Star Trek: Discovery – “The Escape Artist”

The fourth installment of Star Trek: Short Treks—the series of monthly mini-episodes leading up to the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery Season 2—brings to a close an enjoyable run of stories focusing on both main and secondary Discovery characters. Each one has given us a little window into a corner of the Discovery universe that we wouldn't have otherwise gotten, adding …

Star Trek: Discovery: “The Brightest Star”

Prequels in a franchise as long-lived as Star Trek can be problematic. The temptation to create whole plotlines and new character races is strong, even though those plotlines and races have no reference in preceding but post-dated series. Just ask Star Trek: Enterprise! A decade and a half ago, ENT introduced us to the Denobulans, a race that we saw …

Doctor Who: 55YL

23 November 2018 marks Doctor Who's 55th anniversary—not as flashy as the 50th, with all its merchandising, special documentaries, and the worldwide broadcast of a very expensively-made multi-Doctor episode shot in 3D, but it's still worth noting. For a show to have a near-continuous run for that long (there was that unfortunate fallow period in the …