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WandaVision Episode 4 “We Interrupt This Program” Review

After three episodes that held to a rigid but intriguing formula, WandaVision’s fourth chapter is a dramatic departure from what we’ve seen so far, a more conventional drama that investigates the show-within-a-show from without. Utilizing the familiar tone of a Marvel movie (though mostly sans action), “We Interrupt This Program”…

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Please, Give Me a Third Season of Bruce Lee’s ‘Warrior’

On New Year’s Day, two complete seasons of an obscure series appeared on HBO Max underneath the intriguing banner: “Based on the Writings of Bruce Lee.” The series, Warrior, was born from an eight-page treatment by the actor from the 1960s unearthed by Lee’s daughter, Shannon, and developed for contemporary television…

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WandaVision Episode 3 “Now In Color” Review

This week’s new WandaVision clearly marks the end of act one of the nine-part event series, changing the stakes of the fantasy world in which the main characters are living as well as giving us our first peek at what’s really going on. As with the first two episodes, the…

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Wandavision Episode 1 & 2 Review

In the bleakness of the 21st century entertainment landscape, discussions of art and business are totally inseparable. Nowhere is that more true than when talking about any new entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Disney-owned behemoth that has grossed over $8 billion theatrically and irrevocably changed the movie business.…

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 13 Review: “That Hope Is You, Part 2”

While it’s titled “That Hope Is You, Part 2,” marking itself as a bookend to the season premiere, the third season finale of Star Trek: Discovery is really the third part of a trilogy that began two weeks ago when the season’s recurring plot lines finally converged. The first part…

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 12 Review: “There Is A Tide…”

Last week’s episode kicked off the season’s three-part conclusion, uncovering its central mystery and making a true threat out of Osyraa (Janet Kidder) and the Emerald Chain, who capture Discovery and jump towards the hidden Federation headquarters. For part two in the trilogy, we leave the riddle of Su’Kal and…

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 11 Review: “Su’Kal”

Season Three of Star Trek: Discovery can be easily divided into three acts. The first four episodes, during which Discovery attempts to locate and reunite with the last vestiges of the United Federation of Planets, is our Act One. Episodes five through ten have been our Act Two, in which…

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 10 Review: “Terra Firma, Part 2”

Last week’s Discovery took a sharp right turn into the Mirror Universe, as we followed Emperor Philippa Georgiou back into her home domain for a chance to change her past and keep from turning to dust. In this week’s conclusion, we wrap up not just Discovery’s take on the Mirror…

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 9 Review: “Terra Firma, Part 1”

In recent weeks, fans of Star Trek: Discovery have been teased about the mysterious illness of the former Emperor Philippa Georgiou (legendary kicker of faces Michelle Yeoh). Over the course of the show’s three seasons, Georgiou has evolved from the despotic ruler of an evil space empire to an amoral…

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 8 Review: “Sanctuary”

Once upon a time, nearly every episode of Star Trek: Discovery was a “Michael episode,” in which the main plot centered upon putting Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) through as much hell as could be managed in about 50 minutes. This season, however, there’s been more of an effort to…

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 7 Review: “Unification III”

When the episode titles leaked for this season of Star Trek: Discovery, “Unification III” was the one that stuck out immediately. “Unification” is a two-part episode of The Next Generation that guest stars Leonard Nimoy as Spock, making it the first substantial crossover between the original and contemporary Star Trek…

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 6 Review: “Scavengers”

Last week’s Star Trek: Discovery introduced what appeared to be a new status quo for the series and for the characters, as they were welcomed into the ranks of the struggling 32nd century Starfleet. The latest chapter, “Scavengers,” demonstrates that the show is still not done shaking things up, progressing…

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 5 Review: “Die Trying”

The first four episodes of Star Trek: Discovery’s third season amount to something to an opening act to this new iteration of the series, in which the crew of the titular ship searches for the remnants of their beloved Starfleet and United Federation of Planets which has been shattered by…

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 4 Review: “Forget Me Not”

On this week’s Discovery, the crew’s search for the last bastion of the Federation takes them to Trill, where Adira hopes to unlock the memories of the Tal symbiont to which they have become the unlikely host. Meanwhile, the rest of the cast struggles to cope with their recent time…

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 3 Review: “People of Earth”

After being separated for the first two episodes of the season, the reunited crew of the USS Discovery journeys to Earth, where they hope to find answers and a new home with the 32nd century’s Starfleet. Instead, they are met by a hostile and isolationist new Earth government that wants…

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 2 Review: “Far From Home”

Last week’s season premiere of Discovery, “That Hope is You,” resolved season two’s cliffhanger from the perspective of Commander Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), who arrives in the far-flung future alone. This week, we follow the USS Discovery and the rest of Michael’s crew as they hurtle through that same wormhole, crash…

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 3 Episode 1 Review: “That Hope Is You”

Setting Star Trek: Discovery in the franchise’s past always seemed a puzzling choice. It’s an idea held over from co-creator Bryan Fuller’s original pitch for bringing Star Trek back to television as an anthology show that would start before Kirk’s day and then jump ahead through Trek’s fictional history each…

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Star Trek Lower Decks Review: The In-Joke T-Shirt of Trek Series

On the surface, Star Trek: Lower Decks may appear to be a gamble for CBS. It’s by far the biggest departure yet from the classic Star Trek formula, as the newly reunited Viacom attempts to expand their most precious intellectual property. As much as the philosophy of Star Trek preaches…

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Will ‘Lower Decks’ Break the Star Trek Animation Curse?

This week, CBSViacom’s All Access streaming service will debut yet another new Star Trek spin-off, the third since 2017. This latest installment, entitled Star Trek: Lower Decks, is born of CBS’s effort to deliver a continuous stream of new Star Trek to keep subscribers hooked to All Access while rotating…

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Press A to Boldly Go: A History of Star Trek Video Games

Studios and developers have been creating Star Trek video games for nearly as long as there have been video games. Star Trek games date as far back as a 1971 text adventure written in BASIC by a high school student. Like that other blockbuster space adventure series — what’s it…

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