The first season of Star Trek: Discovery has come and gone. So now it’s time to assess the pros and cons of season 1 and figure out how to make the second season even better.

On the whole, I did like this first season; it was a bold, inventive way of approaching the Star Trek franchise and I feel like it completed its mission overall. But there were some weak spots that I hope get addressed as the show evolves. Here are 10 things that I’d like to see in Star Trek: Discovery season 2.

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will you take my hand review

The finale for Star Trek: Discovery’s first season, “Will You Take My Hand?” was full of heartfelt moments and a very happy ending for Michael, who gets reinstated as a science officer after ending the Klingon War. But the episode still left me wanting? I feel a little like Ash Tyler – I’m of two minds and belong to no side when it comes to my Will You Take My Hand review. Read More »

Star Trek: Discovery Review

Each week, Star Trek: Discovery has found new ways to up the ante. In this penultimate episode, “The War Without, The War Within,” the ante has been upped even higher than before…and last week, the entire multiverse was about to become extinct!

This week, the Federation is ready to take the fight to the Klingons on their own home turf thanks to insider knowledge from Mirror Georgiou. But the real fight, in all honesty, is the one governing the heart. That battle is what sat in the driver’s seat this episode, and it’s a battle filled with some tough, real talk.

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what's past is prologue review

After watching the latest Star Trek: Discovery episode, “What’s Past is Prologue,” consider me mad.

Me being mad is actually a good thing! Once again, I’m irritated we have to wait a full seven days for a new episode to come out. The writing is just that tight! This episode concluded with me holding my breath again. I can’t take the stress anymore! But before I get ahead of myself, let’s establish one clear outcome of this episode…

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vaulting ambition review 1

Star Trek: Discovery, you wild minx! How could you make me first suspect Lorca, and then learn to trust him, and then tell me I was right all along? I’ve been bamboozled in the best possible way! May the gif of Charles Foster Kane forever clap forcefully from the balcony for you.

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The mirror verse is so stressful! I sweated throughout the entirety of the latest Star Trek: Discovery episode, “The Wolf Inside.” I don’t even know where to begin, so let’s just start with the best part of the episode, which was also, wildly enough, the least stressful.

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despite yourself review 1

I don’t normally curse in my everyday life, but the first thought that came to my mind after viewing the Star Trek: Discovery’s midseason opener was: “Goddamn it!”

I’m usually a human Vulcan, but this time, this Vulcan’s about to lose her shit. Here’s why. Naturally, major spoilers begin immediately.

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Star Trek Discovery Season 2

During the Television Critics Association presentations this weekend, Star Trek: Discovery producer Gretchen Berg and Aaron Harberts were on a CBS panel about politics and social issues on television. After the panel, they spoke with reporters more specifically about the future of Star Trek: Discovery, including the theme for the show’s forthcoming second season.

Find out everything we learned about Star Trek Discovery season 2 below. Read More »

Star Trek Discovery Gay Characters

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get personal, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: how Star Trek: Discovery, and series star Anthony Rapp, feel more necessary than ever following the allegations against Kevin Spacey.)

Lt. Stamets of the starship Discovery has taken on a bolder meaning in recent weeks.

The actor behind the Star Trek: Discovery character, Anthony Rapp, revealed that Kevin Spacey once tried to sexually coerce him when Rapp was just 14 years old. Learning about the act of sexual misconduct was shocking enough on its own, but what made things even more shocking was Spacey’s initial statement about why he did it. To paraphrase his statement, he acted this way because he was drunk and in the closet.

It’s important to note that Rapp, who is gay, is playing a gay man in a relationship on television at a time when an actor like Spacey has sought to use what is supposed to be a brave moment — coming out — as a way to deflect from his predatory relationships. This poses a threat to strides the LGBT community has made across the board towards inclusion and positive representation, and exposes people once again to the stereotypes that being LGBT is synonymous with being a sexual predator. Thankfully, it’s Rapp’s own presence in Star Trek: Discovery, as well as his relationship with Wilson Cruz’s Dr. Culber that illustrates for viewers that whatever Spacey believes about being gay is absolutely untrue.

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The last 2017 episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “Into the Forest I Go,” has put several things to bed, while only keeping us gleefully agitated until the next half of the season. Let’s just hit spore drive and jump right into it.

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