Saturday, March 10, 2018

Is Star Trek Dead?

Is Star Trek Dead?

A season of Discovery is in the books. Three post-TNG movies are in the can. For me, it's time to ask - is this all that there is? Is there nothing more? Is Star Trek dead?

 "The Ritual involved opening and staring into the eyes of the dying individual, then bellowing loudly at the sky. The latter served as a warning to the dead (presumably in Sto-vo-kor): "Beware, a Klingon warrior is about to [come]."

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Discovery Season 1 Recap

Star Trek: Discovery, Season 1

The first new Star Trek television series in what seems like forever was... divisive. From its paid online distribution model (Netflix for the rest of the world, a la carte CBS service no one demanded in the US), to its radical shift in tone (nipples! disembowelings! F-words!), this show rubbed a lot of people the wrong way, but at the same time won some fervent fans and a fair amount of internet buzz. So what's the story?

 Hmm, communicator? Vulcan salute? I guess this checks out!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Discovery, Season 1: Will You Take My Hand?, Season 1
"Will You Take My Hand?"
Airdate: February 11, 2018
15 of 15 produced
15 of 15 aired

Discovery careens towards its baffling ending as the non-corporeal entities from beyond the Fourth Wall realize that they have to wind everything up in 46 minutes, logic bedamned.

Hey, it's the Star Trek Enterprise! Wheee! I love the Enterprise! (Claps like seal)

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Discovery, Season 1: The War Without, The War Within, Season 1
"The War Without, The War Within"
Airdate: February 4, 2018
14 of 15 produced
14 of 15 aired

The crew slows down to process the last ten SHOCKING TWISTS in their lives. Starfleet hatches a plan to win the war with the Klingons that might test their core values, whatever those are.

Look, fans! Someone doing "Star Trek" things! Remember "Star Trek?"

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Discovery, Season 1: What's Past is Prologue, Season 1
"What's Past is Prologue"
Airdate: January 28, 2018
13 of 15 produced
13 of 15 aired


Discovery exits the Mirror Universe by flying down the Death Star trench and launching a proton torpedo. That shot was one in a million, kid!

"Are you not entertained?!" Come to think of it, no, Maximus, we're not.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Discovery, Season 1: Vaulting Ambition, Season 1
"Vaulting Ambition"
Airdate: January 21, 2018
12 of 16 produced
12 of 16 aired


Burnham confronts Emperor Georgiou and reveals her true origins. Lorca is revealed as a denizen of the Mirror Universe as well. Voq and Tyler come to a breaking point.

Ah, my beloved daughter. You trust me, right? I've given you reason to trust me, right? Like with the whole cannibalism thing?

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Discovery, Season 1: The Wolf Inside, Season 1
"The Wolf Inside"
Airdate: January 14, 2018
11 of 16 produced
11 of 16 aired


Burnham remains on the mirror Shenzhou trying to find a way home. Saru and Tilly work to save Stamets. And Tyler's identity crisis comes to a head.

Please, I must know, for the sake of my universe... how many licks does it take to get the the center of a Tootsie Pop?

Friday, January 12, 2018

Voyager, Season 5: Bliss, Season 5
Airdate: February 10, 1999
108 of 168 produced
107 of 168 aired


Voyager finds itself trapped by a space creature that can lure travelers with their fondest wishes.


Seven's fondest wish? Finally having an excuse to shoot things with the comically oversized phaser rifle.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Discovery, Season 1: Despite Yourself, Season 1
"Despite Yourself"
Airdate: January 7, 2018
10 of 15 produced
10 of 15 aired

Discovery finds itself stranded in the Mirror Universe, and the crew must improvise to survive. Tyler, however, is coming apart at the seams, mentally.

Hello, Doctor. Let's have a really interesting conversation, because surely it won't be time wasted in the overall plot line of our lives.