Star Trek: Discovery opens with a wonderful title sequence

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Which brings us to the other reason why it's a big week in the Turner household; at 5pm this afternoon Star Trek: Discovery debuts on Netflix.

It should be noted that while Discovery may not had reached the pinnacles of its predecessors, the television landscape has changed dramatically in recent years. New episodes of the series are added to the streaming service outside of the US the day after they air on CBS and/or CBS All Access. Episode 2 will drop on All Access immediately following the conclusion of Episode 1 at 9:35 pm.

Your thoughts on Star Trek: Discovery's opening title sequence? That would have exactly the impact CBS wants: driving millions of All Access subscriptions.

But there's stuff Discovery has going for it, too: Both Martin-Green and Jones are great, and while the pilot's twists and turns don't necessarily work, they signify a refreshing willingness to experiment and try new angles on an increasingly worn-out franchise.

Star Trek: Discovery premieres Sunday night, September 24th around the world and on several different platforms in what might be CBS's most widespread launch of a TV series.

Though the reviews were mostly positive, not everyone was enthralled with Discovery.

"With a polished production, a complex plot, and several compelling characters already introduced, Discovery is off to a good start in transforming Trek on TV for a new era".

"This feels like a show struggling to find its heart".

Bormanis (who is not with Star Trek anymore in an official capacity, but does write for The Orville) also gives Discovery's take on Star Trek terminology and technology a passing grade. In "The Vulcan Hello" and "Battle at the Binary Stars", Discovery sets up an ambitious season-long arc focused on the reignition of tensions between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingon empire after almost a century of tense isolationism.

Executive producer Akiva Goldsman called "Star Trek: Discovery" "by far the most serialized version of "Star Trek" that has ever existed, and as such, it's long-form character storytelling". Martin-Green ably carries much of the load of these episodes, and that means that there are still plenty of characters and presumably series touchstones to explore in future segments. At first glance, "Discovery" appears to be paying some homage to the spirit of "DS9": Ongoing story arcs are woven through the first three episodes (and clearly will continue beyond those hours), and its resourceful protagonist has as many challenges in front of her as Sisko often did.

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