If I were a Discovery actor, and they told me I had to go shoot in the Canadian snow for a few days, I’d start worrying about my job prospects…
“What’s that? Trekkies are whinging about how episodes don’t have three unrelated subplots smooshed up against each other anymore? WELL THEN!”
Book is haunted by birbs, and I’m like, that’s a mood.
For the first time since 1999, two Star Trek series have released episodes in the same week. And for the first time since 1999, I’ve gone, “No, stop, this is too much Star Trek for my small brain!”
“Liz, Paramount has infamously withdrawn Discovery from your region and, indeed, all regions but the US and Canada, how are you even having opinions?”
Look. All I’ll say is that, going back to the heyday of CSI and Avatar: the Last Airbender, Viacom/CBS has always been slow to understand that, when it comes to media, regional boundaries are fake.
In which a whole planet takes one look at these kids and decides it wants them to be happy and safe and never leave, and really, who can blame it?
“It looks like you’re trying to fly a starship through an unstable stellar phenomenon. Do you need help with that?”
At long last, a corner of the franchise aimed specifically at young people. And with Captain Janeway involved! It’s like they read my teenage diary!
(Please don’t read my teenage diary, there are so many Janeway/Chakotay feelings, it’s deeply embarrassing.)
This episode really plays to Chakotay’s strengths, in that he’s asleep for most of it.
In which Neelix is having a really nice day, right up until he dies. Anyway, content warning: suicide. Continue reading “Voyager rewatch 4.12 – “Mortal Coil””