I Will Probably Give Star Trek: Discovery a Try

I am not a Trekkie. Never have been. There’s nothing wrong with Trekkies, it just wasn’t the geeky fandom I embraced growing up. I’ve never seen the original TV series, though I have marathoned through the various movies — and I’m a big fan of the modern reboot movies.

But I’ll probably give the new TV show Star Trek: Discovery a try, because I’m a big fan of the current crop of prestige TV.

Though I’m a little disappointed that this series will be set before the original. Isn’t that exactly what they did with Enterprise, the last new Star Trek TV show? And didn’t that show flop? What’s the fascination with prequel shows? Why not boldly go into the future?

Also, is this new show set in the continuity of the modern reboot movies? Because that would be neat.

And if Star Trek isn’t your thing, Seth MacFarlane is making a parody show called The Orville. Now this show looks neat.

Maybe I’ll watch them both!



About Sean Ian Mills

Hello, this is Sean, the Henchman-4-Hire! By day I am a mild-mannered newspaper reporter in Central New York, and by the rest of the day I'm a pretty big geek when it comes to video games, comic books, movies, cartoons and more.

Posted on May 18, 2017, in Television and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I am a Trekkie. I grew up on The Next Generation, and then Deep Space 9, and then Voyager. And then dropped Enterprise within a few episodes. As far as this show goes . . . It feels a bit militaristic. Star Trek is about hope and exploration and science. It’s about a better future. Deep Space 9 did war plots, and killed at them, but it was its own thing. At its core, Star Trek isn’t really about war, but exploration. Still, the cast looks great. By the way, I think this isn’t set in the Abrams-verse, which is good, because the Abrams-verse sucks and had absolutely no goddamn idea what the hell Star Trek even was. Screw those movies.

    As for that Orville, nah. Hard pass. Too many incredibly stupid jokes in that trailer, including some sexist ones.

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