by T. Mack
The Star Trek universe has been an integral part of American pop culture since the original television series premiered in 1966. Since then, there have been four additional TV shows and eight movies. These include the three recent films which rebooted the series by featuring a new generation of actors playing the original characters. This week, Star Trek: Discovery, the sixth TV series in the Star Trek universe, premiered on CBS. And while it was good, it was also a bit of a mystery to this fan, who’s been exposed to Star Trek since I was big enough to sit on my parent’s knees watching the original series with them and wishing I could have tribbles of my own. This series feels like it veers away from what I believe to be some of the fundamental features of the universe. And that’s a mystery to me. Stick with me and I’ll explain.