Last week, Trek fandom got up on its haunches with the news (Variety.com) that Star Trek: Discovery has cast no less than international sensation Michelle Yeoh for the new streaming program, perhaps a bright spot on the horizon following the news of showrunner Bryan Fuller's kinda/sorta departure from the property. Yeoh certainly brings with her a track record of interesting accomplishments: while most fans know her best for her work in the more popular films like Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) or Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000), I tend to like her more thoughtful performance in the oft-misunderstood SciFi sleeper, Sunshine (2007).
I will, however, reiterate my lack of faith in Star Trek: Discovery; and this stems not so much from any knowledge I may have with plot and/or character points that have leaked onto the Information Superhighway. Rather, I'm just not thrilled with the fact that I have to pony-up extra cash via CBS's web portal to view the show. I -- like your father and grandfather -- am an old-school Trek enthusiast; and that means I prefer it best on the perennial boob tube instead of streaming.
What can I say other than "get off my lawn"?
I'll remain optimistic about the franchise, but I do hope they suffer an epiphany and decide to put it back on the TV dial at some point.
As always, thanks for reading ... and live long and prosper!