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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3. Season 1's focus on War

Imagine settling down to watch a new Trek show, so ready for some classic Star Trek goodness and for the crew of the USS Discovery to boldly go where no one has gone before... and then suddenly, war breaks out. Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery decided to take a sharp turn into battle mode, which left some fans feeling like they got beamed into a different show altogether.

Now, Star Trek has always been about more than just pew-pew space battles. It's been about exploring strange new worlds, seeking out new life and new civilizations, and all that good stuff. But suddenly, with its first season, it's like Discovery strapped on a phaser rifle and dove headfirst into the trenches of interstellar warfare. For some folks, this was a bit of a shock to the system. They signed up for the peaceful diplomacy of Picard or the philosophical musings of Kirk, not the constant threat of explosions and battleships. It was like going to a peaceful meditation retreat and finding out they've replaced all the yoga mats with laser guns.

Some viewers also feel that the war storyline took away some of the focus from what makes Star Trek, well, Star Trek. Sure, conflict can be exciting, but when it's the main course instead of a side dish, it can leave fans feeling a bit empty inside, like they're missing out on the good old-fashioned exploration and problem-solving that they signed up for.

So, while the pilot season of Star Trek: Discovery definitely brought the action, it left some fans feeling like they were lost in space without a star map, yearning for the days when the biggest threat to the crew was a malfunctioning holodeck program or a particularly grumpy Klingon.