Brought to the Light – Review of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” Season One, Episode Three “Ghosts of Illyria”

Another week and another stellar episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds became available on Paramount Plus. Since the start of the series two weeks ago, I’ve definitely been enjoying this latest Star Trek series and this week’s episode, titled “Ghosts of Illyria”, is no exception. Secrets have a way of eating away at people … Continue reading Brought to the Light – Review of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” Season One, Episode Three “Ghosts of Illyria”

The Mercenaries – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Season One, Episode Five “Rampage”

Five episodes in and I’m still enjoying Star Wars: The Bad Batch as much as I did in the first episode. We’ve finally reached the point near the halfway mark where the story is shifting into Star Wars meets The A-Team (if you’re not old enough to catch that reference, Google and enjoy the 80s … Continue reading The Mercenaries – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Season One, Episode Five “Rampage”

Finding One’s Place in the Universe – Review of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” Season One, Episode Two “Children of the Comet”

A person can go through their entire life and not understand or even know what path they are supposed to be on. Some of us wander aimlessly from place to place, job to job, relationship to relationship, and never truly know where we are supposed to be, who we are supposed to be with (if … Continue reading Finding One’s Place in the Universe – Review of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” Season One, Episode Two “Children of the Comet”

The Batch and The Bounty Hunter – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Four “Cornered”

Source: IMDB After the heavy lifting of the previous episode, Star Wars: The Bad Batch shifted to a more adventurous romp with “Cornered”, the latest episode to drop for the first season. Focusing primarily on the Batch and Omega as they encounter a familiar bounty hunter (at least familiar to the fans), the episode’s main … Continue reading The Batch and The Bounty Hunter – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Four “Cornered”

The Familiar Formula Still Works – Review of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” Season One, Episode One “Strange New Worlds”

Source: IMDB A spinoff of Star Trek: Discovery was inevitable, given that it was the first new Star Trek series to premiere on CBS All Access (now Paramount Plus) and receive good enough reviews to warrant other shows. A large part of that is due to the show’s second season, which is where the connection … Continue reading The Familiar Formula Still Works – Review of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” Season One, Episode One “Strange New Worlds”

Redemption of a Kind – Review of “Star Trek: Picard” Season 2, Episode 10 “Farewell”

If you look at my reviews for this season of Star Trek: Picard, I have not been kind to the series over the last few episodes. My last review of “Hide and Seek” (found here) was one of the most scathing reviews I’ve posted on this site (although not the most negative review I’ve ever … Continue reading Redemption of a Kind – Review of “Star Trek: Picard” Season 2, Episode 10 “Farewell”

The Plans of Gods and Men – Review of Marvel Studios’ “Moon Knight” Episode Six “Gods and Monsters”

The finale for Marvel Studios’ Moon Knight was everything I expected it to be and a little bit more. Bringing the story of Marc Spector and Steven Grant to a good spot (while still sparing room for potentially more stories), the episode “Gods and Monsters” provided a fitting end cap for this serialized adventure story. … Continue reading The Plans of Gods and Men – Review of Marvel Studios’ “Moon Knight” Episode Six “Gods and Monsters”

The Family We Choose – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Three “Replacements”

When I reviewed the 2nd episode of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, the concept of Family was the main focus. This week’s episode, entitled “Replacements”, fits that dynamic even more. We see Omega growing more assertive and becoming part of the Batch. And after not being focused on for an episode, we get to see … Continue reading The Family We Choose – Review of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” Episode Three “Replacements”

It’s Just Morbid Fascination at This Point – Review of “Star Trek: Picard” Season Two, Episode Nine “Hide and Seek”

If you go back and read my first review for Star Trek: Picard’s first episode, I was positively giddy at the prospect of this new season and the story it was going to tell. Now, after watching the penultimate episode of the second season, titled “Hide and Seek”, my positivity has contracted to merely morbid … Continue reading It’s Just Morbid Fascination at This Point – Review of “Star Trek: Picard” Season Two, Episode Nine “Hide and Seek”

Finding Balance – Review of Marvel Studios’ “Moon Knight” Episode Five “Asylum”

The concept of the Egyptian afterlife has always been a fascinating one for me. Every religion has some form of judgment when a person dies, with those found worthy entering a paradise and those found wanting relegated to an eternal punishment. In keeping with the connection to the Egyptian pantheon, Episode Five of Marvel Studio’s … Continue reading Finding Balance – Review of Marvel Studios’ “Moon Knight” Episode Five “Asylum”