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What To Expect From Season Four Of Star Trek: Discovery

Aaron Phillips



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Series three of Star Trek: Discovery has just finished it’s run on the small screen. We now follow the crew of Discovery through the 32nd century as they figure out what caused the burn. So what can we expect during Star Trek: Discovery season four?

I don’t think it was a bad season at all. Not the best, but it was certainly better than season one. We know that the end of season three was left with Michael Burnham in the captain’s seat. But who knows for how long? We know Saru is staying on Kamina to help the stranded young Keplin, who it turns out inadvertently started the burn. I was hoping the cause would have been a bit more sinister, but hey-ho.

To boldly go…

Unlike the ends of previous seasons, we don’t have a cliff-hanger ending. We saw Burnham sit in the captain’s chair and utter her own command, ‘let’s fly’. Ok, it’s not as bad as Pike’s ‘hit it’, but it’s no ‘engage’. As the credits rolled, we are left to wonder what adventures Discovery will continue to go on in the 32nd century.

We know that they now have more up-to-date uniforms on, although I much preferred the old ones. It will be interesting to see how Burnham gets on being in command; particularly as she can be a bit reckless and not one for following the rules. Although that seemed to be ok for a certain James T Kirk, so we’ll see. It’ll be interesting to see how her character develops in her role. But please Michael, try to keep crying to maybe once (or twice) a season and not every episode?

As the crew are free from the shackles of show canon now they’re in the 32nd century, let’s hope they explore some strange new worlds. It would great to find out what’s happened to the Klingons now and explore the relationship between the reunited Vulcans and Romulans. Perhaps season four may switch to an episodic format like previous Trek shows? That would make it more interesting and able to explore more stories, in my opinion.

Any return for Georgiou?

Season three saw Phillipa Georgiou sent back to the mirror Terran universe. She manages to assert her authority and defeat a mutiny from mirror Michael Burnham. It’s highly unlikely she will return in season four, but there is the Section 31 series based around her to come soon. So at least we have some Michelle Yeoh butt-kicking to look forward to. Whether the mirror universe will get explored in Star Trek: Discovery season four is yet to be seen.

What next for Book?

Michael Burnham’s new love is Cleveland Book, who’s now part of the Discovery crew. There’s still some mystery surrounding the origin of his name, so hopefully, more about him will be revealed in the coming season. His role so far has been to support Michael, so he does need a story of his own. Cat lovers will also be pleased that his cat, Grudge, will surely be a part of the new season.

It’s yet to be revealed whether he will officially join Starfleet, but we know he can operate Discovery’s spore drive. This will surely lead to some conflict with Stamets, who was the only one who could navigate the spore drive. Plus, there was already tension when Burnham ejected him from Discovery when Osyraa had control of the ship. This was to stop Osyraa jumping to the Verubin Nebula to harvest the dilithium. Although it was done with the ships best interest, Stamets saw it as leaving his family to die in the nebula. This will undoubtedly cause some friction between Stamets, Burnham and Book.

Gray to return

One story arc that’s been going on through season three is the relationship between Gray and Adira. We know that Gray is the partner of Adira. I say ‘is’, but he’s technically dead with his consciousness living through the Tal Symbiont inside Adira. Until the final episodes of season three, it was only Adiria that could see him. That changed when the away team were on the dilithium planet. The holodeck programme on the damaged ship made it possible for Gray to be seen by everyone. It was also hinted at the end of season three that Gray could be seen again away from the holodeck. This would offer hope to Adira, who could be able to have their partner back; albeit not fully human. It’ll be interesting to see how that unfolds.

Could Saru Re-join the crew?

One of my favourite characters is Saru. The Kelpian is portrayed by the fantastic Doug Jones, who has played many monsters and ghouls over the years. I did find it particularly warming to see him in human form on the dilithium planet. That was a nice touch. Anyhow, we know season three left him in Kamina looking after the orphaned Kelpian. Will he stay on Kamina and help him reconnect with his own species, or will he return to Discovery? I hope that he features heavily in season four as he’s a superb character. There could be some tension when he realises Burnham has the captaincy of the ship. But knowing Saru, I’m sure he would be diplomatic in conceding.

One of my favourites episodes was The Sound of Thunder from season two. This was set on Kamina and featured some superb acting from Doug Jones. This episode sums up what Star Trek is about – exploring the emotions and lives of new species. Let’s hope we have more of that in season four.

Whether you love or hate Star Trek: Discovery, there is no denying that it’s a good thing to have new Star Trek to enjoy. I think Discovery has taken some time to find its feet, but it’s getting there. We finally have a Trek show that has both feet firmly in the future and free from previous canon. Let’s hope the writers utilise that and to boldly go where no one has gone before.

Thanks for reading on what to expect from Season Four of Star Trek: Discovery. What would you like to see happen? Are there any rumours you’ve heard? What do you think the plot will be? Leave us a comment below.

Read what to expect from Season Two of Picard HERE.

Check out IMDB information on Star Trek: Discovery HERE.

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The Good, The Bad And The Classic

Sarah Casserley



Star From Disney Plus

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Disney Plus introduced Star to the service a little while ago now with loads of highlights. We’re sure, like us, you’ve had a good old delve into the catalogue and watched some of your faves. But, just in case you’ve missed anything, we have put together a little guide on what’s good to get stuck into. Also what’s bad and could do with being swiped past, and the classic must-see TV series and films that you probably didn’t even realise were there.

So, when you find yourself looking for something to watch on a Friday evening or binge for a couple of weeks, don’t scroll endlessly, just take a look at our guide of Disney Plus Star recommendations.

