--Many Spoilers-- to illustrate the weirdness
Mr.Spock: Where is the logic in this? CBS: Logic, Mr.Spock! You mean, money. We really aren't interested in creating a wonderful Sci-Fi Show, based on some dead guys futuristic visions, that already has a huge fan-base.
Oh, if we only could go back in time and bring Isaac Asimov back for scientific consultancy and Gene Roddenberry to keep the Star Trek soul intact. Unfortunately this is not possible.
The Acronym CBS must stand for Cr@p & Bull Sh!t.
The main protagonist is a human, emotional, weak, unstable, illogical and very unlikable character, who was raised by a highly logical Vulcan. Totally connects. But hey, she is a woman, is black and has a male name, so, it's all good. What's not to like.
EP1 & EP2, weak and totally unbelievable. At this time, this show could maybe still redeem itself.
EP3 and onward. It gets even crazier. The captain of the Discovery is a mentally sick fascist, who killed his entire crew from his previous ship, so we learn, but saved himself and justifies this by telling that he didn't want them to fall in the hands of the enemy. Cap Lorka:Do you know how they will torture and humiliate them. Not on my watch. BTW, the Klingons form of torture is, for instance when you have sensitive eyes, shining a strong light in them. Nothing too intrusive or even damaging.
Also, when Cap and his cell-mate escape from the Klingon prison ship, they can effortless kill the two Klingon guards with their bare hands with a few well aimed karate chops and a neck-breaking twist. Damn, those Klingons are weak.
And when they fly away with some kind of Klingon shuttle, they have no trouble whatsoever mastering the controls and flying this thing.
The warp-drive in this fairy-tale is rendered almost completely obsolete. And forget about worm-holes, that is old school stuff. They now have a bio-drive that works on some kind of fungus-spores and can take them anywhere. Yep, because the whole galaxy is connected with these spores and with this drive they can now zap instantaneous from one place to where ever they want to go. Except, they need a supercomputer with a galaxy spore-map, so they can navigate over longer distances. No, problem, they have a giant Tardigrade, that killed every person on Discovery's sister-ship. He has the whole map in his head. No explanation where he comes from, or how they know that. You just have to feed him a bucket of spores to make friends with him. Illogical Michael had a hunch about that. Skip logic. They connect him to their Bio-engine and away they go. It just involves, that certain parts of the ship need to start spinning really fast, like a toy robot that is going to change in a truck. I believe they call them transformers.
But, eventually the Tardigrade is tired of these foolish kids plays and reverts into his slumbering survival almost dead state.
No, problem, thinks the arrogant cocky co-inventor science guy of the bio-drive. I inject myself with the DNA of this creature. Magically, he also has acquired the Galaxy-spore-map in his head and now he can play the navigator. No redemption possible at this stage.
Last scene of the episode. The black doctor and the new navigator reveal that they are gay lovers. My jaw drops on the floor.
This is certainly not Science-Fiction. Closer to Dystopian Fantasy Fiction with a bad touch of Rick & Morty, without the comedy.
They best make an episode where the engine malfunctions and the whole ship blows up. And then they can show stock footage of Captain Kirk, waking up from a really bad nightmare. End of show.
I just binge watched the 11 free episodes of fan made "Star Trek Continues". Damn, that show was good, and only of a fraction of what 1 episode of STD must have cost.
Some thoughts on what the D in STD could mean, pop up in my head after seeing this failure. Depressing, Disenfranchised, Derailed, Delusional.
Edit: Since this drag queen of a show still seems to get above average rating, from now I'm going to rate every CBS production down.