5. "The show premiered this Sunday. Anybody watch?" In response to In response to 0 Mon Sep-25-17 06:41 PM by nipsey
Episode 1 premiered on CBS. With Episode 2 available the same night via CBS All Access. The show was surprisingly good. Really good. CBS obviously put a lot of money into this show. You can see it in the effects, cinematography, makeup and set design. The production values were very high.
I like where they are going with the story. It does (at first glance) appear to not be the same ole Trek. My biggest issue (and I'm sure other fans probably feel the same) is with the Klingons. Yet again they redesigned the look of the Klingons. They also made them more "primitive" and "animalistic". I wasn't a fan of that.
I don't really want to spoil anything, but some characters behaved in ways "un-Trek like" and there is a major twist (if you haven't been paying attention to the previews). And that is a good thing.
I had some trepidation when this project was announced, but after watching the first two episodes, I am all in.
I am still not a fan of the the whole concept of CBS All Access. It costs $5.99/month for limited commercials and $9.99 for commercial free content. And CBS will release one episode per week. It sucks because it's a way for them to keep viewers on the teat and to milk that money. But it's a smart business decision for them, no matter how much we hate it.
In any event, I give the first two episodes a B+ with the potential of this being an "A" show by the time the season is done.
I did a podcast review of the show. If you're interested check out the links below for a spoiler free discussion of the first two episodes.
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