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.