I strongly suspect this will be the final Star Trek series. People complain that the last two were dropping in quality (my housemate is one of the loudest complainers). Probably true. I've always found the-story-behind-the-story more compelling than set dressing, so I'm often blind to the surface if I see a deeper truth.
I've been watching Star Trek since I was 11 years old. I feel a bit like I've lost a dear old friend. One who taught me to believe that life can be better than it is. Who taught me that even though violence, horrors, and death fill the world, they're balanced by friendship, love, joy, and laughter. Who taught me to focus on the good.
"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirableif anything is excellent or praiseworthythink about such things."
To quote another old friend "So long, and thanks for all the fish."