Good news for Aussie viewers, this is dropping 25th Sep on Netflix
Oh, it would've been so much easier if CBS & Netflix came to an agreement about it being on Netflix in the US also. They could've done something like a release embargo where new episodes were released on CBS's streaming first and then released on Netflix after X weeks but, no... Netflix everywhere in the world will be showing it except here.Good news for Aussie viewers, this is dropping 25th Sep on Netflix
So, no. It isn't going to respect the timeline or the tech of TOS.The organic-like design of the Klingon ships & tech
Did I watch the same show? Laughably bad CGI and snarky, over the top dialogue. What a turd!!!
It felt like I was watching a movie the whole time. I'm old enough to have watched the TNG series during its original run, and I honestly can't think of anything that would have brought Star Trek to 21st century screens in a better way. This is a flawless 21st century adaptation/face lift of the Star Trek universe. It's all there, it just looks modern. J. J. Abrams with his botched version can't hold a candle to this one.
the whole time I was watching this I kept trying to remind myself that for the most part the entire 1st season of TNG sucked, but it just didn't help. There was no ''Oh this is gonna be good'' moment, instead other than a few lines of banter from the captain the dialogue was dry, poorly written, with no real chemistry between any of the cast. The story was full of holes, and it truly is style over substance and it did absolutely nothing to draw you in. On of the most obvious errors they made in production was not having Michael Westmore back as the main costume designer. Michael Westmore's designs were fluid and organic looking but also highly functional pieces, in this it looks like all of the Klingons have a mouth full of cotton balls just trying to get even the most basic and minimal movement from the prosthetics. I won't bother rehashing the same thing over and over again about the ship designs, they were rejected for a reason and should have stayed that way for all of those reasons and so many more. This is definitely more action,style over thought/emotion/action. The show runners are saying the third episode is almost like a second pilot because of the amount of changes in cast, ship, etc. so I might give it another chance with the next episode, but if it's more of the same as these first two ones, even being able to watch it for free wouldn't be enough to get me to stick around. The best analogy I can come up with is it's like a divorced couple both trying to fight for the "best parent" award (CBS and Paramount being the parents) and in the end they both end up losing all of their good qualities and raising a spoiled brat.
The production is solid and so is the casting, But the vulcan logic versus human emotions has been tackled way too many times over the star trek movies and all the series. It would have been a nice change of pace to engage a different main character identity than a human with a vulcan culture. I think it's just a twist to play the same cards, a new strategy is needed.
On a scale of 1-10 for Star Trek pilots, I give it a solid 6. It's got issues, but they're ones that can be overcome. I'm going to give it a few more episodes before I make up my mind.
Agreed thank you to all for posting. Oh and by the Way I would like to say Thank you to Lucille Ball for giving us Star Trek
Dude its not worth it, if people keep purchasing tv shows of any fashion, then tv as we know it will cost us $$$, I saw the preview, it was "ok", but Enterprise is the last good show from them....I have not even seen any of the shows, nor do I plan on buying another channel to see it.
I read this today as well as a review on another SciFi show:
Seth MacFarlane's"The Orville" takes a high concept and applies simple, human-based comedy in a sci-fi world, and it totally doesn't work. It's trying to be a sci-fi satire with a lot of laughs, but falls completely flat.
Family guy, the Orville, American dad have all indicated the non-existence of God, therefore he is atheist, plain and simple. Star Trek is also atheist, they are more man depending on man than Christian. The 2 space critter males sleeping together is also non-Christian, the space critter laying an egg, and it turns out female which in turn causes them to be upset is also an indicator. The Simpsons are also atheist, if any show tells the audience there is no God, they are being political and forcing their view upon others. Look, all of these shows are funny, and entertaining, but when they force their views on others, I don't enjoy them hardly anymore. I tune out the humanist, anti-God felgercarb, and focus on the plot. Its cool Bird of pre, you have your 1st amed, and so do I, I don't force my views, but the writers like so many from holly weird do. When they do, I'm out!I disagree with him about both, but I found neither a problem in The Orville any more so than Treks of the past. Other than a couple TOS episodes you wouldn't be surprised to believe the era of organized religion was over on Earth by TNG times. Not much different with The Orville. As for politics- most episodes went exactly as I'd expect any Trek episode to go in terms of politics but the comedic nod to a sort of galactic affirmative action rule where when rare species apply to Starflee-- err, Union Academy they get "fast tracked." Which was a relevant reflection of today. In fact it was kind of came down against affirmative action.