Jodie Whittaker Thirteenth Doctor Revolution of the Daleks

Doctor Who: Revolution of the Daleks review

Revolution of the Daleks, the 2020/21 festive special Doctor Who episode allowed several story strands room to grow, and also brought some to a conclusion. Did it entertain and was it that special? Be warned — spoilers follow. Where were we? Back before 2020, we had a Dalek festive story in Resolution of the Daleks. Series 12 brought … >

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Discovery: Doug Jones as the human Saru in Su'Kal

Su’Kal – Star Trek: Discovery S3, Ep 11 review

Su’Kal foregrounds the story which percolated in the background of the last few episodes; the fate of an ancient Kelpian ship. Trapped in the heart of the Verubin Nebula, it was apparently the source of the ‘The Burn’; the cataclysmic event which destroyed interstellar travel. When a life sign on board is discovered, Captain Saru … >

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Terra Firma, Part 2 — Star Trek: Discovery S3, Ep 10 review

Terra Firma, Part 2 keeps Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh) centre stage in another dark episode — but so what? Last week’s Terra Firma, Part 1 set things in motion: Georgiou has travelled from the mirror universe and through time and this is inevitably fatal. There is no solution until the sphere data inhabited AI on Discovery gives … >

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Michelle Yeoh as Emperor Georgiou from Star Trek: Discovery S3 Ep 9

Terra Firma, Part 1 – Star Trek: Discovery S3, Ep 9 review

Terra Firma, Part 1 provides another of Discovery’s lengthy pre-credits sequences, as the medical plight of the former Terran Empress Georgiou is set out. While the whole crew have time-travelled to the future, she has also hopped dimensions. Apparently, the body may tolerate one or the other, but not both – according to the Federation’s … >

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Star Trek Discovery The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary — Star Trek: Discovery S3, Ep 8 review

Star Trek Discovery: The Sanctuary (Season 3, Episode 8) brings new information on the ‘Burn’, while raising the stakes between what’s left of the Federation and The Emerald Chain The latest Star Trek: Discovery episode, The Sanctuary, sends Booker (David Ajala) back to his roots and he needs help from Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green). Things … >

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Unification III – Star Trek: Discovery S3, Ep 7 review

Unification III — Here at CultBox, we know a memorable Star Trek: The Next Generation episode title when we see one. Consequently, it was a thrill to find this week’s Discovery was a sort-of sequel to an eventful story from way back when. November 1991, to be precise. Famously, Unification Parts 1 & 2 brought Admiral … >

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Scavengers Star Trek Discovery Tilly and Cat

Scavengers — Star Trek: Discovery S3, Ep 6 review

Scavengers, the sixth episode in Star Trek: Discovery season 3 looked fabulous (again) and was an easy watch piece of entertainment, but failed to disguise the flaws prevalent in many recent episodes. Already we have a pattern, it seems. As Scavengers opens, we see the crew of Discovery getting to grips with the tech upgrades a thousand years of … >

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Star Trek: Discovery - David Cronenberg as Kovich

Die Trying – Star Trek: Discovery S3, Ep 5 review

Die Trying. Star Trek: Discovery has an ability to burn though plot at a remarkable rate. After finding the location, we imagined a journey to the new heart of the Federation might consume a few weeks. Instead, Discovery arrived at the new covert Starfleet Headquarters before this episode’s opening credits. Once the thrill subsided, the … >

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Star Trek Discovery 3.4 Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not — Star Trek Discovery: S3, Ep 4 review

Forget Me Not takes a necessary detour on Discovery‘s journey to find Starfleet. In many ways it’s a consideration of identity played out on two levels; it’s also a rather beautiful, if inward looking, episode. First let’s talk about beauty. Many times while watching Star Trek (both Discovery and Picard) we’ve stopped to admire the fabulous cinematography … >

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