Star Trek: Discovery, S3.5: “Die Trying” sows a few space seeds…

Written by Sean Cochran & James Duff, and directed by Maja Vrvilo, the fifth episode of Star Trek: Discovery’s stellar third season, “Die Trying,” is now available for streaming on CBS-All Access. While the title may sound like a cheesy ‘80s action flick, this elegant entry is anything but, as the temporally-displaced starship Discovery and…

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: Discovery, S3.4, “Forget Me Not” explores troubles with the Trill…

The latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “Forget Me Not” (now available for streaming on CBS-All Access) continues the winning streak we’ve seen in the previous three installments of this series’ stronger, more confident third season under new showrunner Michelle Paradise. That this previously stumbling series seems to have found its footing in year three…

“Re-Animator” (1985) is still kicking and screaming after 35 years…

Forbidden Treat for Halloween. In the fall of 1985, I remember watching famed TV movie critics Roger Ebert & Gene Siskel reviewing a new horror movie called “Re-Animator” (based very loosely on H.P. Lovecraft’s 1922 serialized story, “Herbert West, Re-Animator”) which was apparently so grisly they could only show a couple of very short, innocuous…

Why Mr. Spock truly is the center of the Star Trek universe…

“Spock, Serial number S179-276SP. Verified.” The following is not just the opinion of a huge fan of the character of Mr. Spock (I am, but that’s another story). It is intended to be a quite logical analysis of Mr. Spock’s very central role in the Star Trek universe, and how he has a splay-fingered hand…

Star Trek: Lower Decks, S1.3: “Temporal Edict” buffers…

CBS-All Access has just released the third episode of Star Trek: Lower Decks for streaming, and “Temporal Edict” (written by Dave Ihlenfeld and David Wright) has nothing to do with time travel, despite the title. Instead, this week’s story is all about that unwritten rule of USS Enterprise former Chief Engineer, Montgomery Scott; always leave…