Season 4 of Star Trek: Discovery walks us thru another weirdly named mystery that drags 5 episodes too long even when it’s a visually stunning take on the 50 years old franchise.
Released in two parts, this season of the main show in the updated Star Trek universe starts great. A new space phenomenon is destroying planets. Who doesn’t love a space mystery? However, storytelling goes sideways very very fast with the mix between Trek, Politics, Love stories, and just useless sub-plots. But it’s not all bad.
If you’re a Trekkie like myself, you might be wondering just how many chances Discovery could possibly have to reinvent itself. We spent the first two seasons treading water with Trek mythos, and the third season played heavily on Spock’s legacy and the federation. However, Discovery finally breaks from all of that in this one.
In this season, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) finally comes into her own, and so does Discovery. I just wish that she stops whispering and starts speaking. Sadly, depth of character is still sorely missing from most of the cast.
Discovery has saved the universe multiple times. Can’t they just, I don’t know, fly around and hang out for the whole fifth season? Not everything has to be cataclysmic.
Should you watch it?
Despite a lot of imbalances, season 4 of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ is decent enough. The story certainly didn’t 13 episodes. However, the last two make up for most of boring episodes in the season.