Star Trek: Discovery S2 – “Saints of Imperfection”

From the very beginning, Star Trek: Discovery has shown that it's not afraid to tackle different and unexpected types of storytelling, stretching the boundaries of what a Trek episode can be. Other Trek series have done similar things, usually employing the virtual reality technology of the holodeck to put the crew in un-Trek-like situations. This philosophy was employed to …

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 – “An Obol for Charon”

When you think of Star Trek, certain things come to mind. The future, definitely. Technology more advanced (depending at this point on which series you're watching) than our own. People from all across the galaxy living and working together. Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations. Adventure. Exploration. Problem-solving. All of that is true. But Star Trek, at its …

Star Trek: Discovery Season 2 – “Point of Light”

The Klingons—newly redesigned seemingly for the express purpose of making fanboys gripe less—make their Season 2 debut while Michael Burnham confronts her mother and Tilly sees belligerent dead people in this week's Star Trek: Discovery episode, "Point of Light." There's an awful lot of seemingly disparate and very talky plot threads all competing for prominence this …

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 …

Northern Exposure Might Be Returning to our TVs

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CBS is advancing towards a reboot of the quirky '90s dramedy Northern Exposure. Rumours have swirled like Aleutian winds for a while now about a possible return to Cicely, Alaska, but the news---first reported in The Hollywood Reporter---that Northern Exposure's star Rob Morrow and series creators Joshua Brand and John Falsey are attached to the …