7 most disliked Star Trek series, ranked

There are 11 different series in the Star Trek franchise. They also have their own flavor and style, but a few of them kind of miss the mark.

Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker and Jonathan Frakes as Will Riker in "The Bounty" Episode 306, Star Trek: Picard on Paramount+. Photo Credit: Trae Patton/Paramount+. ©2021 Viacom, International Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Michelle Hurd as Raffi Musiker and Jonathan Frakes as Will Riker in "The Bounty" Episode 306, Star Trek: Picard on Paramount+. Photo Credit: Trae Patton/Paramount+. ©2021 Viacom, International Inc. All Rights Reserved. /
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5) Star Trek: Discovery

Alright, let's beam into the heart of the complaints and huffing-and-puffing surrounding one of my personal favorite series - Star Trek: Discovery. This show boldly went where no Star Trek series had gone before, and not everyone was thrilled about the journey.

Discovery introduces us to a Star Trek universe with shinier tech, more personal drama, and story arcs that stretch longer than a Vulcan's lifespan. Critics argue that Discovery strays too far from the starlit path carved by its predecessors, swapping episodic explorations for serialized sagas and shaking up the established canon like a snow globe. Its focus on a single main character, Michael Burnham, and the darker tones woven through its narrative fabric have left some fans longing for the brighter, more optimistic horizons of the original series. In essence, Discovery has been likened to a black sheep in the Starfleet family, marching to the beat of its own phaser. As the black sheep of my own family, I dare say I'm in excellent company because this series is incredible (so this is what it feels like when I say X show isn't as good as others).

But here's the other side of the wormhole - Discovery isn't just a space opera, it's a space symphony with layers and depth that deserve a standing ovation. Critics be damned! This series introduces a rich roster of extraordinary and innovative characters and dives headfirst into the emotional and moral complexities of space exploration, making the Star Trek universe more relatable and human than ever.

The high production values bring breathtaking visuals and special effects that make every episode feel like a mini-blockbuster. And let's not forget about the character development – Discovery gives us characters with flaws, fears, and triumphs, making their journeys through the stars as compelling as the mysteries they unravel. By charting its own course, Discovery has expanded the Star Trek universe in bold, new directions, proving that even in the 23rd century, there's still room to explore the unknown.

So, while it may top the list of the most disliked Star Trek shows for some, for others and, in case you didn't get the hint, myself, it's a most beautiful and pure sci-fi storytelling that boldly goes into the heart of what makes us human, even in the vastness of space.

*drops mic*