Thought I’d give it a bit of time before commenting. I’m actually enjoying the show as a stand alone sci-fi, but sorry, it’s not Star Trek. Too many inconsistencies for my liking.
Changing the Klingons yet again. Why? I thought maybe there’d be some explanation during the show, but so far nothing. Perhaps it’ll come later, but for now it just seems like change for change’s sake. Yes they’ve been changed before. But at that time we’d only had 3 seasons of TOS, not an entire body of work where the Klingon ‘look’ and social structure has been established.
The timeline. It’s supposed to be between Enterprise and TOS, but the technology on display is far more advanced than TOS, and even some of Next Gen. And to the best of my knowledge the ‘spore’ drive has never been mentioned before. Happy to be corrected, but surely it would have come up in an episode of the previous series, even as a ‘it was tried but abandoned concept’ reference. Unless of course it was all hush-hush?
Empathy. The previous series made you care about the characters within it. Some took a bit longer than others, but you became invested in their fate. Ok so I’m probably being unfair, it’s only four episodes in. But so far the only person I had any interest in they killed off in the first episode.
So having said all of that. I’m going to keep watching. I am interested in seeing where they go with it, and it does have potential, but I’m just not treating it as a ‘Star Trek’ series. And if they start calling the spores midi-chlorians, I’m out of here.