Why don’t you tell us what you really think
Whilst I didn’t hate it, there were certainly things that annoyed me.
Firstly, the Klingons. Why do they look different (yet again)? Is it simply to differentiate them from the Klingons of other eras/shows? This annoyed me. I’m not saying they didn’t look great… they did. But just changing them for the sake of it just to show you can seemed pointless. Yes, you can make the makeup look better (and this did look better) but you don’t need to change the design so drastically.
Subtitles. Nobody enjoys a bit of actual Klingon more than me, but this got tiring and old very, very quickly. Then at one point they chucked in a line in English making you think “Ah, now they’ll switch to English Hunt for Red October Style” but they didn’t. Not to mention, every single Klingon sounded like he was constipated. Suspend belief and let them speak English as though we’ve all got a Universal Translator like every other show did, and move the story along a bit.
Also the subtitles themselves (at least watching on our Apple TV) were very small and hard to read for my partner, even with his glasses on.
Sarek. Nice to see you mate, but you don’t look remotely like Mark Lenard and you don’t really sound much like him either. I know that isn’t a pre-requisite, but it may as well have been a new Vulcan character all together.
The old tired cliche of an officer defying orders and being put before the court/tribunal/whatever to be punished. Give us a break, we all know she ends up on Discovery. Save us the tormented journey.
I agree with Kionon above, it felt very BSG like in parts, particularly the music.
It looked amazing, but the writing could certainly use some work.
BTW, has anyone ever met a girl named Michael?