Scifi TV Review: Star Trek Discovery Season Two Episode One: 'Brother'
This is a brilliant followup to an already incredible series. The Duffer Brothers have outdone themselves, in many ways this instalment is even better than the first. The stakes are higher, the fear is greater and, dare I say it, the world gets Stranger. If you liked the first season, you will love this one. … Continue reading Stranger Things 2 mini Review
Solid episode of Star Trek Discovery tonight. This show is like being in a bad relationship, you keep getting hurt but, when they show you a moment of kindness, you keep coming back again with hopes they have changed. This time it was worth it.
"You haven't heard the last of Harcourt Fenton Mudd!" This series is like a rollercoaster, going from one bad episode to a good one to a mediocre one and back to a good one. This one was certainly on the upslope. In this episode Captain Lorca is captured and the crew of The Discovery must … Continue reading Star Trek Discovery Episode 5 mini review
At what point does The Orville officially become accepted as Star Trek? This latest episode really feels like a proper episode of Star Trek the Next Generation but with a little more levity. This weeks story is about the Crew of the Orville being tasked with infiltrating a Krill ship in order to obtain a … Continue reading Orville Episode 6 mini review
The series gets darker (and more interesting) as Captain Lorca assigns Crewman Michael Burnam to attempt to find a use for the creature they captured in Episode 3. Meanwhile, the Klingnots* choose to raid the fallen Star Ship Shenzhou to deal with the needs of their own damaged vessel. Episode 4 continues revealing the dark … Continue reading Star Trek Discovery Episode 4 mini review
This series already needs help before it even begins. A first episode of a series is supposed to establish the characters and setting before getting into the weeds. This show starts in the weeds and never finds its way out. The story follows two people who are inducted into a secret organization in order to … Continue reading Ghosted (TV Series) Pilot mini review
After a mediocre two-part pilot, Discovery's third episode really shines. Viewers finally get to meet the primary cast and get a chance to view the first true away mission in the series. Great story, great characters. THIS should have been the series pilot. It is a shame CBS is dooming the series behind a paywall. … Continue reading Star Trek Discovery Episode 3 mini review
All flash and little substance. The first 2 episodes tried to establish the start of a war with the Klingons*. It only succeeded in starting a war with itself. The first hour was promising and enjoyable but fell apart in the second act. One positive note, the lead actress, Sonequa Martin-Green, is tremendous in her … Continue reading Star Trek Discovery Pilot (2 episodes): mini review
The Orville is a lighthearted homage to all things Star Trek and Science Fiction.