Imagination Connoisseur, Jamie Thomas, loves Star Trek and offers a critical perspective of what’s been done to the franchise since Bad Robot and Secret Hideout have been at the con.

Hi Rob,

This is my first time contacting you after watching a handful of your Youtube videos and I am thankful to hear that there are other fans out there who love Star Trek and are willing to call out Star Trek: Discovery for its lazy, terrible storytelling.

I couldn’t get past the first two episodes, it was a struggle to keep going after that terrible scene where Georgiou walked a Starfleet Delta insignia into the sand, DURING A SANDSTORM in an attempt to contact the ship in orbit. I felt my intelligence being severely insulted and I was saddened that the writers felt that all it took to make this a “Star Trek” show was a really poorly conceived, idiotic wink to the camera by having the characters attempt to pull off this truly stupid maneuver.

I’ve read various pieces of information about other episodes of ST:DISC but I can’t bear to watch it, I have better things to do with my time than engage with this rubbish.

I wholeheartedly agree with your observations about the comparisons between Star Trek and its potential to “become the next MCU.”  Star Trek was already a rich expansive universe, filled with diverse characters and interesting stories, shared across 4 television series and 10 films.

It is sadly now run by a corporation who don’t truly understand the property they’ve been handed.

I’m cautious about the new Star Trek: Picard series as it is being run by the knuckleheads that produced the reboot films, but I’m willing to wait and see how it turns out. Fingers crossed!

In summation, the entire JJ/Bad Robot/Secret Hideout run of Star Trek can be easily boiled down to one scene in the awful STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS film where Chris Pine’s Kirk swing kicks the warp core component back into alignment.

The writers need to ask themselves, is that how they would repair the LHC at CERN? If the answer is no, then it shouldn’t be the solution to repairing an extremely complex device that is designed to warp space in-order to allow faster than light travel, in a Star Trek show which is founded on the principles of science and verisimilitude. Respect your audience, don’t go for the “because it looks cool” solution.

For me, Star Trek ended in 2005 when Enterprise was sadly brought to an end.

RIP Star Trek.

– Jamie T.

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