Star Trek : Discovery S03E06 seemed like a step back from the narrative of Discovery returning to the Starfleet fold as Michael Burnham once again proved herself incapable of following Starfleet protocol. But what is a story without tension, without drama, without conflict? Nothing. Star Trek : Discovery is definitely more than nothing!(more…)
Tag: Space Opera
The Mandalorian S02E03 is destined to be a fan-favourite episode of this popular Disney+ series. Entitled “The Heiress”, The Mandalorian S02E03 introduces the live-action version of Bo-Katan (played by Katee Sackhoff), from The Clone Wars animated series. Bo-Katan is of the Mandalorian Clan Kryze and plans to reclaim Mandolore from the fallen Empire.(more…)
Star Trek : Discovery S03E05 “Die Trying” seems to promise the end of Discovery’s quest to be reunited with Starfleet and the Federation but what the crew discovers (sorry) is far from expected. At the end of the previous episode, Adira Tal reconnected with her symbiont’s previous hosts and was able to glean the vital information from Starfleet Admiral Senna Tal concerning Starfleet HQ location.(more…)
It’s fair to say that The Mandalorian S02E02 was a huge disappointment. After the reveal of the return of a fan-favourite legacy character at the end of the last episode, The Mandalorian S02E02 “The Passenger” simply went nowhere, plot-wise.(more…)
“Forget Me Not” is the title of Star Trek : Discovery S03E04 and despite its best intentions feels like a stop-gap episode. Or maybe that’s the whole point of Star Trek : Discovery S03E04? A moment of pause to properly introduce new character Adira Tal (Blu Del Barrio).(more…)
The Mandalorian S02E01 marks the return of the popular Star Wars series from Disney+. Taking place five years after the events of Return of the Jedi, The Mandalorian is essentially a space western cum samurai tale, following the exploits of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy.(more…)
“People of Earth” is the title of Star Trek : Discovery S03E03. In truth, I got quite emotional at several points during this episode as the Discovery crew got a homecoming they did not quite expect. Guess that means that I have been sufficiently invested in the characters to be suitably engaged!(more…)
Last time out, we witnessed Commander Michael Burnham coming out of the time travel wormhole on an unknown planet. In the course of that first episode, Burnham gained a new ally and re-connected with what remained of Starfleet and the Federation. Star Trek : Discovery S03E02 is actually part 2 to that first episode (entitled “That Hope Is You”)(more…)
“That Hope is You” is the title of Star Trek : Discovery S03E01 (i.e. Season 3 Episode 1, in case you could not figure that out.) After the mixed reactions to the first two seasons, the creative team has decided to effectively reboot the series in Season 3. (Spoilers follow, for the episode reviewed and the series so far)(more…)
Review of Star Trek Picard S01E01 the pilot episode of the 1st season of the scifi space opera TV series based on characters from Star Trek : The Next Generation. Chronologically, Star Trek Picard takes place years after the events of Star Trek : Nemesis, the final movie in the Star Trek : The Next Generation film franchise.(more…)
As faithful readers would know, I effectively boycotted this seemingly pointless movie when it was released in cinemas, due to The Last Jedi‘s desecration of the Star Wars legacy. But to be fair, I decided to see for myself – so to speak – as the movie has just been released digitally. So be prepared for honest critique of Solo : A Star Wars Story.(more…)
GEEK OUT!!! | SCIFI – SPACE OPERA : STAR TREK DISCOVERY – “WILL YOU TAKE MY HAND?” [SPOILERS]GEEK OUT!!! | SCIFI – SPACE OPERA : STAR TREK DISCOVERY – “WILL YOU TAKE MY HAND?” [SPOILERS]
Perhaps the best way to view the maiden season of the fan-divisive (now a regular occurrence) Star Trek series, Discovery is to treat it mainly as the redemptive arc of Michael Burnham, and just leave it at that.
GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK : DISCOVERY – “WHAT’S PAST IS PROLOGUE” [SPOILERS]GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK : DISCOVERY – “WHAT’S PAST IS PROLOGUE” [SPOILERS]
There was a moment – the briefest possibly – where it seemed that the writers/producers behind Discovery were going to reboot the entire series using the escape from the Mirror Universe as the plot device.
