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I'm a huge Star Trek fan (TNG, DS9 and VOY).  While I HATE the fact this is another prequel (I want to see what happens AFTER DS9 and VOY)...  I still thought the Discovery premiere was better than I expected.  I'm ready to see next week's episode to see the new cast and where this all goes.  I love the lead (Michael) and I like Saru (?).  I really didn't take to Michelle Yeoh's captain - she reminds me of the stiff Genevieve Bujold, the first Janeway before Mulgrew took over.  Seemed robotic and unbelievable.  I'm hopeful that was her last episode... 

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This show is SO good.  The last two episodes have been fantastic.  They killed the captain, fixed the Klingon makeup, and have taken a few pages out of Battlestar Galactica's book... so good.

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LOL! It's cursed.

 

Season 1 was okay with a great cast, but a pale shadow of what it could've been. There was a lot of mediocre network TV episodic stuff. And they wasted no time pushing out the huge talents Fuller had hired (Nicholas Meyer, etc.) after the first couple episodes, and those two replacement showrunners weren't very good - and now apparently PR nightmares.

 

For all his eccentricities and recklessness with budget they should've left Fuller alone. Maybe he'd have flown the coop anyway, but we'll never know - and the incredible writers and directors he had in place were far above anything that aired in Season 1. Further, Alex Kurtzman is a massive hack. I guess I'll keep watching it out of my love for the franchise and cast, but after the silly finale bringing in the Enterprise I am not expecting a lot.

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10 hours ago, Vee said:

LOL! It's cursed.

 

I thought and said the same thing when I read the news earlier this morning (and I'm not even a fan of ST).

 

Frankly, I'm not surprised Harberts and Berg turned out to be such lousy show runners, since I've never liked any of the stuff they've penned for various shows.

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Actually, why are names like Kurtzman, Orci, Harberts and Berg still running around at all? The former two have bounced from show to show leaving a path of destruction, while the latter two probably should have been banned from TV production after their involvement in Shonda Rhimes' massive flop Off the Map.

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14 minutes ago, dragonflies said:

This is going to over saturate the market......

 

 

 

No it won't - this is amazing!  As a long time Trek fan, this is music to my ears.  We had TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT and TNG movies all running around the same time and it was NOT too much.  The Trek universe is LARGE, and much larger in story and possibilities than Star Wars.  The key will be to ensure they work together and don't contradict storyline/timeline/history, bc that will enrage some Trek fans.

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Obviously, the tentative one w/ Patrick Stewart reprising Picard will be called "Star Trek: Assisted Living."

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I'd be very excited if it wasn't for Alex Kurtzman masterminding things. He's a hack.

 

The Hollywood Reporter version of this story indicates Patrick Stewart may return as Picard in one new project. I've long said the TNG cast is owed an honorable sendoff with a miniseries on Netflix, but CBS All Access and written by Kurtzman is not what I had in mind. I guess we'll see.

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Season 2 trailer is surprisingly pretty good and upbeat, though I'm still not keen into leaning on TOS characters with Spock (now played by Ethan Peck). The new Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) and Number One (Rebecca Romijn) look good though, and Sonequa and the main cast are still excellent.

 

 

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