Yeah, I have no clue what CBS was thinking when they chose that title, they know that the fans shorten all of the series titles, they should have realized that STD would be the acronym for Discovery, especially since they knew they were making changes that would be controversial to the Trek fanbase.
TOS- The Original Series
TNG- The Next Generation
DS9- Deep Space Nine
Following the same rules used for Voyager and Enterprise abbreviations, Discovery should have been shortened to DIS by the fanbase, but Trekkies hated the series so much they purposefully shortened it to STD instead.
I mean... Rightly so, the show feels like I'm watching an STD slowly growing on something that I love.
Seen it said a number of times though, their hope was to turn trek into star wars with this show and that isn't what trek fans wanted, nor would it ever appeal to sw fans as there is so much sw media both tv and films that there is no real demand for faux SW with trek licensing.
Yeah, it's a real bastardization of the franchise. Hopefully Patrick Stewart doesn't let them bastardize the new Picard series, I need a new Star Trek series that is actually watchable. The Orville is great and all, a nice love letter to classic Trek, though it is partially held back by it's comedic focus. I would love a proper new Star Trek series to watch.
Hopefully they play their cards right with this Picard series and have a bunch of guest appearances from other TNG, DS9, and Voyager characters. It would be cool to see them use it as a launching platform for a couple of other shows focused on TNG, DS9, and Voyager characters. I know that Michael Dorn has wanted to do a Star Trek series with Worf as a captain for years, and I'm sure that some of the others might be open to helming new series as well. In the current semi-canon books and games set after Voyager, quite a few TNG, DS9, and Voyager characters go on to become captains, including Riker, Harry Kim, Tom Paris, Tuvok, Geordi LaForge, Ezri Dax, and Beverly Crusher.
Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 09 January 2019