Month: December 2020

“There Is A Tide…” Of Change Of “Star Trek: Discovery”

“There is a Tide…” brings “Star Trek: Discovery” to the underlying point of the season. There are essentially two factions in the universe. The United Federation of Planets; not what it used to be but still trying to hold to its principles, even if it’s left some members behind. And the Emerald Chain, an almost […]

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“Wonder Woman 1984” Doesn’t Rise Above Its Own Bloat

Well, it’s been a while since we’ve been to the theaters for a superhero movie. “Birds of Prey” and “Joker” were the last two, and neither fit the bill exactly. While some of you might have been able to go see “Wonder Woman 1984” on the big screen, most of the audience will be watching […]

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“Su’Kal” Seeks To Bring Discovery Back On Point

“Star Trek: Discovery” seems to have a plot problem this season. The burn could have been the focus of the season, but just as equally, Emperor Georgiou’s departure could have taken center stage. With Georgiou finally departed, “Su’Kal” tries to focus on the burn with mixed results. The show introduced too much at the last […]

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“Terra Firma Part Two” Wants Us To Believe

“Terra Firma, Part Two” wants us to see a changed Emperor Phillipa Georgiou by its conclusion. It tries to accomplish this with various tricks and call-backs to other “Star Trek” episodes. The problem with the mirror universe as a scheme is that it only works when reflecting on society or character. Since we didn’t get […]

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“The Rescue” Throws The Mandalorian into “Star Wars” Lore

“The Rescue” gives “Star Wars” fans everything they could have hoped for, but somehow that ends up being slightly disappointing to the show’s mythos. Spoilers abound in what’s coming – if you haven’t watched the episode, you really should do so now. And also, how are you not already spoiled. Now shoo! There’s a review […]

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“The Mandalorian” Doesn’t Offer Anything To “The Believer”

“The Believer” is a difficult-to-like episode of “Star Wars: The Mandalorian.” It doesn’t offer the series much in the plot, which is pretty frustrating as it’s the penultimate story of this year. Character redemption is always a nice feature, but it doesn’t feel necessary for a character we’ve barely met and are unlikely to see […]

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“Terra Firma Part One” Leaves “Discovery” On Shaky Ground

Time travel, rewriting history, a possible new omnipotent being. “Terra Firma Part One” sure does pack a lot into a “Star Trek: Discovery” episode. Georgiou takes center stage as the show tries to cure what ails her. The route we take to get there comes a bit out of left field and could be somewhat […]

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“The Tragedy” Is a “Mandalorian” Fans Dream

If you’ve been feeling like “The Mandalorian” is moving too slowly this season, “The Tragedy” ultimately makes up for it. It almost feels as if everything happens in this episode though we haven’t quite hit the conclusion yet. The episode also features the long-anticipated return of a classic Star Wars character. It’s hard to think […]

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“The Sanctuary” Fails To Provide Comfort For “Star Trek: Discovery”

“The Sanctuary” finally draws out the big bad for this season of “Star Trek: Discovery,” and I couldn’t help but wonder if that was all? Discovery has gone up against the Klingon Empire, and an AI bent on destroying all life in the galaxy. An Orion pirate somehow feels a little bit underwhelming. Osyraa’s threat […]

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