Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is a breath of fresh air in a franchise that has been overwhelmed by action. The cerebral has taken a back seat to constantly firing torpedoes at everything that doesn’t require thought… and that is most everything on screen. A series about Captain Pike isn’t something that I ever thought I would see, let alone want. It is… it is something I want. We are on episode three and the show’s writing is fun, thoughtful and the action serves the plot, not the other way around. When this crew stands down, I wouldn’t mind seeing a new Kirk taking the center seat on this bridge. The show also remembers exactly where it came from and pays homage to its origins without being a slave to them.
My conclusion is that if this show stays the course, it will be my favorite Trek, and after almost sixty years that is saying a lot.