I’ve only just watched last weeks episode (Sounds of Thunder), but the way the alien race was depicted in it didn’t really ‘sit right’ with me.
- What happened to humans with wrinkly foreheads as aliens? Now we’re getting full on slime monsters that are accompanied by spinny-blade drones and creepy-screaming soundtrack? This is ridiculous! They couldn’t have made a more “evil nightmare” looking species!
Edit: then again I remember evil blob monsters in TOS and TNG.
2000 years ago this Ba’ul race was wiped out down to about 100 people, but apparently fought back and took over the entire planet? Not only is that a massive genetic bottle neck, but how could they achieve that? I guess they invaded the Kelpien’s dreams with nightmares??
They apparently only achieved warp 20 years ago… and yet their technology involves transporters, a planet wide beacon-network all powered from an underwater building (that can lift up, and was conviently next to Saru’s village?), and most importantly star ships that can legitimately threaten a Starfleet Crossfield-class ship?? Whilst I understand that not all technology had to be made by them, e.g. they could have traded for it, that’s a bit difficult to believe on an isolationist species.
Kelpian’s go through puberty and evolve spikes, and this is triggered by a certain wavelength of sound, which that magic sun emitted, and that magic sun caused Saru to go loopy for a few days… but yet Saru managed to emit that sound to all Kelpians instantly and make them all change suddenly? Hmm.
Edit: I wish they’d slow down and have a conference room chat about this. They might have realised that no one has a clue about this kelpien puberty business and therefore they might be screwing over the entire race or something
- They didn’t brief the Kelpien extras that there’s a special, floaty, hand-swinging way to walk.