Star Trek: Discovery remains one of the least-liked shows in the franchise’s history, but why?
In 2024, Star Trek: Discovery will air its final episodes and then head off into the sunset once and forever, closing one of the most controversial and inconsistent chapters that Star Trek has ever seen. It’s been a show plagued with inconsistent writing and peculiar decision making and those two factors, combined with some other deep-seated issues, really turned off a lot of fans from the property.
And it shouldn’t have gone that way. The show struck gold by landing Sonequa Martin-Green from the Walking Dead franchise to lead up the new series. It was a huge get for the show to land her as the star of the franchise, but decisions that divided the fanbase would doom the show to be among the most divisive properties the Trek brand had ever created.
But what are those issues? Well, good question. Admittedly, everyone will have their own list of reasons why Discovery didn’t find the fanbase it did, but these are ours. And before you get angsty and angry, keep in mind, that this isn’t an opinion. It’s the worst-rated show on Rotten Tomatoes for a reason.
You can try and wash away the reviews by claiming “review bombing” but review bombing is nothing more than fans focally disliking something based on trailers or preview images. You may think that’s wrong, but keep in mind that the whole point of things like the trailer is to entice you to watch. You don’t have to watch something or watch all of something to know if that property isn’t for you.
And many people have made it clear that they didn’t want a show like Discovery. So now we’re going to be asking the reason why so many people didn’t like the show.