ok a tad dissapointed that there is only 1 episode per week.
Oh Boy! What an episode though! This is not Discovery, this is the real thing and i am now salivating at the thought of more. So far we have a story set up, with a small but interesting twist, but the forward potential could be huge and i hope to god that it is not pooched or buggered up in any way.
It seems to remain true to what i still feel is the "Real" Star Trek universe, not any of the poor alterate cousins, to the point that i couldnt get past episode 5 of discovery as it just felt wrong.
This just feels right so far. There is a feel from critics and "Woke" people that this is a show that has severe leanings towards the political left and "Woke" beliefs (no, i have no fucking idea what woke is supposed to mean, its just more youngster jargon for being a self centered, hypocritical tosspot as far as i can work out) but if you take it for what it actually is, which is a continuation of the life story of Jean Luc Picard, then, yes this ticks all the damn boxes.
Comments that it does not match the intensity and narrative pace of Star Trek TNG are spot on though, but then this would appear so far to have an pre planned overaching story rather than being a series of loosely linked stand alone episodes, although its hard to define how well that will work after only one episode.
I for one, will be awaiting episode 2 with eager anticipation, but then i grew up when you waited for 1 episode every week, unlike my kids who were all like "is there only one episode in the season", "This is pants, why do i have to wait till next week ?" and i will enjoy it that much more BECAUSE i have to wait, it will give me a reason to come home every friday. I will edit and update this as the further episode are aired.
I will not however post spoilers.