As a lifelong Trekkie, I really wanted to like Discovery. It has its bright points — an extremely diverse cast, a novel concept, and excellent production values (except for the dialog audio which *always* sounds muffled to the point of me needing subtitles). But despite — or perhaps because of — the heavyhanded attempts to portray the emotional bonds of the crew, I feel very little attachment to most of the characters, and only a passing investment in the plot. The showrunners keep ratcheting up the OMG DIRE STAKES AND THESE PEOPLE REALLY LOVE EACH OTHER but past a certain…










Eric Shepperd

Social theorist and activist interested in psychedelic phenomenology as a vehicle for social change in the face of the global environmental crisis.

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