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oh yes, Mc Farlane nailed it, and the comedic element is a welcome element aswell.
 

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so: into the first episode of Star trek SNW. and my verdict is:

meh..


Plus points: Anson mount steals the show as Pike, The episode format, toned down blue filter are a welcome change. it feels like Star trek, The pace is decent and not rushed, the world building is beautifull and there are a couple of eastereggs I nerded on: things like "admiral" Robert April, the nodd to Silent Running etc. Also a special nod to Uhura, who comes across as a hell of alot more authentic to the original one then whatever that was on the Kelvin Timeline (though siginficantly hotter) and well...likable. She seems nice. very well cast.

Okish points:
The episode and New Trek in general has become a tribute band to itself. Case in point: The episode centers around a first contact scenario of a lesser developed species, and thats about it. Its what we've seen countless times on *insert Star Trek Series here. Hollywood cannot produce new original material, and Star Trek is no exception. Too bad. Still, nice nostalgia so, not a very big - point. we asked for good'ol days trek. And they gave it, albeit very lazily.

Spock: Spock is played by a guy who could be any vulcan really, but seen as nimoy's shoes are virtually impossible to fill, he's doing a proper job of it aswell as can be expected

Minus points: La'an Noonian singn. I'm getting Rey vibes from her.

The cringe dialogue and utterly unnessesairy sex scene between Spock and his "wife" and last but not least:

Fucking...current..day..politics. 😖😖😖 twice, non the less. Ukraine and "literally worse then 9/11 and Pearl Harbour" Jan 6th :cautious: Yes, Kurzman..This is what people wanted and begged to have included their off-time Escapism television shows. you being fucking CNN at every chance you can squeeze in.


So all in all a 5 and a half out of 10. Barely with the heels over the ditch as far as i'm concerned. Its a huge uptick from the convoluted mess that is Star Trek STD, and Star Trek - Picard to the background. But with a bar that low that still doesn't mean you'll graduate with flying colors.

Still, there seems to a a slight upward curve visible. So out of sheer morbid curiousity I will continue... Still not streaming or buying this though..
 
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Second episode. And well.. solid 7. Though a bit cliche at points...feels like star trek and very few "kurzman cringe" moments.
 
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