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'Herself' is a pretty good movie, even if its lack of personal identity won't likely last the test of time.
This Star Trek: Lower Decks finale is a very entertaining way to close out a season full of ups and downs.
'I, Excretus' certainly doesn’t get points for being novel in its execution, but it does bring enough charm and silly sketch comedy sensibility to stay fresh.
The writers are becoming more comfortable experimenting with the form and function of their weird little stepchild of the Star Trek brand.
There’s a lot of potential in “Where Pleasant Fountains Lie,” both comedic and dramatic, but it feels disserved by either episode runtime or split attentions.
For the first time since this season started, I’m actually excited to see where things go from here.
A hilarious side character carries the humor while the main cast delivers on a promise of found family and emotional growth.
This episode feels like a dangerous portent for the season to come when two of its three predecessors were only marginally less underwhelming.
As integral as Boimler and Mariner are to the fabric of Star Trek: Lower Decks, it’s nice to finally have a window into the dimensions of another main character.
This season is starting to feel half-hearted in its attempts to produce either laughter or pathos.
While it’s not the show at its best in either hilarity or originality, it’s still a fun time to return to the USS Cerritos.
It’s easy to nitpick the small things, but “No Small Parts” is such a frantic ride that it’s hard to care all that much.
Star Trek: Lower Decks' episode 9, Crisis Point, doesn’t know how to balance strong Trek writing with being an animated comedy.
In Star Trek: Lower Decks episode 8 high-concept change in episode structure yields some mixed results.
Star Trek: Lower Decks feels like a return to form for Star Trek, but maybe just not how you were expecting.
Star Trek: Discovery season 3 episode 5 review — it’s like two episodes for the price of one!
The success of Star Trek: Discovery season 3 episode 9 will largely depend on next week’s resolution, but for now, it's "All hail Emperor Georgiou!"
Star Trek: Discovery season 3 episode 10 is a predictable but satisfying end to Georgiou’s tenure on Discovery.
In Star Trek: Discovery season 3 the endgame ramps up spectacularly with one of the series’ best episodes.
In Star Trek: Discovery season 3 episode 12, Michael does a Die Hard and the Emerald Chain finally gets interesting. This week's episode is a lot of fun.