So I read a lot from people that will say that Discovery "isn't Star Trek" (to them, though they don't usually put it that way), and I really want to unpack that, basically asking what *is* Star Trek, positively speaking, that the show either does or doesn't fit? By the time the season wrapped up I was left feeling completely content that DSC *is* Star Trek, at least what I've come to think of in terms of elements that all the various shows and movies have in common. It's not going to be TOS or TNG or VOY, but I think it continues much in the same spirit: a sci-fi-based adventure set in a certain universe, with some messaging and humor. I frankly feel more comfortable with this show than I ever did with TNG at the get-go, being an old TOS fan. It fits, for me. I suspect having had to stretch my expectation of what Star Trek is when TNG started, set me up to be more accepting than someone who grew up with TNG? Just a guess.