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Posted Monday 2/12/18 at 6:58AM EST
Star Trek: Discovery's Season 1 finale was a microcosm of the entire season as a whole
The CBS All Access series showed that dark, gritty reboots of beloved franchises can have a purpose, says Todd VanDerWerff. "It has the eye-rolling stabs at 'adult content' (here a visit to an alien sex club, with plenty of bare flesh all around), the occasionally ridiculous attempts to bring stories full circle, and the genuinely thoughtful consideration of what it would mean to try to truly live by Starfleet’s principles ... The series feels as if it’s earned its deconstruction of the Trek mythos, no matter how many weird missteps it took along the way."
- Executive producer Alex Kurtzman explains the season finale
- Producers see the finale as an opportunity to say, “This is exactly how Discovery fits into the timeline"
- Star Trek: Discovery composer says it's been "mind-blowing" to work for a franchise he's loved since he was a kid
- It seems like Discovery's creative team hasn't figured out what the show is about
- The season finale gave hope to the Discovery skeptics
Posted Tuesday 10/10/17 at 10:15PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery co-creator tells fans not to worry about the show’s darker tone
"You can not make Star Trek without respecting and honoring the fact that the essential vision that (Gene) Roddenbury had was an optimistic one of the future," says executive producer Alex Kurtzman.
Posted Friday 9/29/17 at 11:05PM EDT
Star Trek: Discovery boss says we were “very, very lucky” to find Sonequa Martin-Green
Finding an actress to play Michael Burnham was a “tall order,” says executive producer Alex Kurtzman. “She has to have this remarkable duality inside of her… highly emotional, but in a way that is contained,” he says. “She’s struggling between the two parts of herself. Unlike Spock, who is half-human, half-Vulcan, she is all human, but she’s been trained with the kind of Vulcan emotional-suppression ideology, and that is very challenging for her… you can see that wrestling match going on in every moment. That was the single most important thing to define the character, and I think we just had a sense that (Sonequa) intuitively understood it.” ALSO: Saru has become Star Trek: Discovery’s most divisive character.