Why can’t Star Trek: Discovery commit to serialized storytelling?

Looking back on Star Trek: Discovery’s first season following the finale, it’s clear that the show failed to live up to its promise to tell a different kind of Star Trek story in a more serialized fashion

Star Trek: Discovery has staked a lot on the idea that it was telling a different kind of Star Trek story — a tighter, more plotted-out version of Trek instead of the crisis-of-the-week style of earlier shows, which were designed to meet the needs of cable syndication. But Discovery — which just wrapped up its first season on Sunday — didn’t embrace long-arc storytelling. The creators and write...