Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 Episode 15

“Will You Take My Hand?” Star Trek: Discovery wraps up its first season by tying up many of the loose ends and setting the stage for the second season. The inaugural season of the first new Star Trek TV show in 12 years has been very strong overall. It feels like a natural update for…

Star Trek Discovery – Season 1 Episode 14

“The War Without, The War Within” Star Trek: Discovery resumes the Klingon War arc while dealing with the fallout of the drama caused by recent events. Putting the Klingon War on hold while the Discovery goes on a jaunt to the Mirror Universe seems like an odd decision on the surface but when considering that…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 Episode 13

“What’s Past is Prologue” Star Trek: Discovery deals with the most recent shocking reveal while delivering an action packed Mirror Universe adventure. Episodes like this leave me torn. On one level it’s an incredibly entertaining episode of a TV show with well executed action, some great character moments and various conclusions that feel satisfying but…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 Episode 12

“Vaulting Ambition” Star Trek: Discovery puts Burnham in the path of Emperor Georgiou and reveals more truths that have been lurking in the background. The Mirror Universe arc has so far been a very personal one for Burnham more than anyone else. It makes sense because she has always been the main character of this…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 Episode 11

“The Wolf Inside” Star Trek: Discovery continues to explore the Mirror Universe through Michael posing as her duplicate as the mystery surrounding Ash Tyler is finally answered. This episode focuses more on a psychological exploration of the Mirror Universe rather than a physical one. Last week was all about letting the shock of where the…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 Episode 10

“Despite Yourself” Star Trek: Discovery returns from Winter Hiatus to deal with the cliffhanger posed in the previous episode and line up the arc for the next few episodes. Before beginning it’s worth noting that this episode feels more special because it’s directed by Jonathan Frakes, the man who brought us Commander William T. Riker and…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 Episode 9

“Into the Forest I Go” Star Trek: Discovery stages a showdown with the Klingons and establishes a new problem for the crew to deal with when the show returns after a winter hiatus. The previous episode ended with the promise of a long delayed one on one between the Discovery and the Klingon Ship of the…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 Episode 8

“Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” Star Trek: Discovery brings the War with the Klingons into focus as members of the crew participate in an unusual away mission. It’s fair to say that this episode opens with a bang. The Discovery jumps in to rescue a Federation Ship up against overwhelming odds and the episode really…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 1 Episode 7

“Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad” Star Trek: Discovery dusts off the repeating time loop plot forcing the crew to find a way to save the ship and restore time to its normal linear progression. Time loops are the sort of high concept storytelling that will turn up in pretty much any sci-fi…