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* The fact Pike seems so upbeat despite having a vision of his future might not just be how emotionally grounded the man is; he now has evidence the future ''can'' be changed, so there's always the hope he's not destined to the fate he saw.

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* The fact Pike seems so upbeat despite having a vision of his future might not just be how emotionally grounded the man is; he now has evidence the future ''can'' be changed, so there's always the hope he's not destined to the fate he saw. And even if he is, he knows gave his health for something good and noble. . . training the next generation of explorers to boldly go where no one has gone before. Pike seems the kind of man who'd consider that a fair trade.

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** Speaking of the D7, look at its main body (especially when L'Rell is showing the hologram of it to the other Houses). Now look at the main body of ''[[https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/memoryalpha/images/0/01/Discovery_orbits_planet.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20180220223335&path-prefix=en Discovery]]''. Similarities abound, no? Did the Klingons notice something about ''Discovery'''s geometry that makes it a superior warship? Are they paying respect to a WorthyOpponent? Or are they hoping to figure out Spore Drive tech for themselves, and designed the D7 to implement it? All of the above?

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* Unnecessary as the idea was, humans from the Mirror Universe having light sensitivity isn't ''totally'' contradicted by the older series. On TOS, we followed "our" crew in the MU and not Mirror Kirk in the main one. On DS9, most Mirror Universe episodes featured the regular cast going over there rather than vice versa. And even when humans (like Mirror Jennifer) do cross over, DS9 is a former Cardassian station and is pretty shadowy anyway, even with the lights turned up to nearer human norm.



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* In the pilot episode, Ujili of the House of Mo'kai is one of the first Klingon leaders to hear out T'Kuvma. As we later learn, he is also the uncle of L'Rell, one of T'Kuvma's more prominent followers. It makes sense that either he wants to hear what T'Kuvma is about to find out what his niece has become involved with, or even that he and L'Rell arranged this beforehand as a means to help advance T'Kuvma's agenda, especially given his demonstrated loyalty to L'Rell, at least after she ascends to the Chancellorship.

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** Or she was ''lying her ass off''. All to relish a little more of his discomfort, and to push him and Hugh closer together.
-> '''Stamets:''' Well in my universe, and pretty much any universe I can possibly imagine, I'm gay. And so is he.
-> '''Georgiou:''' Of course you are. I'm glad we all see what's right in front of us.



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* The Klingon reinforcements sent to assist ''Enterprise'' and ''Discovery'' at Xahea consist of one older warship (a massive but somewhat impractical ship designed primarily for ramming) not seen since the pilot and several brand new battlecruisers. It's likely that L'Rell jumped in the most capable ship that happened to be in orbit, took off while the new battlecruisers were readied and launched from their shipyards, and left the rest of the fleet to defend Klingon space. She may have simply brought ships crewed by warriors loyal to her House rather than risk bringing ships from other Houses that might be unpredictable players in the battle.



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* The fact Pike seems so upbeat despite having a vision of his future might not just be how emotionally grounded the man is; he now has evidence the future ''can'' be changed, so there's always the hope he's not destined to the fate he saw.



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* Having Terralysium be in the Beta Quadrant makes a great deal of sense if ''Discovery'' explores it in Season 3. The Bajoran Wormhole leads to the Gamma Quadrant, and ''Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine'' had interactions there with its dominant power, the Dominion. Delta Quadrant has already been seen with ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'', and Alpha Quadrant is where most of the action in prior Star Trek series have taken place. Aside from the region occupied by the Klingons, which is traditionally seen as a small section immediately adjacent to the Federation, Beta Quadrant and its inhabitants hasn't been seen.


