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    Credit Where It’s Due: The Orville

    Let me admit: I’m  a mega-nerd. Love Star Trek: The Original Series (1966 – 1969). Waited anxiously for Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987 – 1994). Waited eagerly for Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1993 – 1999). Sought out and got invested in Babylon 5 (1993 – 1998). Gave every…

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    Picard’s Big 3 Issues

    Credit to Star Trek: Picard (2020 – ). I went in expecting nothing. They’ve delivered less. This is such badly constructed storytelling – objectively bad storytelling – that it’s hard to believe anybody could think it’s good. There is no way anybody should be taught to tell story this way, should…

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    Make It Blow – Star Trek: Picard

    The Ruse There’s a sheer artistry about the latest Star Trek instalment, Star Trek: Picard (2020 – ), but it has nothing to do with storytelling. We begin with shots of space. They’re gorgeous. Then it’s the Enterprise 1701-D, which we last saw way back in Star Trek: Generations (1994).…

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