I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face

Heh. In tonight’s episode of Discovery, if memory serves (no, that’s not the episode title; that’s last week’s episode title), there was one point at which Pike was sharing the bridge with seven women, one of them his superior officer (Cornwell, Burnham, Tilly, Nhan, Airiam, Owo, and Detmer). He seemed unfazed. He’s evidently made a bit of progress in what’s supposed to be just three years.

Or we can take Pike’s earlier attitude as something that never really happened, which is clearly how we’re supposed to take the no-female-captains rule in “Turnabout Intruder.” Sometimes retconning is the simplest solution.


One Response to I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face

  1. dL March 16, 2019 at 1:05 pm #

    Sometimes retconning is the simplest solution.

    Nah. Spock contracted a beta quadrant augment virus from his mind meld with the Red Angels which he then managed to inadvertently pass on to Pike before sending that copy of Pike back through a mycelial network time anomaly disturbance. So, what we saw in TOS was alternative timeline Pike infected with an earlier earth virus that would be latent in Vulcans but active in humans. The virus is not fatal but one of the tell tale symptoms of infection is neurological behavioral patterns reminiscent of mid 20th century male/female stereotypes. Of course, that alternative timeline Pike is fated for delta-particle radiation disfigurement and life as a lab rat in the Talosian matrix, which I’m guessing is a fate the Discovery timeline Pike will avoid.

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