How the Original ‘Star Trek’ Theme Landed in the ‘Discovery’ Finale

(Note: Spoilers ahead.) The season-finale cliffhanger of “Star Trek: Discovery,” which aired Sunday on CBS All Access, contained a startling revelation: the first sight of the USS Enterprise and a reference to “Captain Pike” – the immediate predecessor of the more famous Captain James T. Kirk of the original “Star

Star Trek Discovery: Lame finale took the franchise backward

Star Trek: Discovery ended its first season right back where the franchise started. I’m not talking about the U.S.S.  Enterprise. I’m talking about the dancing green lady. In the original Star Trek pilot, there’s a scene with the Starfleet captain admiring a green woman. She’s barely dressed, swirling sensually. The Captain

Star Trek: Discovery producer on finale twist, season 2 plans

Star Trek: Discovery pulled off a shocking reveal in the last moments of its first season finale, and below executive producer Alex Kurtzman takes our questions about what it all means for season 2. Warning: The following contains spoilers for the season 1 finale. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So I found

Star Trek: Discovery analysis and review: 'What's Past is Prologue'

I love the weird tradition in Star Trek storytelling: alien Greek Gods, evil Picard clones, the seductive alien-goddess cenobite, the murderous salt vampire impersonating ghosts of girlfriends past. And Discovery‘s four-episode adventure in the Mirror Universe has been some weird Star Trek. SPOILER ALERT, because that adventure seems to be over

Star Trek: Discovery recap: Season 1, Episode 11

Star Trek: Discovery “The Wolf Inside,” Star Trek: Discovery‘s second episode following a midseason hiatus, was messy, confusing, and often thrilling — sort of like the Terran-dominated alternate universe in which the show’s titular crew find themselves stranded. Multiple strands of Discovery‘s plot converged Sunday night, aided by the surprise returns

Star Trek: Discovery first look at freaky new aliens

Star Trek: Discovery‘s latest episode is introducing some new aliens into the United Federation of Planets. Below are first-look images of an Andorian, a Tellurite, and a Klingon — all of which will appear in the Jan. 14 episode “The Wolf Inside.” “As the Discovery crew continues to try to navigate their way

Black Mirror premiere recap: Season 4, episode 1

Black Mirror As with any short-story anthology, Black Mirror can oscillate between rapturous peaks (“San Junipero,” “Fifteen Million Merits”) and less-impressive valleys. This episode belongs squarely in the former category. Turning a riff on Star Trek: The Original Series into an exploration of fandom and the ways it gets

Star Trek: Discovery recap: Season 1, Episode 10

Star Trek: Discovery The U.S.S. Discovery returned Sunday night after nearly two months away — for viewers, at least. At the end of midseason finale “Into the Forest I Go,” the crew had notched a major tactical victory against the Klingons and deployed the controversial spore drive a final

Did you spot this Star Trek: Discovery Easter egg?

Star Trek: Discovery had a hidden treat for fans of the original series, but you had to look REALLY closely. Producer Aaron Baiers has revealed the Easter egg in a behind-the-scenes snap on Twitter that asked fans to take a closer look at what "Captain Georgiou has on her

Toyota is working on a “Star Trek’-style “cloaking device’ for cars

Did Toyota hire any aliens recently? Strong evidence supporting that ridiculous notion comes in the form of a patent application the automaker has filed for a “cloaking device” — the term being a tip of the hat to a technology featured in “Star Trek” on Romulan and Klingon starships. Although it’s not

What’s New On Hulu, Amazon And HBO In July 2017?

We’ve noted the titles coming to Netflix in July, but there’s a wide world of shows and movies to stream out there on the great electronic frontier we call the internet, and that only covers part of it.  In July, Hulu and Amazon Prime subscribers will find a slate of

Coronation Street: Viewers in stitches as they compare David Platt to Star Trek’s Captain Kirk as he rocks futuristic t-shirt – ‘Looks like he’s just stepped off the Starship Enterprise!’

Wednesday night’s Coronation Street proved to be very dramatic, with break-up’s secret affairs and family confrontations. Jenny Bradley was left heartbroken as fiancé Johnny Connor called off their wedding after discovering he had Multiple Sclerosis. While Aidan and Maria were caught red-handed kissing in the ginned by a sneaky Adam Barlow. Elsewhere, Daniel

Coronation Street: Viewers in stitches as they compare David Platt to Star Trek’s Captain Kirk as he rocks futuristic t-shirt – ‘Looks like he’s just stepped off the Starship Enterprise!’

Wednesday night’s Coronation Street proved to be very dramatic, with break-up’s secret affairs and family confrontations. Jenny Bradley was left heartbroken as fiancé Johnny Connor called off their wedding after discovering he had Multiple Sclerosis. While Aidan and Maria were caught red-handed kissing in the ginned by a sneaky Adam Barlow. Elsewhere, Daniel

The first look at Star Trek: Discovery beams in…

Every Star Trek fan remembers where they were when they heard that a brand new prequel series was coming to TV. Or, at least, you remember putting your hands together and praying to Nimoy that Star Trek: Discovery would be amazing. With a cast including The Walking Dead's Sonequa