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August 14, 2018
August 4, 2018
February 12, 2018
The season finale feels a little like Star Trek: The Role-Playing Game. Once again, it moves quickly, and it imparts a kind of direction on the season, towards a more familiar Trek.
February 5, 2018
The Eagles pull an upset victory over the Patriots, as….
Right. Star Trek. Well, once again, we have a show that delivers a good deal of excitement and high production values. In what sense it constitutes a prequel remains an open question, or, perhaps, a question best left ignored forever.
The episode sets up a desperate and, at least, interesting war mission for next week.
We have a place to discuss the episode here. Or, if you prefer, the Super Bowl.
January 29, 2018
This week’s episode gives us a couple more twists and great pacing. Some of the central actors give strong performances. I’m hoping, however, that past really is prologue, and the show can get a specific direction.
Maybe we’ll even see some science during the Klingon War.
January 22, 2018
A major twist– one predicted by many fans, but which I hadn’t given much credence– changes our understanding of the show. This week’s episode features wonkier science than usual, but it boasts some strong performances– and a Trek Shakespearian allusion.
January 15, 2018
Discovery confirms two fan predictions in a weaker but less grotesque episode than last week’s.
January 7, 2018
The most recent incarnation of Star Trek returns tonight—with some familiar names behind the camera.
January 3, 2018
By the Prophets! Has it really been a quarter of a century since DS9 debuted?
Giving us a darker, richer, more character-driven series than the previous two incarnations of Star Trek (and most TV Sci-Fi), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine set out on different path and changed the genre forever. By not allowing the characters to warp away from the previous week’s adventure, they were forced to deal with long-term consequences.
Raise a glass of kanar or bloodwine (2309 vintage, if you please) in toast.
November 12, 2017
The last two episodes take the Discovery where no one has gone before…. And we won’t know where that might be until January.