No posts yet???! Well, I had a couple of thoughts to share after listening and reading around the net. I keep hearing people say the people on the planet in New Eden were "taken against their will". And I don't find that particularly accurate. Nuclear bombs were about to hit. It's more like they were taken not by choice. Really don't think they were keen on dying. I don't really know how if any large number of them wanted to go home, how it could have been done. There were 11000 of them. I suppose Jacob and his daughter might have gone but .... I don't get the impression he wanted to go without others. He didn't actually even ask Pike if he could. Gosh, for some reason I sure love that whole scene between him and Pike in the basement. (But jeez, that was one bright ass church! lol).
Also the question I don't hear asked.....why did the Red Angel want Discovery to be the ship to investigate? It's pretty apparent the damage to the Enterprise was deliberate, just as they were to go investigate. It might not have been so much about stopping the investigation (and since they have been guided to two places needing rescue, we must assume it WANTS them there) but about getting Discovery to these locations. Hmmmmm.