A vocal group of Star Trek fans exists who are displeased with Star Trek: Discovery and the overall state of Star Trek as a franchise. Still, from what I can see, it looks as though Season 2 of this sci-fi TV show has been better received than Season 1.
One element of the second season of this television series that has garnered a lot of praise is the portrayal of Captain Pike by Anson Mount. In an interview with Collider, Anson Mount had the chance to discuss Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery.
Star Trek: Discovery Season 2
Anson Mount had this to say on what his reaction was to being cast in Season 2 of Star Trek: Discovery as well as being involved with something as influential and iconic as Star Trek:
“It was surreal. It was totally surreal. My mother introduced me to Star Trek. When I was seven or eight, she was like, ‘You have to watch this show.’ I was at that age where I was like, ‘I don’t wanna do anything that the adults are doing,’ but it hooked me.”
“And it was my make-believe game, when I was a kid. My friends would pull chairs up to my parents’ fireplace and we would use that as our bridge, and take turns playing Kirk and Spock. We never had an Uhura, ‘cause girls wouldn’t play with us.”
“It was really wild, and honestly, it was surreal, every day. You look around and go, ‘I’m on Star Trek.’ It’s a different kind of thing. It’s not just any other job or TV show. It’s a cultural touchstone for a large part of the world.”