• The Best of All Worlds..? Engaging ‘Picard’ makes it so…

    Retired Admiral Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) is happy Рor at least content Рto live out his days at the family vineyard, far away from the stars to which he once went boldly and from the institution of Star Fleet which he feels has lost its way.  His...
  • ‘Short Trek’ – mute witness to ‘Picard’ prologue…

    Two young but very different Earth-based students Kima (Ilamaria Ebrahim ) and Lil (Sadie Munrie) separately receive communications from Mars. It appears that Kima’s mother is stuck working on anti-grav machinery on the red planet’s Utopia Plantation and won’t be coming back as promised, though they enjoy their interaction....
  • Mandalorian finale: Munitions on the Bounty…

    Cornered and out-gunned and with no easy way of escape, it looks as if The Mandalorian, Cara and Greef’s days are numbered as Moff Gideon gets ready to annihilate their stronghold.¬† But far away in the desert, a re-programmed IG-11 still has some significant firepower and is racing to...
  • The Mandalorian asks: ‘Wanna be in my Gang?’…

    When the Mandalorian receives a message from Greef Karga promising a clean slate and reinstatement in the Guild if he helps rid the command post of its limited Imperial presence, the warrior immediately suspects it’s an obvious trap. But the idea of avoiding an endless chain of people trying...
  • Double December Discovery: ’tis the animated season…

    As a Christmas present to the faithful, there are two offerings this month in the Short Treks pantheon and though their collective running time is probably less than the average entry, they both excel at the remit of the mini-episode remit, to boldly go beyond the edges of the...
  • The Mandalorian: proving expensive and Expendable…

    Still needing to finance his travels, The Mandalorian seeks out the base of an old associate who wants the warrior and his ship to free a fellow colleague who is being held in a space-prison. But it won’t only be the armoured droids and robots that will prove the...
  • Mandalorian’s Tatooine tribute is still skin deep…

    After a close encounter with a pursuing ship, The Mandalorian needs to put in repairs and so heads to Mos Eisley, the infamous space-port in the backwater (backsand?) world of Tatooine. But needing money to finance those repairs, he reluctantly agrees to help track a local would-be bounty-hunter for...
  • Shyamlan’s Servant: Apple tv+’s domestic mystery is Maid in America…

    Dorothy and Sean Turner might appear to be the affluent Philadelphia couple with everything, but behind their front-door everything is not well. The truth is that they’re dealing – or not dealing – with a recent tragedy, one that has seen them start to secretly cope in very different...
  • Howard’s Way: Mandalorian goes Fourth, drains swamp…

    The Mandalorian and his ‘cargo’ will have to lay low and to that end, the soldier picks a backwater planet where he figures they can pass a couple of months until the bounty-hunters pursuing them have moved on. But entering a small rural drinking establishment, he discovers that he’s...