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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 24, 2017
    10
    Had the pleasure of attending the red carpet premiere. The budget seems as if it was a film per episode. This is an incredible addition to theHad the pleasure of attending the red carpet premiere. The budget seems as if it was a film per episode. This is an incredible addition to the Star Trek Universe. Expand
  2. Apr 8, 2018
    10
    Fan Clubs have flooded this website with "bad" reviews in the hopes it will bring down the favorable rating. However, anyone with a brain andFan Clubs have flooded this website with "bad" reviews in the hopes it will bring down the favorable rating. However, anyone with a brain and some Sci-Fi background knows good science fiction when they see it. Star Trek Discovery is made up of great fans, devoted to the series. They've accomplished what few could - take a dying series and breathe new life into it. So many sour grapes when those who have tried to trash this show and say how "brilliant" the Orville is must disappointed to see their ratings are the exact opposite of what they hoped. The true Star Trek fan LOVES this show and the post show, both well done. Expand
  3. Feb 11, 2018
    8
    As the season has worn on, it's become a better show. I noticed that most of the bad scores were from earlier in the season. The majority ofAs the season has worn on, it's become a better show. I noticed that most of the bad scores were from earlier in the season. The majority of those that have watched the entire season have enjoyed it. As one fellow trekker told me, it grew on me. Expand
  4. Oct 16, 2017
    2
    The series is trying to evoke the spirit of the Star Trek franchise but copies too much errors done by the J.J.Abrams movies: CGI effects areThe series is trying to evoke the spirit of the Star Trek franchise but copies too much errors done by the J.J.Abrams movies: CGI effects are more in the centre of the series than the actual a bit thin story which hat to fall flat when no emotional connection is possibe as the opponent (some unnecessary re-boot of the Klingons) can't move it's face under a thick rubber mask and struggles to speak with his false teeth... from there on it's less "to boldly go" and communicate with foreign species but more trying not to laugh about this new instance of what one was "Star Trek". And yes the change of the showrunner before a premiere is never a premise to the quality of a series... Expand
  5. Feb 13, 2018
    1
    It could have been a good new entry into the star trek franchise. The pilot is the best of the whole season and it is not really good. AtIt could have been a good new entry into the star trek franchise. The pilot is the best of the whole season and it is not really good. At episode 3 it is over the discovery comes into play and with it ... well the worst Star Trek series yet.
    Why must be everything new, if it is named Star Trek?`Why don't they use the Characters and "history" of the Trek-universe if the series should be playing right in that universe?

    Star Trek Discovery wouldn't be that bad if it had been its own IP. Just "Discovery" with a whole new "universe". If you don't want to use Star Trek lore, just don't name it so.
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  6. Nov 18, 2018
    0
    It's full of PC rubbish and Feminist garbage!!! You can tell the lead role is suppose to be a transsexual (looks like a man but is a woman)It's full of PC rubbish and Feminist garbage!!! You can tell the lead role is suppose to be a transsexual (looks like a man but is a woman) where the first romance is 2 gay men hence you should keep your kids away from watching this at all costs! Expand
  7. Oct 24, 2017
    0
    How utterly disappointing. The writers of this show have completely missed the point of Star Trek. There’s no solidarity among the crew, thereHow utterly disappointing. The writers of this show have completely missed the point of Star Trek. There’s no solidarity among the crew, there is conflict EVERYWHERE, they’re using **** saying **** A LOT, being sarcastic with each other, questioning superior officers all over the place, and torturing an innocent creature for their own benefit. And the storyline with the Klingons is overbearing. It’s just terrible and it’s simply not Star Trek. It’s just stolen the name. Expand

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