June 13 2024


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Kurtzman: Criticism Is Useful

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Everyone knows that Trek fans are very vocal about Star Trek, and they have definite opinions on how Star Trek: Discovery is progression. Listen up, fellow fans; Alex Kurtzman hears you.

In an interview with TrekCore, Kurtzman admitted that he does “read everything,” including some of the Trek boards online. “It has been really positive, and I feel like even the criticisms of it are interesting to me, because we are only halfway through a story.

“So, the full nature of everything has yet to be revealed, and the truth is that I’ve come to a place now where really everything, both good and bad, is actually really informative for me. I still take it personally, but I take it a lot less personally.

“I recognize that part of the game we are playing is that Star Trek is so meaningful to people and everyone has such a different, specific thing that they’re attached to in the world of Star Trek. And there is no right or wrong answer. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, right? And part of being a Trek fan is engaging in that debate. And that’s the beautiful democracy of that.

“I’ve come to actually be able to listen and read in ways that allow me to ask myself what resonates here as being right and truthful in ways that can help inform the way we continue writing Star Trek.”

If you’re reading this, Alex, take advice from an old-school Trekkie. We’ve been arguing over Star Trek since the original series. It’s just something that we do.

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