Having just reviewed most of the season to its penultimate episode, I’m going to post some comments and open a discussion on the second-season finale. The freshest SF series currently on television explores some ancient ideas.
Discovery had a rough start and received a mixed (and not consistently fair) welcome. It developed and, by Season Three, had a new premise that frequently worked. Season Four has featured some strong episodes, but permitted a poorly-handled, derivative story arc to hamper the show. The most recent season came to a conclusion. With one more season than the original series, Discovery still struggles with finding its identity.
“Believers of today have used a biotech tree to weaponize a serpent.”
The season finale of “Raised by Wolves” looms, so we’re reflecting on the episodes between our last reviews and whatever rough beast will slouch onto our screens March 17.
Jett Reno returns!
Discovery‘s season finale takes place later this week. We’ve watched some of the strongest moments in recent episodes, and also a few significant stumbles. The last two seasons have been the show Discovery should have been from the start, but the current arc has proved a positive and a negative, for reasons I shall opine on below.
We hope to hear your opinions, too. With the exception of Enterprise, few Trek series have divided fans more.
Discovery has returned, bringing its characters into an extremely dangerous situation.
(Hey, it takes effort to write a clickbait headline that’s inaccurate even by internet standards)
We do have some Newspace stories, including a record-setting breakthrough in the field of practical fusion power at the Joint European Torus near Oxford, UK.
Neanderthals and more, below:
“My name is Lamia. What fun we’re going to have today!”
Raised by Wolves returns, as the most problematic survivors of earth’s apparent destruction deal with internal and external conflicts and whatever challenge #7 presents.
The Expanse leaves the airways and it also leaves a number of plot threads resolved, at least outside of the novels.*
Three months have passed since the end of season one, and Clark still can’t get a shave. Meanwhile, John Henry Irons tries to bond with his daughter, Lois is distant and irritable, Superman isn’t getting along with the DOD, and the drama amongst the world’s oldest fifteen-year-olds has been turned up to Riverdale2 (while their antics remain CW-PG).
The Eisner-award-winning, fan-lauded comic series finally came to its definitive conclusion and a complete, full-colour collection, clocking in a 800 or so pages, became available in October of last year. This year, Amazon will present the first season of its TV adaptation. We offer it as a special New Year’s review.
In 1988, a group of 12-year-old bike-riding paper carriers in a small-town-seeming suburb of Cleveland encounter an SF mystery that will send them careening through time and space.
Note: Paper Girls started publication a year before anyone heard of Stranger Things.