Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2 Episode 14

“Such Sweet Sorrow Part 2” Star Trek: Discovery concludes its second season with an epic battle, the resolution of the Red Angel story and the promise of a bold new direction for the series. There’s no denying that Star Trek: Discovery is a divisive show among viewers. I’m in the camp of viewers that really…

Kneel Before Pod – Ninja Sandbag (115)

The Hellboy reboot has recently been released and Kneel Before Pod took the opportunity to discuss the fan favourite previous films directed by Guillermo Del Toro. The team discuss the common themes, character arcs and humour while casting off the nostalgia glasses to point out what the films don’t do quite so well. They also…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2 Episode 13

“Such Sweet Sorrow” Star Trek: Discovery gears up for the season finale with difficult choices, the promise of an epic battle and a whole lot of goodbyes. Previous iterations of Star Trek have always had a difficult relationship with raising the stakes. There are some exceptions to this but on the whole any promise of…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2 Episode 12

“Through the Valley of Shadows” Star Trek: Discovery continues with the threat to the galaxy plot with the investigation of two leads that may provide answers for them. The previous episode was an intense character driven emotional journey which means that this episode is about picking up the pieces of that. Michael Burnham begins this…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2 Episode 11

“Perpetual Infinity” Star Trek: Discovery deals with the reveal of the Red Angel’s identity from last week while reiterating the threat to all sentient life in the galaxy. Ending the previous episode with the reveal that the Red Angel is Burnham’s mother wasn’t an entirely unexpected shock given how the episode approached building up to…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2 Episode 10

“The Red Angel” Star Trek: Discovery reveals the identity of the Red Angel and tackles various emotionally driven plots that are both linked and entirely separate. The previous episode did a really good job quickly developing a background character so that her death would be meaningful when it happened at the end of the episode….

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2 Episode 9

“Project Daedalus” Star Trek: Discovery takes the crew to Section 31 headquarters and pushes the corrupted Airiam plot to the front. This show has an interesting approach to characters in the context of the Star Trek franchise. Previous entries have focused on the bridge crew with each of them having a defined role on the…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2 Episode 8

“If Memory Serves” Star Trek: Discovery revisits the first aliens ever encountered in the franchise when Michael takes Spock to Talos IV in an effort to heal his fractured mind. Nostalgia is really big these days. Hardly a day goes by without some project being greenlit with the intension of capitalising on nostalgia in order…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2 Episode 7

“Light and Shadows” Star Trek: Discovery concludes the search for Spock, ramps up the mystery surrounding him and deals with a temporal anomaly at the halfway point of the season. As a Star Trek fan there’s a large degree of comfort that comes with a good old temporal anomaly story. There have been numerous examples…

Star Trek: Discovery – Season 2 Episode 6

“The Sounds of Thunder” Star Trek: Discovery explores the implications of Saru’s recent realisation when a red burst appears over his home planet. As a new species in the Star Trek canon it was inevitable that audiences would eventually get a look at Saru’s home planet in order to develop his character through showing where…