Trek

  • CBS confirms Enterprise crew set for ‘Strange New Worlds’…

    It’s been a growing rumour for months and now CBS All Access has confirmed that it is initiating a new Star Trek series based around the pre-Kirk era of the Enterprise. Given the tremendously positive reaction to the appearance of Captain Pike (Anson Mount), Spock (Ethan Peck) and Number...
  • Picard’s Broken Pieces is not quite sum of its parts…

    As the crew of La Sirena argue about their next move, it seems that the broken pieces of their relationships will have to be mended quickly rather than perfectly. As understandable distrust keeps its foothold, it’s time for some frank conversations, stark confessions and revelations about the past. Meanwhile...
  • Picard’s nostalgic enterprise: You can go home again…

    Picard (Sir Patrick Stewart) and Soji (Isa Briones) travel through the emergency portal and arrive on the planet of Nepenthe where they are greeted by a figure who appears to be a young girl in furs, out hunting in the woods. However appearances can be deceiving and soon the...
  • Artifact and Fictions: ‘Picard’ faces Post Traumatic Space Disorder…

    Picard and the crew of the La Sirena now know where to find Soji (Isa Briones), but getting permission to travel to – and enter – the Borg ‘Artifact’ will mean slicing through some substantial red tape that no-one has time to navigate. But even when a solution is...
  • Picard: Seven of Nine and Feinting by Numbers…

    Picard (Patrick Stewart) and the crew of the La Sirena arrive at Freecloud , a neon-hued, elitist  hive of scum and villainy that caters for all tastes as long as you have cold, hard credits. It’s here that Bruce Maddox (John Ales), the man who created Dahj and Soji...
  • 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...
  • Short Treks: ‘Ask Not…’ as Pike swaps Bridge for Brig…

    When the Enterprise and Starbase 28 come under a surprise attack from what appears to be the Tholians, a young cadet Thira Sidhu (Amrit Kauer) on assignment to the brig finds a high-profile prisoner placed under her watch. Apparently Captain Christopher Pike (Anson Mount) has defied official orders and...
  • Short Treks: All about the base (Cabot base)… now Tribble?

    One of the most memorable and offbeat episodes of the original Star Trek was David Gerrold’s The Trouble with Tribbles in which the Enterprise of Kirk’s era encountered seemingly harmless balls of fluff that turned out to breed at such an exponential rate that they soon became a threat...
  • The view from abridged: Star Trek’s Un-Discovery-ed Country…

    With ‘Control’ moving in to get the Sphere and retrieve the data that could lead to cosmic extinction, the battle is on and a war for survival begins. It’s the Discovery and the Enterprise vs. a fleet of Ai ships and no way to summon more help. Burnham and...