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  • Discovery on the edge of the Galactic Barrier

    Star Trek: Discovery S4E10: “The Galactic Barrier” Enters Unknown Space

    The following contains spoilers for Star Trek: Discovery S4E10, “The Galactic Barrier” (written by Anne Cofell Saunders and directed by Deborah Kampmeier) Star Trek: Discovery S4E10, “The Galactic Barrier” keeps slowly moving us forward, toward the inevitable confrontation with species 10-C. The long buildup without lots of action-oriented, distracting, other plots may not be what […] More

  • Burnham, Nhan, and Owo on the bridge of the Discovery

    Star Trek: Discovery S4E9 — “Rubicon” Plays Cat and Mouse

    The following contains spoilers for Star Trek: Discovery S4E9, “Rubicon” (written by Alan B. McElroy and directed by Andi Armiganian) In Star Trek: Discovery S4E9, “Rubicon,” things finally start moving forward again. After completely spinning its wheels coming out of the month-long hiatus, S4E9 brings us Captain Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) and Cleveland Booker (David Ajala) […] More

  • Kaz and Burnham at the Poker table

    Star Trek: Discovery S4E8 — “All In” Checks Its Bets

    The following contains spoilers for Star Trek: Discovery, S4E8, “All In” (written by Sean Cochran and directed by Christopher J Byrne & Jen McGowan) Star Trek: Discovery S4E8, “All In” brings us back out of the mid-season hiatus not with a bang but with a whimper. Instead of the expected high-speed chase of the fugitives […] More

  • Grey, Adira, Stamets, Culber, Kovich, and Saru look inquisitivly at the camera

    Star Trek: Discovery S4E7 — “…But to Connect” Debates Essential Ideals

    The following contains spoilers for Star Trek: Discovery, S4E7, “…But to Connect” (written by Terri Hughes Burton & Carlos Cisco and directed by Lee Rose) Star Trek: Discovery, S4E7, “… But to Connect,” delves deeply into some really interesting arguments about what Starfleet is, and how the Federation should operate. The notion of building connections […] More

  • Saru, Culber, and Book look down at Burnham who is lying on a bed in SickBay

    Star Trek: Discovery S4E6 — “Stormy Weather” Flies Into Darkness

    The following contains spoilers for Star Trek: Discovery, S4E6, “Stormy Weather” (written by Anne Caufell Saunders & Brandon Schultz and directed by Jonathan Frakes) Star Trek: Discovery is at its best when it leans back and lets the cast work together and drive the story, and when it embraces the fundamental elements of the franchise, […] More

  • Stamets and Saru stand in the lab looking at a holo screen

    Star Trek: Discovery S4E5 — “The Examples” Struggles to Connect

    The following contains spoilers for Star Trek: Discovery, S4E5, “The Examples” (written by Kyle Jarrow and directed by Lee Rose) Occasionally Star Trek will grapple with difficult decisions, moral quandaries about life and rights that have deep meaning in real situations. Sometimes the show boils the answers down to something a bit too simplistic. But, […] More

  • Tilly (Mary Wiseman), Adira (Blu del Barrio), and the cadets on the white shuttle after it crashes

    Star Trek: Discovery S4E4 — “All Is Possible” Takes a Detour

    The following contains spoilers for Star Trek: Discovery, S4E4, “All Is Possible” (written by Alan McElroy & Eric J. Robbins and directed by John Ottman) “All Is Possible,” the latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery, brings a long-lost world back into the Federation while possibly depicting the departure of a beloved character. Things are all […] More

  • Captain Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) rests her head on Book (David Ajala) as he sits at the helm of his ship

    Star Trek: Discovery S4E2 — “Anomaly” Examines Loss and Grief

    The following contains spoilers for Star Trek: Discovery, S4E2, “Anomaly” (written by Anne Cofell Saunders & Glenise Mullins and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi) Star Trek: Discovery S4E2, “Anomaly,” follows the pattern that the series has adhered to for much of its run. Following the rollicking and relatively joyful season premiere “Kobayashi Maru” with a more […] More

  • Captain Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) stands on the Discovery bridge while Tilly (Mary Wiseman) looks on from the background

    Star Trek: Discovery, S4E1 — “Kobayashi Maru” Leaves No Strings Attached

    The following contains spoilers for the season premiere of Star Trek: Discovery, S4E1, “Kobayashi Maru” (written by Michelle Paradise & Jenny Lumet & Alex Kurtzman, and directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi) When Star Trek: Discovery debuted much of the buzz around the show, and also a large percentage of the criticism of it, was centered around […] More

  • Jean-Luc Picard looks on

    Beyond the Screen #1: Star Trek Picard’s Future Tapestry

    In a new weekly column called Beyond the Screen, author A. J. Black unpacks what we’re all discussing from the world of cinema and television. This time, he takes a look at the second season of Star Trek: Picard after a brand new trailer… Everything about Star Trek in the modern era, nay the Alex […] More

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    Modern Star Trek: New Frontiers, Old Nostalgia

    We are living on the cusp of a new ‘golden age’ of Star Trek, at least when it comes to the profligacy of content from the Viacom/Paramount owned franchise, but the promise by executives of Star Trek on the air all year round comes with both caveats positive and, unfortunately, negative. April 5th is always […] More

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