I was pleasantly surprised.
After chiming in on this the other day, I decided to watch the first episode. It has been nearly twenty years since we last saw Jean-Luc Picard in Star Trek: Nemesis. The debut episode didn’t strike me as being any better or worse than TNG, DS9, Voyager or Enterprise. It was certainly better than Star Trek: Discovery and the last three Star Trek movies.
There was nothing about the first episode which struck me as being either out of character for Captain Picard or a break with the Star Trek universe. The first episode and the story it sets up is firmly grounded in the events of TNG, Nemesis and Star Trek (2009). Anyway, I just wanted to say that I didn’t think it was as bad as some people thought it would be. This could easily change though as the rest of the cast is introduced. For now at least, it seemed like a new Star Trek series rather than something fundamentally different like Discovery or the last three movies.
What did you think?