OleMissCub wrote:Sammy Sofa wrote:It's OK; it is indeed a love letter to a show that was mediocre (or worse) more often than not. It's a pleasant enough watch, but I can't see how it could possibly actually start pulling off good to great TNG unless it does a pretty dramatic about face (and ditches MacFarlane; bottom line, the guy's range is WAY too limited for the role he's given himself).
Well you know that won’t happen since it’s essentially his Star Trek fan fiction
Right, so I don't see it having a ceiling higher than the TV equivalent of a pleasant bowl of soup. I think the hype it gets as time as being "real ST" is hinged mostly on how much it reminds people of the nostalgia they have for middling episodes of TNG, which is ultimately a pretty low bar to hurdle. It's fine! But I don't see, unfortunately, how it can really become much more than what it is right now.
I also think it's overstated by some fans how "real ST" is something less intense than Discovery (which I also think is just OK); TNG didn't become any good until Roddenberry stepped back and they were able to ditch his "in the future nobody has any conflict" BS. DS9 went from being a totally forgettable spinoff to great sci-fi series once they embraced depicting what a war in that universe would be like. Discovery's problems aren't, IMO, that it's "too dark" so much as it just hasn't found its footing yet with the characters and the stories they want to tell, and, especially, that they needlessly shoehorned in as a prequel.