For the first time since 2002, Star Trek is boldly going where it’s gone, uhh, several times before: TV. Star Trek Discovery made its debut amid fanfare and lots and lots of Klingons, but what did the general public make of it?
It’s difficult to remember such a polarising set of opinions immediately following a beloved franchise’s return, but here we are – let’s set our phasers to stun(ned) and delve deep into the far reaches of a place no man has returned from un-scarred: the internet. If you want to check it out for yourself, download CBS All-Access (a paid service) in the US or fire up Netflix in the UK.
Psst... while there's plenty of opinions below, I've only included spoiler-free reactions. However, if you want to watch the premiere completely blind, I'd recommend coming back to this article after you've seen it.
already the best premier of any #StarTrek series & @SonequaMG is amazing @StarTrek @startrekcbs #StarTrekDiscovery25 September 2017
@StarTrek @startrekcbs I don't want this first episode to end!"The only word to describe it is , wow!" @SonequaMG Makin' a great Number One!25 September 2017
@StarTrek #StarTrekDiscovery watched first 2 episodes and my verdict is; YES I WANT MORE. #michelleyeoh is incredible25 September 2017
I've only seen the first episode, but I was totally ENGAGED by the premiere of #StarTrekDiscovery. pic.twitter.com/UST1AHXPVG25 September 2017
This is not Star Trek. Opening titles are god awful, the uniforms!? Roddenberry would be saddened. #StarTrekDiscovery25 September 2017
Blimey charlie. Stopped Star Trek Discovery half-way through first ep. Way too boring.September 25, 2017
Uhh wtf did I just watch? ..... This is not Star Trek. The ship,bridge, and whole setting is totally wrong. Star Trek Discovery is shit.25 September 2017
And the ugly (Klingons)
Star Trek Discovery - first impressions. Story good, main character good, dialogue okay.... look/design (especially of klingons) awful.25 September 2017
The Klingons from Star Trek Discovery look more like the aliens from Prometheus. Also: No moustaches? WTF?25 September 2017
Sonequa Martin-Green didn't recognize a Klingon? No problem... neither did ANYONE who knows Trek. #StarTrekDiscovery25 September 2017
Oh, captain, my captain?
Michelle Yeoh as the Captain and @SonequaMG as the Commander are fantastic. This scene gave me goosebumps. I'm hooked on @startrekcbs25 September 2017
And yes... I love Michelle Yeoh as Captain! She is FABULOUS 😍😍😍 #StarTrekDiscovery #StarTrekDiscoveryPremiere pic.twitter.com/5cyDqjx62S25 September 2017
Sonequa Martin-Green leads the way
@SonequaMG killing it on #StarTrekDiscovery This show is phenomenal.25 September 2017
As LCDR Michael Burnham, @SonequaMG is leading Star Trek to new heights! Fantastic opener #Discovery 🖖 pic.twitter.com/tjHc5F6GHX25 September 2017
Thank you. All of you. CBS, writers, producers, directors, crew and cast. For your gifts and… https://t.co/SmwLCVD8AX25 September 2017
Spock has a... what?
Spock, did you know you had an adopted human sister named Michael?#StarTrekDiscovery pic.twitter.com/KahpAnnO2725 September 2017
The first ep of Discovery is good but "the adventures of Spock's adopted human sister" is surely the premise of one thousand fan fics right?25 September 2017