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Star Trek: Discovery – I’m back paddling..

If you read my blog post from yesterday I suspect it’s quite obvious that I did not have any high hopes for Star Trek: Discovery. I admit it, I thought it was going to suck big time.

I have now watched the first two episodes (that is all that is available as of writing this post).

It did not suck. It was awesome.

We have been treated with all sorts of Star Trek goodies already: Vulcan nerve pinch, mind meld, deaths, drama, humor, action. And they did it WELL. Very well! I laughed, got tears in my eyes, couldn’t breathe out of excitement. The whole nine yards of emotions. Excellent first two episodes!

I am going to be honest, neither The Next Generation nor Voyager got such strong starts as Discovery! This is my opinion though but I stand by it!

I don’t want to spoil too much if you haven’t seen it yet but a lot happened and I can’t wait to see what the future holds! The new look of the Klingons did not bother me at all actually, as I thought it would. It actually worked out very nicely! They look bad-ass and the plot so far is quite Klingon heavy.

The two crew members that I find I connected the most with are Michael Burnham (who I sadly made fun of yesterday) and Saru. Michael is a complex mix of humanity and vulcan cool. Very interesting and it works out very well for the character. She (yes, she) is extremely fierce, a bit hot headed but also has tons of vulcan cool. Saru is in my opinion a very likeable character, he has a bit of Neelix over him (but more competent) and I truly hope they don’t kill him off.

There were a few really precious moments that I want to share:

  • When I realised they are using the old school boing bleeps on the bridge, from the original series.
  • When Sarek appeared. Truly a fantastic moment.

If you love Star Trek I can almost promise you that you will NOT be disappointed.

I hereby apologise for my negative post yesterday. I was wrong and I should have had faith that it would rock!

Star Trek: Discovery

We are extremely close now to the point when the brand new Star Trek series, Star Trek: Discovery, will premier.

As a Trekkie you’d expect me to be all up in flames here, bouncing around like the Duracell bunny. I am not. I am a bit more cautious and won’t cement myself into one corner before actually watching the first episode.

I am, however, a bit worried about the fact that this new series is taking place a decade before the original series with Kirk and Spock.. So, it is yet another prequel series.. Enterprise, which aired between 2001 and 2005, “only” got four seasons (both TNG and Voy got seven seasons) and I don’t know a whole lot of people enjoying Enterprise at all. I have fears that Discovery will go down the same route.

Oh and what’s up with the “new and improved” Klingons? And Spock has a half-sister (who is never referred to anywhere in the past) and who’s name is Michael??

I hope this will be good anyway, in it’s own way. But I really wanted an actual continuation of the timeline, i e post Voyager. Oh and I wouldn’t mind a Voyager crew movie either, to be honest.

One thing is certain though. I will be the most gorgeous looking Trek so far, that’s for sure, trailer and photos are looking fantastic, technically.

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