There seem to be two primary ways to tell if a forthcoming movie or TV series is going to be bad:
- The released materials – photos, descriptions, clips, trailers, etc. – just look or read as “bad”
- The people promoting the show start putting plans in place to downplay how awful it is, or to explain away a forthcoming disaster.
With Star Trek: Discovery, we’ve had a whole lot of #1. The disregard for established continuity, the jarring design elements, the apparent lack of any actual familiarity with Star Trek on the part of the people behind the show have led a *lot* or people to conclude that this STD is gonna burn.
But now they’re entering into Phase 2. Specifically… the “Ghostbusters 2016” playbook of “let’s blame the fans:”
Yeah, that’ll certainly help fix the problem. Someone doesn’t like your show? Call them a racist or a sexist. It worked *so* well for Ghostbusters 2016.