I’m enjoying weekly Trek again.

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Search4, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Search4

    Search4 Captain Captain

    Mar 15, 2008
    New York City
    It’s back.
    It’s not a 2 hour movie.
    I don’t know what’s next.
    It’s not “planet of the week” or “anomaly of the week”.
    They’re throwing money at the screen.
    It’s interesting and hopefully fun.
    Our hero is disgraced and has to redeem herself. Very DS9.

    Love it - very happy - would be ok if the Klingons started texting each other though.
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  2. guyute03

    guyute03 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 27, 2003
    I'm very happy we have Trek back on TV as well, and also happy to be back on a message board while Trek is on each week. I have the same sort of feeling I did when Enterprise started, being excited but ultimately not knowing what's in store for me, not knowing what the show is even. I am very optimistic though. And I seriously hope this leads to mini-series and 2 hour movies and one-shot stories too. Like the possible Khan one-off story they might be doing. And maybe even other series that run during Discovery. Universe of possibilities available I feel, but overall I could not be happier than right now. Star Trek is back on TV, something I thought would never happen again after Enterprise ended.

    As a side note I'm also re-watching ALL the series concurrently while watching Discovery. Feel like my viewing of Discovery will be improved by an overall Trek episode refresher.
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  3. BillJ

    BillJ Canon Warrior Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2001
    Escaped from Trumpistan
    Happy that Trek is back, though underwhelmed by what we've seen so far.
  4. Cyrus

    Cyrus Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    Happy days are here again. Enjoying the series greatly so far
  5. Albinator

    Albinator Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Jan 17, 2016
    It feels very little like the Trek we're used to. So I can certainly understand the trepidation people have, and some of the dislike. But viewed in a vacuum, on its own merits, and I'd like to think more people would appreciate it.

    But certainly the style and format are not everyone's cup of tea, particularly as it's not like the past 50 years of TV trek in many respects.

    But even as someone who grew up on TNG, and who considers Voyager under-rated, I think it's fantastic, and eagerly await the next episode.
  6. The Lensman

    The Lensman Commodore Commodore

    Apr 27, 2001
    The Lensman
    Good. Because "the Trek we're used to" ended up a bloated mess of mediocrity that needed to be taken out behind the barn and put down with extreme prejudice. And it was, thank god.
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  7. ralfy

    ralfy Commander Red Shirt

    Jun 2, 2013
    Looks dreary so far, but I hope things will get better soon.
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  8. DaddlerTheDalek

    DaddlerTheDalek Captain Captain

    Aug 27, 2014
    NRW, Germany
    Great to have a new Trek TV Show.
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  9. Butters

    Butters Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Nov 18, 2008
    Me too. Excited for the next episode. Its like 1990 again, roll on next Monday.
  10. Borgminister

    Borgminister Admiral Moderator

    May 30, 2001
    And that I'll disagree with, while still expressing my utter delight at what I've witness thus far in the new series... :)
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  11. Vger23

    Vger23 Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 19, 2014
    Enterprise bowling alley
    In a way, this is such a horrible thing to say.

    And in other ways, it's hilarious and undeniable.
  12. Blamo

    Blamo Commodore Commodore

    Jun 4, 2005
    It's the first time I've really enjoyed Trek since DS9.

    Voyager and Enterprise just felt like the series on bland medicore autopilot (even when Enterprise improved immensely, it still felt like the franchise was in poor health). The scene on Discovery's sister ship actually got my heart beating faster.
  13. LavianoTS386

    LavianoTS386 Admiral Admiral

    Jun 24, 2003
    Free Hats For Fat People!
    Besides seeing Discovery, Trek's return to TV also gave me reason to revisit Enterprise. I'm really grateful I did, because it was better than I was willing to accept back then.

    The biggest joy I've had since Discovery started, my friends are willing to give it a shot. I've had very successful viewing parties, and so far, the non-fans are just as happy as I am.
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  14. Mirror Mirror

    Mirror Mirror Commodore Commodore

    Oct 22, 2013
    My only issue is I want it all to watch at once damn it!
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  15. Quinton O'Connor

    Quinton O'Connor Commodore Commodore

    Apr 3, 2010
    Durham, NC
    I'm honestly glad it's a weekly series. Gives each chapter plenty of coverage and keeps us guessing as to the next one.

    I know it's just a corporate retainment tactic, and I'm not excusing it per se, but I prefer it!
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  16. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

    Mar 2, 2003
    San Jose, CA
    I'm not ultra excited for Discovery, but I do like it and like that we can talk about new Trek on a weekly basis again.
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  17. MvRojo

    MvRojo Vice Admiral Admiral

    Apr 22, 2001
    Bay Area, CA
    Since I started watching Star Trek in 1992, I've always been excited for the next new episode. I was spoiled the first 13 years as a Trek fan with non-stop Trek. It's really nice to have new stories unfold weekly again. The movies were fine, but I don't rewatch them very much.
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  18. The Lensman

    The Lensman Commodore Commodore

    Apr 27, 2001
    The Lensman
    It needed to be said. Voyager was shit, Enterprise was slightly less shit, both were mediocre and predictable and frankly, neither brought anything of value to the table. Mainly because Trek was at a point where it needed new blood at multiple levels to keep it fresh, exciting and relevant. It also needed higher ups who were willing to let the creatives be bolder with the concept. None of that happened and the whole bloated mess just imploded on itself.
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  19. guyute03

    guyute03 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 27, 2003
    Gotta say it again. Waking up every day knowing there's a fresh, new, unseen Star Trek episode each Sunday is absolutely freaking amazing. Our world is a difficult place to be right now, and the hope of Trek is needed, and very welcome on TV in my life.
  20. cultcross

    cultcross You're all posters in some kind of neutral zone? Moderator

    Jul 27, 2001
    This. I haven't been excited for new TV Trek since DS9 ended. The later series were just... there.

    The JJTrek movies got me interested in Trek movies again, and Discovery is reinvigorating my interest in Trek on TV. It's not perfect, plenty left to criticise, but I'm very much interested and engaged. That's a good start!