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…

To the edge of the galaxy and back; Sally Kellerman, 1937-2022…

Pioneering Roles. Yesterday, February 24th 2022, was a particularly hard day. I woke to see the televised Russian invasion of Ukraine, watched as LGBTQ+ rights were squashed by Florida lawmakers, and, to top it all off, I’d heard that actress Sally Kellerman, a presence in TV and film for as long as I can remember,…

Star Trek: Singing the Body Electric…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD FOR TOS, TNG, PICARD, DISCOVERY***** With apologies to both Walt Whitman and Ray Bradbury, Star Trek’s attitudes on ‘the body electric’ have undergone a paradigm shift from 1966 to 2021. The season one finale of Star Trek: Picard, S1.10: “Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2″ saw Admiral Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) awakening…

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, S4.3: “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…