Posts Tagged ‘star trek discovery’

Toxic and Troubling Fandoms: A Discussion with John Kenneth Muir

by Jeff Fountainon February 16, 2018
While investing the negativity now oozing into fandoms, I found that Star Trek: Discovery, The X-Files and Star Wars to have the largest following of fans and their angry and entitled opinions. So, I enlisted the help of literary critic and author John Kenneth Muir, who has written over twenty reference books in the world […]

Review: Star Trek Discovery Wraps Up a Solid First Season in “Will You Take My Hand?”

by Jeff Fountainon February 12, 2018
*SPOILERS AHEAD* Even though the main arc of the season involving the Klingon war was wrapped up too quickly and too neat for me, there was plenty of nostalgia and solid storylines that made this a great episode to end the season with. While many will be talking about the final few minutes, and rightly […]


Review: Star Trek Discovery Takes a Deep Breath in “The War Without, The War Within”

by Jeff Fountainon February 6, 2018
The first thirteen episodes of this season, the show’s first season, have been pretty much the ‘full speed ahead, take no prisoners’ kind of approach. Slick effects, great action, death everywhere, Discovery has had little time to develop its characters the way we are used to seeing in Star Trek television shows. While I understand […]

Review: Star Trek Discovery Shuffles the Deck in “What’s Past is Prologue”

by Jeff Fountainon January 30, 2018
*SPOILERS AHEAD* In what felt like a season finale, Star Trek: Discovery gave us showdowns, loads of action, tied up some loose ends and had a huge death scene. What became clear, at least for the moment, is the Mirror Universe part of the season is at an end, and with only two episodes remaining […]


Review: Star Trek Discovery Digs Deeper Into the Mirror Universe in “Vaulting Ambition”

by Jeff Fountainon January 22, 2018
*SPOILERS AHEAD* The big twist or reveal finally happened this week, that being the ‘revelation’ that Lorca was indeed from the Mirror Universe and has been playing everyone all along. Many had guessed this already, the sensitive eyes was a pretty good giveaway, but now that it’s official it opens up a lot of interesting […]

Star Trek Discovery Review: A Bad Day All Around in “The Wolf Inside”

by Jeff Fountainon January 15, 2018
In an episode full of twists and turns, the crew of the Discovery continues to try and survive in the Mirror Universe, death seems to be around every corner and a famous goatee makes an appearance that is a great shout out to Trek fans and just fun all around. Sadly, the slow and plodding […]


Review: Star Trek: Discovery Embraces the Dark Side in “Despite Yourself”

by Jeff Fountainon January 8, 2018
*SPOILERS AHEAD* As much as I’ve enjoyed the darker tone of Discovery, I was beginning to wonder where they were going to take this. I mean, you can’t have a show about a war with the Klingons forever, good or bad. Enter the Mirror Universe, the Terran Empire and the possibilities of the Klingon war […]

Star Trek Discovery Review: ‘Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad’

by Jeff Fountainon October 30, 2017
I must admit I wasn’t that thrilled to hear that this week’s episode was going to involve a time loop. Star Trek has been using this as a storytelling device for a while now and it sounded too much like a throwaway episode to me. However, using Harry Mudd helped changed things up and we […]


Star Trek Discovery Review: Lorca and Burnham are Pushed to Extremes in ‘Lethe’

by Jeff Fountainon October 23, 2017
Setting up the first season of any new series is tricky business and with Star Trek even more so, with so much history and canon, people already have their own idea what Star Trek is. Those behind Discovery know this but thankfully they are following their own story, their own path, giving us a small […]

Star Trek Discovery Review: Discomfort For All in ‘Choose Your Pain’

by Jeff Fountainon October 16, 2017
As we hit episode five, Star Trek: Discovery has begun to spread its wings a bit, giving us multiple storylines that fit perfectly with the title ‘Choose Your Pain’, delving into the physical and mental stress that some of these people are under and what they do to combat it. Captain Lorca is front and […]