‘This is a series that has far exceeded what I thought it would be. In its opening episodes I thought it was over interested in a pure nostalgic story about Picard and what he lost with Data. I thought they had skipped over the artificial life story to show us a darker galaxy where the light of the Federation was dimming. The last few episodes they came back to the story and deftly setup the conflict. All of the acting, production have been the best Trek ever done. The story is tight, with almost no mistakes. The finale is setup to be very exciting. This is what a Trek movie should be. The interlude of episode 7 is one of the best Trek episodes ever made, what a way to bring the story to the level of the lives of characters we love.
For me the only missteps have been the terrible disguises and Picard‘s absurd persona in episode 5 (I think). The back story of the ship captain neatly tying into the story was also a bit much. Every character so far has commented on how arrogant Picard is, to his face even. It’s not arrogance if you can back it up with results and Picard can. Please share your thoughts on this show.