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Thread: Finally watched Star Trek: Discovery...my thoughts.

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    I say it's pure garbage!

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    I tapped out after about three shows, to be fair, I don't even like TNG, so it was an uphill climb to begin with.

    The Klingon redesign didn't bother me other than the fact that the actors can barely speak in their get ups, my major problem was not liking Michael. I've heard it improves and most shows these days need 7 episodes to get going so maybe i cut too early.

    I will say however, when I read some of the outrageous vitriol lobbed against it online, it makes me want to defend it for some reason.
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    actually, by the end of S2, the Klingons look more like traditional Klingons, or at least the movie/TNG version and it is explained why the change in appearance. Michael takes a while to get used to but I did like her by the end of the first season. give it a shot at least through the season and see if your opinion changes

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    I have become used to the new Star Trek shows.

    I'll continue to watch them. (especially Lower Decks, I think the people making the animated series watched a few episodes of Star Trek, there are good things in it, that are not just random things thrown in)

    That said, I feel Star Trek V: The Final Frontier gets better every year.

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    i watched one episode of Lower Decks. it's just not for me.

    S3 of Discovery started. first episode has me very intrigued with where they will go with it. set 900 years ahead of season 2, Federation has fallen. I am figuring the show will now be about trying to resurrect the UFP

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    Well, I'm three episodes in.

    Geez, where to start. The writing on this series is BAD. Laughably bad. The first episode begins with the single stupidest thing I've ever seen in any Star Trek episode.
    Our heroes are wandering around a desert, waiting to be rescued, and according to THEM, they can't be found with sensors. So the captain decides to leave footprints in the sand in the shape of a giant Starfleet insignia,
    which the ship COULD NOT POSSIBLY SEE. Wait, what? The ship cannot see or detect you visually, but somehow it can see your footprints? Amazing since the ship literally emerges from a sand cloud that totally
    obscures it from view until the last second.

    Next are the abominations this series dares to call Klingons. They look and act like a cult of D&D cosplayers. The redesign is not only terrible, it's pointless.
    They no longer LOOK or ACT like act Klingons at all. Why? Just so they could say they changed them. Change just for the sake of change. They've been dumbed down to a single
    personality trait. Angry. They hate everyone and everything for apparently no reason. Also, everything on Discovery is DARK.
    The sets are very dimly lit, claustrophobic and depressing. The interiors of the ships do not reflect the brightness and hopefulness Star Trek is known for.

    Which brings us to the rest of Starfleet. Almost everyone is a snarky *******. People constantly talk down to and insult each other, and everyone is just generally sarcastic and nasty to everyone else.
    I can remember many times when Picard gave someone a dressing down, but it was always done in a civil manner, with mutual respect. I really can't stand the lead character Michael. She comes off as an
    arrogant, insufferable know-it-all. TNG did a MUCH better job writing and handling a similar character type in Ro Laren. She had the same attitude, yet was infinitely more likeable and engaging as a character.
    So much for Gene Roddenberry's optimistic future where people get along. What else can I say? It's terrible.
    Perhaps if it weren't called Star Trek, it could pass as moderately entertaining sci-fi with some bad elements to it...mostly the writing, but as Star Trek, it fails miserably.

    It is Star Trek in name only and nothing more. If you want to watch REAL Star Trek...it's now called The Orville.
    Unfortunately this is what happens when JarJar Abrams and the Bad Reboot crew get their hands on a franchise. STD creator Alex Klutzman also murdered Universalís Dark Universe in the womb.

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    Senqua Martin-Green is a fantastic actor. She stole many scenes on Walking Dead. But Michael is just a poorly created character. Green signed to play a lower deck science officer and that's the life we learn of. We would only see the bridge when her character had to go up there. She was never supposed to be related to Spock or any of that soap opera garbage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedrap View Post
    Senqua Martin-Green is a fantastic actor. She stole many scenes on Walking Dead. But Michael is just a poorly created character. Green signed to play a lower deck science officer and that's the life we learn of. We would only see the bridge when her character had to go up there. She was never supposed to be related to Spock or any of that soap opera garbage.
    I thought she was terrible on TWD. But then again, beyond the first season, the writing got progressively worse. It wasnít like she had much to work with.

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    It was said before and that was my take, that it doesn’t have the optimism I like that is usually inherent in Star Trek.

    I agree if it wasn’t called Star Trek it might have been something enjoyable to me.

    That said, when they rebooted Battlestar Galactica to something darker, I enjoyed that. So maybe it’s because I loved the original Trek and was only so-so about the original BG.

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    interesting you mention the optimism and hope. that actually seems to be what they are doing this season. optimism for what the federation stands for, and hope to bring it back for the galaxy and it's people

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