Season 1 of discovery was okay and quite promising but the show's second season was mediocre despite great performances from the actor who played Captain PIKE and it all boils down to one issue. Alex Kurtzman lack of great talent problems. Thing is Alex is a generic writer and story teller. most of his work is superficial at best. he is not capable of writing deep drama or coming out with a complex multi layered plot. all he knows is generic easy plot and paper thin science fiction and having a lot of action scenes. As a creator , I will not put him on the same wave length as Christopher Nolan , Norah Hawley, Alfonso Cuarón or some of the past best star trek writers that wrote episodes like yesterday's enterprise or the measure of a man. Alex lack of talent is severely hurting this new trek shows. discovery season 2 overall story plot was mediocre and too predictable for words. it had lots of action you only see in mcu and transformers movies. Picard is almost the same thing. the first episode already had two shallow cool action fight scene because this is what Alex is about. the plot of Picard gets thiner and more predictable with each episode. Looking at Kurtzman track record. the only thing good or even kind of good thing his name has ever been on was star trek 2009. No offence but I think it was a bad idea of the guy who wrote the transformers movies, wrote and directed the mummy, wrote star trek into darkness, cowboy and aliens, amazing spiderman 2 to be the head show runner of star trek. in Hollywood the Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci partnership is one of the worst writing teams you could ever hire. 90% of there work barely gets any critical acclaim. Puting one of them as the master maker of star trek was a bad idea. Is it possible to get rid of Kurtzman? I think season 3 is only going to get worse.