I haven’t watched a “Star Trek” sequence since I used to be a child in the Nineteen Seventies and Capt. Kirk and firm had been the heroes of syndication. It doesn’t imply I haven’t appreciated its standing as a popular culture touchstone alongside the method.
However I don’t assume I can get again into it proper now by ponying up $7 a month to CBS for its All Access streaming service simply to see “Star Trek: Discovery.” Pretty much as good as the sequence appears to be like based mostly on opinions and trailers obtainable on-line, I’d reasonably use that $7 to cowl a few third of my “Blade Runner 2049” expertise at Seattle’s Cinerama subsequent week.
Regardless, it’s exhausting to not fall for the opening credits of “Discovery” which are sitting on the market for free on YouTube.
That includes artist renderings of ships and phasers and communicators and planets and spacesuits in blueprint-style graphics, the sequence is about to an exquisite orchestral rating which ought to make even the “Recreation of Thrones” credits creators take discover.
Judging by a few of the feedback on YouTube, the refined nature of all of it seems misplaced on a fan base accustomed to having area and spaceships rammed down their throats, maybe. To me it’s extra enjoyable to be shocked and to give a nod to the indisputable fact that “Star Trek” can nonetheless do this after 50 years.