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Star Trek: Discovery – Far From Home

by Alan Rapp on November 3, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Star Trek: Discovery – That Hope is You, Part 1
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Star Trek: Discovery - Far From Home television review

“Far From Home” catches up with the rest of the crew of the USS Discovery who emerge from the wormhole to crash land on an unknown world. The damage to the ship allows for some convenient storytelling by making it impossible for the crew to determine their arrival in either space or time or attempt to contact their missing crewmember. While most of the crew works on repairs, unaware of the time sensitive nature of the parasitic ice the ship has crashed into, Saru (Doug Jones) and Tilly (Mary Wiseman) attempt to barter with the locales whose limited resources is balanced by the amazing advances in technology since Discovery’s time. The arrival of the murderous Zareh (Jake Weber) complicates matters. While Weber has fun with the role, Zareh is a rather bland villain of convivence who hints at the kinds of threats Discovery will face in their new time.

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  • Title: Star Trek: Discovery – That Hope is You, Part 1
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Star Trek: Discovery - That Hope Is You, Part 1 television review

Commander Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) arrives in the year 3188 to find life which proves the gambit to stop Control was successful. The future was saved. While Discovery is nowhere to be found, Burnham is able to complete her mission and sends the suit back through to relay the signal to Spock and self-destruct. Lost in a new time, she makes a frenemy in thief and smuggler Book (David Ajala) who firsts betrays her but later helps her in her search for answers. As for Discovery, the ship is nowhere to be found. By the laws of temporal dynamics it may arrive at any time… perhaps years in the future.

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Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Too Long A Sacrifice #1 comicsSet during the time of the Dominion War, after Worf‘s appointment to the station but prior to the death of Jadzia Dax, the first issue of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine – Too Long A Sacrifice gives us an explosion in the promenade and rising tensions aboard a station already at war. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine has largely been ignored by comics (this marks the first new comic featuring the series in a decade).

Many of the staples of the series are here including Dr. Bashir and Garak enjoying lunch (and surviving the blast that destroys the restaurant). Framing the issue around a mystery for Odo to solve offers a good point of reference for the mini-series. We’re also given our first red herring as early evidence points to Quark being responsible for the destruction of a competitor.

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Reason #101 Why I Love DS9 - "Dax"There are many reasons why I love Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and why it remains my favorite of the Star Trek franchise.

Reason #101: “Dax”

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  • Title: Star Trek: Voyager – Ex Post Facto
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Star Trek: Voyager - Ex Post Facto television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the Delta Quadrant and to the misadventures of a starship crew 70,000 light years from home. In a story more than a little similar to Star Trek: The Next Generation “A Matter of Perspective,” Tom Paris (Robert Duncan McNeill) is accused of romantic entanglements with the wife (Robin McKee) of a scientist and the scientist’s (Ray Reinhardt) murder. Convicted of the crime before Voyager is made aware of the situation, Paris has had memories of the murder (from the victim’s perspective) implanted in his mind, forcing him to relive the murder every 14 hours. Given his more questionable character, and a living record of the murder, Paris’ possible guilt is an easier sell than Riker‘s in “A Matter of Perspective,” although no one ever accepts the evidence against him. The idea of implanting memories as punishment was also used by Deep Space Nine in “Hard Times.”

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