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Star Trek: Discovery 

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Ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.
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Sonequa Martin-Green ...  Michael Burnham / ... 30 episodes, 2017-2020
Doug Jones ...  Saru / ... 29 episodes, 2017-2019
Anthony Rapp ...  Paul Stamets / ... 29 episodes, 2017-2019
Mary Wiseman ...  Sylvia Tilly / ... 29 episodes, 2017-2019
Emily Coutts ...  Keyla Detmer / ... 28 episodes, 2017-2019
Shazad Latif ...  Ash Tyler / ... 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Oyin Oladejo ...  Lt. Joann Owosekun / ... 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Patrick Kwok-Choon ...  Lt. Gen Rhys / ... 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Julianne Grossman ...  Discovery Computer 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Ronnie Rowe ...  Lt. R.A. Bryce / ... 21 episodes, 2017-2019
Wilson Cruz ...  Dr. Hugh Culber 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Sara Mitich ...  Airiam / ... 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Michelle Yeoh ...  Philippa Georgiou / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Jason Isaacs ...  Captain Gabriel Lorca 15 episodes, 2017-2018
Anson Mount ...  Captain Christopher Pike 14 episodes, 2019
Mary Chieffo ...  L'Rell 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Ian Alexander ...  Gray 13 episodes, 2020-2021

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Ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.

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Producers have stated the series takes place in the prime universe, not the alternate universe from the 2009 reboot film, yet no one mentions or seems to be aware of Sybok, Spock's rebellious half-brother featured in "Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)." See more »

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With Michael being the adoptive sister of Spock, the series have many flashbacks to their childhood and upbringing on Vulcan. Spock's Vulcan half-brother, Sybok, does not appear nor is mention during these scenes. In Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, Spock says that he and Sybok grew up together. However, since it's never stated when Sybok joined Sarek's home - only that he did so following his mother's death - or when he was exiled from the family, it's not impossible Sybok moved in after Burnham, and left before she graduated (the two extremes of the flashbacks). Also, since Sybok was never mentioned before Star Trek V, it seems reasonable the family never spoke of him again after his estrangement. See more »

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The serif-font legends and subtitles in the "broadcast" episodes are absent from the DVD versions, where they are replaced with the standard DVD subtitles. See more »

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Misses the mark
7 August 2019 | by soneil12See all my reviews

When Star Trek The Next Generation began I was apprehensive but soon grew to love the show. With the other shows that followed (Deep Space Nine, Voyager, Enterprise) I enjoyed each one immensely. So I was excited about Discovery. I watched the first episode and wasn't impressed. But a single episode is often not enough to judge a show on so I gave it a chance. After a few more episodes left me with no desire to watch any more I gave up. I've heard that season 2 is better but I'm not going to sit through a whole season of mediocre to bad episodes just to get to the good ones.

So why don't I like it? For starters I found the main character unlikable. I know it's not the actor's fault since I loved her character in The Walking Dead. As I watched the show though I just found her to be un-relateable and lacking in any warmth. The show seemed to follow the same pattern. Superior officer makes a decision. Main character arrogantly says they're wrong. Main character is proven right. I know she's supposed to be educated by klingons but Spock, Tuvoc etc all had enough warmth without being so annoyingly perfect. Every other show had a protagonist (Janeway, Archer etc) who showed strength while also showing enough moments of warmth and weakness for the audience to connect with them. Even Picard who came off as stuffy and rigid at first quickly showed there was a lot more to him than that.

Now the Klingons. Why oh why did they make them like that? No good reason has been given for changing them from the other shows (budget and technology constraints were the only reasons they were different in the original). Why did we end up with klingons who look ridiculous and speak in a ridiculous slow, stilted way. They literally sound like actors talking through bad latex masks, which admittedly is what they also look like despite no doubt cutting edge makeup.

Most importantly there's the theme and general feel of the show. The bright optimism of the star trek we know has given way to bleak pessimism. Many things about the show's look are certainly familiar. Uniforms, ship designs etc are spot on. But the general bleak feel. Other star trek series managed to deliver action and suspense without trying so hard to be "dark and gritty". If I want to watch dark and gritty sci-fi I'll watch shows like The Expanse or Altered Carbon which do it so much better. Or the excellent reboot of Battlestar Galactica which pretty much popularised the darker, more serious type of sci fi tv series so popular now which Discovery seems to be trying to become. For that matter, perhaps Discovery should have pitched itself as a reboot rather than pretending to fit in to the continuity we know. That would at least explain the technology appearing so much more advanced than what is seen in shows set centuries later.

To sum up, this show hasn't delivered the Star Trek experience we know. It's been said again and again (and with good reason) that if you want to watch a show that feels like star trek, you're better off with The Orville. Which, while more or less originating as a star trek parody, has delivered storylines and characters far more like what Trek should truly be. For my part though, Discovery simply doesn't fit in to the Star Trek universe I've grown to love.


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