Twitter Had Strong Feelings About the Star Trek: Discovery Premiere

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In many ways, Star Trek Discovery lives up to the promise of the original series, and then some.

CBS said the subscriber boost came amid the best ever month and week for sign-ups on All Access amid the beginning of the National Football League season, the finale for "Big Brother" and the show's corresponding live feeds.

The Star Trek series will air on CBS in the United States and on Netflix in the UK. Her professional relationships in the present and her personal bonds from the past are mostly fraught and complicated, and "Discovery's" handling of those aspects of her story may well determine whether it becomes must-see viewing or not.

There is a sincerity to Star Trek: Discovery though that's disarming and rather charming. "They clearly have people who know what we lovingly call technobabble, people who know phase inducers and shield frequencies and all the rest of the terminology that was established specifically for the Star Trek Universe".

Shazad Latif (Spooks) and Mary Chieffo with also feature on the show, with James Frain (True Blood, The Tudors, Gotham) playing Spock's dad Sarek for at least one episode as well. It may take some time to grow on some fans, while others may take to the new opening sequence right away.

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Aside from this, they also highlighted one of the main concerns of the whole series; the Klingons.

Both Star Trek fans and media-industry watchers were incredulous when first laid out its plans for Star Trek: Discovery, which premieres Sunday night. The show doesn't go where no man has gone before, but it's still good to be back inside the ship. The show could have a financial model that works. At the same time, fans have anxious that none of these visuals line up with the history of the show - Discovery is basically set at the same time as "The Cage", the original Trek pilot which starred Jeffrey Hunter.

So yeah. It's got pros and cons-and while that might have been good enough for previous Trek pilots, where viewers' only investment was tuning in every week, the investment level in Discovery is about six to 10 bucks higher.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Michelle Yeoh has been confirmed for the first thirteen episodes as Captain of the Discovery, Captain Georgiou. Whether things take a different course over the next 13 episodes remains to be seen, although by all accounts the war with the Klingons will dominate this first season.

You'd be forgiven for not spotting this (we certainly didn't originally), but if you look closely at the books in Captain Georgiou's quarters they're nearly all named after Original Series episodes.

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