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, S4.5: “The Examples” aren’t easily given…

******STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!****** The latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery’s 4th season, “The Examples,” is available for streaming now on Paramount+. Written by Kyle Jarrow and directed by Lee Rose, “The Examples” is, itself, a classic example of the intersecting A and B stories; a structure that became a staple of the Star Trek franchise…

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, S4.3: “Choose To Live” is about being there for others…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** This week’s episode, written by Terry Hughes Burton and directed by Christopher J. Byrne, sees Discovery and her crew return to Ni’Var, the planet once known as Vulcan (and childhood home to Michael Burnham) to investigate an ongoing space anomaly and chase down rogue space pirate nuns. While I enjoyed the episode…

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…

New trailers & teasers beam down for Star Trek’s “First Contact Day”…

*****POSSIBLE SPOILERS!!***** April 5th marks Star Trek’s “First Contact Day”—the fictional future holiday marking the creation of warp drive and ‘first contact’ with the Vulcans in 2063 (42 years away). Not unlike that tumultuous time in Star Trek’s imaginary future, the past year has seen some tremendous challenges as well (a deadly global pandemic, an…

Star Trek: Discovery, S3.12: “There Is A Tide” to be turned…

*****FEDERATION HEADQUARTERS-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** Written by Kenneth Lin, the latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery is now available for streaming on CBS-All Access, and this exciting actioner takes more than a few pages from a certain disputed holiday classic. It is also the opposite of last week’s surreal study in angst and loneliness. “There Is…

Star Trek: Discovery, S3.11: “Su’kal” is a mystery wrapped in an enigma…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** The latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery’s third season, “Su’kal”, is available on CBS-AA, and it is the first episode following the departure of regular cast member Michelle Yeoh. Written by Anne Coffell Saunders (“Battlestar Galactica”) and directed by Norma Bailey, “Su’kal” also unravels the mystery of the galaxy-wide calamity known as…