Disco Dancer

I really think there’s an outline for a good season of Star Trek Discovery that was never fleshed out. We saw more hints of it than usual in last night’s new episode, “The War Without, the War Within,” written by Lisa Randolph, one of the few writers on the series to have written more than one episode. She’s also the…

Disco Queen

So what did we discover this week on Star Trek: Discovery? Most viewers discovered they were right about a plot twist finally delivered in “Vaulting Ambition”, one not quite as obvious as last week’s, spotted only a mile away instead of twenty miles away. I liked this twist a lot better however many people saw it…

Disco Inferno

So I guess disco does live on in the Federation imagination—this week’s new Star Trek Discovery, “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad”, featured “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees in the form of a sample in a song by Funkmaster. So maybe they just don’t know it used to belong to a genre called disco? Maybe they don’t…