hepcat wrote:Yeah, I'm leaning towards
I liked episode 3. As I've said repeatedly, I'm fully aware I'm not getting MY Star Trek any time soon, but at least this one isn't crapping all over its memory...yet.
I liked Episodes 1 and 2 a lot. I'm more mixed on Episode 3. I thought it was good TV, it felt more like Aliens than Trek though. Although after thinking about it, I can remember a fair number of TOS episodes with horror themes. The Devil in the Dark, The Man Trap, Redjac, and Catspaw (originally a Halloween episode) all had elements of horror. I'm sure non-TOS shows did as well, although TOS is the only series I've watched so many times I've got episodes completely memorized.
hepcat wrote:I'm still having trouble accepting that Burnham was raised along side Spock for at least a few years, and that she was never mentioned before in any way, shape or form. But then I remember that Spock very rarely divulged much about his home life, and that Michael would probably have gone off to Star Fleet while Spock was pretty young.
Someone on a podcast I heard pointed out that we didn't hear about Spock's father until he showed up on Journey to Babel and we didn't find out about betrothed until she shows up in Amok Time. Then they mentioned that we didn't know about Spock's brother until he showed up and I was all "What! Spock had a brother?" And I looked it up, and he apparently showed up in Star Trek V
(which is one of two movies I haven't seen, the other being Insurrection).
So if Spock has some half-brother he's never talked about in three seasons and four movies of TOS, I don't particularly see why he can't have a foster sister he's never talked about.
hepcat wrote:I'm on board still. It's not done anything I find terribly egregious with the franchise. And Sonequa Martin-Green is really quite good in her role.
I'm enjoying it. It's very enjoyable TV. I haven't decided if it's enjoyable Star Trek. Certainly if we had stayed on the USS Shenzhou with Captain Georgiou I'd be feeling like we had a proper Star Trek series. I'm not sure I like my Federation ships to have half of their officers acting like jerks. So hopefully they'll be heading in a more optimistic by the end of the season. We'll have to see how the characters develop.