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“The Hope That Is You Part 2” Leaves A Lot Of Loose Ends

“The Hope That Is You Part 2” wants to be able to tie things up nicely and firmly transition “Discovery” into its new 32nd Century home. In doing so, some loose ends are likely to be forgotten forever, unfortunately, because the characters involved really could have used the signal boost. At some point in time, […]

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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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“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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“Unification III” Brings Discovery Back Together

“Unification III” gave itself some pretty big shoes to fill. The original two-part episodes are considered one of “The Next Generation”s best. Featuring the return of Spock, the story tells of his attempts to reunite the Romulan and Vulcan people. With over 800 years to see how his attempts played out, it was not easy […]

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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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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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The Sounds Of Thunder Keep Star Trek Discovery At Warp

As promised a few weeks ago, we are now getting to see a new side of Commander Saru.  An encounter with a dying entity in ‘An Obol for Charon’ initiates vahar’ai in the Kelpian officer, causing his threat ganglia to wither and fall off and his fear to disappear along with them.  At the time he felt […]

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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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