The Station setting really allowed for long-term stories and character development compared to other series. I watched through it all myself a couple years ago.
On the topic, is Discovery worth watching?
I really don’t think the setting had anything to do with the more involved overarching stories, the writers had clearly been trying to go that direction since the second or third season of TNG and the new series just allowed them to take that a step further.
I have not watched Discovery or Picard. Voyager is next. Never seen it outside of a first season or two.
Good luck. I’m not a big Star Trek fan, but I’ve watched all the pre-Discovery stuff and Voyager is a big step down from TNG and DS9. And let me give you some friendly advice: skip Enterprise. It’s barely acknowledged in any later material, adds nothing interesting to the lore, and is easily one of the worst TV shows I’ve forced myself to sit through. And I watch a LOT of really shitty TV.
So are people torrenting Picard or something? Because I was going to go watch it and then saw it was CBS All-Access only, after the first episode.
Nah, I’m just waiting until I’m in SE Asia later this year. When I was there back in 2018, Discovery was on Netflix, and I imagine CBS will keep that relationship going in the region rather than trying to go international.
Probably not much help to anyone else, though.