Saturday, June 18, 2022

Enterprise, Season 1: Breaking the Ice

Enterprise, Season 1
"Breaking the Ice"
Airdate: November 7, 2001
7 of 97 produced
7 of 97 aired


The crew of Enterprise comes across a comet that piques their scientific curiosity, but a mishap puts Captain Archer in an uncomfortable position. T'Pol needs to make a decision about her future.

This Vulcan redesign has gone too far.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

Enterprise, Season 1: The Andorian Incident

Enterprise, Season 1
"The Andorian Incident"
Airdate: October 31, 2001
6 of 97 Produced
6 of 97 Aired


While visiting a Vulcan Monastery, the crew of the Enterprise becomes embroiled in a struggle between the Vulcans and their violent neighbors the Andorians.

"The name's Shran. Thy'lek Shran."

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Strange New Worlds, Season 1: Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach

Strange New Worlds, Season 1
"Lift Us Where Suffering Cannot Reach"
Airdate: June 9, 2022
6 of 10 produced
6 of 10 aired


The Enterprise comes to the aid of a reclusive society with a dark secret.

Why yes, I do work out 3 hours a day!

Friday, June 10, 2022

Where are Picard Season 2 and Discovery Season 4?

Hello gentle reader/s...

I am sure Kevin and I have opined on this before, but one or more of you may be wondering where our reviews for Picard Season 2 and Discovery Season 4 are. The answer is: the do not exist, nor are they ever likely to. There are a few reasons for this.

Pictured: Not Kevin or Matthew, but a very representative "mood" as the kids say these days.

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Strange New Worlds, Season 1: Spock Amok

 Strange New Worlds, Season 1
"Spock Amok"
Airdate: June 2, 2022
5 of 10 produced
5 of 10 aired


The Enterprise docks at Starbase 1 in order to receive repairs after the Gorn ordeal. The crew engage in various shore leave activities, while Spock tries to maintain a healthy relationship with his fiancee, T'Pring.

I don't know about you, but these two don't look very "parted" to me.


Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Strange New Worlds, Season 1: Memento Mori

 Strange New Worlds, Season 1
"Memento Mori"

Airdate: May 26, 2022

4 of 10 produced

4 of 10 aired


The Enterprise comes to the rescue of a colony planet and finds itself pursued by the relentless and mysterious Gorn.

Pictured: Dr. M'Benga, not remembering his Deep Dark Secret


Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Strange New Worlds, Season 1: Ghosts of Illyria

Strange New Worlds, Season 1
"Ghosts of Illyria"
Airdate: May 19, 2022
3 of 10 produced
3 of 10 aired


The Enterprise visits a colony of a race we learn very little about, and brings back an infection to a ship full of characters harboring too many Deep Dark Secrets to keep straight.


 You'd think knowing he was going to be crippled soon would cause Pike to spend less time on his pompadour, not more.


Thursday, May 26, 2022

Enterprise Season 1: Terra Nova

 Enterprise, Season 1
"Terra Nova"
Airdate: October 24, 2001
5 of 97 Produced
5 of 97 Aired


Enterprise investigates the disappearance of an early human space colony, discovering that the humans haven't so much disappeared as they have changed altogether.




Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Enterprise, Season 1: Unexpected

Enterprise, Season 1
Airdate: October 17, 2001
4 of 97 produced
4 of 97 aired


Trip visits an alien vessel to help with their engine, but returns with something he didn't expect - a pregnancy within his own body.

Captain Archer, showering where no one has showered before.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Enterprise, Season 1: Strange New World

 Enterprise, Season 1
"Strange New World"

Airdate: October 10, 2001
3 of 97 produced
3 of 97 aired


Enterprise sends a landing party down to an unexplored M-class planet, but the away team begins to suffer strange symptoms as they camp overnight.

Finding a picture for this episode was an ordeal.


Friday, May 13, 2022

Enterprise, Season 1: Fight or Flight

 Enterprise, Season 1
"Fight or Flight"
Airdate: October 3, 2001
2 of 97 produced
2 of 97 aired


Hoshi must conquer her anxiety over the dangers of deep space exploration when the Enterprise comes across a derelict ship filled with dead bodies.

