Official summary: Created by Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman for CBS All Access, the story of "Star Trek: Discovery" begins roughly a decade before Captain Kirk's five-year mission -- as portrayed in the original "Star Trek" from the 1960s -- and a century before the events of "Star Trek: Enterprise." The series follows the crew of the USS Discovery as they encounter new worlds and civilizations, delving into familiar themes and expanding upon an incident that has been talked about within the franchise's universe, but never fully explored.
ALNM rec: I have always loved Star Trek. I grew up watching Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager every week and recording the newest episodes on VHS when I couldn't stay up that late. This latest Star Trek is an excellent addition to the franchise. Discovery exists in the "prime" universe. Basically, go into watching this imagining the JJ Abrams movies have never happened. In terms of timeline, this series is almost a century after Enterprise and a decade before the original series. But this show also breaks ground with the first non-captain lead, first gay characters, and even the first f-bomb in the franchise. It remains true to the franchise in terms of its willingness to explore complex problems with a sci-fi twists. I thoroughly enjoyed the plot twists in this season, and the final scene of the last episode have me very excited for the coming season.