Like I said a while back its all going to be a loop caused by Burnham doing something stupid not her mother, in every loop there is a seed that starts it and can end it. Yeah Season 1 of TNG was a bore fest but it did at least get a lot of the boring stuff out of the way and properly establish the characters, which is something Discovery would have been better off doing and keeping all the MU and time travel stuff until later. I have the same view on Voyager and DS9 Season 1, total bore fests until we got Worf and the Defiant plus more Garak, Quark, Rom and Nog. Same for all of the Enterprise Seasons except for the last one, the Xindi storyline was rubbish, the Romulan and Vulcan storylines were great but came too late to save the show. We will probably never see or hear about the Xindi again, I am not sorry about that.