While keeping the same design, characters, story and serialised format etc. what would be the one thing you would change that you think would improve the show? Although I find the visuals, aesthetics and creative decisions too jarring to reconcile it as belonging in the same universe as TOS, if I had to keep all that the one thing I would change is make it more of an ensemble show as Trek has traditionally been. I feel it has suffered from being Michael Burnham POV centred as other characters haven't been sufficiently fleshed out as they otherwise would have been. The doctor for instance has traditionally been an important character in Trek, yet what do we know about Culber beyond him being in a relationship with Stamets? Many other characters are nothing more than glorified extras who have barely had a line of dialogue in two seasons. The death of Airiam for instance felt hollow for her not being developed or utilised enough, yet we were meant to feel the same sort of grief as Spock dying in TWOK. Making it Burnham focused to the extent all plots revolve around her, everyone listens to her and she solves every problem and just so happens to be the foster sister of one of Trek's and popular culture's most iconic characters is so clearly contrived that it has made for a poorer show. It is forced to use TOS as a crutch rather than exist on its own merits and due to its self created deficiencies from its flawed Burnham centred concept the show runners have been forced to sacrifice their vision (whatever you may think of it) and cater to fans demands, thereby demonstrating Discovery's underlying weaknesses. Look at how characters have been developed in The Expanse for instance. Burnham could have been a major protagonist but not the major protagonist. They could have developed Culber more and the bridge crew (many of whom I don't even know the names of). Oh, I would also not have had a stupid spore drive. So I suppose that's two things. Peace.