This had better not suck.
A lot of the telltale warning signs of impending suckdom in there are actually maybe not so bad – trailers are notorious for making things worse than they are – but there’s one thing that really bugs me. It’s the uniforms. I grant that Michelle Yeoh wasn’t going to wear a miniskirt, but: we know what Pike-era Starfleet uniforms actually look like, and they weren’t like the ones in Discovery. The Starfleet at the time still used color coding — there are, of course, pictures and analysis* — and the uniforms in Discovery look less practical than the ones you see in The Cage/The Menagerie. I find this appalling.
…God help me, I find this appalling. Much more appalling than the lack of miniskirts. I want to yell “But he doesn’t know the territory!” in a plaintively aggrieved voice.
*How could there not be?