We wrapped up Star Trek Discovery’s second season last night. Visually stunning, fun, well-acted, with a great score. But also: poorly paced, convoluted, and confusing to follow the plot.

I can’t dislike it, mainly because of Michelle Yeoh and Anson Mount, but I wish I could have liked it more. It was so preoccupied with tying itself into existing cannon that I think it lost itself. Changing show runners halfway through the season probably hurt, too.

Hopefully season three is even better!

I mean, it’s been two seasons I can only make a few of the Discovery’s bridge crew.

To contrast: we’re four episodes into Strange New Worlds and we already know the tragic backstories on Uhura, Una, M’Benga and La’an – all the characters feel more real and the world feels lived-in.

SNW is so good! It has no right being this good this quickly!

@ashfurrow Discovery gets better in Season Three, and they flesh out the crew a bit more (and don't have to deal with pre-existing continuity). Strange New Worlds has had possibly the strongest first season of any Trek yet, though.

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@bruceiv it has no business being this good this soon 🤩

@ashfurrow my only theory is that they got to soft-launch it with the intersections with Discovery S2, which gave the writers and key actors a chance to find their voices

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