* The fame of Captain Kirk's Five Year Mission, in Universe, makes a lot more sense with the events of the Klingon War. Despite the stated Mission Objective of 'To Boldly Go where No One has Gone Before", it spends a lot of time on diplomatic missions within Federation Space, visiting remote colonies that haven't had a lot of Starfleet presence in a while (probably because of ship losses and many of the remaining being on the Klingon Border), and acquiring Natural Resources. Enterprise also stops several existential threats to the Federation, stop the Klingons in their goals of expanding territory and gaining resources, and the exploration it does do could easily be imagined to reignite the scientific and exploration passion within the Federation.\

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* The fame of Captain Kirk's Five Year Mission, in Universe, makes a lot more sense with the events of the Klingon War. Despite the stated Mission Objective of 'To Boldly Go where No One has Gone Before", it spends a lot of time on diplomatic missions within Federation Space, visiting remote colonies that haven't had a lot of Starfleet presence in a while (probably because of ship losses and many of the remaining being on the Klingon Border), and acquiring Natural Resources. Enterprise also stops several existential threats to the Federation, stop the Klingons in their goals of expanding territory and gaining resources, and the exploration it does do could easily be imagined to reignite the scientific and exploration passion within the Federation.\



** The war, needing to guard the border with the Klingons, and the events that led to the War starting in the first place, also explains Starfleets extreme caution regarding the Romulan Incursion. It cannot afford another major war, and certainly not one on a second front.

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** The war, needing to guard the border with the Klingons, and the events that led to the War starting in the first place, also explains Starfleets Starfleet's extreme caution regarding the Romulan Incursion. It cannot afford another major war, and certainly not one on a second front.



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* The fame of Captain Kirk's Five Year Mission, in Universe, makes a lot more sense with the events of the Klingon War. Despite the stated Mission Objective of 'To Boldly Go where No One has Gone Before", it spends a lot of time on diplomatic missions within Federation Space, visiting remote colonies that haven't had a lot of Starfleet presence in a while (probably because of ship losses and many of the remaining being on the Klingon Border), and acquiring Natural Resources. Enterprise also stops several existential threats to the Federation, stop the Klingons in their goals of expanding territory and gaining resources, and the exploration it does do could easily be imagined to reignite the scientific and exploration passion within the Federation.\
** The need to heavily fortify the border with Klingon Space also explains the scarcity of other ships in TOS, and the frequent 'Only ship in the sector' situations.
** The war, needing to guard the border with the Klingons, and the events that led to the War starting in the first place, also explains Starfleets extreme caution regarding the Romulan Incursion. It cannot afford another major war, and certainly not one on a second front.

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*** As we see in "Such Sweet Sorrow", setting off the Self-Destruct is indeed not an option because the data simply takes over the ship's systems to protect itself. Instead they decide to use the Time Crystal to send ''Discovery'' into the distant future...

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* In "Lethe" it appears that [[spoiler: Lorca set Cornwell up to be captured by the Klingons just so she wouldn't report his unstable behavior and not ready for command.]] However, the revelation this is [[spoiler: The Mirror Universe Lorca throws it in a new light. Lorca knew he had to take care of Cornwell as, with their past relationship, she might tumble onto how he wasn't the Prime!Lorca. Indeed, her study of the scars on his back indicates she suspects something off.]]
** Indeed, earlier in the episode, Cornwell mentions a past encounter and "you don't remember that?" Lorca brushes it off as "can't believe it was so long ago" but [[spoiler: in reality, it's because he's not the Lorca she knows. Not to mention her openly stating "you've changed in the last few months" and literally going "you're not the man I knew."]]

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** And his MirrorUniverse counterpart is the "''Fire'' Wolf", continuing the theme.

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** Alternately, Zora is evolved from the Sphere data that Control ''hasn't'' gotten, and her quarantine is a means to prevent ''anyone'' from getting a hold of it? We have seen that the data will work to preserve itself, so setting off the self destruct might not be an option. "Calypso" does happen to take place in about the same time period as where Doctor Burnham ended up. The Ved'Raysh may well be the future people of the Federation unwittingly following the orders of Control puppets used to replace their leadership, as we saw happen with Section 31.

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** This also changes something that happened in Season 1 in "Choose Your Pain". Saru identifies that the Klingon fighter being piloted by Tyler and Lorca is being pursued by the others, and it's shown he instinctively recognizes the patterns they're using as being that of hunters chasing down prey. As the time, it was assumed (including by the character himself) that he knew that because he identified as the one being chased. In reality, he was identifying as one of the predators.

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