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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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“Et In Arcadia Ego, Part Two” “Star Trek: Picard” Episode 10 Review

Overall it’s been a satisfying season with “Picard.” It’s good to see Patrick Stewart embody the role again and give the character a new life at the same time. The pacing of the season was a bit off, too slow at times while rushed at others. I think that is the price for a season meant to pay off the past. Now that we’ve acknowledged the future of “The Next Generation,” it will be a bit easier to move on.

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“Et In Arcadia Ego Part 1” “Star Trek: Picard” Episode Nine Review

I generally expect to anticipate what the final episode will bring more than I am with this series, though. I appreciate that “Star Trek: Picard” is not trying to be the spectacle that “Star Trek: Discovery” is. The series hasn’t imparted a sense of fear and dread of the coming Romulan attack on the android homeworld. Hopefully, part two of “Et In Arcadia Ego” can make it all worthwhile

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“Nepenthe” – “Star Trek: Picard” Episode Seven Review

Since the release of “Star Trek: Picard,” fans have been divided on the show’s outlook. Some, longing for the world of “The Next Generation,” have decried the darker themes. Those fans will no doubt dub “Nepenthe” as the best of the run. The episode steps right up and smacks you in the nostalgia, not just with returning characters but also in feeling.

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“The Impossible Box” Star Trek: Picard Episode 6 Review

And then, that was it for the plot this week. Hugh manages to get Picard and Soji safely off the Borg Cube. While it was nice to feel some tension as XB’s (ex Borg) and Romulans closing in on Picard and company, the excitement levels never really get all that high. Next week seems as though it will return to a slower-paced plotline as we arrive at Will Riker (Jonathan Frakes) and Deanna Troi’s (Marina Sirtis) home. With only four episodes to go, I’m left wondering where the show is trying to go. Hopefully, Riker will be able to set a more specific course for the remaining episodes.

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“Absolute Candor” Review Of The Latest “Star Trek: Picard”

We have the understanding we need to realize where Picard is now and how the rest of the universe might feel about him. We also have, for better or worse, his team together. Some might find the challenging of the almost god-like status of Jean-Luc Picard troubling, but the progression of the character makes sense. He took a stand, and it didn’t go as planned.

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‘The End Is The Beginning’ Review

The most tantalizing question and the one that we’ve moved nowhere on is why. But, in the feel-good moment of the episode, we finally have Picard on a starship, asking his crew to ‘engage.’ Hopefully, next week the plot will too.

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‘Maps And Legends’ Review

‘Maps and Legends’ is still setting the stage for what is to come in ‘Picard.’ We learn a fair amount, and yet not much happens. The episode acts as a guide to where the players stand. It could be a bit depressing, depending on your political views. Finding that Starfleet lacks the same moral compass our governments do is dishearting. If there is anyone can show us the right direction, though, it’s Jean-Luc Picard. We need to get him on his way soon, though

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Short Treks: Children Of Mars Review

‘Short Treks: Children of Mars’ tells the story of Kima (Ilamaria Ebrahimtk) and Lil (Sadie Munroe). They suffer from the age-old problem of not liking each other. The reasons are unclear, but we’ve all been there and know how it feels. Both of their parents work in the Utopia Planitia Shipyards located on Mars. An […]

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The Downside Of The Uptake In Streaming Services

This fall will see the launch of Disney+ and Apple TV+, widening the ever-expanding playing field of streaming service choices.  It’s a far cry from the days when all you had to do is pick between Netflix and Hulu or just stick with your existing cable provider.  But with so many new choices we’ve arrived […]

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