Star Trek: Discovery returns with a bang, but also an uncharacteristic sense of confidence and playfulness (which may well be due to the return of Jonathan ‘Riker’ Frakes to the directors’ chair) but also, unfortunately, this otherwise excellent episode evokes one of sci fi’s worst tropes: the result is still a great start to the […]

Let’s Do The Timewarp Again Some of Star Trek’s greatest stories have taken place in a timeloop (you can kill the cast and blow up the ship SO MANY TIMES) and Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad is no exception: we get lots of dramatic deaths, ‘this could only happen in the timewarp’ […]

  Tom McGee

“Lethe” is an interesting oddity in Discovery so far, in that it feels the most like a stand-alone episode we’ve seen to date. We get to see some major character growth from Burnham, see more of Sarek’s history, and gain further insight into Lorca’s state of mind, but ultimately the episode feels more like classic […]

  Tom McGee

In thinking about last week’s episode, I made the argument that the reason for the ‘grimdark’ tone of Discovery was to show our characters struggling to evolve from morally ambiguous, wartime characters into the hopeful utopians of The Original Series and happily this week’s episode, Choose Your Pain, re-affirms this by taking a key opportunity […]

We’re starting to see how the show runs, now that the set-up is done and I’m pleased…

Now that’s more like it. After a slow start and a remarkably incomplete two-part premiere, we now have an actual sense of the kind of show Star Trek: Discovery wants to be. And while it’s a departure from Treks of yore (as advertised), what Discovery has finally set up is extremely promising. Picking up six […]

  Tom McGee

Damn it’s exciting to have Star Trek back on TV. With last night’s premiere, Star Trek Discovery has finally stepped into the public eye, after years of secrecy, delays, staff changes, and troubling production reports; we finally have something we can actually watch and analyse rather than speculate about… Well, almost. There is a lot […]

Click Here to read all of our coverage from 2017 San Diego Comic-Con There has been a lot of cause for concern surrounding Star Trek: Discovery, the new CBS Trek show that will be airing on their streaming service in September: first and foremost, Bryan Fuller, the visionary mind behind Hannibal, American Gods, and my […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time, once again, for the On DVD series featuring new releases from Paramount Home Distribution. Click Here to read about the TV on DVD releases. Star Trek Beyond I liked it. It was weird, but I liked it. Well, I liked it more than Into Darkness. Definitely less than Star Trek 2009. My favourite podcast did […]

  Colin Munch

It’s the 50th anniversary of Star Trek and I celebrated by playing so much Star Trek: Online. Also, a bunch of Destiny. Star Trek: Online As someone who’s been playing video games since the early nineties, I’m used to turning games into what I want them to be. Most modern games are stuffed with fully […]

  Colin Munch

So much space in my life right now… No Man’s Sky Since I spent so much time last week discussing the hoopla around the release of No Man’s Sky, I thought I should actually take some time to discuss it as an experience separate from the discussion. I’ve now invested around 10 hours into the […]

  Colin Munch

The modern video game industry is a lot like Hollywood: big budget, ‘can’t fail’ titles that are nearly indistinguishable from one another pumped out year after year among a sea of quirky indie experiments that, when they hit, go off like a nuclear bomb. This new feature Skinner Box Storytelling will detail my weekly obsessions/distractions […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time, once again, for the On DVD series featuring new releases from Paramount Home Distribution and Elevation Pictures. Only, this time, there are enough great things to talk about that we’re splitting our coverage between TV and Film releases. These are the new films available on DVD from Paramount & Elevation. Click Here to read about […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time, once again, for the TV on DVD series featuring new releases from Paramount… not technically limited to TV, but we’ll start with TV: Kids TV The beginning of 2015 is bringing with it a huge boom in Children’s programming out on DVD. Two Sponge Bob box sets hit the market in consecutive weeks in early January- […]

  Kelly Bedard

It’s time, once again, for the TV on DVD series featuring new releases from Paramount (not technically limited to TV): Hercules Because the world Definitely needed a version of Hercules starring the Rock and directed by Brett Ratner, of all people. If it were up to me, we would have stopped adapting this myth when Disney […]

  Kelly Bedard

Netflix be damned, this month alone I raced through the first season of Game of Thrones, the third season of Mad Men and the fifth season of The Good Wife, all on the great and sadly dying medium of TV on DVD (Netflix, by the way, only has one of those three things available in […]

  Greg Dalgetty

Full disclosure: I’m a big Star Trek fan. Well, I should qualify that by saying I have no use for anything that came after Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Voyager and Enterprise didn’t do much for me, and don’t even get me started on the J.J. Abrams movies. But the OG Star Trek from the […]

  Kelly Bedard

TV on DVD is one of my favourite things. Long before Netflix, it revolutionized the way we consume television and, for the first time ever, made it possible for a show to be remembered (or even discovered) long after it was canceled (most likely by FOX). At least half of all hardcore Whedon fans seem […]