The hosts of Subspace Transmissions put on their "Nth Degree" thinking caps and rank Star Trek: Discovery's first season, episode by episode from 1-15.
One of the central themes of Star Trek: Discovery’s inaugural season has been about the cost of utopia. In times of crisis how far is too far when it comes to preserving the Federation and its long-standing noble values?
That cognitive dissonance so many Starfleet admirals seem to specialize in is on display in both "I, Borg" and “Will You Take My Hand” as the Federation debates whether to annihilate aliens that would happily do the same if their roles were reversed.
It’s become increasingly clear ever since L’Rell hitched a transport ride back to Discovery in “Into the Forest I Go” that much of her season-long character arc is being informed by famed cannibalistic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal Lecter.
The central question both Tuvix and Tyler must answer is, “Who do I want to be?” But then is that enough to gain acceptance?
This week’s Mirror Universe arc wrap-up, “What’s Past is Prologue,” proudly continues the connections between Star Trek and Star Wars, albeit by honouring 1983’s Episode VI instead of more popular go-to IV.
In Lorca’s case — as we’ve seen in the ENT and TOS excursions to the Mirror universe — Terrans simply don’t seem to possess the self-awareness (or simple humanity?) necessary to conceive of scenarios beyond moustache-twirling schemes to grab power.
Science-fiction has long found wonderfully convoluted methods of reuniting lost loves. And this DSC take on the trope was strongly reminiscent of one of the very best recent examples, Christopher Nolan’s 2010 brain-twisting masterpiece Inception (*BWOMMMM!!!*).