We return to Star Trek: Voyager with a pair of pretty good episodes! “Fair Trade” brings us a panicked Neelix who makes some questionable decisions. “Alter Ego” brings us a panicked Harry Kim who makes some questionable decisions. Happy to have you back, guys!
In the “midseason finale” of Star Trek: Discovery, “Into the Forest I Go”, the USS Discovery makes a breakthrough in the Klingon-Federation war, just as Burnham and Tyler have a breakthrough in their personal lives. Also! What’s our plan for Star Trek: Discovery going forward?
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After a couple good episodes, Star Trek: Discovery sadly backslides with “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum”. The show remembers that it has a metaplot to deal with, so we get yet another grab-bag serialization episode that feels scattershot and broad. Plus! What’s up with the stardates?
Have you ever felt like you were repeating the same day over and over? “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad” has got you there, as Harcourt Fenton Mudd returns with an elaborate plan to steal the USS Discovery and sell it to the Klingons.
After last week, we weren’t expecting much from Star Trek: Discovery, so of course this week the show gives us “Lethe”, an amazing episode that gives us much-needed character development for both Captain Lorca and Michael Burnham. Plus! Where do we get a DISCO t-shirt?
In “Choose Your Pain”, Star Trek: Discovery loses us a little bit, just as the USS Discovery loses Ensign Tardigrade.
We learn more about the spore drive, get Star Trek: Discovery’s riff on “The Devil in The Dark”, and find out what happened to Captain Georgiou. Plus! Ensign Tardigrade is the best.
In “Context Is for Kings”, we meet the USS Discovery, Captain Lorca, Lt. Stamets, and, best of all, Cadet Sylvia Tilly. Nothing else matters. Cadet Sylvia Tilly needs to be retconned into all previous Trek series. Oh yeah, and some other stuff happened about a new way to fly on fungus spores. Wait. What, Star Trek: Discovery?
Well, it’s finally here: the premiere episodes of the first new Star Trek series since 2001, Star Trek: Discovery. “The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars” are less a pilot for a new series and more a prologue, as it sets up the events of the series but doesn’t directly deal with our setting or most of our characters. Does it work? Listen and find out!