yeah, give me the old school sexist genius characters any day!!You know that the writers have got it badly wrong when people are hoping that the bad guys win in each episode. The dislikeable main character seemed to be an intentional. It was laughable to see a Mary Sue character ( Mary Sue - Wikipedia ) trying to be Vulcan and failing badly and then being called upon to solve every problem. I suppose this is much like normal people pretending to be geniuses. When normal people try to write genius characters they typically get it wrong because they write cliches rather than characters.
Even the spore drive thing was nicked from Dune. You just know that these bozos hated Star Trek and decided to turn it into SJWs in Space. In the first series, they managed to write a good character with Tilley (the newbie) but completely messed it up in the second. In some ways, this is the logical outcome of the "medal for everyone" mentality approach to writing.