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  • Summary: 10 years before the Enterprise, the U.S.S. Discovery sets out to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before.

    The current Star Trek is available for streaming on CBS All Access.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Reviewed by: Ira Madison III
    Sep 24, 2017
    90
    It’s even more beautiful watching two women of color, black and Asian, navigate a realm that traditionally hasn’t included them. It honors sci-fi’s history while giving it a bold new future to stake claim in, making Star Trek essential television for the first time in decades.
  2. Reviewed by: Darren Franich
    Sep 24, 2017
    83
    You respect the ambition of unspooling this story gradually, but the third episode also retroactively makes the two-part prologue feel even more overextended. This feels like a show struggling to find its heart. But at least Martin-Green gives it a pulse.
  3. Reviewed by: Dave Nemetz
    Sep 24, 2017
    83
    All told, Discovery still has some storytelling kinks to work out with the Klingons, and all the breathless action in the first two episodes didn’t leave a ton of room for character development beyond Burnham. But the seeds for a compelling series are definitely there--and, best of all, it feels like Star Trek.
  4. Reviewed by: Maureen Ryan
    Sep 24, 2017
    75
    It’s the moral murk that Burnham must wade through that gives Discovery its tantalizing possibilities.
  5. Reviewed by: Alan Sepinwall
    Sep 24, 2017
    70
    Star Trek can be whatever it wants. Discovery is Star Trek. Maybe even, in time, a really good merging of past traditions and present television.
  6. Reviewed by: Bill Keveney
    Sep 24, 2017
    63
    Soars in ambition and devotion to Star Trek history and mythology, but stalls with certain plot details and stilted dialogue.
  7. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    Oct 19, 2017
    50
    Discovery feels like it’s adrift between the adventure-of-the-week format of its network-TV predecessors and the kind of complex serial favored by cable and streaming.

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  1. Sep 25, 2017
    10
    I wouldn't have given this show a 10 if it weren't for all that haters that clearly want a decent show to fail. True score: 7.5-8. Don'tI wouldn't have given this show a 10 if it weren't for all that haters that clearly want a decent show to fail. True score: 7.5-8. Don't listen to the haters, this show is pretty good Expand
  2. Sep 25, 2017
    9
    Fan reviews here are way too harsh. This is a great evolution of the franchise, with above-average acting featuring strong female leads, goodFan reviews here are way too harsh. This is a great evolution of the franchise, with above-average acting featuring strong female leads, good production value (which is more than can be said of most Star Trek TV), and a good story to kick things off.

    The 2 episode premiere was better produced than all Star Trek television series aside from the Original (which is impossible to beat due to it's legacy), and Star Trek TNG, which doesn't really get going til Season 3, and is philosophically brilliant + features Patrick Stewart, who like the Original, is hard to beat.

    All in all this was a fun watch with great production value and good kickoff story to set up for the season. I'm excited to see where it heads next.
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  3. Sep 25, 2017
    7
    though I will not pay to continue watching this show I will admit I liked the episode I watched of it I had fun watching the action and justthough I will not pay to continue watching this show I will admit I liked the episode I watched of it I had fun watching the action and just having a good time in general I really enjoyed the female lead as well she was fantastic and a good example for young girls and also young boys when looking for a girlfriend her qualities and values are excellent this is a must watch believe me Expand
  4. Nov 2, 2017
    2
    I really wanted to like it. I gave it a chance and actually thought the first two episodes were promising, if a little odd. But it quicklyI really wanted to like it. I gave it a chance and actually thought the first two episodes were promising, if a little odd. But it quickly went off the rails. Between the constant bickering and undermining between crew members, the utterly bizarre and unnecessary way they've altered the Klingons (arguably the best villains in sci-fi history), or the introduction of radical new technology into a PREQUEL that's supposedly canon... it all adds up to a disaster. Fact is there's not ONE likeable character on the whole show. Everyone is either annoying, obnoxious, or just plain dumb. And this has nothing to do with 'diversity' or any of the controversial elements that people have been talking about... it's just a poorly written and executed show.

    I'm just really disappointed here. This show really is not Star Trek. Not tonally, not stylistically not in any recognizable sense. It's a shame too... with the budget they were given, they had a great opportunity here. Instead we got... well, not a whole lot other than some nice special effects.
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  5. Jan 13, 2019
    0
    I saw the trailer to this just now, and was curious to see what happened to Star Trek with this strange clip. Not only did most of theI saw the trailer to this just now, and was curious to see what happened to Star Trek with this strange clip. Not only did most of the negative comments express my initial thoughts to a 30 second trailer, but i thank you all for sparing me from this televised diarrhea Expand
  6. Sep 28, 2017
    0
    Watch the Orville instead. Discovery is not Star Trek in any way shape or form. Its yet another horrendous apparition dreamed up by TV ExecsWatch the Orville instead. Discovery is not Star Trek in any way shape or form. Its yet another horrendous apparition dreamed up by TV Execs as a vehicle to push globalist propaganda and progressive political dogma with a big helpful of feminist poison. Flashy visuals to little to hide the fact that this production has no soul. Expand
  7. Sep 24, 2017
    0
    Lets see...
    -purple hairless lizard klingons
    -prequel -one chillion gender **** -non captain protagonist -ugly ship -**** on the lore
    Lets see...
    -purple hairless lizard klingons
    -prequel
    -one chillion gender ****
    -non captain protagonist
    -ugly ship
    -**** on the lore
    -midle finger to all the fans who dare to complain
    yep, dont like it
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