Star Trek: Prodigy S1, E7 – “First Con-tact”

With “First Con-tact,” the producers of Star Trek: Prodigy have given us a very obvious clue to the plot of this episode in its title. Dal runs into an old friend (?) just when the crew of the Protostar are debating to go on their first, first contact mission. Thanks to some hidden intentions things don’t go exactly as plan. Will Dal and the others break Starfleet’s prime directive? Continue reading Star Trek: Prodigy S1, E7 – “First Con-tact”

Star Trek: Prodigy S1, E6 – “Kobayashi” & Discovery S4 Predictions Review

Star Trek: Prodigy is back! Using the proto-warp drive Dal, Gwyn, Holo-Janeway, and the rest of the crew have traveled 4,000 light years from where we left them at the end of episode five. That puts them somewhere in the Gamma Quadrant. So it’s the perfect time to take a break and try the Kobayashi Maru simulation in the holosuite! Also, Addell and Gary look back at the Season 4 predictions and wish list they had created a year ago for Discovery. Continue reading Star Trek: Prodigy S1, E6 – “Kobayashi” & Discovery S4 Predictions Review

Star Trek: Discovery S4, E6 – “Stormy Weather”

Episode Six, “Stormy Weather,” is a bottle episode in more ways than one. The Discovery becomes trapped in a subspace void created by the DMA. Even though Captain Burnham must find a way to escape the rift before it collapses in on itself, disintegrating everyone caught inside. Michael has to fight the growing despair growing as every effort to find a way out results in failure.

As always, we’ll summarize the plot of the episode and share our observations. Following all of that, we’ll provide an overview of recent Star Trek news. Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery S4, E6 – “Stormy Weather”

Star Trek: Discovery S4, E4 – “All Is Possible”

Once again, we’re given three stories to follow in “All Is Possible,” this week’s episode. This time, our three threads did add up to more than the sum of their parts. They each moved this season’s narrative further along while at the same time exploring this week’s main theme of trust in very distinct and different ways. Addell and I will dig deep as we uncover and share our respective observations on the episode. We will conclude with recent Star Trek news. Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery S4, E4 – “All Is Possible”

Star Trek: Discovery S4, E3 – “Choose to Live”

This week on Star Trek: Discovery we see Gray gets a new body and a new lease on life, Michael is sent on an important mission compromised by assumptions and hidden agendas, while Stamets’s struggle to uncover answers unexpectedly leads to Booker finding some closure. “Choose to Live” gives us three plotlines in one episode. But does it add up to three times the viewing pleasure? Addell and I will answer that question and more as we break all of this down and share our respective observations on the episode. We’ll end this week’s installment with some Star Trek news. Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery S4, E3 – “Choose to Live”

Star Trek: Discovery S4, E2 – “Anomaly”

Following the destruction of Kweijian, everyone – Federation and non-Federation planets alike – are on edge. They fear their fate could resemble that of Kweijian if steps aren’t taken to find out what this gigantic gravitational distortion truly is. But for Cleveland Booker, the cost for not knowing what this anomaly is has been too high. It cost hime the family he just reconnected with. It cost him his nephew. The fate of the known universe hangs in the balance. But for Book, it’s so much more personal. Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery S4, E2 – “Anomaly”

Star Trek: Discovery S4, E1 – “Kobayashi Maru”

With this additional weekly episode, we’re breaking down “Kobayashi Maru,” the Season Four premiere episode of Star Trek: Discovery.

In the episode we see an emboldened Federation rebuilding itself. The President is taking on a more public profile following the elimination of the threat from Emerald Chain, Starfleet Academy graduates its first class of cadets in more than a century, and Captain Michael Burnham and her Discovery crew are sent on a mission to recruit former Federation members back into the fold. But there is an unforeseen danger cutting a path of destruction through the galaxy like a hot knife through butter. Our heroes will be confronted by a mysterious space anomaly that destroys everything in its path.

As usual, we’ll summarize the plot, share our reactions and discuss our analysis of the episode. Following all of that, we’ll end with recent Star Trek news. Continue reading Star Trek: Discovery S4, E1 – “Kobayashi Maru”

Star Trek: Prodigy S1, E5 – “Terror Firma”

This week, we’re breaking down “Terror Firma” the fifth episode of Season 1 for Star Trek: Prodigy. Following that, we’ll recap the plot first and then discuss our reaction to the episode. After the last episode’s cliffhanger, this episode brings to a close the first story arc of Prodigy, resulting in the young crew of the USS Protostar finally learning a valuable lesson. Continue reading Star Trek: Prodigy S1, E5 – “Terror Firma”