Discovery Continuity Problems

Unexplained Discontinuities"Classified" Facts and Technologies

 

Even if we leave aside the general visual disconnection of the series from most of the rest of Star Trek, there are numerous continuity problems in Star Trek Discovery. Season 2 attempted to explain some of them but created new issues in the course. Note that I don't claim that all of the issues listed in the following are irreconcilable.

 

Unexplained Discontinuities

These are continuity issues of Discovery that were not amended or alleviated in a way to better comply with the rest of Star Trek.

Klingons

Starfleet technology

Other aliens

History

 

"Classified" Facts and Technologies

The following continuity issues were explained in some fashion in the course of the series. In particular, everything related to the AI "Control", the time travel suit and Discovery's spore drive was classified at the end of DIS: "Such Sweet Sorrow II", in an attempt to make plausible why future generations wouldn't know about these advanced technologies and the historical events they entailed. The list includes not only the facts explicitly mentioned in this episode but also side aspects that most likely fall under the same or a similar ban (ordered or voluntary, such as in the case of Spock vowing never to speak of Michael Burnham).

Lex Spock

Other issues with official explanations

 

See Also

The Visual Continuity of Star Trek - examples of if and how visual continuity was maintained through the generations

Discovery Klingons and Star Trek's Continuity - how different they really are and some more thoughts

The Continuities of Star Trek - from a single timeline to a multiverse, and how to deal with that

Discovery Episode Reviews - with countless remarks on the (lack of) continuity of the series

 


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