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.

Emmy Recap and More…

Before we go over the Emmy awards of note, I have to admit  Michael Che and Colin Jost hosted a fun awards show that focused less on politics and more on the funny side of entertainment, which was evident with all the comedians that presented awards. There were some fun moments, such as the proposal, and they honored everyone that passed away over the past year,  All in all, it was a good show and I hope Che and Jost come back for a second turn as hosts.

Back to the awards. Last night, the stars of the small screen were out to pat themselves on their backs for their hard work. Here are some of the awards that made everyone in my circle go nutty.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series went to Peter Dinklage for Game of Thrones

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series went to Thandie Newton for Westworld

Outstanding Drama Series went to Game of Thrones

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series went to The Crown

Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series went to Clair Foy for The Crown

Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series went to Matthew Rhys for The Americans

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series went to The Americans

Outstanding Writing for Limited Series went to Black Mirror’s USS Callister

As Game of Thrones won the big award of the night, George R.R. Martin gave us a little insight about what he wanted for the show.

“We could’ve gone 11, 12, 13 seasons,” George R. R. Martin told Variety at the Prime time Emmys.

“David and Dan have been saying for like five seasons that seven seasons is all they would go,” the “Game of Thrones” author continued.

“I know all of the actors, as great as they are, all the actors are anxious to get on and play other roles,” Martin said. “They don’t want to spend their entire lives playing one role and that’s fine, that’s great, we had such an amazing cast.”

What was interesting about the interview was that they mentioned the five prequels in development. Apparently, these prequels will range from a show being only a 100 years prior to the current story line and some are far older. Interesting.

One last thing, we have some news about the upcoming season of Star Trek: Discovery:

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Well, that’s it for me.

Have a great day!

~M.

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.