Posts Tagged 'Star Trek Discovery'

New Podcast! Star Trek Discovery Ups Its Game

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After posting my not-so-enthusiastic review of the Star Trek Discovery tw-part pilot episode, I wasn’t exactly sure of what to expect out of episode number three.  Would it be as plodding and muddled as the initial offering, or would the writers clean up their act and deliver something better?  Well, I’m very happy to report that after stumbling out of the gate, Discovery seems to have quickly found its footing.  For starters, we actually get to see the titular ship–and we also ...

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Star Trek Discovery: How to Boldly Blow a Pilot

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Star Trek has always had something of a checkered history with pilot episodes.  Back before the classic series run, NBC actually rejected Gene Roddenberry’s original pilot, “The Cage.”  Lore has it that the network suits thought it was too cerebral, but I’m guessing it might have had more to do with the slow, deliberate pacing and the aliens that looked like they had butts with bulging veins planted on their heads.  Still, many of the elements that Star Trek would soon make ...

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