- Sun Jul 31, 2016 8:57 am
Regarding the TV thing, I think this is a matter of choice rather than just trying to use an existing thing, that they LIKE the McQ illustration (god knows why) and wanted it this way.
I probably would have liked TNG better if David Gerrold hadn't taken that particular Probert E-D sketch to GR, because MAYBE it wouldn't have wound up with those shortened and reshortened nacelles and front-heavy look with the huge goofy dish.
Considering some of the folks on this show, I'd expect better taste, but then again, we don't know where they're going with this. Since they're already in the green on this series, I think this is guaranteed a couple seasons, just like TNG, regardless of quality, but honestly I was expecting a serious winner to emerge, and now I'm not sure that is forthcoming. I am figuring a less-than-heroic captain or lead will be a part of things, given how recent series seem to be about bad guys.
I'd embrace the chasing down of a renegade capt and starship, but that doesn't fit the literal-minded description of DISCOVERY (though I suppose if it is a process of revealing something underhanded about Fed and SF, that IS a form of discovery.)
Then again, I'm the guy who always wants his trek taking place right after TUC and GEN, because I like the look and the retro-paranoid feel of SFS and TUC ('sir, that's a subject I don't think you should be discussing in public' is a line that seems SO away from TREK trademark optimism, yet it resonates so well for me.)
I'll probably see BEYOND tomorrow after getting my oil changed. Even though my wife is a huge Elba fan, she flat-out will not go see the movie, having been burned by the misuse of Cumberbatch last time, back when I didn't want to go (but went anyway, though we both happily skipped the 09 in theaters and still think we didn't miss a thing.) I'm really expecting to like but not love it, which will put it at least a bit above any Trek after 1989 (only like TUC well after the fact and FC has never spoken to me - I only really enjoyed it on blu-ray, and still skipped past a lot of Cochrane stuff.)