My opinion of Star Trek: Discovery is positive, but there’s still something that annoys me and since it’s a bit of a spoiler, you should stop reading here until you watched season 1.
Star Trek: Discovery shouldn’t have been a prequel. STD (oops, unfortunate acronym) should have been a sequel to all the other Star Treks we had. I don’t understand why they made it a prequel. It’s not trying to explain an origin story; if anything, it’s destroying Star Trek cannon.
If it was a sequel, in the 25th century:
- the uniforms wouldn’t be an issue
- the introduction of new races wouldn’t be an issue
- the introduction of a human that went through Vulcan academy wouldn’t be an issue (she could be Spock’s protege, instead of Spock’s father’s protege)
- the Klingons looking different wouldn’t be an issue
- flat screens and holograms wouldn’t be an issue
- the use of a sort of holodeck wouldn’t be an issue
- discovering a way to teleport through the galaxy without needing warp drives wouldn’t be an issue
- we could have Star Trek: The Next Generation, Voyager and Deep Space 9 cameos.
Why make it a prequel then? There’s no advantage to having it be a prequel. You could still have a war with the Klingons if they wanted to bank on their fame (although a war with the Borg is much more frightening in my opinion, specially since peace with the Borg is impossible).
They couldn’t have the flip phones, I mean, the communicators, which apparently are iconic enough to put on one of the posters, but aren’t the badge communicators also iconic? And if not, it feels like a small lose.
I don’t understand this obsession with needles prequels, are people afraid of the future? of moving forward and seeing what happens next?