Star Trek Discovery is Still Missing the Spirit of Star Trek

Stamets and Culber in Star Trek: Discovery

The showrunners of Star Trek: Discovery raised some eyebrows when, before the show premiered, they spoke about how modern, prestige shows like Game of Thrones were a major influence on their approach to the venerable science fiction franchise. Some of those influences were givens, and more a product of the fact Star Trek had been absent from television for over a decade and would have to modernize a bit. That meant higher production values, a more modern sense of humor, and highly serialized storytelling, which have all worked to varying degrees.

The problems have arisen from what showrunners Gretchen J. Berg and Aaron Harberts specifically cited as …

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