Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Premiere (Netflix) TV Show Review & Comments

Ensor

Active Member
I enjoyed Picard more - probably nostalgia, but the story was also better.

Story? That show was a masterclass in how to drag out a couple of episodes worth of material into ten glacially slow episodes...they spent an entire episode drinking wine and eating pizza with the Rikers FFkS!

Still, giving the most charismatic captain in Starfleet history his own show was never going to end well.
 
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Ensor

Active Member
Phillipa to Burnham and in front of a Q too.

A Q? He was the guardian of forever, I don't see the Q connection...nor do I want to as the Q were one of the most useless and irritating alien races ever (in ANY sci-fi show).
 

Ensor

Active Member
This show is getting at least two more season as far as I know...

Reading around on the 'net it appears that the show will not be returning for a fourth season. No great loss after the disaster that was season 3.
 

scrowe

Distinguished Member
Reading around on the 'net it appears that the show will not be returning for a fourth season. No great loss after the disaster that was season 3.
You must be looking at very old articles. There is definitely something weird about how S3 ended and how various ‘announcements’ of S4 and even S5 were made semi-officially but never officially. But after the Paramount+ presentation last week, it’s pretty clear where we stand, albeit hopefully some new/better creatives are onboard.

@VisionMan ’s favourite YouTube channel Midnight’s Edge even did a video on it last week, with their usual mix of speculation, factualisation, and insider/rumour/unconfirmed sources. The interesting bits I remember is they’ve cut budgets back, DISCO will film S4/S5 back-to-back to amortise costs, and they will be using the Disney/Mandalorian Stagecraft technology to help lower production costs, and the ‘funding’ has come from Paramount+ to keep going, as they need the content, and they still hope to pickup International Distribution, as Netflix and Amazon are out at the current asking price. They also were able to recoup a lot of money from sub-letting studio space they prebooked for many years upfront. Presumably because they originally forecasted having more shows in co-production at this point, following the original Kurtzman 5-Yr master plan.
 

VisionMan

Distinguished Member
They also were able to recoup a lot of money from sub-letting studio space they prebooked for many years upfront. Presumably because they originally forecasted having more shows in co-production at this point, following the original Kurtzman 5-Yr master plan.

Or a planet wide shutdown might have had something to do with it. :facepalm:
 
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scrowe

Distinguished Member

Ensor

Active Member
You must be looking at very old articles.

Nope, ones that have been published since the season finale went out.

And yes, I did see that Midnight's Edge video, youtube put it on my suggested list and it was what made me go looking for more info. I did think at the time of watching it that that ending seemed pretty final, and the guy who plays Saru has stated online (twitter?) that the actors have all been let go.

Either way, if there are any more seasons I won't be bothering to watch since they've murdered the show so comprehensively. :thumbsdow
 

King Tones

Distinguished Member
We started season 3 the other night and onto episode 8 now, enjoying it so far. Easy enough to watch with some decent nods to old trek and stories.

I must of missed something though....
How was Michael's Mum still alive?
 

pressure

Well-known Member
I loved S3. Hit the spot for me.
 

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