Star Trek Discovery: Despite Yourself

Stamets’ last jump has gone horribly wrong, leaving Discovery stranded – in what turns out to be the mirror universe. Determined to survive in a universe where the Terran Empire reigns supreme, the crew decide that they must impersonate their mirror selves. Continue reading

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Why BoJack Horseman is (still) the best thing on Netflix

Twenty years ago, BoJack Horseman was TV’s hottest property, starring as “The Horse” on long-running sitcom Horsin’ Around. But those days are over, and now BoJack is a washed-up actor getting by on vast amounts of drink and horse tranquiliser. But when his agent arranges for a ghostwriter to help him write his autobiography, could it be just the thing he needs to kickstart his career?

For a while, there was a time when every visitor to our house was shown the first episode (or two) of BoJack Horseman. Not all of them liked it, or even understood it, but we felt it was our sworn duty to introduce them to the show that we loved so much. Continue reading

Waiting in Vain: The Redemption Arcs That Never Came

When we think of TV protagonists, we usually picture a hero – a morally righteous person seeking to make the world a better place. And when they don’t start out that way, we expect to accompany them on a journey of self-improvement, in which they discover important things such as love, happiness and the true meaning of friendship.

But not every main character takes that journey. In this article, I examine four protagonists whose redemption arcs never came – Tony Soprano, Jackie Peyton, Greg House and Bojack Horseman. Continue reading

The Great Star Trek Enterprise Rewatch: These Are the Voyages…

In the year 2370, Commander William Riker has a difficult decision to make – does he tell Captain Picard the truth about what happened on the USS Pegasus? To help him decide, he decides to run a holodeck simulation of the last ever mission of the Enterprise NX-01. Ten years after its first flight, Enterprise is returning home for the signing of the Federation Charter, but along the way, Archer stops off to help an old friend. Continue reading