Star Trek Discovery From The Beginning

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Star Trek Discovery is the second wind to a franchise that dares push the boundaries of our minds. With DISCO we know to expect the unexplained and unexpected.

Star Trek Discovery Official Summary

Star Trek Discovery From the beginning!

Ten years before Kirk, Spock, and the Enterprise, the USS Discovery discovers new worlds. More lifeforms as one Starfleet officer learns to understand all things alien.

CBS All Access — Star Trek Discovery — Season 1 Official Trailer

The Death of Lorca

When writing for The Geek Initiative, I was the “official” reviewer of the new Star Trek series, Star Trek Discovery. I wrote a review for each episode. When sources came out that Captain Lorca would meet his death, I was quite angry.

Follow my reasoning here: Star Trek was always on the “right sight of things.” Here, we could tangibly feel that DISCO was about showing the dark side of The Federation. That includes Starfleet and everything it implies. It was clear as day.

Star Trek Discovery - CBS All Access
Star Trek Discovery – CBS All Access

So, Lorca fell entirely right in those lines. He would be the first anti-hero captain leaning more toward the villain role than the hero. He would be glorious, and in my opinion, as high as Picard was a hero, would he be a villain.

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall

Instead, we find out that he is part of the parallel/mirror universe and leader of a quite racist creed ready to kill all aliens that would interbreed or join forces with others or humans alike.

In that mirror universe, the humans were the “Klingons,” and the human empire quite horrifying with their means of torture with Georgiou as their Empress and a badass warrior.

Star Trek Discovery - CBS All Access
Star Trek Discovery – CBS All Access

Captain Lorca, obviously not captain at all and far from sharing Starfleet’s values, reveals Georgiou‘s ex who fled with the mirror universe’ Michael Burnham as his lover and sadly died.

Star Trek Discovery - CBS All Access
Star Trek Discovery – CBS All Access

Lorca went as far as leaving his universe to get Starfleet’s first mutineer, Michael, to have her back at his side.

She declined, no surprise there, but saved Georgiou from her falling Empire while Lorca fell into the blast to destroy any means from going back and forth between the two universes.

So What Now?

Lorca is gone, DISCO almost lost me at once. He was such a different character! Like Tilly and Stamets, Lorca stood out and inspired some strange respect through fear, but the crew still trusted him. He was that good.

Star Trek Discovery - CBS All Access
Star Trek Discovery – CBS All Access

Just a random question here: Can someone tell me why they hid his English accent? It’s twice now that is happens with Star Trek.

Star Trek Discovery - CBS All Access
Star Trek Discovery – CBS All Access

First Picard, who’s supposed to be French has an English accent and now another “American” captain whose actor’s British had to hide his accent. Just make him English!

Star Trek Discovery - CBS All Access
Star Trek Discovery – CBS All Access

Back to this article, I almost entirely gave up on the show because they had something so perfect and threw it away.

Who Is The Strongest Of Them All?

At least Georgiou was back, sort of, and presented as the Captain Georgiou of the USS Shenzhou that perished during the war of the binary star—Star Trek Discovery’s two-hour premiere.

Of course, Burnham is not fond of Georgiou because of her extreme ways and racism against other alien species.

Star Trek Discovery - CBS All Access
Star Trek Discovery – CBS All Access

However, in my eyes, Michael has no right to despise Georgiou because she took her out of her time, her world, and the universe and threw her in her own out of guilt.

Hatred is horrible in any way or form—extra-terrestrials included, don’t get me wrong. However, she was abducted and forced into the Starfleet ways when she wanted to die in her world. To me that fell on Burnham, not Georgiou.

Star Trek Discovery - CBS All Access
Star Trek Discovery – CBS All Access

Burnham does not trust Georgiou, resourceful, and bringing some of her mirror universes thinking into Starfleet, who shows to be darker than we ever imagined, which is more realistic and less Utopian.

One thing is for sure, Georgiou’s racism dissipates, and instead, she focuses on climbing up the Federation ladder. Smart.

The Aftermath

The war is over; the Federation wins thanks first to Georgiou’s terrorist idea on blowing up Q’onoS all-together.

Star Trek Discovery - CBS All Access
Star Trek Discovery – CBS All Access

Instead, they decided to give the means to do it to L’Rell. I had a girl crush on L’Rell. As for Ash Tyler he shared Voq’s mind as the Torchbearer of the dead under T’Kuvma.

As a result, Voq joins her as well back to the Klingon’s homeworld where she becomes the Chancellor.

Star Trek Discovery - CBS All Access
Star Trek Discovery – CBS All Access

Discovery‘s bridge’s crew gets decorated from Starfleet, and Burnham receives a pardon and no longer is she a mutineer. How sweet. Too sweet for my taste if you ask me.

However, when the crew is back on Discovery, with Captain Suru at the con. He is alongside Admiral Cornwell, discussing Lorca’s case. I thought to myself, “This is such a huge mistake!”

Star Trek Discovery - CBS All Access
Star Trek Discovery – CBS All Access

Then, we hear the music, the iconic music from a distant time, but not so far away. Then we can all read clear as day: NCC-1701. Maybe there is hope after all.

Star Trek Discovery From the beginning now let’s see where we’re heading!

Alexa Wayne

Published by Alexa Wayne

I am a twisted creative who enjoys writing and drawing! I'm an Author | Blogger | Cryptozoologist | Vampireologist | Demonologist | Illustrator | Ufologist | Trekker to the bone! I'm the founder of Gothic Bite Magazine and author of The Lord Impaler Series.

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