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I was wondering the other day how I could watch Star Trek Discovery. The solution, it seems, was quite obvious, although I did need to get my credit card out for it: sign up to Netflix. That's what I did last night, and I'm now happy to report that I've watched the first two episodes of the latest incarnation of Star Trek. On top of that, having signed up for a free trial month, I now have easy access to all the TV and films I could possibly watch - this will keep me busy for days, if not weeks!

As for Discovery itself, it struck me as a good start, but I don't think I can say much more than that. While there was a lot that was familiar to the trekkie - and I relished seeing Klingons again, with all their internal house politics - there was a lot that was unfamiliar too, such as new species. While this was certainly trek, it wasn't quite the trek we know. It was great to see Klingons speaking the Klingon language with subtitles (Qa'pla!), for example, but on the other hand they didn't look like the Klingons in any of the previous series (although this might be explained in a future episode, given that their appearance has changed before). Further, these two episodes struck me as a tad too feminine. They seemed driven almost entirely by two female characters. That is fair enough, I suppose; but the captain and first officer reminded me too much of Janeway when I wanted something more akin to Kirk, Picard or Sisco.

Nevertheless, I'll certainly continue to watch, and eagerly await the next episode. Now I have access to all these tv programs, I'll also be watching much more. In fact I can see myself becoming glued to my computer screen for most of the coming winter. The problem with things like DVDs was getting someone to put them in and take them out, but between Netflix, Youtube, Iplayer and other video streaming sites, that problem is now sorted. I may have to pay for Netflix, but looking at the range of what's on there, just under eight quid a month is probably worth it. That said, then, I'm off to watch somee more.


[Edited 26/09/2017 at 18:07:44 - addad a bit]

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