FWIW, the Paul Stamets in the show is named after a real life Paul Stamets (https://fungi.com/pages/about-us
). Was mentioned in one of the early eps of After Trek, which I'd seen all eps of.
They do tone down the tedious Klingon dialogue scenes, eventually.
As for the officers, well.. yeah, at least for awhile on Disco, a bunch of the characters act as though they have a chip on their shoulder. The guy that plays Lorca does a pretty good job. Doug Jones (plays Saru) does a great job in one of the recent eps.
I wish I could find a quote along the lines of "can you imagine what the pitch for the show would be?" Answer included something about a ship being propelled by mushrooms.
The second Harry Mudd episode was quite good.
The show has quite a few twists and there's a good one that begins on S1:E9.