Ironically, 'Scavengers' - the latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery Season Three - is played largely by the book. Let's pick over the pieces. This series is doing things no other Trek show has done, namely throwing the crew further into the future than ever before (which is an odd phrase, now that I come to think of it) and stranding them there without their families – … [Read more...] about Review: Scavengers – Star Trek Discovery Season 3
By Rick Lundeen There is a lot of Star Trek to choose from! And if you're a newbie who's about to take the leap, you might be wondering where to start. The good news is, there are lots of entry points to the franchise... Which Star Trek should you start with? I think the most natural choice would be to watch the series and films in order of transmission. So you could … [Read more...] about Which Star Trek should you watch first?
'Die Trying' - Star Trek: Discovery Season Three, Episode Five. Reviewed by Philip Bates. Sometimes, you need the benefit of hindsight. Especially with TV shows: seeing the wider arc can soothe the things that troubled you in the early days. Or exacerbate them. Right now, I have concerns about Star Trek: Discovery, but they're being overshadowed by all the good stuff … [Read more...] about Review: Die Trying – Star Trek Discovery Season 3
By Rick Lundeen Why, exactly, has the Klingons' appearance changed so much over the years? Back in Star Trek: The Original Series, creator Gene Roddenberry and his staff needed a race of bad guys to oppose the virtue of the Federation of Planets, and Starfleet - its military and scientific exploration branch. They also wanted a stand-in for our real life Cold War … [Read more...] about Star Trek: Why do Klingons always look different?
'Forget Me Not' - Star Trek: Discovery Season Three, Episode Four. Reviewed by Philip Bates. Join the crew of the Discovery for a dinner party. Here, they'll be reminiscing about the past and cornering the market on pain. Starters 'Forget Me Not' begins with Dr Hugh Culber (Wilson Cruz) being concerned about the mental wellbeing of his peers, and he advises Saru … [Read more...] about Review: Forget Me Not – Star Trek Discovery Season 3