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Captain Lorca Returns (for the First Time) in This Exclusive Star Trek Online Trailer

Thank the Mirror Universe that I can get away with a headline like that, frankly. Read More >>

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5 Things We’d Like to See From The Orville Season 3

There’s a lot going on in pop culture at the moment, but somehow we’re still thinking about The Orville’s thrilling season two finale. This weekend brought the very welcome news that The Orville has been renewed for a third season, so it's got us thinking about all the wonderful things that we'd like to see the series do. Some of these things are silly, but also somewhat serious – come on, you know as well as we do that a musical episode would be incredible. Read More >>

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It’s Time for Star Trek to Tackle Climate Change

It’s a great time to be a Star Trek fan. After years of lying low like a dormant space tardigrade, the franchise is bursting with new life. But while there are some modern, topical issues Star Trek: Discovery is trying harder than its predecessors to address, there’s one very relevant subject the franchise continues to steer clear of. I’m talking about climate change. Read More >>

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How Queer Is Star Trek?

Star Trek is not just one of the longest-running sci-fi franchises ever, it is also the most hopeful. The Federation represents the pinnacle of humanity: the idea that we can and will make a better life for each other. Yet, despite Trek’s message of a better future for all, LGBTQ+ characters are few and far between, and this exclusion has led to more than a few clashes between Star Trek creators and fans in the past. As Star Trek: Discovery heads into its next chapter, let’s look back at the franchise’s history of LGBTQ+ representation. Does Discovery fulfill the promise of a more harmonious, progressive future? Or does it, too, fall prey to the pitfalls that have plagued Star Trek’s past? Read More >>

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The Incredible, Intoxicating Potential of Star Trek: Discovery’s Third Season

Last week, Star Trek: Discovery’s second season finale delivered more explosions than a full compliment of photon torpedoes ever could. But with them, it also delivered one of the biggest status quo shifts a Star Trek show has ever contemplated—and it wasn’t just shocking, it brought with it some truly fascinating promise. Read More >>

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Star Trek: Discovery Goes Out With Sound and Fury, Signifying… Something

Star Trek: Discovery’s second season has come to an end, and it’s ended with one hell of a bang. Several bangs, even. Actually, its season finale was approximately 90 per cent bangs. It was Star Trek unlike Star Trek as we’ve seen it before, for better or worse, but it all built up to something potentially far more explosive than any amount of photon torpedoes could match. Read More >>

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The Die is Cast on an Emotionally Exhausting Star Trek: Discovery

After an entire season of build up, this is it. Star Trek: Discovery has come crashing into its endgame and the battle against Control is ready to begin. But before that, we have to go through what might be the ultimate realisation of the show’s strengths and weaknesses: getting away with a lot of contrivance through sheer force of heart. Read More >>

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On Star Trek: Discovery, Fate Is What You Make of It — As Long as You’re a New Character

Time has become of great importance to Star Trek: Discovery, as its second season races to a dramatic conclusion — and with it, questions of fate and destiny. Tonight’s episode brought those issues to the forefront...although whether it did so successfully depends on who among the Discovery crew you might ask. Read More >>

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A Messy Star Trek: Discovery Cannot Compare to the Mess That Is Michael Burnham’s Life

For better or worse, tonight’s Star Trek: Discovery blew the lid off of the biggest plot threads of the season, as quickly as it could. While we got a bunch of answers in the mania to rush from one twist to the next, it also raised another question, perhaps its ultimate: Can any other Star Trek protagonist’s wild life match Michael Burnham’s? Read More >>

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Star Trek: Discovery Could Revive The Next Generation’s Famous Unisex Dress

Star Trek might primarily be about scientific exploration and the joys (and perils) of space travel, but it’s also occasionally about the future of fashion. From wacky interpretations of alien looks to the uniforms of our Starfleet heroes, debates around design and fashion have long been a part of the series, with Discovery soon to add the latest chapter. Read More >>

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On Star Trek: Discovery, the Consequences Are Finally Starting to Catch Up With Our Heroes

One of the most disconcerting things about Discovery’s second season (not from a quality standpoint, mind you—it’s been pretty great in general so far) has been how many wild things our heroes have managed to get away with, with little in the way of consequence. On the latest episode, all that changed in the best way. Read More >>

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Not Even a Wild Original Series Connection Could Save Star Trek: Discovery From Itself

In a hard swerve from the first season, Star Trek: Discovery’s sophomore outing has been a lot happier to leave its overarching story with Spock simmering in the background as it focused on mostly standalone, classically Star Trek tales. It’s worked great so far, but this week's episode tried to have it both ways, and it never quite worked. Read More >>

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Star Trek: Discovery Will Return for a Third Season, With an Extra Showrunner

It’s not really a surprise that Star Trek: Discovery will be back for more adventures next year—after all, it’s become the jewel in CBS All Access’ otherwise pretty spartan crown. But Alex Kurtzman will no longer be the sole showrunner when it does. Read More >>

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On Star Trek: Discovery, Does Anyone Actually Want to Follow the Rules Any More?

Star Trek might be the ultimate nerdy franchise not because it’s about space exploration, spaceships, and science, but because really, it’s a TV series about a group of people who really love rules. And they love them because those rules bring with them a bountiful, idealistic utopian society. But lately, no one aboard the Discovery seems to care. Read More >>