In Its First Season, Star Trek: Discovery Asked Hard Questions It Never Really Wanted the Answers to 

Going into Star Trek: Discovery, fans were told to expect something new. It would be dark. It would be modern. It would push the boundaries of where Star Trek had boldly gone before. Now that we’re at the end of Discovery’s first season, we know it did take a few steps in those directions—but every time it did, it…

On Star Trek: Discovery, the Federation Takes Burnham's Bad Decision and Makes It Worse

That was the theme of Discovery last night: Michael Burnham’s struggle between wrong, emotional (her words) choices and right, principled ones is also the struggle of the United Federation of Planets. Her giving into temptation and selfishly rescuing Emperor Georgiou is much the same temptation faced by the…

The Fascinating Ways Star Wars and Star Trek Are Challenging Their Own Franchises

It’s very rare to see contemporary versions of Star Wars and Star Trek make similar creative choices. After all, part of what’s fueled the age-old Wars v. Trek debate are the series’ wildly different approaches to scifi. But with The Last Jedi in theaters and Discovery airing online, both franchises seem to be…

The Detailed Reason for Every One of Emperor Georgiou's Lavish Titles on Star Trek: Discovery

Thought it was tough to beat Daenerys Targaryen when it came to absurdly lengthy formal titles? Well, her most Imperial Majesty, Mother of the Fatherland, Overlord of Vulcan, Dominus of Kronos, Regina Andor, Emperor Philippa Georgiou Augustus Iaponius Centarius on Star Trek: Discovery just might. But this being Star…

Watch Jonathan Frakes Make His Return to Directing Star Trek With Discovery 

Jonathan Frakes isn’t just the former first officer of the Enterprise or the master behind one of the most important tactical maneuvers in Starfleet history. He’s also a longtime director of the franchise, with contributions spanning both the TV shows and the movies—and after decades away, he’s finally making a return…

io9 Tries to Figure Out How Discovery's Game-Changing Technology Could Actually Work

The third episode of Star Trek: Discovery lays the groundwork for the main conflict and characters of the season, while promising a new technology that seems doomed to fail... given that it doesn’t seem to exist anywhere else in the franchise. Jason Isaacs swears we should put our faith in the writers, but io9 Video…

Gucci's Star Trek-Themed Fashion Reveal Looks Better Than Star Trek: Discovery

You don’t see Gucci mentioned on io9 that often, given the Italian fashion house isn’t really into props or cosplay. But to help introduce its 2017 Fall and Winter fashion campaign, the brand created a short film inspired by the original Star Trek series. It’s wonderful, and we’d happily trade Star Trek: Discovery for…

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