With “Memento Mori,” Strange New Worlds Goes USS-571

Strange New Worlds is easily the most approachable new Star Trek series of its generation, so far requiring no previous experience with the franchise or even a linear viewing order. So, it’s funny that the most natural way for me to discuss the show has been in comparison to other…

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In “Ghosts of Illyria,” Strange New Worlds Tackles Tolerance and Hypocrisy

Yesterday, the trailer debuted for a new studio romantic comedy called Bros, written by and starring comedian Billy Eichner. In the trailer, Eichner’s character describes being invited by a movie studio to create a “straight-friendly” gay romcom that demonstrates that gay relationships are really just like straight relationships. Except, he…

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Strange New Worlds Proves That Classic 90s Star Trek Still Works

In 2017, when Star Trek: Discovery first launched, Star Trek’s fan community split nearly in half over the new show’s vastly different approach to the franchise. It was practically a rehearsal for what would happen to Star Wars fandom when The Last Jedi hit theaters a few months later, with…

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Star Trek: Strange New Worlds is Classic Trek, for Better and Worse

Ever since Star Trek was relaunched on streaming television in 2017 with the glossy serialized adventure series Star Trek: Discovery, the franchise has been expanding in multiple new directions, each a bit further afield from the familiar. The latest new series, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, has been pitched as…

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 Episode 13 “Coming Home” Review

At its best, Star Trek: Discovery is a thrilling, emotionally-charged space drama that deeply invests in its lead character’s path to becoming a righteous space hero. At its worst, it’s a cloying, self-important product that is mortally afraid of hurting its audience’s feelings. Discovery’s fourth season finale, “Coming Home,” contains…

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Star Trek: Discovery Season 4 Episode 12 “Species Ten-C” Review

For weeks, Star Trek: Discovery has been building towards the fateful first contact between the United Federation of Planets and the mysterious extragalactic beings they call Unknown Species 10-C. Now the moment has finally come, but are Captain Burnham and company ready for its Arrival? That’s right, this week’s episode,…

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