Star Trek Discovery: Lackluster Finale, Awesome Cliffhanger!
With a half-dozen great elements in place, the season finale of Star Trek Discovery’s first season seemed poised to end on a high note. Ash/VOQ is back on the team and ready to do battle. The Spore Drive was replenished and ready for battle. And Emperor Georgiou was in command of the Discovery and ready to eradicate the Klingon homeworld. But what we got is one of the more underwhelming episodes of the season. No battle, no twists… just a straightforward mission that ends pretty abruptly and wraps up a pretty interesting season. But just before you’re ready to complain, they save the best for last few minutes of the episode. One their way to Vulcan to pick up their new Captain, the Discovery receives a distress call from a nearby Starship. Can you guess which on it is? That’s right! The U.S.S. Enterprise (NCC-1701) makes its appearance, linking Star Trek Discovery to the original Star Trek’s pilot episode!!! A Trekkie’s wet dream, this puts a lot of pressure on next season. I can’t wait.