“Under the Cloak of War” is the one of most ambitious and mature episodes of SNW thus far. It tells a story of trauma that investigates the moral grey area of war. It shows how extreme brutality can exact a price on those who are exposed to it.
We loved this episode for the serious, adult tone it took to the subject of war and the scars some carry with them long after the fighting is over. “Under the Cloak of War” works so well because it delivers an intelligent approach to a story that is extremely timely. Continue reading Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S2, E8 – “Under the Cloak of War”
Today, you get a special episode of our podcast since two episodes of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” were released in the last week. So, we’ll analyze Episode 6, “Lost in Translation,” and Episode 7, “Those Old Scientists.” Addell and I conclude the show with the latest Star Trek news, including what came out of San Diego Comic-Con. Continue reading Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S2, E6 & E7 – “Lost in Translation” & “Those Old Scientists”
In “Charades,” Spock and Chapel encounter a non-corporeal, inter-dimensional alien species that turn Spock into a full human right before he has to participate in an important Vulcan marriage ritual. The episode is, at first, a comedy, and secondly, an exploration of the deeper emotional complexities of Spock’s closest relationships. Continue reading Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S2, E5 – “Charades”
In “Among the Lotus Eaters,” Pike returns to Rigel VII, a planet that was the scene of a tragic mission that has haunted him ever since. But memories won’t be a problem. He and his landing party slowly forget everything, including who they are and why they are there. Continue reading Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S2, E4 – “Among the Lotus Eaters”
“Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow” is a mashup of elements from the TOS classic “The City on the Edge of Forever,” VOY’s “Future’s End,” and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. It tosses adventure, romance, and personal drama to create a full experience. But does it succeed? Continue reading Star Trek: Strange New Worlds S2, E3 – “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow”