With season 1 of Discovery half way over, your pros and cons so far?

Okay, here are mine. Apologies if I'm not adding anything new and just repeating what others have said!


  1. Fantastic visuals. The special effects are terrific (for the most part). Discovery has a big budget and it shows in virtually every frame. It's gorgeous.

  2. Serialised storytelling. While I'm not a massive fan of the Klingon War arc (more on that later), the fact that Discovery has embraced the format from the very beginning is a good thing IMO. It helps keep the show focused.

  3. Great characters. I'm still not sold on Michael, and I feel like the decision to make her the central character isn't a great one, but the rest of them more than make up for it.

  4. The unknown. The budget has allowed them to


  1. Surprisingly terrible space battles. Perhaps I'm on my own with this, but I find the exterior shots horrendous. They are full of quirky camera angles and quick cuts that (particularly in the opener) make it rather difficult to see just what is going on. The older Treks might not have had the most exciting camera work, but at least you could always tell what was happening on screen! Also, the weapons fire sound effects are strangely weedy and make the ships sound awfully underpowered. Those Bird of Preys from a couple of episodes back sounded like they were using the Klobb from GoldenEye on the N64. Oh, and the
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