Star Trek: Picard – Season 1 Episode 4

“Absolute Candor” Star Trek: Picard begins Picard’s mission with a visit to a planet he once had a strong connection to in order to recruit another member to his band of misfits. In the previous episode, Picard was in no doubt about where he belonged and what gives his life meaning. Everything in his life that…

Kneel Before Pod – Tea, Earl Grey, Decaf (142)

Sir Patrick Stewart recently returned to his iconic role of Jean Luc Picard and that could not go undiscussed. The conversation covers synthetic life, the inner workings of technology in Star Trek and the practical cost of running a transporter. Craig can be found on this very site. Laura can be found on her website…

Star Trek: Picard – Season 1 Episode 3

“The End is the Beginning” Star Trek: Picard finishes assembling the necessary pieces for Picard to head into space and begin his mission. Pacing is a difficult thing to master in TV and film as there has to be the perfect balance between making a narrative meaningful to the characters experiencing it while keeping the story…

Star Trek: Picard – Season 1 Episode 2

“Maps and Legends” Star Trek: Picard starts the titular character on his journey to finding the truth about Dahj and protecting her sister. The main purpose of this episode is for Picard to work through the available information in order to figure out his next step. As luck would have it, the Romulans working for…

The Flash – Season 2 Episode 3

“Family of Rogues” The Flash takes a break from alternate realities and Zoom to bring back Wentworth Miller’s Captain Cold to deepen the antagonistic relationship between the two characters. Having a character driven episode come right after a big plot establishing episode with big ideas is perfect placement. If the show keeps getting the character…

The Flash – Season 1 Episode 22

“Rogue Air” One more episode of The Flash to go and things are now fully in place for what is sure to be an interesting season finale next week. There’s something of a tying up loose ends feel to this episode but that’s not necessarily a bad thing given that The Flash has built such…

On the D/L – The Flash

Season 1 Episode 16 – “Rogue Time” I said in my review last week that I would happily admit that I was wrong if I thought The Flash followed up on Barry’s trip through time in the last episode in a way that was satisfying. Unfortunately I will not be admitting that because the way…