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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4. The Mirror Universe Arc

Imagine you're all settled in for a marathon of Star Trek: Discovery, ready to see the crew navigate the uncharted territories of space, facing ethical dilemmas with the grace of a ballerina in zero gravity. Then, boom - we're not just in space anymore. We've hit the interdimensional jackpot and landed smack dab in the Mirror Universe, a place where up is down, left is right, and your best friend might just be plotting to turn you into space dust.

It's like walking into a surprise party where everyone's wearing your face but with an evil goatee. Sure, it's a wild ride seeing our heroes as their own nemeses, decked out in edgier uniforms and making decisions that would give their Prime Universe counterparts a heart attack. It's a spicy twist, adding a dash of dark to the cosmic soup that is Star Trek: Discovery.

But here's the rub: while some fans were popping the popcorn, thrilled at this bold narrative somersault, others were left unhappy and confused, wondering if they'd accidentally switched channels to an intergalactic soap opera. The extended vacation in the Mirror Universe felt to some like we'd taken a wrong turn at Alpha Centauri and ended up in a galaxy far, far away from the heart of Star Trek. What happened to exploring strange new worlds, seeking out new life and new civilizations, boldly going where no one has gone before? Instead, we're playing cosmic dress-up, navigating palace intrigue that would make even the most seasoned Shakespearean actor say, "Wait, what's my motivation again?"

For a franchise celebrated for its optimistic gaze into the future, this detour into darkness left some fans longing for the light, feeling like the series had traded its telescope for a mirror, reflecting not the vast possibilities of space, but a shadowy, albeit fascinating, corner of its own universe.