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Star Trek: Discovery

Tyler’s Spoiler-Free Rambling Review


Why I Think Saying This Series Is In The Prime Universe Is BS

When I heard over a year ago that Star Trek was taking another run at a TV series, I will admit that I was very skeptical. Their last kick at the can, Enterprise, a prequel series, was met with enough trouble that its run was cut short by 3 years, and the movies seemed to have been in a popularity slide over the past decade. The announcement of another attempt at a TV series made nervous.

Like many others, I was a huge fan of The Next Generation, followed closely by Deep Space Nine...

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Preacher Season 2 Ep 9: Puzzle Piece

Written By: Craig Rosenberg
Directed By: Michael Dowse

Tension continues to build in Preacher now that The Grail is closing in on Jesse and the gang. As the Grail make their move, everything else is put on pause for a very tense, but ultimately satisfying episode that makes an intriguing last minute turn.

After Jesse hit rock bottom last episode, his search for God hits a dead end. Searching on the internet turns up nothing but crazy people who see God in toast, and being on edge has him lashing out at his friends. Jesse’s not the only one on edge as Tulip refuses to sleep after her encounter with the Saint, going out each night to the Hurt Locker. Meanwhile, Cassidy’s storyline with Denis finally moves forward, with hints suggesting that Cassidy’s actions will have consequences.

A ...

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Preacher Season 2 Ep 8: Holes

Written by: Mark Stegemann

Directed by: Maja Vrvilo

Jesse’s search for God continues as Cassidy comforts his dying son, Tulip tries to take some control back in her life, and Eugene struggles to survive in hell.

“Holes” has most of the characters off doing their own thing this episode, but unlike the previous episode, none of it clashes, and while some storylines seem little more than filler or take up too much time, on the whole, this is a well-balanced if a little slow paced episode that takes the time to check in on our cast of loveable anti-heroes.

The episode opens on Eugene, now buff and with prison tats, and outwardly very mean, but we swiftly find out that he’s still the same nice Eugene...

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Preacher Season 2 Ep 7: Pig

Directed by: Wayne Yip
Written by: Olivia Dufault

Flying pigs are really one of the least surprising things to happen on Preacher. In just one season we’ve had a cowboy from Hell, Hitler, secret organizations, an angel, and man-dog, so the flying pig fits right in. Still, it’s a problem for Herr Starr – who got a brief introduction a few episodes ago(and an even briefer cameo in the first season) – the head of The Grail’s Samson Unit, in charge of dealing with false prophets. Along with a better introduction to one of the stranger characters in a show full of strange characters, “Pig” deals with the fallout of Tulip’s encounter with the Saint, Jesse selling part of his soul, and the revelation that Denis is Cassidy’s son.

Unfortunately, this episode feels a bit cramped and d...

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Preacher Season 2 Ep 6: Sokosha

Directed by: David Evans
Written by: Mary Laws

The Saint of Killers has finally caught up to Jesse, and the result is the most intense and emotionally powerful episode of Preacher yet.

After barely escaping the Saint and finding out that Fiore is dead, Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy do some research to uncover the Saint’s backstory, and find out that he is the only living man without a soul. Jesse offers the Saint a deal; leave them alone, and Jesse will give the Saint a soul so he can join his family in heaven. The catch – Tulip, Cassidy, and Denis stay as the Saint’s captives.

From there, the episode follows Jesse trying to find a soul for the Saint, and back at Denis’ apartment, the subplot between Cassidy and Denis finally comes to a head.

Outside of that synopsis, I find it hard to ...

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