There are a lot of Star Trek fans out there, and while I'm not one of them, I wasn't surprised to see all of the hype about the franchise's new show. I was surprised, however, to come across a bunch of articles this morning raving about the opening credit sequence for Star Trek: Discovery, which debuted last night. (Sample headline raves about the credits: "Fantastic," "A Work of Art," "Unlike Any You've Ever Seen," etc.)
CBS posted the opening credits online. I checked them out to see what the buzz was about and found that the images in the sequence basically look like a series of CAD drawings, modeling files and ID renderings:
I searched in vain to discover what firm produced the sequence or if it was produced in-house (the series employs dozens of visual effects designers and digital compositers). Ironically, we cannot give credit to those that created the credits.
As I mentioned I myself am not a Trek fan, but some of you undoubtedly are. To those of you that watched the premiere: Is the show all it's hyped up to be?