Tag: paul stamets

“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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“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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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow With The Finale Of Star Trek Discovery

The second season of ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ has come to a close, and any arguments that the show doesn’t line up with established canon are now irrelevant, for better or worse.  The characters we have come to know and love have departed to make their own canon, but not without leaving a backdoor to continue exploring […]

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Parting Is Such Sweet Sorrow In A Slow Lead To The Finale For Star Trek Discovery

For an episode that sets up potentially one of the biggest battles we’ve seen in ‘Star Trek’ save some of the final battles from ‘Deep Space Nine’, we sure do spend a lot of time saying goodbye.  That is mostly what this episode is in fact.  It says so right in the title.  Of course, for a […]

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The Answers Are In The Past If Memory Serves Star Trek Discovery

By opening with scenes from the ‘unaired’ pilot of ‘Star Trek called ‘The Cage’ that we’ve all seen, ‘If Memory Serves’ was promising a thrill ride of an episode.  These kinds of episodes can go a couple of different ways though.  Too much fan service and it’s easy to lose sight of the reason for providing it in the […]

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Light And Shadows Might Be Part Of The Same In Star Trek Discovery

And finally, we get to the introduction of Spock.  Granted, we still have at least another week before we get much out of him, but at least he’s finally there. It takes some of the weight off the season.  Not that the first half was bad by any means.  Now though, much like the first […]

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Star Trek Discovery Honors The Saints Of Imperfection

‘Star Trek: Discovery’ has been a bit of a mixed bag thus far this season.  Maybe it’s because, as a long time fan, I am eager for the introduction of Spock and therefore disappointed when another episode goes by and still no return.  I think it’s a bit more than that, however.  A good plot […]

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Star Trek Discovery Review – “An Obol For Charon”

There is a lot in ‘An Obol for Charon’ to like if you are a fan of Classic Trek.  The plot and even the pacing at times feel like it could be an episode of ‘The Original Series’ or ‘The Next Generation’.  If you were looking for developments in the ongoing plot of this season you might leave […]

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A Point Of Light Reveals The Dark Places We Find The Discovery Crew In

The tone this season on ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ has generally been a lot lighter and brighter than last season, but that doesn’t mean that the characters are in their best places.  ‘Point of Light’ explores a bit of where some of the characters are and it turns out none of them are in the best of shape.  […]

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