Star Trek: Picard (S1E07) Nepenthe Review

*SPOILERS* Although it starts with another flashback, this time we’re only going back a mere three weeks as we get more of the shady Commodore Oh’s visit with Doctor Jurati. Of course, its nothing that we hadn’t worked out ourselves already but when has that ever stopped this show from telling us anyway? The interesting…

Star Trek: Picard (S1E06) The Impossible Box Review

*SPOILERS* We may have taken the long and painfully slow way round, but finally “Star Trek: Picard” brings its two storylines together and finds its Trekness again as Picard and co arrive at the Borg Reclamation Project and have a surprisingly (for this series) happy reunion in “The Impossible Box”. On the Borg cube, Narek…

Star Trek: Picard (S1E05) Stardust City Rag Review

*SPOILERS* Judging by “Stardust City Rag”, which brings us to the halfway point of this debut season of “Star Trek Picard”, the raison d’être for this series would seem to be to bring back old fan favourites to either kill off immediately or show you how shitty their lives have been since you last saw…

Star Trek: Picard (S1E04) Absolute Candor Review

*SPOILERS* Last time I suggested we may finally be free of flashbacks being used as a lazy way to introduce new characters that we’re meant to care about, but that promise became a prison for me as soon as this episode started with the entire pre-credits sequence being just that, this time bringing us the…

Star Trek: Picard (S1E03) The End is the Beginning Review

*SPOILERS* The episode opens, after the ‘previously on…’ recap, with yet another flashback to what’s rapidly becoming “Star Trek: Picard”’s version of “Discovery”’s Klingon boobs in its ubiquity: the attack on Mars. It’s interesting that the series keeps coming back to this and the events which followed without really touching on the critical, very “Star…

Star Trek: Picard (S1E02) Maps And Legends Review

*SPOILERS* 14 years before last time on “Star Trek: Picard”, we get an alternative view of the synthetic rebellion which killed thousands of people and destroyed the Federation’s Utopia Panitia shipyard. We get to meet a few of the ‘plastic population’ and it’s not long before the only way is uprising as we watch one…