A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation.
A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth's rebellious colony on the asteroid belt.
In the cover story about Star Trek: Discovery that was published in the August 4, 2017, issue of Entertainment Weekly, journalist James Hibberd recounted a moment on the set when Jason Isaacs (playing Captain Gabriel Lorca) ad-libbed the phrase "for God's sakes!" as a new ending to a line. Kirsten Beyer, who wrote the episode, explained to Isaacs that he couldn't insert "for God's sakes" into his dialogue because one of the rules that Gene Roddenberry set for the universe he created states that in his vision of the future in which all "Star Trek" media is set, religion--and therefore all conceptions of "God"--no longer exist. Isaac's sarcastic retort to Beyer was, "how about 'for fuck's sake'? Can I say that?" And Beyer's response was, "You can say that before you can say 'God.'" However, in the 2009 Star Trek reboot, Karl Urban (as Dr. Leonard "Bones" McCoy), expresses his frustration by swearing, "good God, man!" and "my God, man!" It also does not explain the twist at the end of the original series show titled "Bread and Circuses". See more »
The insignia on the uniforms in this series are known as the "delta" emblems classic to the USS Enterprise crew in the Prime timeline. In canon, that insignia was devoted ONLY to those serving on the Enterprise until it became the fleet wide insignia after Kirk's historic five year mission. The Original Series episode Court Martial shows non-Enterprise crew wearing the Delta emblem. It was not until The Motion Picture, a decade later, that the emblem was 'retconned' into represented all of Starfleet - but it is false to say that it was canonical to only the USS Enterprise, when that was never a formal decision. See more »
Horror. War. Racism. Desecration of the Corpse of Gene Roddenberry. (Also: cheap CGI, dull story, lame acting)
The positive reviews must be paid by CBS.... :(
The show is horror.
The topic of the show is the epic battle between good and evil. This is corporate-military brainwashing, financed with big Hollywood dollars. This is not a bright future for humankind like Gene Roddenberry envisioned.
The show also has quite some racist slurs, Klingons are "by nature" the evil aggressor. Far from the great Klingon stories in TOS/TNG (like "Errand of Mercy", TOS S1 E26). Some scenes ("we have to shoot first") are - from an ethical standpoint of view - unworthy and on the intellectual level of goons and bruisers ("i get my self esteem from showing that I am the boss")).
The plot of the first two episodes is so shallow, it could be told in 10 minutes. There is no arc of suspense, no plot twist, no allegory or morality of the story.
The CGI looks rubbish (in 2017??). It looks like early 2000ies, with added motion blur and lens flare. Those explosions... like 1999. And the real sets (like the bridge) look cheap, seriously.
The characters are flat and unmotivated, their intentions are not derived from the plot, but from artificially introduced "flashbacks".
but what was to be expected... the intro features only 6 names of actors, but 20, yes 20 (!), names of producers, executive producers, consulting producers, assistant cocaine producers,
..... a commercial piece of crap, stomping on the body of trek
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