In a fantastic Klingon episode, Riker participates in an officer exchange program and introduces us to gagh, Klingon humor, and their particular chain of command. Meanwhile, Mendon, a Benzite, manages to out-Wesley Wesley Crusher as we move through TNG’s second season.
The Enterprise crew picks up the greatest mediator in the Federation, and upon the death of his Chorus, they must find a way to communicate with Riva. Loud as a Whisper is a great episode through which to explore how Star Trek views disability and how that view has changed over time.
In the penultimate episode of season one, the crew of the Enterprise uncovers a deep conspiracy and races back to Earth to confront the Admiralty only to discover a giant centipede wearing a Remmick suit is calling the shots. Wear a raincoat, because this episode gets gooey.
In the 12th episode of Star Trek: the Next Generation, Tracy Torme writes a script that will be the first in a franchise-defining trope—the holodeck malfunction. Picard and Co. meet Dixon Hill for the first time, and the safety protocols malfunction. Shenanigans ensue as we revisit this episode in the TNG retrospective.
This week, the TNG Restrospective revisits the fourth episode of season one, “Code of Honor.” The crew visits a “Stereotypical Space Africa planet,” because they need a vaccine, and the leader kidnaps Tasha Yar. The episode is probably worse than that sounds, and Johnathan Flowers explains why.
In the two hour series pilot, we meet grumpy Picard, beardless Riker, be-sweatered Wesley, and Q. There might also be space-jellyfish, ineffectual governors, and minidresses. In preparation for the Picard series, Unimatrix 47 is hitting highlights and lowlights of Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The Orville ends season two with more wibbly wobbly timey wimey-ness and jumps from Star Trek to a mix of Star Wars and Firefly, but at least we know that at the end of the world, there will be Twinkies.
Following on from Such Sweet Sorrow Part 1, Discovery and her crew square off against Control and its armada with aid from unexpected places bringing season two to a satisfying, if frenetic, close.
In season two’s penultimate episode, we explore just how Kelly has changed over the last seven years, how the events of those years have impacted her, and see just whether Ed has also matured. Yep, the Orville goes wibbly wobbly with mixed results.
As promised last week, DISCO’s two-part finale brings back a familiar bridge, sees preparations in the downtime, and sees the crew drafting goodbye messages for their loved ones. Let no one say that the foreshadowing in DISCO is subtle.