Star Trek Short Treks, 2.3: “Ask Not” offers a no-win scenario…

****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!**** The latest Star Trek “Short Trek” has come online from CBS-All Access. Written by Kalinda Vasquez and directed by Sanji Senaka, “Ask Not” sees yet another non-regular cast character getting a spotlight, as she faces a no-win scenario. Story. The story opens with Starbase 28 under an unseen attack by the Tholians (crystalline…

Star Trek: Short Treks 2.2; “The Trouble With Edward” gets in a lot of tribble…

****SPOILERS!!**** The latest Star Trek: Short Trek has beamed down from CBS-All Access. “The Trouble With Edward” marks the fourth Star Trek story centered around writer David Gerrold’s famed creation, the tribbles (TOS’ “Trouble With Tribbles”, TAS’ “More Tribbles, More Troubles,” and DS9’s superlative “Trials and Tribble-ations”). The tribbles themselves are a species of fast-breeding…

Star Trek: Short Treks, 2.1: “Q&A” offers a brief, but nice ride…

CBS-All Access has just launched its second series of “Star Trek: Short Treks.” Short Treks are a brief series of webisodes designed to keep CBS-AA from hemorrhaging subscribers before the debut of “Star Trek: Picard” and the third season premiere of “Star Trek: Discovery”; both arriving in early 2020. Last year’s Short Treks were an…

Discovery Short Treks, 3 of 4: “The Brightest Star”…

After fighting with my CBS-All Access streaming service for about 40 minutes, I was finally able to stream the latest Star Trek: Discovery “Short Trek” through my iPhone and later onto my 21” computer monitor.   Attempts to watch it on my living room TV via my Roku ended in many strangled curse words and…

Star Trek Discovery, Short Treks 2: “Calypso”…

CBS-All Access has just released the 2nd of four planned Star Trek: Discovery “Short Trek” vignettes; the first was the Ensign Tilly-as-diplomat offering “Runaway,” and now we have “Calypso”, another two-character piece which uses none of the regular Discovery cast.  “Calypso” runs only 18 minutes, but manages to raise a TON of questions about the future of…

Discovery Short Treks, 1 of 4: “Runaway”…

I’d like to begin this recap/review of the first of four Star Trek: Discovery ‘Short Treks’ by saying that I’m saddened some kind of arrangement between CBS-All Access and Netflix couldn’t be made in time to simulcast this 15-minute short to the UK and the rest of Europe. To any readers who haven’t seen it, or…