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Star Trek Discovery
Posted: Posted January 15th by Moonray

Is anyone here watching this?

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Two of my friends caved in and subscribed to CBS All Access, but I just can't make myself do it. I figure I'll buy it on disc whenever that inevitably happens or when they finally put it on Netflix in the states.

Incidentally, both of these friends like it a lot which is only making it more painful for me.

Posted January 15th by Famov
Famov

Ah yea I forgot it's on that for you guys. It's on Netflix in the UK so not a problem for me.

It has gotten really good. For the first five episodes I was really unsure, then it started to grow on me and the last five episodes have just been brilliant.

Posted January 15th by Moonray
Moonray
 

As a life long trekky (or trekker) I've been hesitant to watch it for a few reasons:

1 . in the US it is locked behind the CBS Pay app which is just stupid.

2. They've changed alot of what makes Star Trek, Star Trek to me. Why did they have to make the Klingons look like Ivan Ooze from the 1996 power rangers movie? I wasn't a big fan of what JJ Abrams did to them in into Darkness and I am definitely not a fan of their look now.

3. It doesn't appear to be episodic and contain individual stories. Now, admittedly I haven't watched the show yet and I could be wrong here but it seems like it has a long drawn out story line, which is fine but atleast DS9 had self contained stories interwoven in it's overarching storyline.

I'm sure at some point i'll watch it and probably enjoy it but it just doesnt seem like Star Trek to me and the Orville it much more appealing. I wish they had made more episodes for it's first season.

Edited January 16th by Q
Q
 

2. They've changed alot of what makes Star Trek, Star Trek to me. Why did they have to make the Klingons look like Ivan Ooze from the 1996 power rangers movie? I wasn't a big fan of what JJ Abrams did to them in into Darkness and I am definitely not a fan of their look now.


I really dislike the Klingon redesign. They certainly look more alien but somehow they look less interesting now. I also think their ships have suffered the worst under this redesign (whereas I actually like most of the Federation's new designs).

It has been more episodic than I expected to be honest. There's over-arcing storylines so no one episode feels like it's a standalone, but certainly in the first half of the season it felt like a lot of the episodes were also their own thing.

The second half of the season seems to have become as serialised as I was expecting the show to be but it's also had some really good stuff.

I would definitely say if it ever becomes more accessible you should give it a watch, but I would also say don't judge it from the get go. It has a 2-part pilot and then the 3rd episode serves as yet another pilot episode... It took me a while to appreciate it, and I definitely think people should give it until at least the 2nd half of the season before they decide if they like it or not.

Posted January 16th by Moonray
Moonray
 

Maybe i'll do a VPN trick and watch the show on the UK Netflix. I had to do something similar when I was stationed in South Korea about 4-5 years ago to get the US Version.

Posted January 17th by Q
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