The positive audience reaction to Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a fine example. Fans hate to be patronised. By the end of Season 1, it feels uneven. Basically, the whole thing is a politically correct propaganda show. These things are going to irritate the fans.
Its upbeat vibe, well timed humour and its sense of optimism and thoughtful approach make it addictive viewing. . Overall just a shame: presumably a good chunk of the acting budget was spent on this headline name, and she's easily the worst actor in the show. It is well handled: we see that these men have a strong and loving relationship and there is a deep emotional hit later when one of them is harmed. The first season of Star Trek Discovery I can only describe as awful. Episode 10 is about a parallel universe in which - although the human race rules over everything, it's painted as an evil 'Terran Empire' and villified to the max.
Non-fans are likely to give up on this before the end of the season, and I can't really blame them. The bridge and ship interiors are too sparse - Engineering lacks any sense of powerful forces being held in check by advanced machinery. I believe the root cause of these problems is that studios put key people in charge, as producers or directors or screen writers or casting directors, who are just not that into the source material. But overall it does not make the grade. The prosthetics look nothing like earlier incarnations of the Klingons. Anything made with that level of care will have no problem attracting new, younger fans.
The idea of these beings as the galaxy's fiercest warriors is preposterous. A serious design mis-step here. I guess this minimises production expenditure on location shoots, but it severely limits the sense of adventure and discovery. Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice is the clearest example. Watch The Orville instead, it's 100 times better and has none of this political crap in it.
The full 15-episode Season 1 is available on Netflix here in Europe. A series like Star Trek wouldn't be complete without its special effects. Our movies and show should be politics free. Meanwhile all initial reviews are based on the pilot episodes 1 and 2 combined. That is patronising and it is a mistake, especially in this era of vast viewing choice. She successfully portrays an upright, capable but insubordinate character through the season's full story arc, and it's all plausible.
The pilot attracted good reviews - more than the full season deserves - in part simply from the pleasure of seeing a new Star Trek series on screen. Everyone is an independent and capable woman. She can't even say simple lines correctly her intonation is wrong and the wrong words are stressed. Even a low-budget sci-fi show like Killjoys excellent if you haven't seen it yet has more planets than this. That said, the hangover from season one remains and its uncomfortably starchy militaristic vibe, has not completely dissipated.
Description Imdb: Star Trek: Discovery - S01E13 2018 What's Past is Prologue Lorca plans to move forward with a coup against the Emperor, propelling Burnham to make a quick decision to save not only herself, but the U. A shame that her Vulcan upbringing doesn't come into the story so much in the season's later episodes. The only white male in a position of power is a single capitan, his with his flaws too. It came as a relief that the writers and producers listened to fans and crafted a much improved second season. In short not a dismal addition to the Trekkie universe but one that has a long way to go to redeem itself too. It does have some of the elements right Captain Lorca puts on a splendid Scottish accent at one point.
Fans are going to be, at least, annoyed. Her character here is supposed to have a Malaysian accent we know this because at one point she explains that she was born in Langkawi - that's an island in Malaysia but Malaysian people don't maul English like this. Star Trek: Discovery was - you would hope - aiming for that target. There are some great ideas lurking in this, but it also has some serious issues: bad pacing, terrible acting in parts, and some obvious signs of a limited budget. Some people think that sci-fi fans will swallow any old rubbish. Because the core mantra of this alternate human race is - listen to this - preserving their own kind basically, they made an episode about just how bad a racist universe might be.
There have been other recent geek favourites which have disappointed, even though they have had big budgets and big names involved. Like the vacuum of space it was sucked dry of the warmth and sense of hope and optimism found in the wonderful 1990's series. Here again there is a mixed bag: some beautiful work with the 'mycelia' and the general space scenes are pretty, though it all seems a bit static. The uniforms also look more up-to-date. It feels like a missed opportunity to bring this much-loved franchise up to date. If this is an intended effect then it's extremely badly portrayed. .
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