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Star Trek: Discovery

Season 1: possibly some minor spoilers.

Good stuff, for the most part. I like that they stuck with the arc, instead of each ep being a separate story within the Discovery Universe. Plenty of surprises, willing to end characters. Faithful enough to the cannon but still able to surprise.

Although I did think the series languished a bit after the Mudd bunny ep. I liked the idea of the mycelium universe, and Michael's relations with her father were quite good, but the whole engineer-Anthony being sick and Dr relationship, and Ash-Vlod-Michael relationship was slow and languishing to me. Even the ending eps, despite interesting reveals, the inner ship battles and fights were very cliche. simple and not exciting.

They would have been better off exploring the overall war aspects, Captain Lorca and Burhan's unorthodox and conflicting styles, and exploring Vlog's rise into Klingon politics and religion, and a more elaborate betrayal.

Probably the most 'out of arc' ep was also the best ep, with Mudd the bunny. I see it was nominated for not only a Saturn, but a Hugo. I like these homages.

I don't think the Klingon faces had to be so elaborate and alien, but no biggie. I was a little disappointed there were two aliens in the bridge crew, seems unnecessary. This happens before the Original Series, which had no alien crew except Spock. Glad there are no main Vulcan crew, yet, except Michael being raised Vulcan. I guess the second 'alien' is an android, but she's so different, might be from an android planet. Maybe they get into that Season 2.
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Anyone watching the 2nd season?


SPOILERS thru Ep 3

I like having Cpt Pike so far. The Red Angel thing is OK as a vehicle so far, the tie into Spock and Michael's siblinghood is the most interesting part, but that's rolling out too slow for my taste. The Klingon with Ash story is rather blazé. And the parasite pretending to be her dead friend was very Next Gen cliché and boring.
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