So basically the Federation is under attack by an alien race which concentrating on destorying dilithium mining planets, and they are also looking for the Iconian device which is causing problems. So Starfleet gather together... well they been together already aboard the Starphip Icarus, which I personally didn't really like the design of. It's not really a Starfleet standard, but I guess it's doesn't matter as long as we are in a "space-spy-movie". It looked like an "unfinished" Prometheus class starship with it's four nacelles. :) The USS Archer at the other hand was a strong ship, I really like the design of that one. Quite like an Ambassador and a Sovereign together. It's certainly an interesting design. Personally I think the story was good. Seeing the Federation from a different perspective it's interesting as always and I'm sure the team behind the show felt the same way as I did... excited and curious. It's an interesting theme as we all imagine Starfleet and the Federation as an idealistic place, but deep down I'm sure it has it's own problems what requires different solutions. Maybe that's where Bryan Fuller want to take Discovery as well... we will see.
What about the villain?
My final thoughts...
Apart from the fact as the movie has some really big name behind the scenes I have to say I'm still a bit mixed. Obviously I loved it because of the actors who I grew up with - in a sense of watching them through years and years on the TV - is a big point in this case. The "look" of the movie implies a different era of the Federation what I can totally see happening as well. The Section 31 plot is also interesting, in my opinion is a must see for every Star Trek fan. As a fan production I still more like the way of how Star Trek Continues goes along and keeping the feel and the look of the original series. But not end this article with my words... let me know what do you think. ;)
Live long and prosper. _\\//