Star Trek: Discovery

Boldest Going

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. The best magic tricks happen in plain sight. I’ve levitated milk, produced …

Boldest Going

Banquo’s Test Flight

This piece originally appeared as part of my weekly newsletter, The Full Lid . If you liked it, and want a weekly down of pop culture enthusiasm, occasional ketchup recipes and me enjoying things, then check out the archive and sign up here. I am haunted by The Right Stuff this year. The fictionalized(ish) story of the first …

Banquo’s Test Flight

Command Chair Conjuring

As Christopher Priest (This one not this one but both do good work) pointed out, a magic trick has three elements to it: The Pledge-The magician shows you something ordinary or familiar. The Turn-The magician makes the ordinary extraordinary. The Prestige-The actual magic trick. A bunny where there could be no bunny. Last week’s episode of Discovery was built this …

Command Chair Conjuring

Short Treks

Happy Captain Space Dad Day!  This hasn’t been widely advertised, at all, but Netflix finally have the Short Treks thats have been released monthly in the US. They’re under Trailers on the Netflix page for Star Trek: Discovery and are four 15 minute or so mini episodes focusing on individual characters. They’re also wildly different, very weird, deeply moving …

Short Treks

PITCH: Captains Courageous

I’ve pitched this to a couple of markets, it’s not been right for them and so I’m trying an experiment. Below you’ll find a pitch for an essay. If you’ve seen my writing at Tor, Barnes & Noble or any of the other places I work then you’ll know what I can do. If not, …

PITCH: Captains Courageous

Learning To Be Starfleet: Discovery’s First Season

(Spoilers abound so if you haven’t seen Discovery yet, don’t scroll past the remarkably photogenic crew down there. Also, as ever, hello to Jason Isaacs.) Star Trek: Discovery has wrapped its first season. It’s never been less than good, usually been excellent and has never, once failed to be the most interesting version of Star Trek we could …

Learning To Be Starfleet: Discovery’s First Season

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