I’ve finished re-watching all of the Enterprise Trek series. (Yes, it was a bit of work…)
I’ve come to the conclusion that the basic problem with both of them is the same, though Discovery has more of it.
It has three parts.
1) Grumpy Crew.
One of Gene’s “things” was that the Bridge Crew ought to get along well with each other. There was camaraderie between them. My Spouse pointed out to me that she LOVED to watch the emotional and social dynamic between the crew members and it was missing. Now it shouts at me. Archer goes negative at his crewmates way too often. In Discovery it is all very negative story lines as the various crew have “Drama” between them. In short: The Bridge Crew ought not to be “Drama Queens”. Period. Find your “drama” somewhere else. The Crew is supposed to be a family. Occasionally with “family complexities” (like Picard picking up with The Doctor or Deanna and The First Officer having “history” together) but they ought NOT to be combative with each other.
2) Failure to follow canon.
In both shows they trot out all sorts of aliens, technology, and “crap” that is NEVER EVER SEEN in ST-The Original. Now as both are supposed to be BEFORE ST-The Original, how in hell can that stuff happen? It’s just offensive. They could have had all sorts of “back fill” stories that fit canon and were already written in the novels. A good decade of shows could have been filmed based just on that. It is offensive to me that they were so stupid as to put “LOOK AT MY NEW VISION!!!” ahead of the canon and fan base. Thus they died in a couple of seasons. (Instead of the 7 that were there for those that followed the Roddenberry Doctrine.)
3) Re-treads and Plagiarism.
Each show has a return to the alternative universe “Evil Empire” idea. There is just so much rehashing of old plot lines it is boring. Alternative universes. Other “time lines”. The “time war”. I’m sorry, but at what point does “It is old hat” sink in for you folks, eh?
I realize that #3 is in conflict with #2 as canon says it happened, but really, no other story line available? And you didn’t even make them agree?
Then there is the whole “tardigrade” thing. It is clear plagiarism from the video game. Plus, the idea of a mold, pardon,. mycelium, network throughout space is just Fantasy BULL SHIT. Here I am expecting Science FICTION and you feed me FANTASY? (Look up the definitions on your own time…)
So here it is Monday. On Sunday the “series final” ran. Maybe I’ll watch it by Wednesday….
What kind of “franchise” is that? I don’t give a Damn enough to bother to see the “finale” in a few days? As your “hard core fan base”? Yeah, really…
I’m an effing “Hard Core Trekkie”. And the spouse is worse than me. She owns EVERY Star Trek book there is. I’ve lost count of the videos we own. She does not like Enterprise and will not watch Discovery.
Trigger warning: If you can ne accept reality, nor speak the truth, nor stand a few wee words of perdition, get ye gone lad or lassie, get ye gone as ‘yer already lost!
Yet Another Fucking Reboot? ( YAFR? )
Are you fucking kidding me? How the hell do you reboot the PAST of an iconic FRANCHISE?
The “Idiots In Suits” is strong in this one….