Star Trek: Discovery Season Three
Created by Bryan Fuller, Alex Kurtzman. With Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman. Ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds and lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.
Season three started off pretty well with a nice cinematic feel and the promise of changes in story lines, story settings, and characters. Season three turned out to be more of the same stuff that we got from season one and two, neither of which hold up very well to re-watches due to their inconsequential storylines, lack of apparent danger, overwrought acting, and questionable editing.
The best I can say about season three is that it’s edited much better and the story at least makes a little sense. This entire season I felt the writers were chasing the first season of The Original Series, from Sonequa Martin-Green’s overly emotional and Shatneresq delivery of her lines to the Gary Mitchell style ending of the season that felt completely out of place in a modern Trek show.
I’m sad to say, but I felt no real emotional connection to any of the characters on the screen, and worse of all, as a fan of spaceships in general, along with my fandom of Tron, I really feel like they did both franchises a disservice by turning the titular ship into a floating lightbright with maglock nacelles that were only attached with just a whisper of hope. Perhaps it’s my own personal preferences shining through, but the entire concept of programmable matter being used to build starships and how 8-bit the entire thing ended up feeling just didn’t seem like they were humans having a human adventure in space.