The streaming sci-fi series has more adventures in store.
January 18, 2022
Paramount+ announced today that Star Trek: Discovery has been picked up for a fifth season. The good news comes three weeks before the sci-fi drama returns for the back half of its fourth season.
The big-budget production has become a solid addition to the streaming service's lineup after a somewhat rocky start. First announced in 2015, it took two years for the series to make its much-anticipated debut in late 2017 due to multiple delays as well as a showrunner change during that time. Four seasons later, the show is set to hit the 50-episode milestone in February.
Taking place 10 years before the events of the original 'Star Trek' series, Star Trek: Discovery follows a brand new crew on a new ship as they take on missions to find undiscovered worlds and lifeforms during the Federation-Klingon war.
Look for Season 5 to premiere in late 2022.
The @StarTrek Universe is boldly going into 2022 with a slew of exciting announcements, including release dates and season renewals for your favorite shows on @ParamountPlus! Learn more here: https://t.co/e09KcutQlT pic.twitter.com/YKZDADJnIQ— Star Trek on Paramount+ (@StarTrekOnPPlus) January 18, 2022
- it takes the original premise of a utopian society and turns it on its head into a dystopia where the whole goddamn known universe is in a constant state of war
- because of the war, the emphasis is on heavily CGI-ed action scenes with flashy lights instead of story
- character development amounts to people telling each other how awesome they are and to "live their truth" with an emphasis on irrelevant personal relationship drama more angsty than a CW show
- instead of grounding the sci-fi nature of the show into a believable future where science plays a credible central role, this show decided to dial bullshit science term soup to levels worthy of a Star Trek parody, not an actual member of the franchise. I majored in mathematics and I still feel a wave of cringe and revulsion whenever I remember that stupid "this is the power of math, people!" line from season 2. Those were the good times, though, the dialogue has become objectively worse since then.
I could go on, but people not paid to post laudative comments on this thread already know how bad the show is. I'm starting to believe the tactic is to keep making this trash because it will eventually be considered cool by the zoomer generation and those that come after. Spoiler alert: it won't.