No disrespect, but a great deal of your posts seem to be a reaction to this "brigade". If they post here just put those posters on ignore and move on. I'd like to talk Discovery or Picard, but you and other fans come across as so defensive that as a TNG/DS9 fan I've started just scrolling past your posts after I see the same complaints repeated. I subscribe to the idea that the galactic barrier envelopes the galaxy, so they could've been going "up" or "down". No, gatekeeping is more along the lines of excluding the fans that like the content/shows/versions you don't (You like *fill in show the gatekeeper doesn't like*? You're not a true fan.), or are new to the franchise and don't know it well yet (Please; you haven't even read the unlicensed technical manual from 1979???). Gatekeepers can have any personal preference. How so?