I’m about to get into the weeds regarding Star Trek lore. Consider yourself warned.
The protagonist of Star Trek: Discovery is a human woman who is the adopted sister of Spock. This really bugs me, because Spock NEVER mentioned having a sister of any kind, and there’s a whole planet’s worth of Vulcan families they could have adopted her without creating any continuity issues.
I spent last season getting past that.
Now, this season, she’s looking for Spock because he’s been having religious visions since he was a child, and has seemingly acted illogically because of them.
This is Spock who is doing this. Spock.
This bothers me a little, because it’s out of character for Spock.
It bothers me A LOT because it would be perfectly in character for SYBOK!! You know, Sybok? Spock’s half brother, the RELIGIOUS ZEALOUT who got banished from Vulcan for ACTING ILLOGICALLY? Star Trek 5, THE FINAL FRONTIER! “I NEED MY PAIN!” “WHY DOES GOD NEED A STARSHIP?” Is any of this ringing any bells?
In case you’re wondering, no, the existence of Sybok has not been mentioned on Discovery. It’s almost as if they want us to forget Star Trek 5 happened.