A few years ago, I started a project to produce a study of the works of John Wyndham. I did some research, bookmarked lots of sites then did nothing. I recently found all the bookmarks, most of which have since passed away in the entropic mist that is internet history. I don't know if I'll... Continue Reading →
Over on The Doctor Who Companion I've written a blog about NetFlix time travel shows. Of course I start with Star Trek, but also Continuum, Timeless and Travelers. I even add (though unconnected) The Good Place as a bonus. The piece is: THE DWC GUIDE TO TIME TRAVEL SHOWS ON NETFLIX.
As heads for the season finale, the thirteenth episodes proves suitably unlikely or at last somewhat disappointing as not a lot actually happens. As the title Such Sweet Sorry implies, it's all about farewells, and we at least can speculate on who amongst the regulars might not live to see season 3. Sadly those farewells take... Continue Reading →
The latest Star Trek Discovery season 2 episode is Through the Valley of Shadows. It's a decent enough episode though suffers in my view from being merely a setup episode of a two-parter (or maybe three, who know?!) It has merits, is far from bad, just over focussed on the future. The Valley of Shadows I do... Continue Reading →
I was catching up with the rather good first [sic!] season of The First, when a thought struck me: is The First science fiction or not? Of course I than ran into just what is science fiction, what makes it fantasy, is there a hard form of science fiction and so on. I also think there are... Continue Reading →
Star Trek Discovery keeps on giving. While for me Perpetual Infinity has several flaws in pacing and science, at heart it's a strong story, well-directed and well-acted. This episode is of necessity very focussed on the relationship between... spoilers! Perpetual Infinity It's a great title for a story and in terms of the season arc, the pieces... Continue Reading →
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 →