Category: Star Trek

“Scavengers” Examines The “Discovery” God Problem

“Scavengers” sheds a curious light on Michael Burnham’s dilemma. Her mixed feelings about remaining with Discovery get tested during the episode. The episode also spotlights a personality trait that may get to the heart of why some have had a hard time accepting Michael as the lead. Michael has always done what she thought to […]

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“Forget Me Not” – “Star Trek: Discovery

The overall takeaway from the episode is not to be afraid to ask for help. It’s a nice touch when Detmer asks Culber for help, and the idea of ‘macho’ gets a needed gender flip. It’s also good to see Stamets begin to realize that he isn’t the lone genius – I can’t wait to see what he and Tilly will cook up

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“People of Earth” Long For A Home That No Longer Exists

The longing for connection to something gets explored well here. From Tilly’s reflection at the Starfleet badge wall to the tree on the old Starfleet Academy grounds, you feel the pain that jumping so far away from everything you know brings.

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“Far From Home” Leads Discovery To Some Predictable Results

Generally, the show takes every chance it can for exposition. Moving the show to an entirely different timeline begs more showcasing, yet it seems the producers are content to do less.

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There Are “No Small Parts” In “Star Trek: Lower Decks”

All in all, “Star Trek: Lower Decks” is a fun watch. There is enough of a hook for those who have become accustomed to the threads prevalent in today’s streaming world. It’s also a nice throwback to the days where you could tune in whenever and know what was going on. And it does it all without making Starfleet look too silly, which is better than some Star Trek series have done.

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“Crisis Point” Examines Mariner By Way Of The “Star Trek” Movies

If her mother, Captain Freeman, decides to transfer her, then she can kiss Starfleet goodbye. Given her dislike of Starfleet protocol, why does she want to stay? That would seem to be the bigger question of this character, and one that remains decidedly unanswered. Maybe the season finale will address that question.

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You Can’t Handle The Veritas – “Star Trek: Lower Decks” Review

“Star Trek: Lower Decks” seems capable of delivering more than just an homage to “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” I know I’ve been spoiled by “Star Trek: Discovery” and “Star Trek: Picard” and now want clearly defined arcs for my characters. “Lower Decks” may never deliver that level of storytelling, but a consistent growth would be preferable. Or is that too much to expect from a cartoon?

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“Much Ado About Boimler” – “Star Trek: Lower Decks” Review

We’ve seen some growth from him this season, but “Much Ado About Boimler” takes him right back to the whiny promotion obsessed character we first met. Of course, this show only works if our four main characters remain ensigns. Still, it would be nice to see Boimler on a consistent path.

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