Monday, November 19, 2018

Short Treks: Calypso Short Trek
Airdate: November 8, 2018
2 of 4 produced
2 of 4 aired


A man in an escape pod is saved by the computer of the long abandoned Discovery.

Craft and Zora share a lovely, whimsical dance, until he kicks the conn and destroys the ship, which ends up validating initial complaints about putting a movie system on the bridge.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Short Treks: Runaway Short Treks
Airdate: February 11, 2018
1 of 4 produced
1 of 4 aired


Tilly, while drinking a quadruple espresso in the mess hall, happens upon a stowaway with strange abilities and and even stranger backstory.

And the food slot spewed stuff for some reason.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Star Trek: Insurrection Trek: Insurrection
Release Date: December 11, 1998


After their encounter with the Borg, the crew of the Enterprise hopes to settle down with some diplomatic escort functions. Those plans are dashed, however, when Data goes berserk on a small backwater planet while observing a tiny tribe of backward people - who may just have discovered the fountain of youth.

In other news, they also try out their saucy new "Maitre d'" ensembles.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Voyager, Season 5: Equinox, Season 5
Airdate: May 26, 1999
118 of 168 produced
118 of 168 aired


Voyager comes across another starship stranded in the Delta Quadrant - one whose crew made vastly different decisions than their own.

Don't worry, Max. Where we're going you can sleep on a pile of naked macaroni and cheese.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Voyager, Season 5: Warhead, Season 5
Airdate: May 19, 1999
117 of 168 produced
117 of 168 aired


The crew finds a bomb. And so did we. Eesh.

It has been brought to my attention that a number of you are stroking warheads. Therefore, I will step aside and open up the floor.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Voyager, Season 5: Relativity, Season 5
Airdate: May 12, 1999
116 of 168 produced
116 of 168 aired


Seven of Nine must think on her feet when she is abducted by time travelers and charged with saving Voyager from destruction.

Joe Kerry strikes out with the most beautiful woman he has ever seen, but will not remember three years down the road for some reason.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Some Thoughts About "The Orville..."

So my wife and I have watched the first five episodes of "The Orville," by Seth MacFarlane. I have thoughts. Here they are.

It's Highly Derivative

"The Orville" is a show about the adventures of a starship's crew. The ship belongs to a Union of Planets, which is administered by a series of admirals and has a naval command structure. Their mission is to explore the galaxy and render aid when needed. They have a stoic second officer whose culture is vastly different than most of the people on board, as well as an android who struggles to comprehend human peculiarities. The ship travels at faster than light velocities, and features a holographic entertainment room and a matter replication system.

Sound familiar?

Friday, June 8, 2018

Voyager, Season 5: 11:59, Season 5
Airdate: May 5, 1999
115 of 168 produced
115 of 168 aired


While exploring her family's history, Janeway discovers a new story regarding a relative she has looked up to her whole life.

One of the many scintillating scenes in this episode. Newspapers! Messy book shops!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Voyager, Season 5: Someone To Watch Over Me, Season 5
"Someone To Watch Over Me"
Airdate: April 28, 1999
114 of 168 produced
114 of 168 aired
Seven of Nine seeks out the Doctor's assistance as she explores the notions of dating and romance.

Oh, look! All they had to do was take down her hair and remove her glasses, and now she's Homecoming Queen!

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Voyager, Season 5: Juggernaut, Season 5
Airdate: April 26, 1999
113 of 168 produced
113 of 168 aired


When Voyager runs into a Malon freighter that could contaminate the entire sector in a runaway explosion, she must put her anger in check for the sake of the mission.
Hey, look! Enterprise didn't do the "gratuitous shower scene" first after all!