Perhaps then Discovery would exist in a reality more aligned to the original series (which is supposedly a decade away from the events depicted so far.
GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK : DISCOVERY – “VAULTING AMBITION” [SPOILERS]GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK : DISCOVERY – “VAULTING AMBITION” [SPOILERS]
After the shocking reveal in the previous episode concerning Tyler’s outing as Voq, nobody quite expected that fans would get an even bigger twist in “Vaulting Ambition”.
GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK : DISCOVERY – “THE WOLF INSIDE” [SPOILERS]GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK : DISCOVERY – “THE WOLF INSIDE” [SPOILERS]
As if it was not enough that the Discovery were lost in the Mirror Universe with the Terran Empire – the evil version of the Federation – threatening their very existence, “The Wolf Inside” unleashed a startling revelation!
GEEK OUT!!! STAR WARS : CAN THE LAST JEDI AVOID THE FLAWS OF THE FORCE AWAKENS?GEEK OUT!!! STAR WARS : CAN THE LAST JEDI AVOID THE FLAWS OF THE FORCE AWAKENS?
Star Wars VII : The Force Awakens was a smash hit in 2015 BUT failed as a story. As a ‘soft reboot’, the movie served to superficially give the fans what they wanted but essentially retold the original Star Wars (1977) plot in an inferior way – adding in new characters but changing nothing significant in the key story beats.
GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – “INTO THE FOREST I GO” [SPOILERS]GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – “INTO THE FOREST I GO” [SPOILERS]
We have loved Star Trek: Discovery from the get-go and in this mid-season finale, the show gives us everything we have been waiting for thus far.
GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK : DISCOVERY – “SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM” [SPOILERS]GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK : DISCOVERY – “SI VIS PACEM, PARA BELLUM” [SPOILERS]
“Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” means “if you want peace, prepare for war” and that prepares the viewer for the ending of this instalment as it leads into the Fall finale of season one of Star Trek: Discovery!
GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – “MAGIC TO MAKE THE SANEST MAN GO MAD” [SPOILERS]GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK: DISCOVERY – “MAGIC TO MAKE THE SANEST MAN GO MAD” [SPOILERS]
The biggest gripe that diehard Trekkers have had about Star Trek : Discovery is that the new series has deviated from classic Trek TV. Perhaps this latest episode will make them all feel much better.
GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK : DISCOVERY – “CHOOSE YOUR PAIN” [SPOILERS]GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK : DISCOVERY – “CHOOSE YOUR PAIN” [SPOILERS]
Another riveting episode that builds up both plot and character as the series moves forward impressively!
GEEK OUT!!! STAR WARS EPISODE VIII : THE LAST JEDI – FINAL TRAILERGEEK OUT!!! STAR WARS EPISODE VIII : THE LAST JEDI – FINAL TRAILER
The final trailer for Star Wars Episode VIII : The Last Jedi has dropped. And it cleverly suggests certain key plot points that may or may not happen.
GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK DISCOVERY : “CONTEXT IS FOR KINGS” [SPOILERS]GEEK OUT!!! STAR TREK DISCOVERY : “CONTEXT IS FOR KINGS” [SPOILERS]
Well, we knew that our protagonist Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) would end up on the USS Discovery after the events of the pilot episode/s.
GEEK OUT! VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETSGEEK OUT! VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS
Here we are again, about to defend a geek movie that most movie critics have harshly criticised. In a crowded space for summer blockbusters, it was difficult for Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets to get attention from movie goers but it is definitely worth the effort!
GEEK OUT! GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 : LIGHTNING DOES STRIKE TWICE!GEEK OUT! GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 : LIGHTNING DOES STRIKE TWICE!
Considering how amazing and surprising the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie was, when it was released in 2014, it is perhaps shocking (or maybe not) that its sequel matches not only its sheer entertainment quality but builds on the characters and relationships introduced in the original.
Yeah yeah everybody’s got a fuckin’ list of recommended 2017 movies. Here’s ours – in order of anticipation. Nuff said.