I genuinely liked the first 2 episodes. Certainly be watching more.
It seems like the only way the US can see this show is to sign up and pay for CBS's online streaming service (no idea what else they have of value on there). Which seems like a mistake, lots of people complaining and swearing they won't do it.
But at the same time, I also read that with the distribution deals they've set up for the rest of the world that the show is paid for whether the yanks pay to see it or not. Which is pretty interesting. A gamble to get their online stuff going, but also not a gamble.
Also a real shame they couldn't put more trust in Bryan Fuller and that he knows what he's doing when it comes to making TV shows. I'll always wonder about what could have been with Discovery.
BorisBC wrote:Pro tip - if you have to spew in a car, spew down the (inside) front of your shirt. Trust me, it's a lot easier to clean spew off yourself than the interior of a car.
Truthfully, I wasn't sold on the first episodes of ST Discovery. Felt like a little to much polish for what it might actually be, but after watching the latest episode... WOW!, big difference and some action scenes I've never seen in a Star Trek TV show. I'll certainly be up for the rest of the series after that episode. Compared to the pilot, a much better introduction to the new series.
Just some thoughts, which could be looked upon as spoilerish, so I will hide it.
Now, no matter what the Captain says to Michael Burnham about their mission, I get a really strong Section 31 vibe from the Captain, which would be a very interesting way to go.
The swearing in the latest episode was very jarring. Didn't fit into the episode or the series so far, nevermind Star Trek in general. Hoping it's a weird one-off attempt to push the boundaries, as it was a good episode otherwise.