Star Trek: Discovery Season 1 Ends

And, that’s a wrap!

Overall, while I did not agree with everything I saw in Star Trek: Discovery or its tone and its modern TV story-telling style, it has been an exciting season of Star Trek, full of twists and homages. I am confident that the franchise will not only survive on the small-screen but also thrive, even before I saw Discovery‘s version of the original Enterprise. Heck, I’ve been thinking that Discovery‘s show runners should prepare another Star Trek series set after Voyager to run concurrently with Discovery.

Grade: somewhere between B+ and A-, for presenting a lot of new ideas and a fresh version of the future without using the established Prime Universe as a crutch. Discovery doesn’t get a full A from me because its shorter season structure leaves many characters and story lines rushed and underdeveloped, technical and stylistic incongruencies with the Prime Universe, and its lack of memorable musical scoring, a la Ron Jones or Dennis McCarthy. I mean, will Keyla Detmer say anything yet and will we know more about Airiam, one of the few cyborg or robotic Starfleet officers ever seen?

Regardless, the world needs more Star Trek. And Toronto, where Discovery is filmed and where I live, needs more Star Trek!


Some legal terms

  • Attorney (America and Quebec): an all-purpose lawyer.
  • Barrister (Britain): a lawyer who can plead cases before the “higher” common law courts. Their job is to build cases with their specialized legal expertise and to defend it in court.
  • Litigator (Canada): a barrister.
  • Solicitor (Britain): a lawyer who cannot plead cases before the higher courts. Solicitors handle civil law cases, like a North American paralegal. At the higher court level, they serve as law clerks to and as contractors for barristers.