Star Trek Discovery is one of the most polarizing series in the Star Trek franchise. For many people, it just doesn’t feel like Star Trek.
I disagree because I don’t think there is one Star Trek style. Good luck lumping the original Star Trek, the Next Generation, the rebooted Star Trek and Picard and coming up with one common style.
I found the third season of Discovery to be the best season yet. The reason for this is that it took care of one of my pet peeves concerning the series.
Considering it was supposed to take place just before the original series in chronology, the technology was far beyond even what we find in the Next Generation, which took place a century later.
Of course our special effects technologies far better that the late 1960s or even the 1990s but it didn’t have to be this way. The Mandalorian has proved that you make a series that looks like the technology of the other stories in that time period.
In season three of Discovery, they are sent far into the future. Now, instead of being more advanced than all other ships, they are an antique. They actually require upgrades to get where they are supposed to be.
I really liked the set up of this future Star Trek universe. There are plenty of connections to the existing Star Trek mythology but the setting is fresh. Discovery feels like it is where it is supposed to be.
I don’t know what the future is for Discovery, but I hope they stay in the future and don’t return to the past. This is a much better universe for the show.
One of the interesting things about Discovery is their focus on LGBTQ. Most shows today have a “token” gay character but that is not the care here. They have a gay couple, a lesbian character and a couple made up of a gender-fluid person and a transgender person. Some people don’t like this but it doesn’t bother me.
I enjoyed the third season of Discovery and hope there are many more to come.