Yup. You nailed it. That's exactly where I'm at and you're totally right, there is a peaceful calm at the center.I finally put my money where my mouth is and have watched neither Lower Decks, after the first episode, and none of Season 3 of Discovery, nor do I intend to.
I am happily disconnected and 100% apathetic about any modern Trek shows, and I have absolutely “zero” investment in where the show runners are taking the franchise.
There is a curious “peace at the center” that comes with this mindset. I highly encourage everyone else to give this mindset a try and to push yourself away from the table and refuse to eat what they are serving. There are better ways to spend your time.
No sets were ever made of cardboard.Well yeah. Did you think they made those movies NOT to put butts in seats?
Trek is a big space with room for multiple stylistic interpretations. That being said, we're talking about Discovery here and the only similarities I draw between the two are that Discovery is well shot and doesn't have cardboard sets or carpeted bridges.
Perhaps I was not being clear enough. All tv is artifice. With TOS the artifice is much more readily apparent than in either Discovery or the films. The actual material construction of the sets was not my point.No sets were ever made of cardboard.
If you were on a long deep space voyage you would want comfort so it makes sense for parts of the ship to be carpeted. Most other sci-fi shows would go for the metal treadplate for the deck, but that's such a cliche in sci-fi and why Star Trek has endured where other series are easily forgotten as generic sci-fi, Star Trek dared to be different and took forward thinking choices, which made it infinitely better.
How do you think TOS is more apparent in it's attempt to deceive than Discovery?Perhaps I was not being clear enough. All tv is artifice. With TOS the artifice is much more readily apparent than in either Discovery or the films. The actual material construction of the sets was not my point.
Now, I'm going to say a thing that no one is going to like here so I want you all to be forewarned, and I'm going to explain my position. I was born in 1980. TOS was old by then. It hasn't gotten any younger since. As far as selling it's stories visually TOS always looked like it was held together by shoestring and hope to my eyes.How do you think TOS is more apparent in it's attempt to deceive than Discovery?