New 'Star Trek: Discovery' Series Boldly Goes Up Most Pirated List

New 'Star Trek: Discovery' Series Boldly Goes Up Most Pirated List”

CBS doesn't disclose subscriber figures for All Access, but it said "Star Trek: Discovery" set a record for subscriber signups in a single day, beating the previous one-day record for the 2017 Grammy Awards in February.

CBS All Access rocketed to new heights with the premiere of "Star Trek: Discovery", but it remains to be seen if the lift will be a lasting one.

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Things are now hard for Burnham after the events of the first two episodes. Instead, this show's most challenging frontier is the skepticism of all us nerds who couldn't wait to see a new "Trek" series but also feared how badly producers might mess the whole thing up. Her captain, Philippa Georgiou, is played by Hong Kong action star Michelle Yeoh.

"The first two episodes is where we get to see her backstory", said Berg.

Burnham eventually clashes with her captain and becomes an outcast among her federation colleagues - more fresh territory for Star Trek.

Despite a few flaws, Discovery mostly works, promising a new, compelling look at a Trek universe where complex characters are still fighting to build the Federation fans have known and loved for 50 years.

MARTIN-GREEN: (As Michael Burnham) As a xenoanthropologist, I could reveal myself to the natives. "I wanted to show that in the future we would be so united, [intermingled, and well-travelled] that you don't end up with one very distinct accent". Turns out, Yeoh's a lot better at throwing punches than trading quips in moments meant to show how much Burnham and Georgiou admire each other. Though the episode starts too slowly, momentum builds steadily and inexorably. Considering your background, I would think you the last person to make assumptions based on race. J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" rebooted the franchise in 2009, and was followed by "Star Trek Into Darkness" in 2013 and "Star Trek Beyond" in 2016. There's also a nod to contemporary issues.

Burnham is a human who has some history with Klingons.

At any rate, my favorite moment of the first episode came when Burnham explained to her captain that the Vulcans gained the Klingons' respect by shooting first and talking later.

Georgiou is killed in hand-to-hand combat with Klingon leader T'Kuvma, before her protégé Commander Michael Burnham blows a hole through T'Kuvma's chest with her phaser, in retaliation after seeing her mentor die before her eyes. Violence brought respect. Respect brought peace. To be able to show the audience who Michael Burnham is and how she's functioning in walking down a path she's convinced she knows where it leads, what it allows us to do in episode three is show you everything she's lost.

While the premiere of Discovery was broadcast on CBS's free over-the-air network, later episodes in the first season will be offered exclusively on CBS's streaming video service. Alone, the first episode just doesn't have the same impact.

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