I was surprised how much like the JJ Abrams universe this series feels, especially after the split in the license and how Paramount and CBS can’t release products within a certain time of each other. I figured they would try to differentiate the series more.
I’m mostly enjoying it so far. I like the serialized nature of the storytelling. I can understand the desire to have a more traditional Star Trek show but I do like that the show is trying to carve its own path. People have called out the show for having cynical characters but I think that makes sense for the story they are telling, for Micheal’s place in the world after the pilot episodes. And the character seems to be becoming less cynical as the show goes on and they trust Micheal more.
I have not seen the latest episode, the way the Canadian streaming license works is that the new episode is available on CraveTV on Monday at 5pm, so I’ll probably watch it this evening.