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TV Show Review: Star Trek Discovery S01

Rating: 4/5 ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Drama


Iโ€™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 didnโ€™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 Iโ€™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 โ€˜meetโ€™ 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 Tโ€™kuvmaโ€™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 wasnโ€™t bad at all.


I'm a die-hard bibliophile and I'm also an introvert. My blog's about books, books and more books. (yep, that was easy) I might, from time to time, write about life and its vagaries. I like taking pictures of books and doing origami.

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