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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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