Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: There’s a very loud faction of fans that really don’t like the diversity-driven Star Trek: Discovery.
The vitriol spewed at this show, the first Star Trek show to have an African-American female lead actor, has rivaled if not surpassed the negative feelings directed at the recent Star Wars sequel trilogy, Captain Marvel, Ghostbusters: Answer The Call, etc. The reasons for their gripes are at times very silly (‘The Production Values are too good looking for a show that takes place before the 60’s TV show!’) and somewhat based in rational thought (dislike over character motives, portrayals). Whatever their reasons…they aren’t shy about telling people they hate it.
The news that it’s already been approved for a fourth season probably won’t help appease their anger.
According to Production Weekly, which is an industry publication that lists the production breakdown of large number of projects. It boasts that it’s “the entertainment industry’s leading source for tracking upcoming film and TV production data.” The veracity of this information can’t be confirmed by me, but on the shortlist of projects listed in this week’s release were: Nancy Drew Season 2 (already confirmed), Blue Beetle (just announced), all of The CW Arrowverse Shows, and Raising Dion S2 for Netlfix, which was just confirmed earlier this week. So the info seems pretty legit to me.
I for one and ecstatic since I’m a huge fan of Star Trek and also have greatly enjoyed Discovery, especially Season Two. Season Three is due out later this year, presumably after the end of Star Trek: Picard which starts this month.