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”

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 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”

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”

A Disappointment Overall – Review of “Star Trek: Picard” Season Two, Episode Eight “Mercy”

Source: IMDB I really wanted to like Episode Eight of Star Trek: Picard’s second season, titled “Mercy”, but I just can’t bring myself to like the overall product. There were some fine moments in the episode but I felt like this episode was treading water in a big way, postponing events not for good story … Continue reading A Disappointment Overall – Review of “Star Trek: Picard” Season Two, Episode Eight “Mercy”

Through the Mind’s Eye – Review of “Star Trek: Picard” Season Two, Episode Seven “Monster”

One of the things I find most interesting about Star Trek: Picard is the show’s ability to introduce new elements to established characters. Episode Seven, titled “Monsters”, delves in to Jean-Luc Picard’s childhood, which has been hinted at periodically throughout the second season. With Tallinn joining him, we learn more about the primary focus of … Continue reading Through the Mind’s Eye – Review of “Star Trek: Picard” Season Two, Episode Seven “Monster”

A Misstep with Excellent Moments – Review of “Star Trek: Picard” Season Two, Episode Six “Two of One”

Image Source One of the downsides of reviewing TV shows, especially shows that you enjoy, is the feeling you get when an episode just doesn’t land right for you. Up to this point, I’ve had only minimal issues with Star Trek: Picard but the latest episode, titled “Two of One” largely missed the mark for … Continue reading A Misstep with Excellent Moments – Review of “Star Trek: Picard” Season Two, Episode Six “Two of One”

Deals with the Devil – Review of “Star Trek: Picard” Season Two, Episode Five “Fly Me To The Moon”

Source After watching the latest episode of Star Trek: Picard, I’m stuck between liking most of the episode and disliking the rest. As I’ve done more and more of these reviews, it’s fair to say that not every episode of a given TV show’s season is going to be enjoyable. This isn’t to say the … Continue reading Deals with the Devil – Review of “Star Trek: Picard” Season Two, Episode Five “Fly Me To The Moon”

My Favorite “Star Trek: The Next Generation” Episodes – Part 3

Source My first two essays covering my favorite episodes for Star Trek: The Next Generation covered the first three seasons the show. As I was writing the second essay, I realized that there were too many good episodes from the third season that I enjoyed to include any from season four. That holds true for … Continue reading My Favorite “Star Trek: The Next Generation” Episodes – Part 3