STD: Despite Yourself

After missing the previous 6 episodes of Star Trek Discovery, I decided to take a peek at the second half premiere to see if I’d like it any better.

I didn’t.

The characters and story are still meh, and I’m simply tired of them dancing around the idea that this show is NOT set in the Prime universe.

They’re currently in *a* mirror universe.  They started in another mirror universe.  Tonight they made reference to the Enterprise episode “In a Mirror, Darkly” by mentioning the USS Defiant, but that schematic in the screenshot is not of the Defiant that appeared in that episode.

The nacelle struts are wrong.

The primary hull has notches.

Yet the producers/showrunners still want us to believe that this is the Prime universe.

Sorry, no.

I guess I’ll sit out the rest of the season.

Share and Enjoy

“People need to bring anger into their lives.”

I said this to a co-worker yesterday as we were discussing The Last Jedi, and the people who not only dislike the new movies, but outright hate them AND must let you know this as much as possible.

It’s like they thrive on being angry with something, anything, that brings joy to others.

I’m guilty of this to some degree (Star Trek Discovery).  But at the very least, I gave it a chance, watching a few episodes before deciding that it wasn’t for me.

The hate mongers out there decide to hate something before it comes out (The Last Jedi) yet they’ll go see it anyway, just to complain about it later.

“That’s hate watching,” as I explained to my co-worker.

And this morning the news of the Disney-FOX deal has brought out the same hate over something that they have no control over.  Or do they?

Mostly I’ve seen people claiming that they hate that Disney is buying up studios and properties and ‘ruining’ franchises.  They call the new Star Wars films ‘unwatchable’.

You could just choose to not watch.

I’m not an anime fan.  So I don’t watch any of it.  And I never mention it.

Why is this so hard to do for some people?

“People need to bring anger into their lives.”

And the truth is, that’s kinda sad.

One Week Later

Discovery didn’t get any better.

It got worse.

It’s a bad TV show.  With bad writing, bad acting, and bad characters.

Others are enjoying it, so your millage may vary.

No more episodes for me, though.

Star Trek Discovery

It sucked.

15 years ago I stopped watching Star Trek Enterprise because it was bad TV, not just bad Star Trek.

Star Trek Discovery follows in those footsteps.

The first episode was BORING as hell, and the second episode was better, but not by much.  Lots of exposition in the first episode, and less of it in the second.

They simply spit on continuity and canon way too much in this series, so much so that I’ve already decided that this is another timeline, apart from both the Prime universe AND the Kelvin universe.

If you liked it and will continue to watch, more power too you.  Watch what you enjoy and fuck the haters.  Feel free to include me as one of them if you want.

I’m not going to continue watching.  It’s not interesting enough to me to finish it up.

Just like I never finished Enterprise.

Or Voyager.

Or DS9.

Or Warehouse 13.

Or The Walking Dead.

Or Hawaii 5-O.

Or Once Upon a Time.

Or Gotham.

Or Fringe.

Discovery Eve

I’m… understandably curious.  But not as enthusiastic about this premiere as I have been for TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT.

It’s been 12 years since the last time Star Trek has been on TV.  I should be excited about that.  It belongs on TV, as much as I like the movies.  It’s roots are in TV.  But not behind a pay wall/app.

So yeah, I’ll tune in for the premiere, and I’ll catch the other episodes whenever I can, I suppose.

Arr, matey.