Star Trek: Discovery, S3.7: “Unification III” takes the next logical step…

****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!**** “Last time on Star Trek…” The title of this week’s episode of Star Trek: Discovery, now streaming on CBS-All Access, sequels a 29-year old two-parter from Star Trek: The Next Generation, with the evocative but accurate title “Unification III”. This episode sees a long-held dream of Ambassador Spock’s fulfilled; the reunification of the…

Is “Star Trek: Nemesis” (2002) all that bad? Yes it is, but…

Written by “Gladiator” scribe John Logan (who also wrote 2012’s “Skyfall”) and directed by famed editor Stuart Baird (who clearly had little-to-no feel for the material), “Star Trek: Nemesis” (2002) is one of the most derided entries of the Star Trek film canon. For this overview, I’m going to skip the traditional synopsis, and just…

Star Trek: Picard, S1.8: Picking up the “Broken Pieces”…

******BORG CUBE-SIZED SPOILERS!!****** The latest episode of “Star Trek: Picard” is available to stream on CBS-All Access (AmazonPrime overseas). “Broken Pieces” (written by showrunner Michael Chabon, and directed by Maja Vrvilo) finally answers some of the larger questions of both the characters and the story, giving the soon-ending first season much needed coherence.   “Broken Pieces.”…

Star Trek: Picard, S1.4: “Absolute Candor” opens up…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!***** Written by series’ showrunner Michael Choban and directed by former “Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) costar/veteran director Jonathan Frakes (“Commander William T. Riker”), the 4th episode of “Star Trek: Picard” takes a closer look at Romulan culture following the aftermath of their star system’s supernova (2009’s “Star Trek”) and in the wake…

Star Trek: Picard, S1.2: “Maps and Legends” is Star Trek’s answer to CSI…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!!***** The second episode of Star Trek: Picard, “Maps and Legends”, written by series’ creators Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer, Alex Kurtzman, Akiva Goldsman and directed (once again) by Hannale Culpepper has been released on CBS-All Access and Amazon Prime (overseas). This particular episode plays like a procedural drama; more “CSI: Starfleet” than Star Trek…