They did in the "Enterprise" mirror universe. There were Andorians, Vulcans and Tellarites serving on the mirror Enterprise. Which raises questions about how the Terran Empire managed to subjugate those species, considering the limited tech they had. Especially since some of those species they only just encountered a few years prior.I wouldn't call it lazy writing. Sometimes you are most hardest to your own kind. I also doubt gay love is dead in the Trek. They already got second season, and we hardly know most of the characters as there are so much to explore in the Discovery's future. What I do admit is that some things might be more difficult since they're situated in the Mirror Universe instead of being in the Prime one. All we know that everything that we consider as bad is major norm in that dimension. So, I was surprised to see a member of Saru's species serving Michael as personal servant. Why would they use other species, if they hate them so much?
Detmer was wounded at the Battle of the Binary Stars - she was on the Shenzhou. (I answered this in another thread too.)Back on topic.
I'm glad Detmer has gotten more screentime, her Mirror counterpart has even gotten to speak a few lines! Also this version doesn't have an eye-implant, leading me to wonder what exactly happened to Prime Detmer.
I wanted more screentime for the bridge crew, i guess I'll have to settle for this.
It'll come.I still maintain that after watching a whole Season [is this a spoiler?] there could be a little more character development of the Bridge crew than the knowledge that one of them got a terrible facial injury in the Battle of the Binary Stars. Several are still just faces and names.