Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, S1.10; “A Quality of Mercy” upsets the ‘Balance’…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!***** Rebalancing Balance of Terror. The season one finale of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (SNW) is now streaming, and while the prior two episodes of this 10-episode run (“The Elysian Kingdom” “All Those Who Wonder”) haven’t been quite as solid for me, the rest of the season has been terrific, so I had…

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, S1.3; “Ghosts of Illyria” shares a few secrets…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!****** This week’s episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, “Ghosts of Illyria”, is a return to a storytelling device we’ve seen several times in the earliest episodes of new Star Trek series; the ship-wide epidemic. It was done in The Original Series’ (TOS) “The Naked Time,” The Next Generation’s (TNG) “The Naked Now”…

Future Redux: “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” exits spacedock…

******STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!****** Two years ago, sometime after Star Trek Discovery’s second season finale, I made a case on behalf of other Star Trek fans for a possible Captain Pike “Star Trek” series. Well, two years later, and the powers-that-be at Paramount+ have heard our pleas. “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” is a reality now, continuing…