This is a belated cross-post of a Dreamwidth* post I made on Friday 27 July. I’ve found myself linking to it a fair bit, especially in light of programming decisions at Star Trek Las Vegas, so it’s now updated and saved here for posterity.
* Dreamwidth: Like LiveJournal but without the Russian government.
Michael Burnham Is The Protagonist
(Imagine the clapping hands emoji between each word.)
(Or, “ensemble cast” is starting to sound a lot like a dog whistle.)
I tweeted on Sunday:
I need my Disco fix badly enough that I lurk around corners of the internet like Reddit, which is outside of my usual bubble, and I’ve seen this enough that I actually recoiled when I read Tom and Lorenzo saying, “…we’re struck by how fun this all looks and by how much the rest of the ensemble is being punched up a bit, making this seem slightly less like The Michael Burnham Story and a bit more like a classic Star Trek show.”
See also: literally any journalist, blogger or below-the-lines commenter who describes Anson Mount as “the new lead”.
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In an attempt to pivot the blog away from being just Star Trek stuff, I’m aiming for a minimum of one post a week on what I’ve been reading. But to ease us into the change … what I read yesterday was the Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2018.
Continue reading “Liz reads: The Star Trek: Discovery Annual 2018”
In which matters are brought to a conclusion, and I need to find out if I can sue CBS for these whiplash injuries.
Continue reading “Star Trek: Discovery 1.15 – “Will You Take My Hand?””
In which there are many women, and everyone is making bad decisions for what they hope are the right reasons. Also known as MY JAM.
Continue reading “Star Trek: Discovery 1.14 – “The War Without, The War Within””
I am broken. You’re all just lucky I regained the ability to form words, or else … well:
Continue reading “Star Trek: Discovery 1.13 – “What’s Past Is Prologue””
Okay, first of all, hands up everyone who’s relieved this didn’t turn out to be a prequel to “Wolf in the Fold”, the TOS episode where Scotty is possessed by a non-corporeal serial killer and brutally murders a bunch of women? This was a lighthearted romp by comparison.
Continue reading “Star Trek: Discovery 1.11 – “The Wolf Inside””