Last Night's Star Trek: Discovery Was a Great Climax to a Show We Never Got

The midseason finale of Star Trek: Discovery, “Into the Forest I Go,” finally got this show to the place it should have been all season. Of course, in the process, it had to jettison a lot of character development it has been working on—but since it was mostly stuff that was bad, I’m perfectly happy letting them get…

What Star Wars History May Tell Us About Rian Johnson's New Trilogy 

Yesterday, the news dropped that Rian Johnson’s time in the Star Wars universe would not end with The Last Jedi. Instead, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Johnson would be working on a brand new trilogy of movies, separate from the main Saga films, that would “introduce new characters from a corner of the galaxy…

Star Trek: Discovery Riffs on an Original Series Episode With Muddled Results

Last night’s “Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum” ended on a cliffhanger that sets up a big showdown for next week’s finale. Meanwhile, everyone, save Burnham, is wandering around acting suspicious as hell. And for some reason, the show seems like it’s doing its own version of a classic Klingon-Federation moment from the…

io9 Is Stuck in a Time Loop of Explaining Star Trek: Discovery's Use of Harry Mudd

Harry Mudd (Rainn Wilson) reappeared this week in an episode that took a crack at one of scifi’s most venerable tropes: the time loop. In our livestream, we take a look at how well the show did with the opportunities presented by repeating the same 30 minutes over and over again (it’s pretty good!) as well as the…

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