Recap: Star Trek – Calypso

Taking the best parts from movies like PassengersHer, and Doctor Who, this episode was sweet and heartbreaking.
Why, well we come across Craft who is drifting in the Cosmos, but he is taken in by the U.S.S. Discovery, which has been doing its job and waiting for her crew…for over a thousand years.
The A.I. that mans the ship is named Zora and she has struck up a friendship with her new passenger. She shows him all the different types of food they have on Earth, they talk about his life on Alcor IV, and what he’s left behind. Eventually, their friendship turns to something more and they have a very sweet dance sequence that hints at something that cannot be.
Knowing this, she lets Craft go to find his home and his family. Leaving her with sweet memories to keep her company for however much longer she has to wait.
I loved this story and I hope we get to see this actor again.

Star Trek: Discovery’s First Short Trek, “Runaway” Recap

tilly.jpgAfter talking to her Mom, Tilly suffers a bit of a setback in the self confidence department, but that changes when she encounters an unexpected visitor who is in of some help and guidance….just like Tilly.

The beauty of Tilly is highlighted in this short (only 15 minutes long). She is the everyday woman that is striving to reach her goal. in Tilly’s case it is to become a Starfleet Commander. However, when Tilly’s Mom can’t show confidence in her daughter, Tilly starts to second guess her decision. That all changes when a stowaway named Po pops up.

This is when Tilly shines. She’s empathic, compassionate, and very human as she tries to suss out exactly what is happening with Po. Ultimately, she helps Po figure out what she should do next by allowing her to just talk it out…not dictate what she needs to do.

This is what a true leader does.

This show was a great way to get to know the character of Tilly better. She is still quirky, funny, and sweet, but this gave her a little bit more insight into the beloved character.

Now, there is a very interesting backstory to Po and she should watch the short in order to get a full picture of what is going on.

I can’t wait for the next one.

Star Trek: Discovery Beams Up Their Spock

The Twitterverse was abuzz with the news that CBS All Access’ Star Trek: Discovery has decided to beam up Michael Burnham’s brother, Spock.

The fan favorite character, originally portrayed by Leonard Nimoy and recently played by Zachary Quinto, will be played by Ethan Peck.

Where Nimoy gave us a Spock that was very analytical and Quinto giving us a much more human Spock, it will be interesting to see how the writers of Star Trek: Discovery and Ethan Peck spin their Spock.