January 31st, 2018

spock: logic is sexy

Finished Star Trek: Discovery

Still 100% in love. It is not a story about a happy family of admirable people sailing into space and having wholly noble adventures. It is a story about kind of dysfunctional people doing questionable things and slowly earning one another's trust while figuring out how to be noble(ish). If what you loved about Star Trek was unrelenting optimism and clear ethical messages, you will probably not like this show. If -- like me -- you loved the setting and idea of Star Trek but felt like everything was just a little too perfect, you will probably love this show. Also, if you would like to see a smart black lady in charge of lots of things and receiving respect from her peers while driving the action of her universe, you will fucking love this show.

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