ DIvI’ ‘e’ tlhap ‘entepray’. wasn’t road merits Hutlh naH jajmeymaj tlhegh vulqangan, andorian ‘ej tellarite shenaigans fluffed ‘ej not tarmac ‘er’In SIch.

Vagh nuq ‘oH ‘ej dealing je concept qup entropied, ‘ach latlh. extreme Dochvam’e’ yIteqneS jay’ mould ghor poQ nuq ‘oH — ‘oH nuq jaQ logh Hut Suq uncomfortably lugh ‘eb ‘ej So’meH Voyager interminably QIH — buSHa’ jotlhmeH vay’ qaStaHvIS roddenberry vision mucho’ qabDaj. pong yuv timeline vaj vo’ Hal, Dunmo’ ‘eb Hov trek creation exploring ‘ej DeSDu’ tIq franchise riddle solving Qam ‘oH.

Logic reapplying puQmo’ trek

‘oH neH botlhDaq premise DIvI’, vIngIl worn parody Hoch, reappraisal Suq ‘e’.

“vulqangan nuqneH” isn’t neH neat pong opener, ‘ach crucial ‘ay’, wa’DIch-episode-narrative. fandom split justification, ‘ach nIvbogh yopwaH bID-ghop chu’, bullish grip 51 DIS continuity. logic franchise lach’eghDI’, reapplying ‘oH knowingly ‘oH rav logical ‘ay’. refresh ‘ej yIQam ‘oH wejvam. pong yavDaq tlhoQ wovbe’ pacifism logic vay’ ‘uchmeH vulqangan. realignment, mut ‘ej QuQ ‘e’ slipped vaj caricature overuse je chu’ lease, yIn pagh chaw’nIS.

‘e’ cha’, permeates ghoS qar vabDot pagh quv ‘op aspects reH loQ ghegh around HeH. neH law’ da vinci-styled Huch, ‘IH ta’ vaj Hujqu’bogh pedestrian, underline yhis puS franchise renaissance. je emergence.

stock nIvbogh doesn’t pu’HIch Hov trek qaStaHvIS poH NaquvQo’moHMogh lo’ ‘ej chegh off-air strife HaSta jIH underpin, unlike latlh genre cha’. je continuity complicating Hoch, ‘ut barriers ‘e’ varnished je ngaSwI’ yuvtlhe’ wIngaQmoHta’DI’ vatlh DIS poH cha’maH loS DaDabchoH knock vI’ogh HIjmeH 10 DIS pa’ qIrq pImchugh chuqmey poHmey DIS vagh Qu’. propulsion qaStaHvIS forward neH chronology chaq Dov’agh ‘ach ngoDqoq luHar possibly wej je mo’-breaking. mIw wItI’nISmo’ pup Daq reappraisal. ‘ej knowingly, effort Dop-mIw technological continuity headaches Discovery. uss shenzhou qan, waH Dajbe’choH date tech puS currently puv around, uss ‘entepray’Daq bopummeH HoD christopher pike DaH nobvam latlh Duj. diversity ‘e’ thematically je’ tos qaq qa’pu’ rur ‘op latlh Hov trek series competition ‘ay’.

fundamentals Suq lugh nIS ‘oH ‘ej ‘e’ Qu’ Discovery qaStaHvIS mIw fundamental. wa’vatlh ‘eb wej recent mIllogh qonwI’ qoSta’ je convolute wa’DIch contact HIjmeH-’ay’, timeline distorting pagh pIHbogh laHwIj, subverting Discovery textbook. chIm yuQ Qu’ ‘ej humanitarian(sic) Qu’ solved po’ application ‘op firepower, tlha’ orienteering taS Duj ghor interference moq. yImaq set-up, vabDot pagh quv je exposition ‘oH riddled. laH forgive maH SeH Hov trek, ngaQHa’moHwI’mey inventors Qat mIywI’ chu’ exposition wa’ ghotvam’e’. ‘op tv poH wIQaw’laH shouldn’t ‘op Doch.

‘orwI’ path HIjmeH, inadvertently pong Original Series, cha’logh je mu’meyvam, wutlh Discovery wa’logh. steeped nap, chep treatment let concept sci-fi qaStaHvIS qun. loj pa’ esp horror chaq wej trojan Sargh je exploitative captivity mu’meyvam Encounter DeSDu’ farpoint pagh mo’ ‘ej nuqDaq ghobe’ loD. naDev clash civilisations, elimination ngaD va, extremism, Qu’ ‘ej jISuvvIpbe’. astonish chay’ nap, particularly ‘e’ chaw’jaj neH-baiting ‘ej crisply Qav yach HIj ‘oH. tlhIngan sarcophagus Duj ‘e’ vaqwI’ speculation nIn exactly ‘e’ — Duj neH leH’eghmeH coffins gilded. yo’ qIj. tu’lu’ pagh qamDu’DajDaq pum rap temporal pagh reality rabbit qung Qu’ DS9, Voyager, ‘Entepray’ pagh recent mIllogh qonwI’ qoSta’ choH. wa’vatlh details Discovery wov pa’ broadcast, puS mer reH offered opening cha’-episode. luq, nep yImaq practically pagh umqu’ ghot 13-episode-’ach, petaQ Ha’ Sov ‘ej chay’ Hoch ghoghmey ghommeH legh. wa’vatlh Discovery isn’t pup-chay’ laH? — Hoch vay’ Hov trek vaj tul fan ghaH. ‘ej expectant cbs vaj tlhegh woDDI’ chu’ bovvam fans vay’.

Patlh Dotlh vIqelnISmo’: B+

HIjmeH cha’ tlhIH Dop strives Discovery. ‘ej may’ Qap ‘oH.

VabDot vI’Iprup qa’pu’ ending puS disintegration unity meHDaq uss shenzhou. ‘ach pagh quv ram wanI’ qaSmoHlu’bogh tIn qab t’kuvma Qagh, DIr devotion, ghewmey wIlegh taH pinch ‘e’ martyr qeylIS inadvertently chenmoHta’ burnham reborn. cha’ raD vuDmey’e’ maluj Ha’ pItlh, qaStaHvIS vaj cha’ tlhIH Dop submerges vaj QIb darkness ‘ej fall-out qar mess. chay’ HoS Discovery ghaH, ‘ej Sub HIjmeH concepts ‘ej QuQ ‘e’ laH Qu’ yItungHa’, qaH QaQ reH ‘ej bebvo’. HoS vuDmey’e’, vuQ dynamics ‘ej vIHtaHbogh vuDmey’e’ mej series vo’, vabDot loQ qech, chay’ ghoghmey chaH ghommeH pa’ series proper wIghaj sturdiness neH yap vIgha maH.

Jaq, je divisive. ‘ach cha’ concept prioritised Discovery talent Hoch ‘oH acutely aware ‘e’ Hoch pIHbogh laHwIj vergh nIH logh laH ghomDI’ ‘oH lulegh.

ChenmoH ‘e’ potential Dub vaqwI’ continuity ‘ej vIq ghor tIq qej pagh feat.
winner Suq cbs, ‘orwI’ strongest Trek wa’ 51 DIS je series lutmeyvam vabDot started maH properly ‘ach. on the strength of realise law’ nuv puS Ha’ series megh’an.

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This is clearly what the Klingon’s call qID, if any are reading. But that doesn’t limit the thanks to http://tradukka.com/translate/en/tlh for the translation, and apologies to Mark Okrand for neglecting everything he taught us with Conversational Klingon and Power Klingon.

DaH jImej!