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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2020 9:44 p.m. PST

…Mirror Universe Were So Much Better Than What We Got

"Although its sophomore season did a much better job of balancing self-interrogation with nostalgia for Star Trek's past, the debut season of Discovery creatively flatlined with its full-on retreat into the Mirror Universe. Even before original series architect Bryan Fuller left the show, there were plans to go to Trek's iconic alt-reality…but they sound so much more fascinating than MAGA Captains.

Speaking on the 400th episode of Robert Meyer Burnett's Robservations series, Fuller briefly touched upon his more abstracted approach to Star Trek that was in the works when he was first developing what would become Discovery. In particular, he went into a detailed examination of how he had intended to approach our heroes visiting the crueller, harsher, yet still eerily familiar world of the Mirror Universe, in ways that felt both reflective of our current climate and honoring what made the Mirror Universe such a fearsome and compelling concept in the first place…"
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