When baby’s first words are “This is the way”, you may need to rethink your priorities as a parent. Not only does this episode deliver on some exciting action, this is the redemption tour for Ahmed Best. Not sure who that is? Don’t worry! Jim and A.Ron dive into his story and why his appearance here is so important in this episode of Tribe of Two.
This episode has a bounty of nostalgia. Worf continues to delight, Geordi La Forge makes his appearance, and Jack waxes poetic just like his father. Joining Geordi is LeVar Burton’s real life daughter Mica. Looks like they’re keeping Star Trek in the family. But it’s not all fun and games! Keep an eye out for those Changelings.
Mando completes the ritual to be a recognized Mandalorian again, but that doesn’t mean he’s free from problems. There are whispers of Moff Gideon’s alleged escape. Bo-Katan wavers on her personal beliefs. And someone is collecting junk heap urinal cakes. This episode begs the question…is this just another backdoor pilot??
The quality of Star Trek: Picard is holding on this season. There are more conspiracy theories that go right to the top. Jack Crusher turns into John Wick. And A.Ron would like the record to reflect that he called the appearance of Ro Laren. Utopia doesn’t exist in this iteration of Star Trek, but at least this season is decent despite some odd dialogue.
This season of The Mandalorian is wasting no time on sidequests. There’s action and fun for the whole family. And this episode raises some interesting questions. Who is the title referring to? How would a Mandalorian helmet work for Grogu? Which droid history is correct? And Jim makes some end of season predictions.
This is not the same Star Trek that Gene Roddenberry envisioned, but there are some things to enjoy about this episode. There are some old school TNG vibes. Worf is the GOAT of the series. There’s a plot twist Jim and A.Ron didn’t see coming and Picard is getting his swear on.
You’ve got burning questions and A.Ron and Jim have some cool answers. How was the experience of watching this episode different for show-only watcher v. a game player? Does FEDRA kill people for not passing the vibe check? What is the safe transport speed behind a horse when you have a gut wound? What is the evolution of a runner?
Picard is in denial about a major personal discovery. Raffi goes rogue for better or worse. The deflector dish looks oddly familiar. What’s the deal with Shaw? Is Beverly a warlord? Will all of these plot lines and details pay off by the end of the season? A.Ron and Jim are steeped in Star Trek lore, don’t worry, they’ll pause and explain their jokes when they need to.
Captains Jim and A.Ron are back on the bridge of USS Bald Move. Star Trek: Picard is getting the gang back together. If you’ve been missing the OG characters, this is the reunion your nerd heart has been longing for. Even though last season was rough, there’s hope for this coming season.
In the distant past of 1990s Earth, the world of For All Mankind wrapped up its third season. With two new showrunners on the horizon and season that was…let’s say a mixed bag, we’ve got feedback with love and distaste for the show. Coverage of season 4 is TBD, so in the meantime, check out more of our Prestige episodes!