Star Trek: Discovery is “Coming Home” after a turbulent 4th season…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** I swore I wasn’t going to focus on episodic recaps of “Star Trek: Discovery” (DSC) anymore because, as I said in an earlier column, the negative feedback I received (much of it in since-deleted racist/sexist/homophobic comments & emails) was just not worth it. Conversely, if I wrote any legitimate criticisms of the…

Star Trek: Discovery, S4.7: “…But to Connect” reaches out

Happy New Year! To longtime readers/subscribers; I apologize for this Star Trek: Discovery review being a couple days late, but New Year’s Eve as well as a new Disney+ series set in a galaxy far, far away made things a bit more busy than usual, so without further ado, let’s get Trekking… *****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!***** The…

Star Trek: Discovery, S4.6: Batten down the hatches for “Stormy Weather”…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!****** The latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “Stormy Weather, ” is available for streaming now, and it’s yet another example of some recognizable Trek concepts mashed together and refurbished to advance a season-long arc. As with other entries recently, the character moments more than compensate for any shortcomings in story originality. After 800-plus…

Star Trek: Discovery, S4.4: “All Is Possible” puts Tilly to the test…

******STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!****** The latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery is available for streaming, and “All Is Possible” focuses on trust and personal growth as we see Ni’Var (formerly Vulcan) tepidly questioning whether it should rejoin the Federation, and Lt. Tilly placed in command of Adira and a group of Starfleet cadets on a “routine…

Star Trek: Discovery, S4.2; “Anomaly” is all about the characters…

*******STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!******** Better Late Than Never… In the wake of last week’s announcement that Netflix would no longer be distributing Star Trek: Discovery in foreign markets (an announcement unfortunately timed right after the Destination London Star Trek convention, and only two days before Season 4’s debut in North America), Paramount+ and PlutoTV have reached…

Star Trek: Discovery, S3.8: “The Sanctuary” feels the Burn…

****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!**** The latest episode of Star Trek Discovery, “The Sanctuary”, is now available for streaming on CBS-All Access. Written by Kenneth Lin & Brandon Schultz and directed by Jonathan Frakes, this story probes a little deeper into the galaxy-wide calamity known as “the Burn,” as well as the mental health of both Philippa Georgiou…

Star Trek: Discovery, S3.4, “Forget Me Not” explores troubles with the Trill…

The latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “Forget Me Not” (now available for streaming on CBS-All Access) continues the winning streak we’ve seen in the previous three installments of this series’ stronger, more confident third season under new showrunner Michelle Paradise. That this previously stumbling series seems to have found its footing in year three…

Star Trek: Discovery, S3.3: “People of Earth” takes a voyage home…

CBS-All Access has just dropped the latest episode of Star Trek Discovery’s third season, “People Of Earth” for streaming, and it’s another winner. New showrunner Michelle Paradise’s arc for this season (so far) feels much more confident and surefooted than the show’s prior two seasons. Directed by 33-year Star Trek actor/director veteran Jonathan Frakes (“Will…