"Star Trek: Discovery" explodes out of the gate - but what next?

"Star Trek: Discovery" explodes out of the gate - but what next?

Star Trek: Discovery is here and fans had plenty of feelings about the newest addition to the Star Trek family.

CBS said the subscriber boost came amid the best ever month and week for sign-ups on All Access amid the beginning of the National Football League season, the finale for "Big Brother" and the show's corresponding live feeds.

Unfortunately, you can't watch the series on Netflix in the USA yet, and we don't know if you will be able to watch this series on Netflix at any point. (She is, instead, first officer.) I was excited to see what she did next.

"Star Trek: Discovery's" first two episodes introduced the viewers to a new Starfleet crew.

After a 12-year absence from primetime TV, Star Trek is finally back on air.

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Aside from this, they also highlighted one of the main concerns of the whole series; the Klingons. Officer Burnham is introduced as a human raised by Sarek (James Frain).

Vulture wrote: "This is light years removed from being a ideal TV show, but it already shows signs of being a great one".

Klingon bigwig T'Kuvma mentions Donatu V at one point, a planet that was previously mentioned (in the Original Series' The Trouble with Tribbles, fact fans) as somewhere the Federation and the Klingons had an encounter during their cold war. The subtitled Klingon scenes give us a fascinating (though too briefly featured) bad guy: a racial purity-driven revolutionary who is intoxicated by dreams of reawakening a long-gone empire and armors his vessel with an exoskeleton made from dead warriors' coffins. And we also frequently visit the upstart Klingon leader T'Kuvma (Chris Obi) as he attempts to unify the 24 Houses of the Empire with a risky plan of aggression.

But that plan is looking a lot less insane now, because early reactions to Discovery are trickling in, and they're overwhelmingly positive.

So far, though, Discovery doesn't have the charms of either old-school or new-school Trek: Despite the show's title, the fenced-in time period in which it's set automatically eliminates the sense of the unknown that defines the best Trek, while the blockbuster visuals can't make up for its mostly generic protagonists and villains. Based on those reactions and pre-release trailers, it looks like Discovery is transporting Trek into the era of "prestige television" a la The Sopranos and Mad Men - character driven, episodic, complex, and great-looking.

One flashback shows us young Michael struggling to be educated at the high-tech Vulcan Learning Centre, an institution with individual viewscreen classrooms that played a part in the rebooted 2009 Star Trek film.

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