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  • Summary: 10 years before the Enterprise, the U.S.S. Discovery sets out to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.

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  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction

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  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Ira Madison III
    Sep 24, 2017
    90
    It’s even more beautiful watching two women of color, black and Asian, navigate a realm that traditionally hasn’t included them. It honors sci-fi’s history while giving it a bold new future to stake claim in, making Star Trek essential television for the first time in decades.
  2. Reviewed by: Darren Franich
    Sep 24, 2017
    83
    You respect the ambition of unspooling this story gradually, but the third episode also retroactively makes the two-part prologue feel even more overextended. This feels like a show struggling to find its heart. But at least Martin-Green gives it a pulse.
  3. Reviewed by: Dave Nemetz
    Sep 24, 2017
    83
    All told, Discovery still has some storytelling kinks to work out with the Klingons, and all the breathless action in the first two episodes didn’t leave a ton of room for character development beyond Burnham. But the seeds for a compelling series are definitely there--and, best of all, it feels like Star Trek.
  4. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Sep 24, 2017
    75
    It’s the moral murk that Burnham must wade through that gives Discovery its tantalizing possibilities.
  5. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Sep 24, 2017
    70
    Star Trek can be whatever it wants. Discovery is Star Trek. Maybe even, in time, a really good merging of past traditions and present television.
  6. Reviewed by: Bill Keveney
    Sep 24, 2017
    63
    Soars in ambition and devotion to Star Trek history and mythology, but stalls with certain plot details and stilted dialogue.
  7. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Oct 19, 2017
    50
    Discovery feels like it’s adrift between the adventure-of-the-week format of its network-TV predecessors and the kind of complex serial favored by cable and streaming.

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  1. Sep 24, 2017
    10
    Had the pleasure of attending the red carpet premiere. The budget seems as if it was a film per episode. This is an incredible addition to theHad the pleasure of attending the red carpet premiere. The budget seems as if it was a film per episode. This is an incredible addition to the Star Trek Universe.
  2. Apr 8, 2018
    10
    Fan Clubs have flooded this website with "bad" reviews in the hopes it will bring down the favorable rating. However, anyone with a brain andFan Clubs have flooded this website with "bad" reviews in the hopes it will bring down the favorable rating. However, anyone with a brain and some Sci-Fi background knows good science fiction when they see it. Star Trek Discovery is made up of great fans, devoted to the series. They've accomplished what few could - take a dying series and breathe new life into it. So many sour grapes when those who have tried to trash this show and say how "brilliant" the Orville is must disappointed to see their ratings are the exact opposite of what they hoped. The true Star Trek fan LOVES this show and the post show, both well done.
  3. Feb 11, 2018
    8
    As the season has worn on, it's become a better show. I noticed that most of the bad scores were from earlier in the season. The majority ofAs the season has worn on, it's become a better show. I noticed that most of the bad scores were from earlier in the season. The majority of those that have watched the entire season have enjoyed it. As one fellow trekker told me, it grew on me.
  4. Sep 25, 2017
    2
    Weak and uninspired attempt at nostalgia hijacking made by people who are unaware of how it's done. With mostly unsympathetic characters, poorWeak and uninspired attempt at nostalgia hijacking made by people who are unaware of how it's done. With mostly unsympathetic characters, poor acting of everyone except that new alien species guy and Yeo, extremely cheap-looking decorations and storyline that would make Gene Roddenberry roll in his grave, this burp of the industry is unrecommended and should be forgotten.
  5. Jul 10, 2018
    1
    This is the worst Star Trek ever made but it is still watchable if you are a big fan and you have thick skin. There are some references toThis is the worst Star Trek ever made but it is still watchable if you are a big fan and you have thick skin. There are some references to superior Star Trek and some moments of entertainment to be had. It can be very predictable. There seems to be a preoccupation with 'diversity' to the extent that the only heterosexual White male on the show is the villain. The only White man who is not a villain is in a gay relationship with a Black man. There is a gay male alien too. The least competent female character is the White one. There is an Asian man who is too scared and incompetent to act heroically, unfortunately being Asian alone does not earn enough diversity points to warrant having a positive representation in this show. The remaining cast are female. heroic and confident, they are also Black and Asian and share homosexual moments. Maybe the future is non-White and homosexual, and while this show's representation of a future with a rigidly predictable social hierarchy may go down well on many college campuses, there is a flaw in this obsession with 'diversity'. When the Asian man was too scared to help save the ship, I kept feeling that it was more to do with his gender and sexuality than his conveniently scripted PTSD. When the main protagonist singlehandedly beats a superhuman Klingon in hand to hand combat I get the impression that this has less to do with her federation training and more to do with creating a positive representation of her gender race and ambiguous sexuality. It all comes across as inauthentic and overly contrived. To be fair, the original series claimed to be diverse, and maybe it was for its time, but it was mostly about White heterosexual men. Kirk fought Klingons too, but William Shatner looked physically stronger than other cast members on the bridge and clearly had a lot more muscle mass than Sonequa Martin-Green. At least the original show didn't make Uhura or Sulu villains or incompetent. It will take a lot less than 60 years for people to realize that the social politics behind Star Trek Discovery has caused very narrow minded and contrived stories, possibly more contrived than those produced less intentionally during the 60s show. At this rate we will have invented teleporters and warp drives before we can see past our sociopolitical tribalism to the extent that we make a truly inclusive Star Trek. I hope for a positive, inclusive and diverse future for the franchise... and also some better writing.
  6. Oct 14, 2018
    0
    This is what happens when a bunch of fellas whant to make some money filming stuff but do not have enough imagination and/or intelligence toThis is what happens when a bunch of fellas whant to make some money filming stuff but do not have enough imagination and/or intelligence to launch their own project so they jump onto existing one with a ready audience. Storyline is idiotic, characters are shallow, dumb and predictable, Klingons, one of the most handsome race it Star Trek Universe are turned into a laughable orc parody. I feel sorry I wasted my time on four episodes of this sickening twaddle.
  7. Sep 27, 2017
    0
    Yet more PC garbage. Noble black characters and stupid white! It's becoming a cliché and boring; what happened to storytelling without agenda?Yet more PC garbage. Noble black characters and stupid white! It's becoming a cliché and boring; what happened to storytelling without agenda? Don't bother!

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