Anyone is allowed to have their own favorite things in life. Be it food, films, clothes, or even Star Trek spaceships. We respect that, and we encourage that, but it doesn't mean we're not going to voice our disagreement should we feel the need to. Our sister site, Bam Smack Pow recently made a list of their top seven favorite ships in descending order, and it's an interesting list.
It's a list we're not going to spoil, but we do have to call foul with their top pick because with so many iconic and legendary vessels the franchise has produced over the years for people to enjoy, we reject the notion completely that the U.S.S. Discovery is the "best" ship.
They list the basic stuff, like the time-breaking and franchise-neutering spore drive, a concept so reality-snapping that no one has ever thought about putting it into another show again because of how it warps the franchise and minimizes some very major aspects of the series. They also suggest the crew and the adventures make the ship, which is fair, but we have some caveats.
As noted, the Spore Drive takes a lot of the drama out of the franchise, so much so they had to fling the ship into the future for that very reason. Secondly, the crew and specifically its adventures have been panned by fans for years for being uninteresting and lackluster. Maybe if the show was better written, better developed, and just had better direction, it would have a much more worthwhile reputation. But it doesn't.
And if you watched it, you know it's for a good reason.
The show and its ship, rightfully so, are not embraced by the larger fandom, and considering the iconic nature of the Enterprise, The Enterprise-D, and even the Voyager, it makes no sense why this ship would be here. If we're talking about more than just the ship itself, which apparently we are, how can any ship top that of the original ship or the Enterprise-D?
Discovery may be someone's favorite show, but the original series and The Next Generation have few, if any equals.