Poll How positive are you about Discovery now?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Mage, Jul 26, 2017.


What is your view on Discovery?

  1. Very positive

    81 vote(s)
  2. Positive

    90 vote(s)
  3. Somewhat positive but hesitant

    56 vote(s)
  4. Neutral

    24 vote(s)
  5. Somewhat negative but hopeful

    33 vote(s)
  6. Negative

    34 vote(s)
  7. Very negative

    18 vote(s)
  1. Orbing Master

    Orbing Master Ensign Red Shirt

    Apr 16, 2008
    I am eagerly awaiting tomorrow when the premiere becomes available on Netflix. I've got the popcorn all ready to go, and I'm looking forward to enjoying the episode! I'll deconstruct it later on, tomorrow is all about simply enjoying Trek being back on mainstream-ish T.V. :D
    Philip Guyott likes this.
  2. Philip Guyott

    Philip Guyott Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 1, 2015
    People who have had an early viewing seem to really like it, even stating that it is much better then the reboot movies. This has given me some hope. I am working the night shift tonight so I am going to have to force myself to stay awake in the morning to see it. :)

    Last edited: Sep 24, 2017
  3. Blamo

    Blamo Commodore Commodore

    Jun 4, 2005
    Ugh, those comments.

    Seriously, some of those people sound like they WANT it to be bad.
  4. Michael

    Michael In alignment with canon Moderator

    Jul 10, 2007
    Aloha Quadrant
    Of course they want it to be bad. How else could they say they were right? ;)
    Nyotarules, Blamo, Campe and 2 others like this.
  5. guyute03

    guyute03 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 27, 2003
    Some beach, east coast USA
    I'm positive but reserving judgement. Hoping it's amazing. It better be.
  6. jespah

    jespah Rear Admiral Moderator

    Jun 21, 2011
    Boston, the Gateway to the Galaxy
    Getting really psyched for it. :D
    Campe likes this.
  7. Campe

    Campe Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 27, 2001
    Eh, I suppose I can be convinced to watch. :p

    Actually, I’m pretty enthusiastic from everything I’m hearing and seeing regarding the show. I’ve really done a 180 on the series from being about ready to be done with Trek to being really excited about a new entry in the series. Im still a little cautious in my optimism. But I’m hoping all of that will go away in less than twelve hours!
  8. BillJ

    BillJ History's Greatest Monster Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2001
    Covington, Ky. USA
    It's like Christmas Eve when you're pretty sure you aren't getting what you want.
    Apparition B5 and Spider like this.
  9. doublegoodprole

    doublegoodprole Captain Captain

    Sep 29, 2010
    It may be foolish, but I am still so upset that they didn't set the new series further in the future. Why can't they just believe in the premise of the franchise? Why do we have to worriedly go where we've all gone before?

    I know this is not a startlingly new opinion, obviously. But here's a brand new series that is going to repeat the same mistakes Voyager and Enterprise made. I'm not particularly hopeful here. The show may be good (and I hope it is), but it's not Star Trek. It's just glorified fan fiction.
  10. MvRojo

    MvRojo Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 22, 2001
    Bay Area, CA
    I think you'd have a less negative opinion if you didn't pre-assume that Discovery is going to "repeat the same mistakes Voyager and Enterprise." We have no idea how the show is going to be or how it will unfold.

    Bryan Fuller had a particularly story he wanted to tell. CBS' long-term goal is for there to be multiple Trek shows running, and I'm sure that includes shows set in the future.
  11. King Daniel Beyond

    King Daniel Beyond Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    I now have Netflix. Bring on Discovery tomorrow!
    cultcross likes this.
  12. doublegoodprole

    doublegoodprole Captain Captain

    Sep 29, 2010
    Glorified fan fiction. I'll watch it and maybe even like it, but what a waste of potential.
  13. Tom Servo

    Tom Servo Commodore Commodore

    Aug 25, 2004
    New York, New York
    Wait....its fan fiction because its set in an era you don't like? The Enterprise wasn't the only ship around in this era. There are other stories to be told.
  14. SJA

    SJA Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Feb 3, 2009
    Genuinely buzzing now! Legged it into town after Mass to get latest Star Trek mag which I will read in the bath later! Will stay of internet and away from spoilers till I've watched it on Netflilx when I've finished writing for the day! Amazing personal change of expectations/hope considering I feared the worse after Fuller went! I think casting Isaacs was the crucial turning point for me...Excited now! Excited!
  15. Jax

    Jax Admiral Admiral

    Jun 21, 2003
    A Dimension with no Cake!
    I have been pretty down on STD for a long time, I have liked things like the looks of the uniforms, phasers, communicators etc but the look of Discovery & the Klingon's and then the whole adopted sister thing left a really bad taste in my mouth. The trailers did little for me and I still felt parts of the CGI looked dam cheap.

    The last week's reaction to the first 2 episodes has given me hope and I am more hopeful that I will like the finished product. I love Star Trek, I adore TNG (despite the rocky first two seasons), DS9 & while I have mixed feelings on VOY/ENT (More so of VOY) I still consider myself a fan of those two. TOS is a totally different kettle of fish due to being born two decades after the show aired and feeling many parts of the show are products of their time that doesn't sit well with me. I do love the TOS main characters and I like the movies that followed the show.

    I really want to keep on being a fan of Star Trek and while I'm nowhere near as excited as I was for the 2009 movie reboot, I have hope for the new era of TV Trek.
  16. Spider

    Spider Dirty Old Man Premium Member

    May 23, 2004
    Lost in time
    I went ahead and subscribed to CBSAA just in case. It was a pain in the ass for my Fire TV. But it won't take but a single click to unsubscribe, so I'm prepared for anything. LOL
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  17. Tomalak

    Tomalak Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jun 22, 2003
    It's like Christmas Eve when you aren't sure what you want and don't know what you're going to get, but you're excited anyway.
    Shalashaska and Campe like this.
  18. gottacook

    gottacook Captain Captain

    Apr 27, 2005
    How do you know this?
  19. MvRojo

    MvRojo Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 22, 2001
    Bay Area, CA
    In one of the articles that chronicled why Bryan Fuller left, it mentioned how he wanted it to be an anthology series where each season would be a different era (a noble and intriguing, but expensive idea). CBS' compromise was to go with a single, serialized series, and make future decisions on how it performed,

    It makes sense since there are only 13-15 episodes for most streaming series, and to have multiple so that when one is off the other one is on, would make good business sense to retain subscribers. I also think it makes sense given CBS' affinity for spinoffs.
  20. Noname Given

    Noname Given Admiral Admiral

    May 22, 2001
    None Given
    That means you must have watched TOS NUMEROUS times because there's a lot to say about the TNG era - but "Trek at it's best..," isn't a term I'd use. maybe Trek at it's preachiest. ;)