Have you been watching Discovery? The latest episode was whack. How did you get through the mirror verse episodes when they’d aired originally without losing your mind?
warning: discovery spoilers
I’ve watched only through Episode 7, but with all the spoilers floating around I have a good sense of the general plot arc to date. I find it exhausting that the show writers seem to think they need to keep the drama at peak level 9-10 in order to produce a good show. 2 major character deaths and the rape stuff is all a bit too much for me just now. I might watch it later with my older grandkids, if they express interest.
“The mirror verse episodes when they’d aired originally” – I think you are asking about TOS and “Mirror, Mirror” ? If so, remember that a LOT of fanlore has built up around the Mirror verse since Season 2 of TOS. It’s such a popular trope in fanfiction, and has been since the early days. But when we encountered “Mirror, Mirror” for the first time, we had no preconceived ideas or backstory or fanlore in our heads.
I don’t have a specific first memory of watching that episode in 67, the way I do with some others (Amok Time, Journey to Babel…), so I’m guessing I found it a fabulous, edge-of-the-seat thrill ride, but not mind-blowingly stressful. The way I find Discovery now.
Maybe it’s just cause I’m old now? :)