Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 Says Thank You Way Too Much, See The Ridiculous Evidence

By Nina Phillips | Published

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With Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 being the last season of the show, there’s a lot to reflect on and to wrap up in the final 10 episodes. Unfortunately, the show seems to be stuck on saying thanks. Because of other members of the GIANT FREAKIN ROBOT team, the total number of “thank you’s” has been counted, with evidence.

Star Trek: Discovery‘s fifth and final season premiered Thursday, April 4, with two new episodes on Paramount+.

Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 premiered with two episodes on April 4. In just the premiere, there were a total of 19 times that someone said thank you in one way or another. Need proof? The video above shows every time a character in the show says “thanks” or “thank you” with a running counter.

When Discovery premiered in 2017, it was the first Star Trek series to air new episodes since the series finale of Star Trek: Enterprise in 2005.

With Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 being the final season, it’s hard to say whether the abnormal number of thanks was on purpose or not. It could be a sort of way to show appreciation to fans as part of a goodbye, or it could have simply been an overlook of the severely repeated phrase in the script.

Discovery follows a crew in the 23rd century, about a decade before Star Trek: The Original Series is set. The main character is Michael Burnham, played by Sonequa Martin-Green (The Walking Dead, Once Upon a Time) who starts as a science specialist before becoming a captain. Additional cast includes Doug Jones (The Shape of Water), Anthony Rapp ( A Beautiful Mind), and Mary Wiseman (Longmire).

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If you’ve already watched the premiere episodes, you might not have paid attention, and now get to find this tidbit just an interesting piece of information. For those who haven’t watched them, sorry, but you’re not going to be able to ignore it now when you go to watch. And for those who haven’t yet watched Star Trek: Discovery Season 5, or any of the other seasons, with the show almost over, it’s time to get started.

The series was created to help revitalize the franchise. Before this, Enterprise was the last of the TV side of the Star Trek universe since 2005, leading to a 12-year hiatus, until Discovery arrived on the scene.

The show did quite well–pushing the boundaries and breaking new ground. Like many shows after a hiatus, its job was to not only provide a new story for old fans but to pull in newer followers. However, not everyone was so excited by the new series.

According to Rotten Tomatoes, critics loved Discovery, giving it an average score of 87 percent. Audience members weren’t nearly as happy, giving the show an average rating of 35 percent. For those who use IMDb, the scores were much better, with an average rating of 7.1 out of 10.

While Season 5 will be its last, its spinoff series Star Trek: Strange New Worlds continues with its third season next year.

Alex Kurtzman, the current showrunner for Discovery, had this to say about the show during the South by Southwest film festival in Austin, Texas, “When we started Discovery, we didn’t expect it was going to launch a whole new Star Trek universe. We were just trying to bring Star Trek back to television. And when you’re the first one in the door, people have lots of opinions about you. But the truth is that this whole era wouldn’t be possible without Discovery. Discovery was the one that kicked the door in and made it happen […] it’s just an amazing thing”

Star Trek: Discovery is available for US, UK, and Canada audiences on Paramount+. Star Trek: Discovery Season 5 will contain 10 episodes in total, with a new one released every Thursday after April 4.

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