Star Trek: Picard (S1E10) Et in Arcadia Ego Part 2 Review

*SPOILERS* “Star Trek” is fond of borrowing from Shakespeare and “Star Trek” starring Patrick Stewart doubly so, so I wish I could say that nothing in “Star Trek: Picard” became it like the leaving of it but I can’t. What I can say is that “Et in Arcadia Ego Part 2” was “Star Trek: Picard”…

Star Trek: Picard (S1E09) Et in Arcadia Ego Part 1 Review

*SPOILER* Like “Star Trek: Voyager” and Marvel’s Avengers before it, “Star Trek Picard” has reached its endgame. In now-typical fashion, it’s a confusing and frenetic opening to the two-part “Et in Arcadia Ego”, one that makes you feel like you may have missed a scene or two at the end of the last episode. You’ll…

Star Trek: Picard (S1E01) Remembrance Review

EXT: VAST SMOKING CRATER. WE STAND ON THE EDGE, UNABLE TO SEE INTO THE DEPTHS BECAUSE OF THE BILLOWING PLUMES OF THICK, ACRID BLACK SMOKE. It is the year 2003 and Rick Berman, John Logan and Stuart Baird have just cratered the Next Generation Franchise, destroying a sixteen-year legacy of future-facing “Star Trek”. There are…

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Review

Just in time for the phrase to become politically loaded and potentially tarnished, “Independence Day” returns to cinemas with a sequel two decades in the making. As Earth prepares to celebrate 20 years since the last alien invasion, it falls to current President Lanford (Sela Ward) to reset the counter because – whoops, apocalypse –…

Craggus’ Trek Trek: From Motion Into Darkness (Omnibus Edition)

If you’ve only just discovered Craggus’ Trek Trek or missed a few, to save you having to scroll through and search for the relevant posts, I’ve collected them here in one handy compendium. So here you are: twelve Treks, no waiting! STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE I guess I would consider myself a lapsed Trekkie (I…

Craggus’ Trek Trek – Star Trek: Nemesis (2003) Review

In the four year gap between “Star Trek: Insurrection” and “Star Trek: Nemesis”, much had changed. “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine” and “Star Trek: Voyager” had finished and Rick Berman’s ultimate plan had reached fruition: the blandest, most uninteresting “Star Trek” ever was currently setting the airwaves a-snooze with “Enterprise”. Apart from Berman and the…