Would Star Trek Discovery have benefited from an episodic format?

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Yassa Justice, Dec 22, 2018.

  1. Rahul

    Rahul Commodore Commodore

    Nov 2, 2014
    The problem isn't the raw amount of characters. But the focus. In season 1, Tilly appeared in more episodes than Sarek. But only to deliver a few exposition lines and a joke. Sarek got a whole lot of important character moments, and an entire episode focused on him. Something I wish Tilly would have gotten in season 1.

    Also it's not just the characters, but also concepts. The vast majority of season 1 episodes can be described as either "a Klingon episode" or "a Mirror universe episode". Both concepts that are very familiar and tied to previous shows. Whereas all previous shows usually started with introucing "their" main antagonists and plotlines, and only having Klingons or Romulans appear every once in a while as a change of pace. That's why I prefer DIS season 2 so much over season 1 - even tough the red angel/Conrol-story turned out to have a disappointing ending - it at least is distinctively "DIS", and hasn't been done already (or better) on other shows before!
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  2. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Jul 23, 2001
    Although Control was already done in the novels. And done better.
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  3. Serveaux

    Serveaux Tasteless and unnecessary Premium Member

    Dec 30, 2013
    Off somewhere violating canon
    Yes, it would have.