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Ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.
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"Star Trek: Discovery" Sets the Stage for Young Spock

The high-stakes prequel to the original "Star Trek" series has been full of Easter eggs for true Trekkies and has its biggest debut yet on the way.

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Series cast summary:
Sonequa Martin-Green ...  Michael Burnham / ... 30 episodes, 2017-2019
Doug Jones ...  Saru / ... 29 episodes, 2017-2019
Anthony Rapp ...  Paul Stamets / ... 29 episodes, 2017-2019
Mary Wiseman ...  Sylvia Tilly / ... 29 episodes, 2017-2019
Emily Coutts ...  Keyla Detmer / ... 28 episodes, 2017-2019
Shazad Latif ...  Ash Tyler / ... 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Oyin Oladejo ...  Lt. Joann Owosekun / ... 25 episodes, 2017-2019
Patrick Kwok-Choon ...  Lt. Gen Rhys / ... 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Julianne Grossman ...  Discovery Computer 22 episodes, 2017-2019
Ronnie Rowe ...  Lt. R.A. Bryce / ... 21 episodes, 2017-2019
Wilson Cruz ...  Dr. Hugh Culber 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Sara Mitich ...  Airiam / ... 18 episodes, 2017-2019
Michelle Yeoh ...  Philippa Georgiou / ... 17 episodes, 2017-2019
Jason Isaacs ...  Captain Gabriel Lorca 15 episodes, 2017-2018
Anson Mount ...  Captain Christopher Pike 14 episodes, 2019
Mary Chieffo ...  L'Rell 13 episodes, 2017-2019
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Ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.

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USA

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English | Klingon

Release Date:

24 September 2017 (USA) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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They will come to regret that title
3 October 2017 | by reaver80808-552-7999See all my reviews

Firstly to explain what I mean. Star trek has always had it's acronyms for the various series. TOS - the original series. TNG - the next generation. DS9 - Deep space 9. And now STD - sexually transmitted disease.....sorry, Star trek Discovery!

Ah where to start. I grew up with Trek. My dad showed me the original series when I was a kid, which was very camp and fun. Then TNG started in my early teens, which I loved. DS9, voyager etc later, also liked. BUT, I'm not a trekker, trekkie, whatever! I don't know how many dilithium crystals it takes to power a star ship, I couldn't tell you how big the enterprise is in feet and I have no uniforms hanging in my closet. So I won't be reviewing this as a direct technical comparison to the originals or on it's chronological nerd flaws, and "oooh that panel wouldn't look like that, that wasn't designed until star date..." Oh shut up!

As a stand alone thing...well...it's not great! It's watchable, but there are some moments when it feels decidedly cheesy. And the plot holes are so big, families of Japanese tourists gather around them with their cameras! It's not just holes. It's needless scenes too... The latest episode featured a punch-up that came out of nowhere, seemingly for no other reason than the writer wanted to see a fight! there are a few moments like this, where you go "why the hell did they do that?"

Dialogue is another issue. The lines are delivered so unbelievably at times, I feel like i'm watching a screen test, or warm up. the script isn't great either, which is probably the real issue. Often the characters will say things that people just wouldn't say in the given circumstances.

On the subject of characters. That is pretty thin on the ground too. Nobody is particularly likable. Micheal is about the only character to root for and even she isn't exactly the warmest glow on the set. She's also very illogical for somebody supposedly trained in the ways of logic!?! Everyone else, even the excellent Doug Jones are just somewhat flat.

Flat leads nicely into the score. The music is AWFUL! The battle music lacks drama. the general ambient music is dull and lifeless and the theme itself seems like several ill-fitting tunes mashed together in the dark! All the in-show music sounds as if it were performed on a Casio keyboard from 1988. Where has the drama gone? We all remember the ridiculous Spock Vs. Kirk fight from TOS (brilliantly parodied in The Cable Guy) Dun dun dunnnnnn dunnnnn dunnnn! Or the excellent alien battle music from the TOS movies. Each side having their own distinct battle music! where did it go wrong!?!

The sets aren't bad. It all looks very shiny and expensive, but the aliens...erm, somebody needs to tell the make-up folks to ease up! the Klingons can barely turn their heads, or talk for that matter! I feel great pity for those actors. If there is an award for on-set suffering, these guys are a shoe-in!

This show doesn't really feel like Star Trek, and that's OK. Change is nothing to be feared. The problem here is some of the production values. A weak script, very weak music, cheesy unnecessary action moments, some slightly inconsistent visual effects and illogical decisions being made by logical people. All serve to ruin what could have been a winner.

Watchable, but you will find yourself wincing occasionally at the dialogue and "action".


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