Before you blanch at the prospect of Trek borrowing from Marvel, take note this tact sure didn’t hurt Star Wars when The Last Jedi gave Leia a very similar chilly showcase moment as Tyler.
How fitting is it that Discovery has used the Klingons, Trek’s long-established stand-in for the communist threat, to pay homage to this classic Cold War tale?
After characters and stories, setting is arguably Trek’s biggest strength. And the fact it’s been so diligent at making us believe in the politics and cultures occupying this corner of the galaxy in the centuries ahead has been enchanting.
Great storytellers are influenced by great storytelling, and the creative minds behind Star Trek are no different. Each week the CineTrekkin’ blog will place a memorable film under the microscope and examine how it adds valuable context to Discovery’s latest episode. By Cam Smith When you’re tasking a team of underdogs with protecting a peaceful... Continue Reading →
The significance here is that “Forest” and “Zero Hour” build emotional stakes for our characters that have been developed over the course of a season.
Due to Avatar’s strange current reputation in pop culture, it was actually surprising to see Discovery embrace its inner-Na’vi this week as Burnham, Saru and Tyler take a trip to the lush land of Pahvo.
From hallucinogenic rock-monsters to vibrating crystal radio towers, it seems Starfleet spacefarers of the future have a morbid fascination with … minerals?