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Star Trek: Discovery is an American/Klingon action, adventure, and drama TV series set 10 years before the famous captain Kirk and the Enterprise took sail into the vast unknown of space. This time however, there is the US Discovery and with it, new challenges await. The show features Sonequa Martin-Green as Michael Burnham, Doug Jones playing Saru, Wilson Cruz as Dr. Hugh Culber, and more.
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Alan B. McElroy, Magnús Viðar Sigurðsson, Aaron Baiers, Jill Danton, Alex Kurtzman, Terri Hughes, Elan Dassani, Rajeev Dassani, Michelle Paradise, Olatunde Osunsanmi, Geoffrey Hemwall, April Nocifora, Kyle Jarrow, Robyn Johnson, Kosta Orfanidis, Kirsten Beyer, Heather Kadin, Kevin Lafferty, Thom J. Pretak, Ted Miller
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Fabio Tassone, Annabelle Wallis, Jason Anthony, Roy Samuelson, Ian James Corlett, Julianne Grossman, Tasia Valenza, Ethan Peck
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Woke garbage - Star Trek: Discovery review by PW

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This should be renamed Star Trek: inclusivity onboard the USS DIVERSITY. 

It’s at best tedious at worst it’s boring lecturing cringemaking and nothing really happens, it’s all totally ridiculous the sub stories are all about inclusion even if you are the ships computer which is when it gets cringeworthy. It’s like a wet weekend for the  wokerati which if you are a liberal lefty snowflake you are gonna love this lot of codswallop.

As crisis  happen they just stand about taking about their feelings or having speeches about them it’s full of woke lecturing stories, there is no urgency or jeopardy at any point they seem so intent on being inclusive they have forgotten what’s actually happening. 

 This is Star Trek at it wokest preachy boring tedious lecturing worst , I will not be watching anymore seasons Star Trek needs to seriously think again even Strange new worlds is just as bad but not so preachy.

The whole season was a chore to watch I wish I’d just stopped after the first few episodes but after watching previous 3 series i had to finish this one.  

Don’t be fooled by the critics reviews of course they will love this after all they are part of the liberal elite wokerati that’s the problem. 

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Star Trek: Discovery review by Mark McPherson - Cinema Paradiso

Star Trek: Discovery had a lot on its shoulders for being the first Star Trek series since the fledgling Enterprise descended in the ratings and quality. With the brand having shoved more towards action thanks to the film trilogy, placing the Starship Enterprise more situations of action than scientific intrigue, Discovery wouldn’t quite be the simpler Star Trek the fans would remember. What we got was a show that is somewhat struggling to find its legs but more or less has a clear path in mind.

The show takes place somewhere between the events of Enterprise and the movie trilogy; too old to be the first voyage, too young to be the Enterprise D. The US Discovery is now the starship with an eclectic cast of Starfleet Officers. Interestingly enough, the show’s central character isn’t the captain but a science officer. Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) is a science specialist that is human but raised by Vulcans. The Captain is Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs), a more military-minded captain who Isaacs at one point called the most f**ked up of previous captains. This favoring more of the officers creates a much different dynamic and interesting element within the show, more personal than grander with higher-ups making tough calls for those in the trenches.

Captain Lorca may be just what the ship needs as they enter into a war with the Klingons. In classic Trek fashion, it’s a war of contemporary issues, addressing subjects of racism, genocide, and politics. This is a far cry from the more innocuous Star Trek of the past under the leadership of Rick Berman who cared not to delve into controversial matters. His vision of Star Trek kept things far too safe, including but not limited to the downplay of homosexuality at every turn it may have been present. Showrunners Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman have taken the opposite approach, conceiving of a Star Trek more blunt and exciting, not afraid to rock the screen, be it literally with the combat of morally with firmer fables of the era. Oh, and gay characters. Lots of them. It was a notion that Gene Roddenberry had put on the backburner for decades and now has finally come to pass.

Of course, this mere favoring of the progressive doesn’t make Discovery automatically good and it does have a lot of kinks. What doesn’t bode well is that the format of the show now favors a serialized story over the course of the season. The problem with this structure is that it tends to mean the clunkier stories of Star Trek now proceed for far longer, lingering so long that the flaws become more apparent, especially with a MacGuffin that doesn’t pay off too well in its mysterious reveal. The characters also need a bit more definement as they’re more intriguing for their assembly than most of their involvement within the Klingon war, which is complicated and a bit confounding, as per the Trek fashion of loose sci-fi logic.

Discovery hasn’t quite discovered the best path but has certainly put the best foot forward. The cast works well, the shaking up of the structure is welcoming and the thematic elements are stronger than they’ve been in decades. In the same way that Roddenberry had an optimistic view of the future, that perspective is a little easier to accept with Discovery pushing the franchise forward in a bold new direction.

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