Saturday, July 22, 2023

Strange New Worlds, Season 2: Charades

 Strange New Worlds, Season 2
Airdate: July 13, 2023
15 of 20 produced
15 of 20 aired


A space anomaly turns Spock into a purely human version of himself. Hijinks of moderate hilarity ensue.


A Festivus for the rest of us!


Wednesday, July 19, 2023

Strange New Worlds, Season 2: Among the Lotus Eaters

Strange New Worlds, Season 2
"Among the Lotus Eaters"
Airdate: July 6, 2023
14 of 20 produced
14 of 20 aired


Pike and crew are called back to Rigel VII, a planet upon which they have experienced violence before, because of apparent cultural contamination.


Why are the mountains always the same distance away from us?


Friday, July 7, 2023

Strange New Worlds, Season 2: Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow

 Strange New Worlds, Season 2
"Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow"
Airdate: June 29, 2023
13 of 20 produced
13 of 20 aired


La'an has her day interrupted by the appearance of a temporal agent, who whisks her away to an alternate time line in which Kirk commands the Enterprise, then back to a 21st century past in which they must restore history.

Sweet, skinny pants are back in!


Thursday, July 6, 2023

Strange New Worlds, Season 2: Ad Astra Per Aspera

Strange New Worlds, Season 2
"Ad Astra Per Aspera"
Airdate: June 22, 2023
12 of 20 produced
12 of 20 aired


Captain Pike tracks down legal representation for his first officer's trial for lying on her Starfleet application about her genetically engineered status.


Surely this trial will set a precedent that will ring through the ages.


Sunday, July 2, 2023

Strange New Worlds, Season 2: The Broken Circle

 Strange New Worlds, Season 1
"The Broken Circle"
Airdate: June 15, 2023
11 of 20 produced
11 of 20 aired


Captain Pike leaves the Enterprise in Spock's hands while he tries to find help for Una's upcoming court martial. While in command, Spock receives a distress call from La'an warning of a dangerous situation near the Klingon border.


 "Welcome to Planet Brown, where we mine Brown in accordance with the Brown Mush Treaty of 2243."


Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Enterprise, Season 4: These Are the Voyages...

Enterprise, Season 4
"These Are the Voyages..."
Airdate: May 13, 2005
97 of 97 produced
97 of 97 aired


Commander William T. Riker faces a moral dilemma during his tenure on the Enterprise D, and investigates the final mission of the NX-01 crew in order to seek guidance.

 Note to directors: shooting in seated profile is not the most effective way to take ten years off of someone.


Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Enterprise, Season 4: Terra Prime

Enterprise, Season 4
"Terra Prime"
Airdate: May 13, 2005
96 of 97 produced
96 of 97 aired


The crew of the Enterprise must find a way to infiltrate the Terra Prime facility before they can attack the Earth.

 Say it! Say "my uncle was a Denobulan!"


Saturday, May 20, 2023

Enterprise, Season 4: Demons

Enterprise, Season 4
Airdate: May 6, 2005
95 of 97 produced
95 of 97 aired


The crew of the Enterprise discovers a group of violent Xenophobes who seek to drive all alien migrants off of the planet Earth.


Could a man with such a high-buttoned suit jacket really be all bad?


Monday, May 15, 2023

Enterprise, Season 4: In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II

Enterprise, Season 4
"In a Mirror, Darkly Part II"
Airdate: April 29, 2005
94 of 97 produced
94 of 97 aired


Captain Archer decides to make the Terran Empire great again by using the futuristic USS Defiant to crush its enemies.


Terran Girlboss in the house!



Saturday, April 29, 2023

Enterprise, Season 4: In a Mirror, Darkly

 Enterprise, Season 4
"In a Mirror, Darkly"
Airdate: April 22, 2005
93 of 97 produced
93 of 97 aired


Commander Jonathan Archer of the ISS Enterprise hatches a plot to steal a weapon of great power from a degenerate alien species, the Tholians.

"Don't take your eyes off that midriff, Sergeant."

Thursday, April 27, 2023

Enterprise, Season 4: Bound

Enterprise, Season 4
Airdate: March 4, 2002
92 of 97 produced
92 of 97 aired


Enterprise takes on three Orion dancing women for some reason.


Where have you gone, William Ware Theiss?Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you... woo woo woo.

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Picard, Season 3: The Last Generation

Picard, Season 3
"The Last Generation"
Aired: April 20, 2023
30 of 30 produced
30 of 30 released


The Enterprise flies into the Death Star to destroy the core of Star Trek.



Monday, April 17, 2023

Enterprise, Season 4: Divergence

Enterprise, Season 4
Airdate: February 25, 2002
91 of 97 produced
91 of 97 aired


Phlox races to find a cure for the augment virus, while Malcom and Archer butt heads over Malcolm's secrecy.


The diabolical Westmorehead Virus claims another victim.


