10 most disliked moments in Star Trek: Discovery, ranked

Let's look at ten specific moments and decisions from Discovery that left a bit of a bitter aftertaste for some viewers.

"The Red Angel" -- Ep#210 -- Pictured (l-r): Anson Mount as Captain Pike; Jayne Brook as Admiral Cornwell; Ethan Peck as Spock; of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Photo Cr: Michael Gibson/CBS ©2018 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
"The Red Angel" -- Ep#210 -- Pictured (l-r): Anson Mount as Captain Pike; Jayne Brook as Admiral Cornwell; Ethan Peck as Spock; of the CBS All Access series STAR TREK: DISCOVERY. Photo Cr: Michael Gibson/CBS ©2018 CBS Interactive, Inc. All Rights Reserved. /
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2. Introduction of the Spore Drive

Let's talk about something that made a lot of fans raise an eyebrow: the Spore Drive.

Picture this: you're chilling in your captain's chair, sipping on some Romulan ale, when suddenly, the crew whips out this wild new technology called the Spore Drive. Now, you might be thinking, "Cool! More futuristic tech, right?" Well, not exactly.

See, the Spore Drive is like something straight out of science fiction. It taps into this funky network of spores that exist across the universe, allowing ships to jump to different places almost instantly. Sounds too good to be true? Well, that's because it kinda is. Now, don't get me wrong, Star Trek has always been about pushing the boundaries of what's possible. But with the Spore Drive, they took a bit of a leap (pun intended). Some long-time fans started scratching their heads, thinking, "Hold up, how does this fit into the whole Star Trek universe?"

You see, one of the things that makes Star Trek so beloved is its rich history and continuity. Each new series or movie builds on what came before, creating this intricate web of lore that fans adore. But the Spore Drive? It felt like it was breaking some of those rules. For starters, it's never been mentioned before in any other Star Trek show or movie. And we're talking about a technology that can essentially teleport ships across the galaxy. You'd think someone would have brought it up at some point, right?

Plus, the whole idea of using spores to zip around space like a cosmic Uber just seemed a bit... out there. I mean, we're mostly used to warp drive, not instantaneous teleporting. So, yeah, the introduction of the Spore Drive sparked a bit of a debate among fans. Some thought it was a bold new direction for the series, while others felt like it was straying too far from what makes Star Trek, well, Star Trek. Myself, I thought it was pretty neat, but I also have a hard time accepting that this life-changing technology was never brought up again in "future" Trek (don't forget, Discovery takes place before The Original Series).

But hey, whether you love it or hate it, you gotta admit, the Spore Drive definitely got people talking. And isn't that what Star Trek is all about? Boldly going where no one has gone before, even if it means jumping through a few spores along the way.