Season 2 of Star Trek Discovery continues to impress, with The Red Angel packing some real punches in terms of performances, details and twists. I can't see how to review it without substantial spoilers so please don't read on unless you've seen it. No really, please watch first! The Red Angel The opening dwelt on the funeral for... Continue Reading →
Another week another storming episode of Star Trek Discovery, this time another Jonathan Frakes directed classic, Project Daedalus. There's Section 31, plenty of bridge time, Spock and Michael, Red Angel mystery and more, but it's really all about Airiam. Let's boldly go! 'Ware spoilers! Project Daedalus As to what Project Daedalus (named for the father of Icarus)... Continue Reading →
I just discovered the brilliant Red Moon is available on BBC Sounds (A UK service) meaning you can hear this superb Wireless Theatre Company drama for free! The relevant page is: Red Moon.
So, there we have it: Talos IV on our screens! In the latest Star Trek: Discovery we got old and new, and much to mull over. I liked how If Memory Serves (just about) dovetailed with the original series and we had several other threads ticking over nicely. Let's chat... If Memory Serves For me the most unconvincing... Continue Reading →
If you aren't sure who Frederik Pohl, author of recently reviewed Gateway was, here's a link to his Encyclopaedia Britannica entry: Frederik Pohl, American Author. There's the obligatory Encyclopedia of Science Fiction entry: Pohl, Frederik and even a link to his website (maintained until at least 2016): Frederik Pohl. Let me know if I've missed any others I should have!... Continue Reading →
As part of my research for a book on 1970s science fiction, I have read some long-overlooked gems and re-read some fondly remembered titles. Gateway the multi-award winning novel by Frederik Pohl is very much one of the latter. It's a book I read when it first hit the UK in paperback and I loved it,... Continue Reading →
Given how good Season 2 has been so far, it can't be a surprise to hear Star Trek Discovery is renewed for Season 3. More of a surprise is an announcement mid-way through this run. The reason? The series is doing much better than the targets set for it. See what happens when you produce quality?!
With the latest episode of Star Trek Discovery, Light and Shadow the series arc has gotten bored looking for Spock and lets Michael Burnham find him by chance when she visits Vulcan. It's a bit abrupt as is a lot of this solid if not exceptional story. I'll explain... Light and Shadow There's plenty going on,... Continue Reading →
As season two of Star Trek Discovery moves on a pace, there's no time to take stock as there's another sighting of red angel activity and this time it's Saru's homeworld. Cue much backstory and ethical challenge along with great effects / props and another thoroughly enjoyable story. Beware some spoilers... The Sounds of ThunderNo... Continue Reading →