So, I've been kinda Luke warm on the new series... thus far it hasn't been bad... but none of the episodes really wow'd me... Until this week. I loved Ep 6 (six degrees of freedom). I thought they really hit it out of the ball park. and while I had a list of ideas of where it'd go... and one of them was right... it was difficult to nail it down until the final reveal, so I thought it was well done!
I think my runner up is EP 3 (replay). That one made me squirm a bit... but I'm ok with that... because that means it was being true to the original intent.
Just like the original, some episodes were home runs and others were kinda just there... and this seems to be the same trend, which is fine... I think if they can keep eeking out a winner every now and then this series will hit its stride and be a welcome addition to AA.
Midnights Edge posted this lengthy video about the controversies around Discovery, the new Picard Series, and talks about the deals between CBS and Paramount. If true, then thank goodness Les Moonves is out!
In a nut shell it says most of the reasons for all the differences between the current movies and and canon comes down to an alternate copyright CBS gave Paramount, which states the look and feel of the movies must be substantially different from the original.
But they found that its been a licensing nightmare for product as fans only want "Prime" trek merchandise (and judging from this board thats mostly true).
The real kicker seems to be that, under Moonves, CBS only sees Trek as a way to get subs... thus the reason its relegated to AA, however, as we know, its very expensive to produce, so it seems the grand idea is to basically allow TV trek (Discovery) to be produced by paramounts Trek alternative license so that paramount doesn't loose it... and CBS gets their content funded as I assume they are kicking in money to produce Discovery S2 and is the reason Kurtzman , whi is bad robot and Paramounts guy has the creative control of Trek. But Paramount and Bad robot want to merge the two timelines to erase prime trek and make the merch more appealing to fans as it makes the Alternate Trek Copyright basically the only one of value.... I think I got the summary right... but watch the video for yourselves.
I gotta say if thats really whats going on, then I gotta agree with detractors that they really are missing the point of what Fans liked about Trek.
Well! CBS sure seems to be at warp 10 with new Trek shows!
Deadline is reporting exclusively that CBS is in talks with actress Michelle Yeoh to lead a new Star Trek TV series. First appearing in Star Trek: Discovery’s 2-part pilot where her character of Captain Georgiou was killed off, Yeoh still returned a number of times during the first season, most notably playing Geogiou’s Mirror Universe counterpart. Yeoh and both of her characters have proven to be popular with fans and the actress is also riding high as one of the stars of the current hit movie Crazy Rich Asians.
The CBS plan would be for Yeoh to play her Emperor Georgiou character, in her capacity as an operative for Section 31. Yeoh is already set to appear in the second season of Discovery and was featured in the NYCC trailer in her Section 31 outfit. According to the report, the Yeoh Star Trek show is in the early planning stages, but “looks likely to focus on a continuation of her DiscoverySeason 2 adventures in Starfleet’s Section 31 division.” There is no indication yet if they are looking at this show as a limited or ongoing series.
I never cared for the idea of Section 31... I always felt the mere idea was the antithesis of Trek Tenants.. but I'm sure it will make for some exciting BSG like TV.