Now, this is completely subjective in view. Not everyone will find the show the same as everyone else and that’s ok. It’s not an indication on you the fan, it’s simply a statement that not everyone will like the series or like it the same as one someone else.
As of right now, the show is not clicking personally as it has with others online. The tone is dramatically un-Star Trek and feels more, as mentioned before, as a Logan type of series. That’s ok that they’re doing that. Taking risks and challenging things is part of the norm in Hollywood. The decision to make Star Fleet an absentee father figure in the universe was a bit perplexing but not completely unexpected. We’ve seen Star Fleet do nefarious things in the past like in Star Trek Voyager, Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Into Darkness to name a few instances.
The tone of the series is one of desperation and after the dark tone of Star Trek: Discovery and the J.J. Abrams lead films that offered little in the way of classic Trek debates, fans were hopeful of something, well, hopeful. Picard gave fans the potential of a return to classic 90’s Trek, but instead, fans are getting more of the same.
That’s not an indication of quality, just a statement of fact. Fans that want the old Trek back are just going to have to watch The Orville, because CBS feels they need to make Trek into Star Wars. This may make fans happy, and that’s good. What’s the point of this life if you’re not enjoying things you’re investing your time into?
For this review, however, the aesthetic changes and the shift in focus from a ship to a singular person’s mission is not what Trek should be. It’s hard for some to get into this show and it’s understandable why.