‘Star Trek Discovery’ failed to do what good sci-fi does

This article contains mild spoilers for the first season of 'Star Trek Discovery'. At its best, science fiction does more than just entertain, or ensure its cliffhanger is strong enough that you come back next week. The cool spaceships and robots ar…
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These three shows are reinventing the legacy of Star Trek

2016 might have been Star Trek’s 50th anniversary, but 2017 was the year when no less than three shows reinterpreted, reimagined, or paid homage to Gene Roddenberry’s classic science fiction series. Each one follows the show’s familiar blueprint, joining the diverse crew of a starship as they zip around the universe. But each show also has their own new take on what Star Trek means, taking the classic form of the franchise and molding it in some new ways.

Star Trek: Discovery, the first official Star Trek show in over a decade, launched last fall on CBS, while Seth McFarlane’s interplanetary comedy The Orville debuted on Fox. And then there was Black Mirror’s dark take on the franchise in the episode “USS Callister.”

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What’s on TV: ‘Star Trek: Discovery,’ ‘Falling Water’ and ‘X-Files’

Already binged your way through the new Black Mirror episodes? This weekend we'll have new episodes of Star Trek: Discovery and Falling Water, while Fox is ready to bring back The X-Files, again. Showtime is ready to premiere Lena Waithes' new series…
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‘Star Trek: Bridge Crew’ drops its VR headset requirement

There's no question that Star Trek: Bridge Crew benefits from VR — it helps fulfill that fantasy of helming a starship. Most people don't have the VR headset you need to play the game, however, which makes gathering a crew rather difficult. Red Stor…
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