Ruminations on TV Shows, Comics, And Music
In 2017, I first crafted my pared down guide to watching Star Trek in a way that I hadn't seen suggested on other websites. It's not chronological by stardate. It's not in the order it was aired on television. It's an attempt to create storylines by thematic conversations between the various television series and movies in the Star Trek franchise.
At the time, that meant The Original Series, The Animated Series, Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise. Well, it wasn't long before a new show, Discovery first aired, adding an entire new crew and set of storylines to continue. Then Lower Decks began. Then Picard. Then Prodigy. Then Strange New Worlds. And there are still more on the horizon. It's MADNESS.
There were 550 hours of tv shows and movies in the franchise when I began this project. There are currently over 840 hours.
This first season is an introduction to three different crews of the USS Enterprise. The first chronological crew from Enterprise, the first canonical crew from The Original Series, and the first crew from the revival series, Discovery.
The three interweave pretty easily, as there are races and characters that carry us from one crew to another. In this season, we'll get to know the Klingons (and go to war with them on two different fronts), the Romulans (and try to avoid war with them), the Vulcans, the Andorians, and the Tellarites. We'll also see at least one character show up in multiple series.
There's a large arc near the end of this season about Starfleet's relationship with the Andorians, and the season is bookended by encounters with the Romulans.
I am nearly at the end of a group watchthrough of my original reimagining, and am unlikely to sit down and watch this reimagining soon, but I hope someone else will, and tell me what they think about how this season comes together.