It's a continuity mess. Spock was literally supposed to be the first alien integrated with humans in Star Trek. Kurtzman has always played fast and loose about that, but a Vulcan on a human ship used to actually be a huge deal. Discovery's thing with Saru never sat right with me for that reason.
At this point we're pretty much waiting on the official Star Trek reboot. What makes it interesting, they can build crew in this series I guess.I thought that T'Pol and Phlox in Enterprise retconned that a long time ago, or at least reconned it to where Spock was the first integrated human in the Federation era. We already know that Paramount + Trek is very retcon happy, but Saru was one of the good things to come from Discovery. If Discovery and Strange New Worlds were set in a third timeline, they'd probably be better received. Looking at the teaser, Ethan Peck seems to be channeling Zachery Quinto more than Leonard Nimoy and the influence of the reboot movies is still seen. Continuity doesn't matter to Paramount + Trek.
At this point we're pretty much waiting on the official Star Trek reboot. What makes it interesting, they can build crew in this series I guess.
I don't know about you guys, but doesn't it kinda take away from the unique alien aspect of being known as one singular name?
After all this time? Not really. It doesn't bother me one way or the other.
You have a point, but I can't get too fussed. This is how long-running franchises operate. You run it long enough, all of the mystique wears out.That's my point. Over 50 years and multiple Vulcan characters, and no one ever mentioned Vulcans have surnames. That's fitting in the current laziness and incessant change state of mind.
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