Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by The Butter Phantom, May 7, 2019.
It still comes down to: "are you willing to continue paying for it?"
That is the metric CBS truly cares about in all of this.
That's true of any place, and people toss good reviews on as well as a "screw you" to people that don't like the show. I've seen episodes rated '1' and '10' before episodes even air.
RT audience score for Discovery clearly diverges from similar results of other websites so I wouldn't draw such conclusions from it. Besides, at the end of the day the most important voting takes place somewhere else and costs a few dollars a month. And more people than those 1835 took part in it.
To be honest, after all those reports, dubious or not, of intentional mass negative-scoring actions targeting Star Wars: TLJ and Doctor Who, I won't believe anything regarding audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes ever again.
Good for you for at least trying to see what the argument is. But yeah, to anyone familiar with the hot takes of Paramobius/Doug Fitz back in the day on this website, it's basically just more of that stuff, from what I have watched of them and seen from their faithful.
This. It is just the Abrams films on rinse and repeat. Still waiting for them to start claiming Kurtzman is embezzling money from the TV shows.
Fans can be like that sometimes.
If it weren't for all the Trek fans who kept watching TNG "hoping it'll get better" the show might not have made it to a second year.
Wasn't it one of the better sci-fi shows of the time, even then? My impression is that there was relatively little genre programming -- totally different TV landscape.
TNG had no competition in the space opera department on American television and sci-fi was relatively an unpopular genre unlike today.
That's what I don't get about the continued TNG/Discovery comparisons. There's now more really great sci-fi than I can hope to watch. TNG was best of breed almost by default, even when it was bad, but Discovery has to work way harder.
Discovery shouldn't be compared to TNG, it's closer in tone to DS9 or in era to TOS, or being a TOS prequel, to Enterprise. Space operas still aren't plentiful today, the only current ones I think of besides Discovery are Lost in Space and The Expanse, unless you are comparing it to past not current shows. Though now with everything available on demand, I guess Discovery is not only competing with other Trek shows, but with every space opera every made.
I actually use to date her and was her fav for several years.
8+ Space Opera series will likely have aired air in 2019 by the end of the year, starting with: 2 Star Trek series, The Orville, The Expanse, Lost in Space, Killjoys as well as upcoming series like: CWs Pandora (this Summer), The Mandelorian on D+ (the fall). We might also get Apple's For All Mankind and Amazon's Culture series. That's pretty Plentiful in my books.
TNG had a much broader demographic appeal than most modern fantasy shows, which tend to focus in on loyal niche audiences. Paramount knew that they had something remarkable, and tried hard - too hard - to build and expand on it.
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