‘Star Fleet doesn’t fire first’ – Star Trek Discovery, 2017

I went over to Luke’s over the weekend and we decided to watch the first two episodes of Star Trek Discovery which is now out on Netflix. My favourite Trek era is Patrick Stewart, mostly because I love Deanna Troi and William Ryker’s relationship. I was very disappointed with Nemesis, because it didn’t feel much like the others (also I had to be told it was Tom Hardy – that man can change his appearance so easily!)

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Three of the new crew, from left to right; Saru, Michael Burnham and Philippa Georgiou – Star Trek Discovery, Netflix, 2017

Discovery is set roughly ten years before the events of Star Trek: The Original Series, and shows the united Klingon houses in a cold war with the United Federation of Planets that involves the crew of the USS Discovery. 
The first point I want to bring up is – why is it set in the past? Why does everything have to be set as a prequel now? The technology is so advanced, in real life I mean, that it all looks out of place!
The jaunty angles of the filming made me feel a bit sea-sick. I understand you’re trying to show me that we’re in space, and that there isn’t any real gravity, but surely if I’m meant to be on the ship I would feel like I’m walking in a flat line, not up a hill?

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Showing you how small we all really are – Star Trek Discovery, Netflix, 2017

Discovery is a lot like the new movies. The filming is very much the same as J.J Abrams movies. I am not against these movies, mostly because I never really saw the originals other than a few episodes here or there – age and all that. They’re trying to play into this franchise, the movies are doing so well and it’s going to make this do well.
The characters just don’t seem well rounded. I am just disappointed…

I do have to point out that a good sci-fi doesn’t mean it’s a good Star Trek, and I do think this falls far from the mark. I’ll watch the next part of the series, and hope with baited breath it gets better.

Did you like the new Star Trek? What did you think? Enjoying Michael as a character? What about Saru? Leave a comment down below! 

[Header Image: Star Trek Discovery, Netflix, 2017]

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