Continuing on from my appraisal of season 3.
Even though it’s technically just the second half of a twelve episode run, season four definitely has a bit of a different flavour. The overall feel of these episodes is ever so slightly less bleak, and the show even dabbles in slightly happier endings.
There’s also a definite shift in the dialogue, with plenty of blunt language and jokes about sex. Continue reading
Admiral Cornwell has entrusted Discovery’s mission to Qo’nos to mirror Georgiou, the only person ruthless enough to carry it out. Despite her misgivings, Burnham goes along with the plan, but can Discovery really bring an end to the war? Continue reading
Some years back, I enjoyed Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror on Channel 4 – seven episodes exploring how advances in technology could lead us to dark and dystopian futures. It wasn’t easy viewing, but overall it was definitely worth the emotional investment. One might even argue that The Waldo Moment, in which a foul-mouthed CGI bear runs for political office, was a dire warning not to dismiss the Trump campaign.
Flash forward a couple of years, and Black Mirror returned, in the form of twelve episodes commissioned by Netflix. Even though the first six of them were released over a year ago, I’ve only just binged all twelve, and I felt like saying a little about each of them. Continue reading
Discovery’s return to the prime universe has jumped them ahead in time some nine months – and by this point the war with the Klingons has not been going well. Armed with the spore drive, intelligence on the cloaking device, and the unscrupulous mirror Georgiou, Discovery might be the only ship equipped to bring the fight to the Klingons. Continue reading
Mirror Lorca has made his move, and now his followers are keen to help him dethrone Georgiou and take control of the Empire. Whilst Burnham joins forces with the mirror version of her former captain in order to put a stop to Lorca’s plan, Stamets has dire news. The mirror Stamets’ version of the spore drive is very different to the one aboard Discovery, and holds the potential to not only corrupt the entire mycelial network, but to destroy life in every universe. Continue reading
Michael Burnham faces her latest challenge – dealing with the mirror universe’s Empress Georgiou, and her conflicted feelings about encountering an alternate version of her beloved mentor. Meanwhile, Stamets explores the mycelial network with his mirror universe counterpart, and Saru struggles to deal with Voq/Tyler. Continue reading
Burnham’s impersonation of her mirror self runs into difficulties when she is ordered to destroy a rebel base. Meanwhile, Tilly comes up with an idea to save Stamets, and Tyler struggles with past memories. Continue reading