It's a happy Star Trek Day indeed as the third season for Star Trek: Discovery has finally premiered and it's taking fans to an entirely different world previously unexplored in the Trek universe. To the uninitiated, Season 3 sees Michael Burnham (played by Sonequa Martin-Green) who entered a wormhole during the previous season's stunning finale. Now stuck in a future set 900 years after the original Star Trek, she desperately searches for the Discover ship in a timeline where the Starfleet has been reduced into a mere relic. She'll be joined by David Ajala who plays a new character named Cleveland "Book Booker who will serve as her guide in the year 3188.
Now, reviews are already coming in from avid Trekkies and critics alike following Discovery's season premiere on CBS All Access, and the fan verdict has been pretty favorable so far. IGN describes the first episode titled "That Hope is You, Part 1" as a fun and exciting entry that gave the series the mission statement it so desperately needed. Fans all over social media have also expressed their delight after seeing the episode. Check out some of the reactions here:
AYO STAR TREK DISCOVERY ???— Aria (@River_Nymphs) October 15, 2020
First episode of the season, extremely epic to watch and very wholesome. I can't wait for the rest of the episodes ?????
The interesting thing about Star Trek Discovery is its willingness to shift the status quo, and season 3 brings the biggest shift so far. I hope that it stays the course. I think that Discovery has found its story to tell.— Brian Kilby (@BKilby) October 15, 2020
Super looking forward to new Star Trek: Discovery. It's absolutely going to destroy snowflake bigot types.— Chris Brind (@brindy) October 15, 2020
Kinda excited for Discovery to change it’s setting to after every pre-established Star Trek timeline. They can really cut loose without continuity restrictions.— ?The Brentmare Before Brentmas? (@Brentosaur) October 15, 2020
Star Trek Discovery has some of the best visuals and cinematography on tv— ⪽ (@bradstra) October 15, 2020
Discovery is off to a promising yet intriguing start as it could tell new stories in the Star Trek universe without disrupting the franchise's current continuity. Also, Book's inclusion in the series is already paying huge dividends so far and with the kind of reception the character has been getting, I wouldn't be surprised if he somehow makes it to the present Discovery timeline, that, of course, is if Michael will be able to recover her ship and go back in time. Well, we're just getting started.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 is available for streaming via CBS All Access.
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