Post by Jep Gambardella on Dec 1, 2020 17:08:11 GMT
I was under the impression that it was in the same timeline as the recent movies (don't ask me why I thought that - I must have read it somewhere), but the last episode makes it impossible.
Also, did I miss something? Up until the 26/Nov episode ("Unification III"), the impression I had was that nobody had any clue about what could have caused the "burn" - and now suddenly it is a given that it happened as a result of an experiment to find an alternative to dilithium that went wrong?
The show is intended to take place in the original timeline, however you'll find it doesn't exactly match it leaving it up to you to decide if the differences are artistic license or if this is another timeline. As for The Burn, prior to Unification III Starfleet had different theories on what caused the burn but insufficient evidence to prove any, it wasn't made certain that it was an experiment to find an alternate to dilithium, that's just another theory - now because Burhman & the Disco crew are the main characters of the show they'll manage to solve the mystery, when Starfleet couldn't in over 100 years.
According to this video, Discovery is part of the same universe as Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek.
Despite what that video says it can’t possibly be in the same universe as Abrams Star Trek. In that movie Spock is on the maiden voyage of the Enterprise with Pike as the captain, Bones McCoy is the chief medical officer, and Kirk is a stowaway. That clearly isn’t the storyline of Pike and Spock in Discovery. There’s also other details in the movie that contradict with the Enterprise characters in Discovery. Number One (of the pilot Star Trek TOS) is part of the Enterprise bridge personnel in Discovery. She is never a part of the Abrams Star Trek movies. Pike was crippled in the movie and then gave up his captaincy to the Enterprise in the movie. That is not at all the storyline for Pike and how or when he is crippled in Discovery.
And that’s not even all of the contradictions. But it is true that there are inconsistencies between the Discovery universe and TOS universe, despite the creators of the show claiming it’s the same universe.
As far as I’m concerned Discovery is not TOS universe and it is not the Abrams/Kelvin universe. What makes the most sense is that Discovery is a reboot of TOS universe. As Spock would say “It is the only logical conclusion”.