DVD Review – Star Trek: Discovery (Season 1)



Star Trek: Discovery was the biggest and smallest gambles in some times. On the one hand it was a new, canonical entry into the Star Trek universe launched exclusively through CBS’s new all access app. On the other they didn’t spend for production because of Netflix’s foreign rights acquisition beforehand. CBS got a free season, more or less, because their production costs were paid for elsewhere before advertising, et al, kicked in.

It’s also the worst of any of the Star Trek series and the least original based on the lawsuits filed against it.

Simple premise. Before the Enterprise went on their mission the Discovery did. They have amazing technology that somehow was lost before every other series in the canon… and they consistently make dead teenager level decisions on a consistent basis.

Discovery is Star Trek for a woke generation but they haven’t done anything to make it anything but a bad version of Star Trek. Everything about it feels like something that would wind up on The Orville as a parody; if anything Seth MacFarlane’s series is a better version of what a modern day look at Star Trek could be on a pure structural basis than Discovery.

If you’re a Trek completist then you should do what most people did; binge watch it over a month on a free trial of the CBS app and then move on.

Nothing impressive or exciting.

presents . Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman based on “Star Trek” by Gene Roddenberry. Starring Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Jason Isaacs, Wilson Cruz, Anson Mount. Run Time: 600 minutes Not rated . Released on DVD: 11.13.18

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