Subject: I'm skeptical.
Posted on: 2017-06-02 14:07:59 UTC

The last Star Trek prequel series was Enterprise, and we all know how THAT turned out. Additionally, one of the guys at the helm is the same guy responsible for the travesties of Into Darkness and Beyond. The whole thing is going through production hell, and frankly, none of it may matter, because the only way to even watch the show is on CBS All Access. Restricting your viewership is always a stupid idea, whether it's through awful and inconsistent time slots or through insisting that people have to be members of your private club to watch. (It's going to be pirated anyway, including by people who wouldn't normally stoop to that, simply out of frustration. Game of Thrones proved this.) The whole thing sounds like a recipe for crash and burn.

That said . . . the premise is interesting. From their vague hints, it looks like we may be exploring the Treaty of Armens, in which the Federation signed over several planets to the Sheliak Corporation. Perhaps we'll be focusing more on diplomacy than monsters of the week. The story is going to be told from the perspective of the first officer rather than the captain, which may offer fresh storytelling possibilities. We're definitely getting a more diverse cast and characters, finally practicing what Trek has preached all along. There are hopeful signs.

We'll just have to wait and see.

— Agent Supernumerary

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