Star Trek: Discovery’s series came to an abrupt end according to Jonathan Frakes.
March came and went for many people but for fans of Star Trek: Discovery, it marked the end of the show that brought Trek back to television. Well, to streaming originally. It was the first show in a new line of Trek shows, and while better series have come sense, Discovery gets credit for starting the Nu Trek Era.
It also should get credit for being among the most divisive shows ever made, and one of the first Trek shows that Paramount canceled. While some fans want to argue that they didn’t cancel the show and that its run just “ended”, Jonathan Frakes is here to remind everyone that’s just not true.
Frakes, speaking to Variety (via Screen Rant), explained that when they filmed the finale, they ddin’t know the show was ending, saying;
"I directed the first half of the finale of Season 5, which turned out to be the real finale. So that was a very emotional end as well. When we did it, we didn’t know it was the end. And then [‘Discovery’ executive producer and director] Olatunde Osunsanmi had to go back up and do two or three days of new stuff to actually make the finale the finale."
Star Trek: Discovery will go down as a maligned show
Its fair to say that every move Discovery made was done for all the wrong reasons. They never catered to the entire Trek fandom, and instead made it hard for everyone to relate with the show. They cast an amazing lead but then wrote one of the most unlikeable characters in Trek history.
While the show has its fans, that doesn’t mean it lived up to the expectations that the Star Trek name carries. Frakes involvement could only help so much, and the best thing one can say about it, is that it gave Strange New Worlds a springboard to work.