Allow me to share his announcement via his own recording...
I admit that I see this as another sign of something akin to a Canadian Apocalypse. Some of you who've been watching this weblog for a while will be making informed deductions and/or guesses as to what some of the other signs are.
I'm not happy. But it's Rick's choice to make. Not mine. Not CBC's.
Okay, on to DSC.
What we ended up getting on Sunday night, after delays thanks to CBS' contractual obligations to the NFL impacting on BellMedia's obligations to CBS, was the first two episodes of DSC. Aired back to back, with "The Vulcan Hello" followed immediately by "Battle at the Binary Stars". Together they form what you might call either a prologue or a full Act One of the first season's larger story.
Without giving away too much, it's a good setup for whatever else we're about to get this year.
I'm still getting over my bout of design history dissonance considering this is supposed to be happening about a year after the events of "The Cage" and ten years before "Where No Man Has Gone Before". The uniforms, the user interface designs, the starship architecture...all seem a bit out of place with those two episodes of the original series. We're being promised explanations and evolution over time, to be sure. How fast the production team delivers is up to them. Our reactions to that speed - or the lack of it - are up to us.
Just about everything else: the scripts, the performances of the live actors, the visual effects work...all meet my hopes.
That visual dissonance remains. For now, anyway.
One bit of advice to CBS and its production partners: please show the episode titles in the episode itself.