Slug Life

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Strange New Worlds, Season 1: Children of the Comet

 Strange New Worlds, Season 1
"Children of the Comet"
Airdate: May 12, 2022

2 of 10 produced

2 of 10 aired



The Enterprise comes across a comet that is endangering a pre-warp civilization. Their attempt to remedy the situation becomes more complicated when a religious civilization with superior technology interferes with their rescue attempt.

Whether or not I like the show, I renew my objection to these sideburns.

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Enterprise, Season 1: Broken Bow

Enterprise, Season 1
"Broken Bow"

Airdate: September 26, 2001
1 of 97 produced
1 of 97 aired


Jonathan Archer has been champing at the bit to launch Starfleet's newest experimental vessel, equipped with a Warp 5 Engine, but the Vulcans have been discouraging humanity from striking out so boldly. Things come to a head, however, when a Klingon courier becomes involved in a firefight with mysterious aliens on Earth. 

Hey, he looks pretty good for 90+. But not as good as he's going to look!

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Strange New Worlds, Season 1: Strange New Worlds

Strange New Worlds, Season 1
"Strange New Worlds"

Airdate: May 5, 2022

1 of 10 produced

1 of 10 aired



Kurtzman and Co. are back again and this time, they swear it will be optimistic and episodic. For realsies this time! Captain Pike is in self-imposed exile in Montana, unwilling to return to the captain's chair because of his harrowing experience seeing his own mutilated future. But Admiral Robert April lures him back with a mission to rescue his Number One, who is stranded on a first contact mission gone awry.

 We know it's the future because nothing is rectangular!


Saturday, April 16, 2022

Prodigy, Season 1: A Moral Star, Part 1

Prodigy, Season 1
A Moral Star, Part 1
Airdate: January 27, 2022

8 of 20 produced

8 of 20 aired


The crew of the Protostar must make a difficult choice when the Diviner offers them the freedom of their fellow miners - in exchange for their ship.

"Are these lines slimming on me? They totally are, aren't they??"

Monday, March 28, 2022

Prodigy, Season 1 - Time Amok

Prodigy, Season 1
Time Amok
Airdate: January 20, 2022

7 of 20 produced

7 of 20 aired

When the Protostar is fractured in time by an anomaly, the viewers are left to wonder if this will be a retread of numerous Voyager time travel episodes from future days past.

"But have you tried reversing the polarity?"


Thursday, March 24, 2022

Should I Let My Kids Watch "Star Trek?"

Being a parent in the age of peak television/peak streaming has its positives and negatives. On the one hand, we are no longer beholden to a broadcast schedule, with a limited number of choices being shown only at particular times, which makes homework and after school activities more tricky to navigate. We can choose from hundreds of shows, tailoring our viewing to our preferences, and watch them at exactly the times that work for us!

The problem, then, is that very thing - choosing what to watch, and figuring out our preferences. What should my kids watch? What levels of action, violence, sexuality, and adult themes are appropriate? Should they watch "Star Trek?" 

To explore strange new worlds... to seek out new life and vaporize it in a
bloody cloud when it crosses you.

Friday, March 18, 2022

Prodigy, Season 1: First Con-tact

Prodigy, Season 1
First Con-tact
Airdate: January 13, 2022

6 of 20 produced
6 of 20 aired


The Protostar comes across and old "friend" of Dal's, one who has a proposition for a business deal and a first contact with an unknown alien race.

Mmmmm.... Floor Pie.

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Prodigy, Season 1: Kobayashi

Prodigy, Season 1
Airdate: January 6, 2022

5 of 20 produced
5 of 20 aired


The USS Protostar emerges 4,000 lightyears away from its last position in the Delta Quandrant, and now finds itself in the Gamma quandrant, with its engines down. While searching for a lost Murf, Dal stumbles across the Holodeck, and in an attempt to prove to his crew that he is a capable captain, he decides to tackle the Kobayashi Maru. What could possibly go wrong?

I think this "new" ship was put together by monkeys.

Sunday, February 20, 2022

Prodigy, Season 1: Terror Firma

Prodigy, Season 1
Terror Firma
Airdate: November 18, 2021

4 of 20 produced
4 of 20 aired


The crew is stranded on that living planet that they've lovingly dubbed "Murder Planet," and they must figure out how to work together to return to the USS Protostar. Can Hologram Janeway still manage to kick ass and take names?

"There's coffee in that nebula!"