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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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“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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“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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“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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“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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“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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