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Television Reviews

Star Trek: Discovery: “Into the Forest I Go”

What’s more, despite naysayers and doubters, the true winner here has been Star Trek: Discovery itself. Where its detractors went low, it went high and told a story that was grown up and mature, but kept the wide-eyed optimism and thirst for the unknown that Star Trek is famous for. In only a scant nine episodes so far, Discovery has not just paraded out of spacedock, it has exploded into the final frontier with confidence and grace with certainly the strongest freshmen season of any Star Trek spinoff so far.

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The Walking Dead: “The Damned”

I struggle to say that I’ve seen worse. Certainly, there are choice episodes from last season that were painful to sit through, but “The Damned” almost feels like the show has purposefully given up and did an episode so amateurish and so unorganized that it’s almost fascinating. What the hell has happened?

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The Orville: “Majority Rules”

“Majority Rules” came off as a yawn-inducing misfire thanks, in no small part to the fact that LaMarr is just not someone I’m overly concerned with. Let’s face it, as far as characters go, he’s the Travis Mayweather of the crew. Now you’re probably racking your brain trying to remember who Travis Mayweather is, aren’t you? My point is, aside from being that guy who sits next to Gordon, he hasn’t had a whole lot of time to shine on the show and, in his first outing, I actually found myself growing an intense dislike of him.

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The Walking Dead: “Mercy”

Oh, The Walking Dead, what has become of thee? You used to be fun, now you’re dull. You used to be that guilty pleasure, now you’re more of an obligation. I stuck with you through that first season and that God-awful farm season to watch you become one of the best shows on television and watched you fall like Icarus too close to the sun to become a mindless shambling husk of your former glory. I have seen less tragic Alzheimers cases than what has become of this series.

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Star Trek: Discovery: “Choose Your Pain”

It’s that wonderful optimism and exploration of the human spirit that I like… the ability to look at a bad situation and think, how can we fix this? Not being content with letting the characters get lost in gray ambiguity, but having them take a stand and do what’s right. This may be “grittier” and more “realistic” Star Trek, but it is still Star Trek… it feels like Star Trek. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

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The Orville: “The Krill”

The Orville is a strange creature… it’s part parody, part slapstick, and part hard science fiction. At this point, I would say that it’s Star Trek with the stick removed from its ass. Sure, some of the character stupidity gets a little old and doesn’t mesh with the tone that the episode is going for, but I’m willing to forgive it and just embrace The Orville for what it is… a throwback to a simpler time… with dick jokes.