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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars4
Unless you are an absolute, bonafide classic Star Trek fan (aka ST:TOS 1965 -1969) you are going to enjoy the new vision of the classic Star Trek universe. Star Trek: Discovery is a stand apart series that tries to give a backstory to the original Trek series without resorting to the conventional technology of the mid-60s. Consider this as what Star Trek may have looked like had it been made in 2017 and get over the inconsistencies. You'll find that Discovery is a new vision with refreshingly new scenarios and promise. The effects are bolder, the storylines darker, the drama more intense. It is Star Trek to a new level of depth. Peppered throughout the series are shadows of things to come, and the producers have desperately tried to connect the series to the series of the original universe (as opposed to the alternate timeline of J.J. Abrams' "Kelvin timeline" universe). The effort seems like a freshman treatment at times with forgettable moments and side stories, yet in light of this being a project that has shifted production teams several times, it is forgivable. It was an almost impossible task considering the demands of fans of all the other series and movies. Somehow it manages to hold its own when seen as one huge ten part episode. Discovery is not perfect, but it is daring - it pushes the envelope and takes us to places "NO ONE has ever gone before." This Blu-Ray DVD Series One set promises a deeper insight into the production of a series it took literally years to complete. It includes cast and crew interviews, behind the scenes features and never seen before deleted scenes that prepare you for the upcoming second season. This is a series that needs to be added to most every Trekker or Trekkie's library. Keep in mind that the series is dark and deserves the mature rating it carries. Parents should be advised of the adult nature, violence and language.
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Rating: 1 out of 5 stars1
The steelbook package is great for collectors. That is about it. If you have been watching Star Trek since the beginning like I have and are fans that attends conventions like we do than this version of Star Trek will be a MAJOR disappointment for you. If you like the new Star Trek that JJ Abrams has created then you will appreciate this DVD set. This version of Star Trek does not fit into the timeline because of the technology. It is more closely aligned to the Abrams universe. The Klingande’s are not the Klingons anymore and some of the technology is just downright goofy. I have met thousands upon thousands of fans at numerous conventions who all feel the same. This is not Star Trek as Roddenberry created it. For something that was supposed to take place between enterprise and the original series the technology is more advanced then what we saw in voyager in some cases. It doesn’t look like Star Trek and certainly does not feel like Star Trek. Would have been better if this was set in the alternate timeline. That’s where it belongs and that’s where it would have fit. So as you can probably guess, if you are a Roddenberry Star Trek fan do not waste your money or energy with this DVD set. Sorry. I wanted so very much to love Discovery as much as all of the other Star Trek series to date. I love the new Battlestar Galactica just as much as the old Battlestar Galactica. I most definitely can accept a redo. But the new Battlestar Galactica does not claim to be in the original timeline. It is a standalone product unique to itself. But, Discovery just doesn’t have any place in the original ‘normal’ Star Trek series timeline.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars5
Discovery has outstanding Visual Effects, the cast is great specialty Lieutenant Saru and First Officer Michael Gurnham. The Steelbook is the best one Best Buy was ever put out. As for the what the Klingon looked like one must remember that Klingon scientists used genetic material from human test subjects to create augmented soldiers which caused a viral pandemic that produces human-like features. Dr. Phlox of the Enterprise which is 95 years before Discovery founded a cure for the virus. So nobody knows what the Klingon looked like after the virus was stopped for they were that been seen for 100 years.
I would recommend this to a friend