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Won-der-ful news :-). I have only watched the first four episodes, so now I am waiting again till all other 5 episodes have premiered. So I can start another bingewatch session again.
I read that the 6th episode, "Lethe" got the best reviews so far. Together with episode 3 damn fine Trek stuff.
Episode 6 and 7 are truly wonderful. I just love a little bit of Vulcan background on the relationship with Sarek. Reminds me of season 4 of "Star Trek: Enterprise". I am starting to think.....
I'm also interested in the relationship between Captain Lorca and Admiral Cornwall. Jayne Brook is absolutely delightful as Admiral. Great actress.
Episode 7 was.....really wonderful. A new twist on previous time-loop adventures, like TNG's "Cause And Effect". Harry Mudd is actually really like the Mudd from TOS. Love Sonequa-Green's acting in here....you can see that she's completely 'vulcanized', and it's great that Ash Tyler is loosening her up.
I must say......I really love this new iteration of "Star Trek". It's indeed very much like "Deep Space Nine" and "The Undiscovered Country", in that it is serialized. But the characters....I genuinely love them. Perfectly written. I have now seen all first 7 episodes, and this is a series to stay! "Star Trek: Discovery" is, together with "Stranger Things", the most popular Netflix Series. And for a good reason.
Nice one I try not to watch the trailers in case of spoilers, have you watched After Trek they drop way too many hints on that show.
It's good in the sense cast members appear though the production crew who appear allude to things too often.
Really enjoyed this episode
That's good not long to wait thankfully, it's a shame the season is so short relative to other Trek shows.
Likewise it's ok and watchable though it's the weakest Trek series IMO, I read several months ago that after next week's episode there is a course correct. The first half of the season is better than I expected that's a plus point, though I really was expecting the worse with Discovery
Watching After Trek Sonequa Martin-Green is guesting, stunningly beautiful lady.
I wouldn't say it's the weakest series, I'm still sticking with. I can say that after forcing myself to sit through four episodes of Voyager and Enterprise each. I gave up on both fairly quickly. :))
Well the mid season break is here and in my personal opinion ended on a high note and I'm very excited to see where it goes next once it resumes in January.
"Voyager" and "The Next Generation" for me have their own qualities. Those were Trek-series that weren't heavily serealized. Just just popped one standalone episode in the VHS videorecorder and....happy we were. It's exactly that trope that is the driving force of "The Orville". Yet, if "Star Trek: Discovery" really turned into a "Voyager 2.0" or "The Next Generation 2.0", basically only focusing on one theme per episode, then "Discovery" would have been prone to much more criticism.
"The Orville" can get away with exactly that that "Discovery" could never got away with. Having said that I think "Star Trek: Discovery" is a truly intelligent iteration of "Star Trek". And twists and turns a lot of cooked out Trek-tropes, and brings in themes and character developments that are not just new for the sake of new, but that really are believable.
Lt. Ash Tyler for instance........I can feel him suffering,
I also dig the new Klingons. To me they are more dangerous antagonists than the 'old style' Klingons. A bit like a Trek-version of Islamic State proclaiming a new kind of caliphate. Not to mention their more scary looks (which reminded me a bit of the 'engineers' from Alien/Prometheus)
No, "Star Trek: Discovery" to me is as good as "Deep Space Nine" and "The Next Generation". And certainly better than "Voyager" and "Enterprise". The criticism? RottenTomatoes ratings? Understandable, given the fact that Trek is a 50-year old franchise that others are hitchhiking on :-).
I certainly agree @Gustav_Graves, So far I've watched The Original Series and The Next Generation all the way through from beginning to end. I've gotten through one season of Deep Space Nine. I've been wanting to see it out to the end as well, just haven't had the time, But I am invested in it and it's characters. Voyager to me felt like TNG-lite. It's premise is an interesting one, One ship sent across the galaxy and has to make it's way back. That's a compelling idea for sure, but I found the execution wasn't so good and The characters didn't really connect with me. It has some good episodes. But it has a lot of bad ones too. I don't flat out dismiss the series. I have been curious about what I have and haven't seen by watching reviews down by Star Trek episode reviewer SFDebris. I'm a follower of his content and enjoy listening to his opinions on various things Sci fi and Trek. Enterprise felt like TNG/Voyager watered down even more. I can appreciate the prequel aspect and wanting to do world building but I think the execution fell flat. Though towards the end it did get better. I have sought out some of the higher regarded episodes. My favorite being the 2 parter Mirror Universe episode that has ties to the original series. But sadly it wasn't enough to keep me hooked. The theme song didn't help things either.
For Discovery, I was very excited from the initial announcement. Since I'm a TOS fan first and foremost, I was very excited about a revisiting of that era. Well at least the events prior which is what I wanted anyway. Win win. And you are right, Had Discovery kept with that non serialized way of storytelling that we've been used to, it would have hurt Discovery significantly. It works perfectly for The Orville because that's a brand new universe that doesn't have 50 years of history to shape the way it's made. It's pays homage to Trek while being it's own thing which is something I can appreciate greatly. I don't compare Discovery or The Orville because they are very different. I enjoy the Orville more, but I enjoy Discovery too. It's not a contest for me.
The Discovery is going in the right direction. It's had a bit of a bumpy start and some iffy episodes in between but my experience with Discovery has been a positive one. I am invested in most of the characters and I like the new things they are exploring. Some issues I do have with the show are character and plot related elements, Not that they are bad but maybe not to my liking. Though that's not really worth discussing now. I've found more good than bad for this show and I can happily say I'm invested and eagerly awaiting it's return. It's a good year for science fiction and my sci fi void is filled. I'm getting the best of both worlds. ;)
Insightful, thought-provoking, constructive piece @Murdock :-). I mostly agree with you. Yesterday I really felt some honest emotions when Lt. Ash Tyler and Michael Burnham were getting intimate together. Same with Dr. Culber and Stamets. The emotions felt so...sincere and real.
The last twenty minutes or so save it, I am curious to see how long this arc continues.
I am starting to wonder if Discovery will be a Anthology series