If ST:Disco is so unconcerned with the canon of the shows that proceeded it, why not just set itself far enough in the future from those shows that it can ignore their cannon?
It'd be real easy to set your show 500 or 1000 years after TNG.
Set up a plot about how some war devastated the federation and halted technological progress, and it's only now being rebuilt. Make not knowing things about the past in to a plot point, if you want.
But no, instead we have a show where Spock has a secret sister and captain pile isn't on the Enterprise and there's a sentient robot 200 years before data even though it was a really big deal that data was the most advanced robot ever.
I'm all for reinterpretations and remixes, but if you're going to do that, do that. Don't do half of that and then slip winking references to canon everywhere.
I like disco, as long as I pretend its not Star trek.
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