‘Star Trek: Discovery‘ is the prequel to the original ‘Star Trek’ series which was released in 1966. Chronologically, the events in this series happen after the story of ‘Star Trek: Enterprise’. The crew of the ship USS Discovery becomes our lead characters in the series. In the first season, there is a war between the United Federation of Planets and the Klingons, which must be won by the UFP in order to keep the human species from falling prey to the hands of these ghastly creatures. As it is said by many, ‘Star Trek’ is one of the most iconic and influential franchises in history, and its influence runs deep into popular culture. There are numerous television shows and films which have been greatly influenced by the series. It is truly a space opera, and its historical importance can never be undervalued. If you do enjoy science fiction stories on intergalactic travel, spaceships, and the likes, we have you covered. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Alphas (2011 – 2012)
The story of this series follows five individuals identified by Dr. Lee Rosen who can be of aid to the government and the defensive department in matters of grave importance. These five individuals are who we call ‘Alphas’. All of them possess superhuman abilities, like incredible intelligence and strength. However, the problem is that there are many more Alphas out there and not all of them are ready to abide by the law. When people with such abilities go beyond reason and logic and take up the life of crime, it can be very difficult to stop them. This is where Dr. Rosen’s team comes into play. They help the Department of Defense track down and neutralize such rogue Alphas. The series ran for two seasons and has received mixed reactions, with critics blaming a lack of innovation in the plot to be a major problem.
9. Caprica (2010)
Set in the ‘Battlestar Galactica’ universe, the events of ‘Caprica’ serve as a prequel to the re-imagined (the original ‘Battlestar Galactica’ aired in 1978) 2004 series. The events of this series are set 58 years before the wars between humans and Cylons (androids) destroyed the Twelve Colonies where the former lived. The story revolves around the characters of Daniel Greystone and Joseph Adama, two people who have lost their close ones in the battle. Daniel, a rich and powerful businessman, wants to bring back his daughter whom he has lost, and is willing to spend most of his money if need be to reunite with her. Regarding the theme of the series, the makers have remarked that ‘Caprica’ serves as a society whose infinite greed would end up destroying themselves.
8. Stargate Universe (2009 – 2011)