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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23



HEGEMONY - Season 2 Finale - When the U.S.S. Enterprise investigates an attack on a colony at the edge of Federation space, Captain Pike and his crew face the return of a formidable enemy.

Written by Henry Alonso Myers. Directed by Maja Vrvilo.

Runtime: 53 minutes
Should be fantastic. Heading upstairs to watch it.
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

That was one heck of a season finaleÖ I was on edge the entire time.

I want Season 3, Episode 1 now!!!

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

That was badass! Some serious Alien vibes.

Scotty was awesome!
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

I knew thereíd be a cliffhanger but Iím still argggh, we have to wait a year or so for more! Iím generally glad fewer shows are doing bloated 23 episode seasons any more but I wish this season was longer than 10, itís the best Trek since DS9 ended.

Öone thing Iím quite enjoying about Anson Mountís performance is his willingness to look scared or paralysed by indecision rather than firmly in control at every second, it really humanises him. This has been such a cracker second season and nearly every character got a moment or episode to shine. Not wild about Carol Kane but a certain engineerís introduction may mean she wonít stick around long in S3Ö.
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

Wooof what a great episode and an amazing season.

Imma need that strike to finish up soon.
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

How long after season one ended before the 4K UHD BD set was released? Just wanna guesstimate of how long before I can purchase this season.
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

Really cool episode/finale and quite a cliffhanger.

And we got Scotty. With a very thick Scottish accent no less.

I assume if they are giving us so much James T. Kirk this season, we'll start seeing Gary Mitchell next season.
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

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How long after season one ended before the 4K UHD BD set was released? Just wanna guesstimate of how long before I can purchase this season.
Season 1 finished July 7th 2022 and was released on BD March 21st 2023
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

Now you young whippersnappers know how we old people felt in June 1990 when Best of Both Worlds Part 1 was aired.

Wow, this was some tense TV. So well done. I love how they are slowly introducing iconic characters. Only 3 main characters left: Bones, Sulu and Chekov.

Edit: If I had known about this cliffhanger last week I could have asked these guys what happens next!

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

As I pointed out before I think this is my favorite series - even over taking TOS which for me a saying something. I think this is what Roddenberry wanted to the original Trek to be if he only the had the budget and time (like 10 episodes a season instead of 26).

The Gorn certainly have changed

I could have done without the Aliens moment.. it was too obvious.
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

Originally Posted by Bandoman
Wow, this was some tense TV. So well done. I love how they are slowly introducing iconic characters. Only 3 main characters left: Bones, Sulu and Chekov.
Maybe Chekov will be one the cadets Pike saves when he gets wheelchaired.

Actually, I hope not.

As much as I got a kick out of Scotty coming aboard the Enterprise, I really hope they cool it with the TOS people. I'd rather they let Strange New Worlds be its own thing with its own crew, and not just bringing the TOS gang together. We've already got Spock (canon from "The Menagerie"), Uhura, James Kirk, Sam Kirk, and Christine Chapel aboard the ship. If they bring in Chekov, Sulu, and McCoy, it all sort of becomes a little too cute for my tastes.

Stuff I would like to see in the future... Harry Mudd (done in a way so that he doesn't meet Spock or anyone from TOS who would remember him), Yeoman (Warrant Officer?) Colt, Tholians, Audrid/Emony Dax, more of Sybok, and more of that Angel person.
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

Originally Posted by Bandoman
Edit: If I had known about this cliffhanger last week I could have asked these guys what happens next!
Just saw this tweet and man, itís kinda dark humored:
Thatís just up the road from meÖ but Iím not that big of a fan. 😉
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

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Season 1 finished July 7th 2022 and was released on BD March 21st 2023
Thanks. 8 months is a long wait.
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

That was a great episode. Tense through and through.

Could you imagine if theyíd ever wanted to do something like that plot in the 60s? I suppose the Spock on the bridge would have been possible, but the scale of the destroyed ship on a tv budget was crazy. Super eerie the computer was still semi-active. As Spock was floating in you could hear things.

It did keep bugging me why they were in the town from Reacher season 1!

Loved seeing Scotty show up. I agree he shouldnít move to Enterprise though. At least they made him just a Lt.

If the Gorn are this ferocious, it seems like Kirk would have died in 30 seconds during that 60s episodeÖ
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

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It did keep bugging me why they were in the town from Reacher season 1!
I knew it looked familiar. Hereís an article on that small town built so Reacher could be shot during the pandemic.
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv...er-1235128706/
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

Upon a second viewing, one thing that didn't sit well with me is when they crashed the saucer section of the Cayuga into the planet.

We go from Spock feverishly trying to find out if Chapel is still alive on the ship. Then they see that sickbay has been destroyed and it's assumed that she had died at that point.

But when Spock goes to the Cayuga and finds Chapel alive, they still go through with the destruction of the saucer section. Since Chapel survived, there could still, potentially, be dozens of people still alive on that ship. But they went through with the plan anyway, and potentially roasted other survivors alive.

All it would have taken would have been a couple of lines of dialog to the effect that Chapel used the central computer to see if there were other lifesigns aboard the ship, or even a plot point where she finds one sign of life only to discover it's that Gorn that was pilfering through the computer.

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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

And it looks like people are having some fun with this season, too.




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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

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Just saw this tweet and man, itís kinda dark humored:
https://twitter.com/gineokwkoenig/st...636199936?s=46
Thatís just up the road from meÖ but Iím not that big of a fan. 😉
Good thing I took the opportunity.


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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

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Upon a second viewing, one thing that didn't sit well with me is when they crashed the saucer section of the Cayuga into the planet.

We go from Spock feverishly trying to find out if Chapel is still alive on the ship. Then they see that sickbay has been destroyed and it's assumed that she had died at that point.

But when Spock goes to the Cayuga and finds Chapel alive, they still go through with the destruction of the saucer section. Since Chapel survived, there could still, potentially, be dozens of people still alive on that ship. But they went through with the plan anyway, and potentially roasted other survivors alive.

All it would have taken would have been a couple of lines of dialog to the effect that Chapel used the central computer to see if there were other lifesigns aboard the ship, or even a plot point where she finds one sign of life only to discover it's that Gorn that was pilfering through the computer.
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

The Gorn still make no sense to me. There's no chance that those space raptors would evolve to have the technology they display. The writers have done nothing to show that they have any type of real intelligence other than hunting and survival.
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

Well, they say the Gorn Chapel encountered was putting in Command Codes so that says something... But yeah, I don't like how they've changed the Gorn and have just rehashed the better parts of the "ALIEN" franchise and painted "Star Trek" on it.

I mean shit, to me the Green Lumbering Gorn is ICONIC. This new "Great Value "Xenomorph Flavored" Gorn is not my fave...
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

Don't get me wrong, I like the episodes with the Alien vibe but it doesn't make sense. Maybe if what we see as gorn were some infiltration species that the real Gorn send in first thin out populations like in The Eternals.
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

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Don't get me wrong, I like the episodes with the Alien vibe but it doesn't make sense. Maybe if what we see as gorn were some infiltration species that the real Gorn send in first thin out populations like in The Eternals.

Yeah I was thinking today that it would be cool if the Gorn Leadership are revealed to be the Green ones from the 60's.
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

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Yeah I was thinking today that it would be cool if the Gorn Leadership are revealed to be the Green ones from the 60's.


That would also explain how Kirk was able to defeat one single handed without modern weapons. Both leaders were sent down to the planet.
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Re: Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (S2E10) - "Hegemony" - 08/10/23

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Good thing I took the opportunity.

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