Star Trek: Discovery S2.14: “Such Sweet Sorrow,” part 2 is a season finale with the soul of a series finale…

Just finished watching the series–er, second season finale of “Star Trek: Discovery”; it was epic, sweeping, emotional and (as usual) a bit overstuffed, but damn, it was gorgeous, too. ****QUANTUM SINGULARITY-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!**** The Story. Last time, on Star Trek: Discovery, “Such Sweet Sorrow Part 1”:https://musingsofamiddleagedgeek.blog/2019/04/12/star-trek-discovery-s2-13-such-sweet-sorrow-opens-the-floodgates/ Part 2 picks up at the very end of…

Star Trek: Discovery, S2.13; “Such Sweet Sorrow” opens the floodgates…

The latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “Such Sweet Sorrow,” may be best remembered as the “The Big Goodbye 2.0.” The crew truly coheres as a family, which has been an ongoing struggle with the show. Many characters have been maddeningly underdeveloped, such as the supporting bridge crew, who were little more than faces in…

Star Trek S2.11: “Perpetual Infinity” is a bittersweet convergence…

****CONTROL-SIZED SPOILERS!!***** Let’s just spore-jump right into it, shall we? 20 years ago. We see a young Michael Burnham on the colony of Doctari Alpha, under the care of her mother and father, two researchers working on a classified time suit project for the seedy Section 31 (unbeknownst to the tweenage Michael, of course). Young…

Star Trek: Discovery S2.10, “The Red Angel” revealed… *SPOILERS!*

I put *SPOILER* warnings in the headline of this entry as well, because this episode is just one big reveal after another. “The Red Angel” was written by Anthony Maranville and Chris Silvestri, was directed by Hanelle L. Culpepper. Don’t say I didn’t warn you… Story. The story opens with a touching and moving funeral…

Star Trek: Discovery, S2.8, “If Memory Serves” recalls classic Trek…

The latest episode of Star Trek manages to pull off the near-impossible; act as a sequel to the original TOS Star Trek pilot, “The Cage”, as well as a ‘logical’ (forgive the pun) continuation of Star Trek: Discovery’s own current “red angel” storyline. It does so with enough style, elegance and nostalgia to make this…

Star Trek Discovery S2.2: The way to “New Eden”…

****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!**** The latest episode of Discovery’s title, “New Eden”, briefly recalled (for me, anyway) the crazy space-hippies in TOS’ “The Way To Eden.” But this latest episode wasn’t about stealing shuttles and eating acidic apples. The space hippies were seeking a literal Eden, whereas the crew of the Discovery happen upon a planet frozen…

Star Trek Discovery S1 finale, “Will You Take My Hand?”

The fifteenth and final episode of this inaugural season of Star Trek Discovery has beamed up.  Overall, it was a very satisfying installment that seemed to pull the series out of the darkness, and a bit closer into the optimism of previous Star Treks. ***** GIANT VOLCANO BOMB-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD ***** The Story. The USS…