Saru goes home again.
In which A and B plots are inextricable, various characters make triumphant returns, and the Search for Spock continues.
Discovery takes on a classic TNG episode and makes it its own.
Disco returns to classic form: some characters make terrible choices, others make merely questionable ones; also there is Some Pacing.
I love it.
Reach out and touch faith.
Which is to say, I swear to God (pun intended), I will pay actual money for Star Trek to stop trying to deal with religion. The closest it’s ever come to success is DS9, and even there, I’m pretty mixed on the results.
It’s back! We’re back! With a shiny new (old) captain and an intriguing new mystery, but still the same space nerds we know and love.
This is a belated cross-post of a Dreamwidth* post I made on Friday 27 July. I’ve found myself linking to it a fair bit, especially in light of programming decisions at Star Trek Las Vegas, so it’s now updated and saved here for posterity.
* Dreamwidth: Like LiveJournal but without the Russian government.
Michael Burnham Is The Protagonist
(Imagine the clapping hands emoji between each word.)
(Or, “ensemble cast” is starting to sound a lot like a dog whistle.)
I tweeted on Sunday:
I need my Disco fix badly enough that I lurk around corners of the internet like Reddit, which is outside of my usual bubble, and I’ve seen this enough that I actually recoiled when I read Tom and Lorenzo saying, “…we’re struck by how fun this all looks and by how much the rest of the ensemble is being punched up a bit, making this seem slightly less like The Michael Burnham Story and a bit more like a classic Star Trek show.”
See also: literally any journalist, blogger or below-the-lines commenter who describes Anson Mount as “the new lead”.
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