Star Trek Picard S01E10 “Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2” Review

After 10 weeks the season ends with Star Trek Picard S01E10 “Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2”. This unlikely series starring Patrick Stewart got of to a rough start, but its intriguing premise ensured viewers stuck with it as it slowly increased in scope and speed. In fact, the scope increased so much that I […]

Picard Episode 9 Review – the endgame is near

After 8 episodes the story of Star Trek Picard has finally reached its climax. In this week’s episode (the 9th) – Et in Arcadia Ego Part 1 – we see Picard, Soji and party arrive at their destination of Capalius. Its the planet were Dr. Bruce Maddox created Soji and her twin sister Dahj. Once […]

Star Trek Picard S01E07 “Nepenthe” Review

Star Trek Picard S01E07 “Nepenthe” starts as it should. Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Soji travel to Nepenthe through the Borg beaming projector operated by Hugh. There they arrive at the home of the William T. Riker (Jonathan Frakes), Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) and their daughter Kestra. For nearly half of the episode we see […]

Star Trek Picard S01E06 Review – Picard returns to the Collective

The Picard series started as a slow burn, but with each passing episode the pacing and the stakes increase. Star Trek does not traditionally focus on just the story arc. Instead it intersperses episodes that are more formulaic. But with Picard the creators Akiva Goldsman, Michael Chabon, Kirsten Beyer and Alex Kurtzman proof Star Trek […]

Star Trek Picard S01E01 Review

As optimistic as I have been for a Jean-Luc Picard series I have also worried. Does one of my favorite TV characters really need another adventure? And is this show not just an attempt by CBS to make up for what fans consider to be a mild disappointment with regards to Discovery? And yet, how […]

2020 Most Anticipated Sci-Fi Series

As a follow-up to my previous article I now list 2020 Most Anticipated Sci-Fi Series. As with the list of Sci-Fi I limit the number of superhero series as well as sci-fi – so that excludes anything with zombies, wands, teen-angst and Doctor Who. For the most part this list won’t surprise may people, but […]

Star Trek: Picard Preview – already the best show of 2020?

After years of suffering a figurative drought in Star Trek shows we are suddenly inundated with new shows. However, not all is well. So far Discovery has had a mediocre response with many fans feeling alienated by the fast-pace and high drama. On January 23 next year CBS has an opportunity to make things right […]