Personally I say they should do a hundred years or so after TNG / DS9 / Voyager, but doesn't seem likely. Somewhat ironic that a series about looking toward the future in recent years keeps moving backwards.
Agreed. The TOS-to-TNG era is a relatively small time period in the greater scheme of things and the more everything is based in that era, the greater difficulty there is to come up with something new. If it's set prior to TNG, can you really introduce any alien threat that can be a bigger big-bad than the Borg that suddenly wouldn't be a concern or worth even the occasional mention in all the shows that would follow after chronologically? It's too confining, too much has already been mapped out. Bump it up a bit like you said, give us something new.
Honestly in general I'm really hoping Discovery is good but most every bit of news is making me go, "Nngh, do we have to do this?" Doesn't really help that it's four months from launch and we really only barely know anything about it, when you would think this is when they'd be ramping up hype and starting to have it come together.
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