Rating: 4/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Drama
I’ve always been more of a Stargate SG-1 fan than Star Trek. I grew up crushing on Richard Dean Anderson on MacGyver (the original TV series) so of course I was crazy about SG-1. I remember watching a few episodes of Star Trek during my childhood but they didn’t really blip on my radar. It wasn’t until I watched the 2009-2013 Star Trek movies with Chris Pine & Zachary Quinto that I totally fell for Spock. And I’ve lost count of how many times I watched all 3 movies.
So a few weeks ago when I was deep in my rut, I decided to binge-watch Star Trek Discovery. I sure as hell did not know Spock had a sister! A foster sister but still, it was quite weird for me to ‘meet’ this human Vulcan named Michael of all things. I never did find out why she was named Michael. She was quite Vulcan in her ways and yet so very human at times.
I loved the modern feel to the TV show and I enjoyed the different character dynamics a lot but I never did warm up to Michael. I liked the other characters way better than her. I definitely prefer Spock to her.
The show hooked me in from the beginning of that first episode with T’kuvma’s Speech in the opening scene. Oh, the irony! I loved that. One of my favorite things about Spock is how he delivers sarcastic barbs with that cool aplomb of his so I loved the irony of T’kuvma’s reason for trying to unite his people against the Federation.
The plot-line kept me entertained and it had a major, fantastic plot-twist. Holy cow, I so did not see that coming. Loved the alternate Philippa Georgiou, who was quite badass. All in all, for a first season, Star Trek Discovery wasn’t bad at all.