So is the decision to make a show about a ship stranded on the other side of the galaxy and so is the decision to make a show about the first steps of starfleet. All unique concepts. All set within the same backstory established by TOS. You just tried to downplay that to make Discovery's premise sound better. The thing is... the other shows had their ties with each other (TNG = Look, it's set on an enterprise ; DS9 = look, it's set after Picard as a borg ; Voyager = look, it starts from DS9, and so on). But they had concepts beyond that. I'm still not seeing that in Discovery. So far, the show is just about flashy items. Aside from the spore drive, they are all old and hardly original.