Actual thoughts: I'm interested, but extremely wary. I can see this series going two ways, one could be good, one could be extremely awful, and at this point, I'm not sure which it's going to be. The perils of highly-serialised stories – they're hard to rate until they've built up a lot of steam. There's a lot of bits in part one I liked – and man, but it's nice to see a professional, experienced Starfleet crew on screen again! - but then part two seems to be edging dangerously close to 'Hard men making hard choices' mil-SF nonsense, and I don't know if it's going to fall over that edge or if it's setting up a serious redemption arc for the main character.
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