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Star Trek: Discovery - 9 Reasons To Be Worried

9. Another Prequel

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Before the series was announced, it was pretty unanimous among Trekkies that any new show should focus on completely unexplored territory, preferably taking place further into the future, long after Voyager and Nemesis. It's no surprise then that disappointment with Discovery occurred quickly after its announcement, as we learnt that it would be set only ten years before the original series.

The specific timeframe has no inherent impact on the show's quality of course, but it is deflating to see a somewhat lack of imagination on the show-runners’ part; they’re resorting to an already firmly established era in Trek history. After Enterprise and Abrams’ movies, now was a fitting time to stay out of the past and excel Star Trek forward. Not only would the writers have had less creative boundaries to work with, but any progression for the timeline would have undoubtedly been a bolder and fresher move.

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