Maybe it's because Discovery and Picard were so bad but I am really enjoying Strange New Worlds. At the end of the first episode I was thinking optimistic Trek is back. Good characters that we actually get to know in a couple of episodes as well as we did any of the crew in multiple seasons of Discovery. Anson Mount is fantastic as Pike. The stories, while derivative, are proper Trek type of stories. It is a pity proper credit has not been given to their inspirations though. No angst or unnecessary tears. So much better than any other new Trek bar maybe Lower Decks. Trek, for me, has always been about enjoying the company of a fun group of characters as much as anything else and they are getting a lot of that right in my opinion.