Streaming on UK Netflix from: Monday 8th October 2017
Series created by: Bryan Fuller and Alex Kurtzman
Written by: Jesse Alexander and Aron Eli Coleite
Directed by: Olatunde Osunsanmi
“Let’s send our Klingon friends a message they won’t forget.”
Settling into its new post-‘second pilot’ direction, episode 1.4 of Star Trek: Discovery gave me the distinct impression that it was panicked about how grand, impressive and memorable it was, and frequently felt the need to throw everything at the audience in a shallow attempt to impress. While it’s by no means a complete shipwreck, “The Butcher’s Knife…” is both the busiest and my least favourite of the new series thus far.