Star Trek Discovery Project Daedalus

Can Star Trek: Discovery not destroy my soul every week?

While the show has done its best job of keeping tension and emotions high, this week’s episode, “Project Daedalus,” is the season’s saddest and most intense yet. At the same time, it was also a masterclass of how to write a great death. As we’ve seen already multiple times, Season 2 has made it a point to show up Season 1 in terms of characterization, storyline, and overall depth of meaning, and this week’s sad death continues that trend. Here’s how this tragedy is evidence of this season’s rise to Star Trek prominence, as well as how the death highlights another tragedy – underutilizing an awesome character until it’s too late.

I don’t usually give a spoiler warning with these recaps, but if you are reading this and you haven’t watched this week’s episode, don’t read further because you will find out who dies. Okay? The recap begins now. Read More »

Star Trek Discovery If Memory Serves review

Finally, in Star Trek: Discovery’s eighth episode of the season, “If Memory Serves,” we get Ethan Peck as Spock. As a huge Spock fan, I found it pitch perfect.

There were actually several pitch perfect moments in this hour, even though the entire episode hit a depressing chord overall. Yes, after several high-flying, adventure-filled episodes, we have gotten our first truly sad one. It was deeply emotional: haunting, heartbreaking, and just downright somber. Here’s how my heart broke throughout the episode. Read More »

star trek discovery featurette

When Section 31 was first introduced in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s sixth season, the clandestine organization was cloaked in secrecy. But as the secret group has made more appearances — first in the alt-timeline “Kelvin” reboot movie Star Trek Into Darkness, and most recently Star Trek: Discovery — more light has been shed on what exactly Section 31 is. Now a new Star Trek: Discovery featurette released by CBS All Access delves into Section 31, and its grand designs — as well as the design of its sleek, dark set.

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Star Trek Discovery Light and Shadows Review

I think tonight’s Star Trek: Discovery episode was our first official filler episode for the season. Titled, “Light and Shadows,” I expected a lot more than what we got. Even though it worked a little like “Point of Light” in that it moved existing plot points along and set up some new ones, the episode ultimately left us with, to be crude, figurative blue balls (even as it added a fascinating new angle to Spock). Here’s why.

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star trek discovery season 3

Star Trek: Discovery season 3 is officially happening, and the CBS All Access series is getting a new showrunner, to boot. Michelle Paradise will now work alongside Alex Kurtzman to captain the prequel series, which is set a decade before the original Star Trek. Expect to see Star Trek: Discovery season 3 sometime in 2020.

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Star Trek Discovery The Sound of Thunder Review

It’s another Saru-themed episode this week on Star Trek: Discovery! This week’s episode, “The Sound of Thunder,” is all about Saru becoming the savior of his Kelpien race, delivering them from the insidious Great Balance the Baul have instilled over thousands of years.

It’s always great to see Saru, but it’s been especially amazing to see Saru truly come into his own in this episode. In fact, we learned a lot about Saru and the Kelpiens.

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Star Trek Discovery Saints of Imperfection Review

How can every episode of this season’s Star Trek: Discovery be the best episode ever? Just last week, I thought “An Obol for Charon” was at the top of the pack. But somehow, this week’s episode, “Saints of Imperfection,” is just as amazing, if not better, thanks to the writers’ amazing ability to rewrite the wrongs that occurred in the first season.

Let’s get into what went down this week.

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Star Trek Discovery An Obol for Charon

This latest Star Trek: Discovery episode, “An Obol for Charon,” was a real emotional doozy. This has got to be one of the best episodes of Discovery so far. While prior episodes have entertained while setting up the overall mystery of Red Angel, “An Obol for Charon” took a break from the story to give us everything Star Trek is all about.

Let’s get into what made this episode such a great summation of Star Trek’s mission statement.

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Star Trek Discovery Point of Light Review

At first I thought this week’s Star Trek: Discovery episode, “Point of Light,” was a little all over the place. But the more I reflect on this, I think this episode should be thought of as a building block. Did it make a lot of narrative sense? Maybe not. But does it set the stage for what’s going down the rest of the season? Absolutely.

With that said, let’s talk about the building blocks we were privy to this week.

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star trek discovery new eden review

This week’s episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “New Eden,” brings us even more old-school Trek goodness by providing us with a thought-provoking adventure, finally! In fact, we learned a lot of thought-provoking things, which only deepen the overarching mystery of the season. Let’s dive into what we learned.

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