|Adm. Katrina Cornwell takes the Captain's chair.|
(I always find ambiguous command to be problematic.)
I identify the plot-theme of ST:Discovery to be the experiential path of a woman who must identify the nature and extent of her own values.
Rand defines Romanticism as “a category of art based on the premise that man possesses the faculty of volition.” (“What is Romanticism?” pages 64-87) Bootleg Romanticism is popular fiction that implicitly accepts that premise, rather than explicitly. She put the early James Bond novels in that genre. She was also a fan of Star Trek: Original Series; and Gene Roddenberry was an admirer of her works.