Re: Discovery

My flatmate and I finished the second season of Star Trek: Discovery a few weeks ago, so I thought I’d post an update to my previous post, the somewhat tongue-in-cheek “Things I Hate About Discovery. TLDR: As I said last time, if Season 1 was Battlestar Galactica in Star Trek livery, Season 2 is Doctor Who with a bit of Star Wars mixed in. And I still don’t like it.

(spoilers throughout)

Sarazanmai 1: "...But I Want To Lie"

Ikuhara Kunihiko, the guy who made Revolutionary Girl Utena (well, half the team) is known for being generally bizarre, putting way too much symbolism in his shows, and then adding a topping of unhealthy sexual content, and wow I didn’t even do that one on purpose.

Anyway, he has a new show, called Sarazanmai, and unlike Utena it gets to all of that in the first episode. So, uh, content warning for this entire blog series! I’ll be more specific for individual episodes, but for now you should read the Wikipedia article on kappa and decide if you want to proceed.

Things I Hate About Discovery

A few people expressed surprise that I disliked the first season of Star Trek: Discovery—or, as I’d been calling it, Battlestar Discovery. So in light of the first episode of season 2 (which, by the way, is more of a Doctor Who plot with Star Wars execution), here’s a rant some thoughts on why I didn’t like the first one.