So, this news has been out about a week, and I think many who watched Discovery knew this was inevitable. As someone who hasn't watched Discovery outside the first couple episodes and long before Anson Mount's (and the Enterprise's) appearance, but has been spoiled on most episodes, I understand that Mount's Pike is pretty popular. I have seen a number of interviews with him in it, and he seems like a cool guy.
I also like the fact this show will be more episodic, more importantly it seems it will be POSITIVE, and it seems to me that CBS is actually making an effort to make a Star Trek show for long time fans of the Roddenberry/Berman era. Time will tell if this show lives up to the hype, and I have to admit that I have NOT been a fan of Star Trek since 2009. The JJ verse was disappointing, namely Into Darkness, and comes off as a caricature of what I consider real Star Trek (TOS). I lasted only 2 episodes with Discovery, and being spoiled on most of seasons 1 and 2, has really disappointed me. Picard, while it was nice to see P Stew back and other TNG/Voy alum, was almost as disappointing at times, and I hope Season 2 is much better. Bad Robot/Secret Hideout really make me nervous about Strange New Worlds, because up until now, the way Bad Robot and Secret Hide out have operated is basically to say "F YOU, we want to change Star Trek into our vision" to long time fans of the Star Trek franchise, which has angered many fans, let along hasn't exactly brought in much of a new fan base. Many would say the JJ verse and the so-called CBS prime verse has been either a failure, or at best, mixed results. But this article does give me a glimmer of hope that SOMEONE at CBS is finally getting the message and creating something for us long time fans of the franchise.
I have no problem if shows like Discovery continue, so long as there is also a place for shows like Strange New Worlds that may be more like the classic era.
Anyone else feel similarly, or have any opinions they want to share with this news?