@macgenie I disagree on the comparison of Endeavour and ST:2009.

Endeavor has the right mix of fidelity to the original and its own voice, so that it can simultaneously be a prequel and its own standalone thing.

I don’t see ST:2009 as having much continuity with TOS and its sequels. ST:2009 has a cynical line through it that is very un-Trek-like and that I do not care for.

That’s a problem in Discovery too, at first, but instead ST:D became a show about that time the Federation stepped up to the brink ... went over the brink ... but came back before it fell too far. (A metaphor which works because they have antigravity.)