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The Mid-Season Finale of Star Trek: Discovery Was a Great Climax to a Show We Never Got

The mid-season finale of Star Trek: Discovery, “Into the Forest I Go,” finally got this show to the place it should have been all season. Of course, in the process, it had to jettison a lot of character development it has been working on—but since it was mostly stuff that was bad, I’m perfectly happy letting them get away with it. This episode was the climax to a season that never existed, a season where the plot and characterisation was better. You can see that potential here. Read More >>

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I Want to Love Star Trek: Discovery But it’s an Absolute Mess

Star Trek has been part of my life since I was a baby. My Dad’s a Trekkie so I grew up watching it. My childhood cat was called Tribble, for crying out loud. I’m a Star Trek nerd. And, like all other Star Trek nerds, I was thrilled when a new series was FINALLY announced (I guess it took that long for the franchise to recover from Enterprise...). I want to love the show. I want it to bring Star Trek screaming into our morally complicated times, with a host of loveably odd characters and big damn heroes. Read More >>

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Star Trek: Discovery’s Biggest Problem Is That It’s a Prequel

“Lethe” was a character episode. It was fine. Well, it wasn’t. Every plot beat was fairly predictable, and the emotional resonance got about halfway there at best. At least I didn’t loathe it. I just found it tedious. And instead of thinking about Sarek and Burnham’s past and Lorca’s future, I kept wondering why this show even exists as a prequel. Read More >>

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Star Trek: Discovery Will Return for a Second Season

Before Star Trek: Discovery began, much was made of whether or not the show would be able to sustain subscriptions to CBS’s digital “All Access” service for a second season and beyond. Well, good news: It turns out Discovery been a huge success so far. Read More >>

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Star Trek: Discovery Could Be The Best Star Trek Series Ever

We're five episodes into the latest instalment of the Star Trek television canon. Despite some weirdness about the Klingons appearance and the way they speak, I think Star Trek: Discovery has the potential to be the best Star Trek series put to air. Some, perhaps many, will disagree but after just five episodes, I've seen enough to make me think this could take the franchise into places Gene Roddenberry never went before. Read More >>

Serialised Television Has Become a Disease

At New York Comic Con, during the Star Trek: Discovery panel, Alex Kurtzman said something that I’ve been thinking about a lot. He said that you couldn’t do “City on the Edge of Forever” now, because Kirk would have to spend a whole season mourning Edith Keeler. Read More >>

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We Expose the Eugenics Wars and Ash Tyler’s Dark Secret in Latest Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery is in a hot spot. The latest episode, “Choose Your Pain,” was indeed painful, but mainly because of the choices it made — especially regarding Captain Lorca’s actions. This video from Gizmodo US, with Beth Elderkin and Katharine Trendacosta, takes a look at why Lorca chose to leave a man behind for spite, as well as expose Ash Tyler’s secret motives and discuss how the relatively obscure Eugenics Wars factor in this season. You can watch the video below. Read More >>

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And Now Star Trek: Discovery Has Lost its Soul

Let’s talk about Captain Lorca, Ash Tyler, Harcourt Fenton Mudd, and the moral centre of Star Trek. I can’t believe I’m about to defend Harry Mudd. Goddammit, Discovery. Read More >>

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Alex Kurtzman Explains Star Trek: Discovery’s Klingons

During the Star Trek: Discovery panel at New York Comic Con, a fan in the audience asked about the look of the Klingons, which they described as being the most “African” they’ve ever looked. They went on to suggest that making them the villains could feel alienating to some fans. Read More >>

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Star Trek: The Next Generation Is The Honest Trailer You Never Thought We’d See

The folks over at Honest Trailers have a propensity for keeping things current, though they have delved into the abyss of entertainment history on a few occasions. This week marked the 30th anniversary of The Next Generation, (mostly) everyone's favourite Star Trek TV series. What better time for HT to scrutinise the show than now? Read More >>

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Mia Kirshner Will Play Spock’s Mum on Star Trek: Discovery

Since we learned the origins of Star Trek: Discovery protagonist Michael Burnham—that she’s an adopted human ward of Sarek, most famously known as the father of Spock—it’s been an open question as to how much of a presence the most famous Vulcan family is going to be in the new series. Now we know yet another member of the extended family is going to make an appearance. Read More >>

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A Lot of People are Pirating Star Trek: Discovery

In news that should only surprise a small group of absent minded fools, it turns out that Star Trek: Discovery is a big deal on torrent sites. Who would have thought that people would enjoy not paying for a TV programme that's part of franchise so popular it's lasted 51 years? Read More >>

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Don’t Expect A Second Season of Star Trek: Discovery Until 2019

After a lot of waiting Star Trek: Discovery has arrived, and there's been a lot of positive buzz following the two-part premiere*. I liked it, a number of the Giz UK commenters seemed to like it, so now we're waiting for an announcement about the series' future following the conclusion of the 15-episode first season. Read More >>

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Netflix is Showing Star Trek: Discovery with Klingon Subtitles

One of the advantages of streaming content, rather than watching it on live TV, are the improved options when it comes to language. If you load up a series on Netflix you can often change the audio to watch a dubbed version, or at the very least you can watch it in English with foreign subtitles. Star Trek: Discovery is no different, but there is a special set of subtitles for the alien warriors out in the world. Read More >>