Retro Review

[Retro Review] The Vulcan Hello/Battle of the Binary Stars

Over the past few years through Comms, we've looked back at past iterations of Star Trek with rose coloured glasses and a bit of humour. This time round, we're reaching back only seven years for the 'youngest' retro review to date. Since it's debut in 2017, Discovery has launched a whole new world of Star Trek from animated comedies, to sombre reunions with past heroes. Ait all began with Discover...[Read More]

[Retro Review] The Way of the Warrior (DS9 Season 4)

Whenever you ask a DS9 fan where to start, the answer is rarely from the beginning. The first seasons of the show were good, sometimes great. The foundations were laid for a darker show than the flagship adventures of the Enterprise We had Federation turncoats in the Maquis; an uneasy peace between Bajor and their former oppressors in Cardassia; there was politics and religion crossing over on all...[Read More]

[Retro Review] Best of Both Worlds

The word 'Legacy' has been storming every corner of fan circles since the closing episode of Star Trek Picard which saw the former captains story with the Borg come full circle in more ways than one. While showrunner Terry Matalas has said there's nothing confirmed with Paramount to his grand plan to continue the stage set by the finale, we're digging into the Comms archive to look back at one of ...[Read More]

[Retro Review] Tapestry, TNG

In a diplomatic mission gone wrong, Captain Picard is beamed back home to the Enterprise after being shot in the chest and dies. The shot blew out his mechanical heart and as he crosses the celestial border from life to death, he's met with his creator. Or at least someone claiming to be God, his old pal Q. Q explains the situation. The heart, or lack of, killed him. Then he plays back the figh...[Read More]

Retro Review: The Emisarry

These days Star Trek can, and is, a collection of tales with multiple settings. From secretive science experiments, to unimportant Starships. In the 1990's Star Trek was seen as only one thing: A crew exploring space on the Enterprise. And there was even pushback to there being a different Enterprise and crew in the 80's before the launch of The Next Generation. But producers of the time weren't w...[Read More]

“The Needs Of The Many…” Retro Review: The Wrath of Khan

The first shot of the crew sitting at their regular stations, only for a new face – Saavik – in the big chair before everyone dies isn't quite the shock now as it was in 1982. Mainly as it's all too familiar to us. By now we all know the story. Admiral Kirk comes back to his old command to inspect Spock's class of cadets as they undertake field duty while, far out in the depths of the final front...[Read More]

Retro Review: Way of the Warrior (Comms Highlights)

Whenever you ask a DS9 fan where to start, the answer is rarely from the beginning. The first seasons of the show were good, sometimes great. The foundations were laid for a darker show than the flagship adventures of the Enterprise We had Federation turncoats in the Maquis; an uneasy peace between Bajor and their former oppressors in Cardassia; there was politics and religion crossing over on all...[Read More]

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