Star Trek: Discovery (season 1)

{4.5/5} “I look around here and I just… I see people living their lives. Maybe it’s not normal to us but in their own way ordinary. The emperor was wrong, this is a home. And if we give the Federation targets to attack it won’t ever be the same.”

Star Trek: Discovery season 1, aired in 2017-18

The 24 Klingon houses are getting back together, and now all the Klingons are ready to fight the Federation. Commander Michael Burnham, a human raised by Sarek and Amanda on Vulcan, knows that they should fire first on the Klingons — but the Captain refuses to listen to her. She makes what she believes to be a logical choice, but it leads to her losing everything.

This is the long-awaited first Star Trek TV series since Enterprise. There are 15 episodes.

The premiere was startling — although it suggested that this would be an interesting story, I wasn’t sure it seemed quite like a Star Trek show. The show grew on me, despite a few odd choices the creators made.

Here are some of the choices I found questionable: Why make it a prequel? Why change the look of Klingons again? Why make the captain such a horrible person?

Later in the season one of the above problems was given a brilliant explanation, making it not a problem at all.

My favourite character is Tilly.

It’s a modern show, in the sense that anything can happen — characters who you think are main characters can disappear.

My disgruntlement with the first few episodes has faded as since then every episode has been astonishing. The season finale was tremendous and everyone who sees it will tune in for season 2.

Stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, and Jason Isaacs.

Guest stars include Michelle Yeoh as Captain Georgiou, Rainn Wilson as Harry Mudd, and James Frain as Sarek.

The theme music, like the visuals it accompanies, seems a bit unfinished — but it grew on me too.

Created by Bryan Fuller (Dead Like Me) and Alex Kurtzman (Fringe).

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