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I’d have probably liked this nonsense if it wasn’t a musical. Some pretty cool moving of the pieces around, narrative-wise.

Look, I just don’t like musicals. I think they’re stupid. I can kinda deal with certain Broadway productions, Man from La Mancha a fave. My mom really liked Jesus Christ, Superstar so I know all of those songs, but it’s a pretty short list after that. I just don’t buy into the musical conceit in my action/adventure shows. Flash song-and-dance? Cop Rock? Hugh Jackman’s non-X-Men career? Please make it stop.

And musical episodes in the idiot present-day style of Lin-Manuel Hamilton? Spock singing a rejected Frozen song? No, thank you. You’re already asking me to buy the adventures of Pike’s Enterprise in a weird timestream/multiverse tangent thing that they nod at but never come out and admit, and now I’m supposed buy into everybody singing because of the quantum harmonic whatever?

No. No, thank you.

The one good thing to come out of this is Star Trek: Discovery isn’t the absolute worst thing to come out of the abortable Kurtzman regime now and “And the Children Shall Lead Them” has company as the only Star Trek episodes I will never watch again.

Jess Bush slayed her number, though, credit where credit’s due.

Larry Young
Larry Young
Larry Young is a writer: non-fiction, graphic novels, and pop culture criticism. His work has appeared in ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY, VARIETY, and THE YEAR’S BEST SCIENCE FICTION. A frequent guest on the video podcasts MILLION DOLLAR MAILBOX and WORD BALLOONS, he’s also co-host of SERIOUS STAR TREK and the sister YouTube channel of this website.


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