So I got caught up yesterday, and they’ve finally found Spock. I really like the Talosians styling and can’t wait to see them in next week’s episodes. I’m sure there will also be some foreshadowing of Pike’s eventual fate.
Season One was pretty strong, and definitely much better than any premier season for a Trek series. However, it was a bit uneven and suffered from having a change in show runner and direction after a few episodes. But without sudden change behind the scenes, and some of Fuller’s more fantastical ideas being droppedor condensed, the plotting is much more evenly paced.
I know some people were disappointed when Fuller was basically fired, but the show has been better without him. The weakest episodes were those he was in charge of, or based upon his existing story lines. Not to mention the show is definitely more upbeat this season, and has a better focus on the ensemble cast than just a few main characters unlike season one.
I’m really happy to see it get a season three, even though all the tracking websites gave it very high odds of getting renewed. It’s also nice to see a certain group of fans have their made up “insider information” proven wrong once again. I’m not sure why people watch YouTube vloggers who have had every claim of theirs about Discovery proven wrong time and time again.
I’ll be looking forward to the new Picard series, given what they’ve done with Discovery. It’s a shame that there is such little quality Sci-fi on TV right now beyond it though.