Friday, April 14, 2023

Picard, Season 3: "Võx"

Picard, Season 3
Aired: April 13, 2023
29 of 30 produced
29 of 30 released


We finally learn the Big Dark Secret behind Jack Crusher's superpowers. Saddle up, lock and load -- it's really, really dumb.

 Dun dah daaah, dah dun dun dah DAAAAHHHH!!!!!


Monday, April 10, 2023

Picard, Season 3: Surrender

 Picard, Season 3
Aired: April 6, 2023
28 of 30 produced
28 of 30 released


We're still on the ship. We're still being held hostage by Vadic. We still don't find out the answers to the "compelling" mysteries of the season.

It just occurred to me, but this scene is quite reminiscent of "Menage A Troi..." an episode that had undergone a rehabilitation for me with the benefit of hindsight and comparison.

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Picard, Season 3: Dominion

Picard, Season 3
Aired: March 30, 2023
27 of 30 produced
27 of 30 released


The bad guys board the USS Titan, and people pretend to have ethical debates. We learn a few drips of information about the antagonists. Somehow, despite the Big Event being mere hours away, it still find a way not to happen within the run time of this episode.

 Maybe no one has complete, coherent conversations because they simply can't see one another, or their scripts?

Thursday, March 30, 2023

Enterprise, Season 4: Affliction

Enterprise, Season 4
Airdate: February 18, 2005
90 of 97 produced
90 of 97 aired


The Enterprise crew runs into some kidnaping trouble back home on Earth. Trip gets accustomed to his new ship and T'Pol feels his absence. Malcolm experiences a conflict of interest.

 "The first rule of forehead ridges is we do not talk about forehead ridges."


Monday, March 27, 2023

Picard, Season 3: The Bounty

Picard, Season 3
"The Bounty"
Aired: March 23, 2023
26 of 30 produced
26 of 30 released


At long last every major TNG cast member who is not dead or Traveling the limitless dimensions of the cosmos receives screen time in the same episode. And we are left to question: why did it take six episodes?

 Star Trek Picard: A floating museum of references to things you actually like.

Enterprise, Season 4: The Aenar

Enterprise, Season 4
"The Aenar"
Airdate: February 11, 2005
89 of 97 produced
89 of 97 aired


Archer and Shran discover that the operator of the marauding drone vessels is Andorian - but not a run of the mill Andorian. Rather, he is a member of an underground, pacifist sect of Andorians known as the Aenar.

 "I don't think Mark Zuckerberg is ever going to get this Oculus Rift crap to sell, Captain."



Friday, March 17, 2023

Picard, Season 3: Imposters

Picard, Season 3
Aired: March 16, 2023
25 of 30 produced
25 of 30 released


Starfleet sends an investigator to hash out who did what and who needs to be punished for the last four episodes. Meanwhile, Worf realizes that he murdered his only informant and needs to find another one, while Raffi does donuts in the parking lot with her aggressively spinning wheels.


They are really getting their money's worth out of this set.


Thursday, March 16, 2023

Enterprise, Season 4: United

Enterprise, Season 4
Airdate: February 4, 2005
88 of 97 produced
88 of 97 aired


Shran's lover Talas takes a turn for the worse, which threatens the fragile alliance Archer is forming to fight the unknown marauder.


I'm gonna slap chop your ass back to Andoria!


Friday, March 10, 2023

Picard, Season 3: No Win Scenario

Picard, Season 3
"No Win Scenario"
Aired: March 9, 2023
24 of 30 produced
24 of 30 released


After four hours of "s#$% or get off the pot" storytelling, Picard Season 3 decides in favor of the former and pinches off this loaf.

Pictured: the best lit scene in the season thus far.

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Enterprise, Season 4: Babel One

Enterprise, Season 4
"Babel One"

Airdate: January 28, 2005
87 of 97 produced
87 of 97 aired


Enterprise is interrupted in its mission to mediate a dispute between Tellarites and Andorians by a mysterious attacking vessel. 


"Once we force the subject to watch an uninterrupted Discovery/Picard marathon,
their brain will be susceptible to any suggestion we make..."


Friday, March 3, 2023

Picard, Season 3: Seventeen Seconds

Picard, Season 3
"Seventeen Seconds"
Aired: March 2, 2023
22 of 30 produced
22 of 30 released


Still stuck in the same spot as last episode, Picard Season 3 decides that trashing its characters will pass the time instead of advancing the plot.

 Pictured: What Star Trek will look like after Stewart and Frakes sign away their likeness rights.

Enterprise, Season 4: Observer Effect

Enterprise, Season 4
"Observer Effect"
Airdate: January 21, 2005
86 of 97 produced
86 of 97 aired


Two strangers inhabit the bodies of the Enterprise crew during a crisis.

Hoshi Sato, looking the way I feel after an episode of "Picard"