Star Trek

  • Paramount confirms ‘Trek Thursdays’ through the year…

    It would appear that the Star Trek universe is going strong and will remain a tv contender all the way through 2022 and beyond… and that ‘Thursdays’ are the first day to watch. “Four years ago, we made a promise to grow Star Trek into something it had never...
  • Impulse Control: Discovery ‘connects’ to big questions…

    The Federation organises a vast meeting of its members and other interested parties as they evaluate what to do about the Dark matter Anomaly that is causing such devastation in the galaxy. Noting that there’s a disparity between the random destruction and the belief that there must be some...
  • Discovery: A solid ‘Example’ of Trek playing to familiar strengths…

    The Federation is predicting that the course of mysterious anomaly will likely track it close to the Radvik-5 colony. Though it’s on the edge of the distortion and may or may not be impacted, no-one wants to take the chance. While Discovery’s team continue to investigate the cause of...
  • Star Trek: Discovery… Crash and Hugs and Rigmarole (Possibly)…

    Michael and Saru are summoned to a high-level security meeting between the Vulcans and the Federation where a last minute wrinkle threatens to loosen the ties rather than bind the alliance. Federation President Laira Rillak (Chelah Horsdal) quietly believes that the Discovery captains might be in a unique position...
  • Discovery’s (domestic) return shows Trek’s new tech but old tricks….

    Michael Burnham has been made Captain of the Discovery and its ongoing mission to reach out to worlds and civilisations that were lost to the Federation after the Burn. Some of these ‘second-contacts’ go better than others, but a mixture of drama and diplomacy makes the latest mission work....
  • Nickelodeon’s ‘Prodigy’ is an engaging, all-ages Trek outing…

    On – or rather under the surface of – Delta Quadrant planetoid Tars Lamora, young prisoners are forced to work for the shadowy Diviner – a being who is to desperate to find something hidden within its mines. Dal is a young alien willing to do anything he can...
  • Time to mind the Ps & Qs: Paramount+ teases Picard’s second season…

    Inspired by a story from Star Trek: The Next Generation in which Patrick Stewart’s Jean-Luc Picard uncomfortably endured a ‘Picard Day’ aboard the Enterprise  (and where the children onboard celebrated his leadership),  the 16th June has been earmarked as the Twenty-First century equivalent. Making it so, it would seem that...
  • Pandemics & Procedurals: Doug Aarniokoski on making killer serials…

    Since the days of his early directorial debut Highlander: Endgame, Doug Aarniokoski has made his name as one of the most strong and reliable go-to directors for primetime television. He’s helmed multiple episodes of Criminal Minds, Sleepy Hollow, Arrow, Limitless, Bull, Blue Bloods, SWAT and others. He’s also firmly...
  • Burn, Baby, Burn? Some nebulous developments for ‘Discovery’?

    Discovery heads to investigate the cause of the Burn, though the ship they’re looking for remains at the heart of a turbulent nebula that is going to make access incredibly dangerous. Saru, Culber and Burnham find a way to beam down, knowing that they’ll have limited time until the...