@cbstv finally premieres a brand new ambitious #StarTrek show, "Star Trek: Discovery", with a 2 episode prologue! Here's the 1st!
When showrunners @bryanfullergram & #AlexKurtzman announced they were working on a new prequel show, set 10 years before the 1966 #TheOriginalSeries, I was very skeptical like many, if not everyone. After many corporate halts & even premature criticism from people, not sure it'll be any good... but after THIS 1st ep, it's DAMN GOOD! Great, rather. The show looks majestic! Boasting rich cinematic visuals of space & ships, it's bonkers just to think what kind of funds & artistic work went into this. The production value is on the level of a feature film. The intricate setpieces aside, the camerawork is sterling too; the tilted angle for major scenes adds to a sense of urgency. The cast is bolstered by a strong lead, #MichaelBurnham, played by the very talented & emoting @therealsonequa. Her scarred past is teased, as a human raised by #Vulcans (by #Sarek no less, played with a cold veneer by #JamesFrain). She carries every scene with a flair, even in the presence of veterans @michelleyeoh_official & @actordougjones, playing #PhilippaGeorgiou & #Saru respectively. Philippa's relationship with Michael, clearly extending beyond professional to mentor, is handled with finesse & Saru's friendly feud with Michael is fun. The #Klingons, heavily redesigned in this iteration, start their rebellion led by the radical, orthodox #TKuvma & his new "torchbearer" #Voq & it's exciting to see the first of their numerous battles to come with the #Starfleet.
As hooking the performances are, some of the actors' lines are half-baked cheese, which doesn't compliment the epic, serious tone of the scenes.
This show subtly touches upon bold elements like racism, which is a great new ground broken. The #VulcanNervePinch is back! I lol'ed when Michael uses it! Also, seeing the Klingon culture again via a beautifully filmed funeral scene is gushingly wondrous. Excited to explore more of their race!
#Dobsays #StarTrekDiscovery S1E1 is ~ 6/7.
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