I'm a huge Star Trek fan and have been watching since the very beginning. Since I'm not a member of CBS All Access, I've been disappointed not to have been able to watch Discovery. I recently found Season 1 on Blue Ray at Best Buy so I bought it. I'm not quite half way through the season but I'm really loving the story and the homage to the original show. Watching the special features has really enlightened me to how they are keeping that in mind but also utilizing today's newer technology. If you haven't seen the show yet, it's worth it to buy it now and catch up. Next I'll be waiting for Season 2 to be available to purchase!
This Star Trek series is different from all the previous series, in an attractive fashion. In the ST time line this ST is post ST Enterprise and just before the original ST started. There are some fimilar characters from the original series in Discovery. The new characters are an interesting and many cases a likeable group. There are several interesting and occasionally surprising story lines. The special effects are excellent, but like the other ST series its the characters that make this show work. Closer to the first two new ST movies in character than to the various series.
If you're one of those serious trekkies you may or may not enjoy the series as it's approach to 'canon' is definitely different. If you go into it as a new trek series, you'll probably like it. The writing was good and the performances were excellent even when a couple of the stories kind of lagged.
Wish it were in 4k, but the Blu-Ray is a big upgrade over the streaming version. Picture is *much* more detailed and the sound is much, much cleaner since neither is compressed for streaming.
Only other thing I'd have liked would've been a digital version since I'm not a CBS streaming subscriber.
I have a subscription to CBS All Access and was disappointed by the quality of the streaming. The streaming audio was Dolby Pro Logic and the picture quality was disappointing at times. The blue ray version is much better with uncompressed DTS HD Master audio the the picture is pristine. Only 4 four stars because I wish CBS would have released a 4K UHD version with Dolby Atmos or DTS-X, but this set is well worth buying if you have a high end home theater system or if you don't have a subscription to CBS All Access. The content is wonderful.
I saw the very first episode of the TV series Star Trek in the fall of 1965 and have watched with renewed gratitude to Gene Roddenberry and his successors as each new series and motion picture came out. And this new series did not disappoint. It is a bit of the old into the new. The time is 10 years prior to the U. S. S. Enterprise 1701 first leaving dry dock. In this new series we get situations expanded upon that only got a comment in the original series giving a connection to those long ago episodes. I can hardly wait till season 2 is released!!
This was a fairly enjoyable season of science fiction, yet they may be stressing the social diversity and inclusion angles a little bit much. The visual effects are outstanding for a TV series, and they do a good job of keeping the tech looking modern on screen without being to a point past The Original Series that the story is supposed to be a decade prior to. Though I'm sure there are tons of people who refuse to accept this show as canon. But for most Trek fans, watching Discovery will be an enjoyable experience.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
We made it through season one and it was excellent. Interesting new characters, lots of twists and turns in the plot, great special effects, the sound is really top notch -- all in all Star Trek just keeps rolling along.