The Good

These are the films and series that have been released within the last 10 years, which you need to watch or should at least be on your ‘to watch’ list.

Series on Disney Plus Star

Atlanta (2016 – Present)

If you haven’t watched this series yet, why not? The creative and talented Donald Glover heads up the show as the main character ‘Earn’, and on the writing credits too (among 6 others, including his brother Stephen Glover), in this funny, gritty and realistic series which follows a rapper ‘Paper Boy’ and his manager Earn (Glover) as they navigate the rap business. If you have watched the show before, you may want to re-watch for a recap as season 3 has been promised to us very soon.

9-1-1 (2018 – Present)

This isn’t just any emergency service drama, this series covers the lives of several Los Angeles first responders: police officers, paramedics, firefighters, and dispatchers. It also has some big names involved, including Angela Bassett and, later in the series, Jennifer Love Hewitt. For some reason though, there’s only two of the four seasons of 9-1-1 on Disney Plus Star so far, but it’s well worth a watch and we’re sure the other two seasons should be along soon.

Doll Face (2019 – Present)

By the title alone, and the fact that it’s a weekly release, it initially looked like this series was set around a stereotypical break up and was destined for the bad list. However, the witty script, amazing female actors and relatable storyline made me put this series firmly within the good pile as I can’t wait to watch more. Kat Dennings takes the lead in the series and really brings to life upcoming writer Jordan Weiss’ story of female friendships after a breakup.

Films on Disney Plus Star

The Fault in Our Stars (2014)

This beautiful coming of age story, based on a book with the same name, is a great watch for all ages, not just teens. Be ready for oodles of romance, as well as teary and heart-warming moments, as you follow two teens affected by cancer as they set off on a journey of discovery.

The Favourite (2018)

We love a period drama, and this quirky look at the reign of Queen Anne is no exception. With starring roles from Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone and Nicholas Hoult, it’s no wonder The Favourite had 336 nominations in award season and 182 wins. It’s definitely one of the best films from the last 5 years on Disney Plus Star.

Deadpool 2 (2018)

There are some examples coming up in these lists that give sequels a bad name, however, Deadpool 2 isn’t one of them. If you were putting off watching this one because of the sequel curse, don’t, it’s just as good – if not better – than the first. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is back as the foul-mouthed superhero and, this time, he brings some new friends: Domino (Zazie Beetz), Fire Fist (Julian Dennison) and Weasel (T.J. Miller) among others.

The Bad

There’s not as many on this ‘bad’ list as Star has done a pretty good job with their chosen titles. However, like any service, there are always a few bad eggs in our opinion… This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t watch these, it’s more of a warning that there may be better things to press play on.

Series on Disney Plus Star

Lost (2004 – 2010)

To be completely honest here, the first two seasons of Lost are very entertaining and interesting to watch, as you follow several people who try to survive a plane crash and have to adapt to life on a strange island. But, by the middle of season three, things start to get a little confusing and we found ourselves getting lost (pun intended) in the plot until the final sixth season, only to be hit with a heavily reported disappointing end… even worse than some people’s feelings about Game Of Thrones. So, we recommendation delving into some of the other series rather than this one.

24: Legacy (2017)

Trying to build another series from an established series can be very hit or miss – and this one was a huge miss. So much so that Fox axed it just after one series.

It takes on the same format as the original 24 series, where one season is just one day, however, this time they are trying to stop a terrorist attack. The format just doesn’t work with this storyline and you lose a lot of momentum and excitement, plus the acting just isn’t the best.

Films on Disney Plus Star

Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)

Just like building another series off a series, sequels can also be tricky beasts… some are good, some are bad and, when it follows an absolute classic like ‘Independence Day’, it needs to be amazing. Unfortunately, this one didn’t quite live up to the legacy of the first film; I mean, not even ‘Hunger Games’ Liam Hemsworth couldn’t get this to match up with the original. But it is still entertaining, so if you do decide to watch this one, just do so with caution.

The Classic

As you have probably already noticed there are some absolute classics on Disney Plus Star, so this is going to be the longest list, full of series that you can binge from start to finish and films that stand the test of time and can be re-watched repeatedly. Most of these titles don’t need much explanation as you’ll have already watched or heard about them, but you might not have spotted them yet on Disney Plus Star as some were buried deep in the archives.

Series on Disney Plus Star

X Files (1993 – 2001)

If you were born in the 90s or 00s, this one may have gone under your radar; however, once you watch the first season full of aliens, wired going ons and the brilliantly disjointed relationship of FBI agents, conspiracy theorist Fox Mulder and realist Dana Scully, you won’t want to stop watching. Granted some of the special effects are a little dated and unbelievable, but you will soon forget about that as you get sucked into the narrative.

Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997 – 2002)

I know, I know, it’s hard to think there are people out there that haven’t watched a single vampire slaying, kick-ass, sci-fi loaded episode… but there is. If you are one of those people, what are you waiting for? Every single episode is here wating for you to binge. If you don’t fancy delving into the full thing, I would recommend at least taking a peek at the seventh episode of the sixth series (Once More, with Feeling: Buffy the Musical).

24 (2001 – 2014)

Before Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) burst on our screens in 2001, this kind of format for a series had never been attempted before and it just worked, so much so it ran for 9 seasons. It may seem odd at first, as each series is just one day, but you really do get sucked in.

Grey’s Anatomy (2005 – 2018)

Within its almost 13 years of being on air, this series has offered every heart-warming and breath-holding moment you need from a hospital-based drama. This would be a perfect series to start if you want something that will last you a while.

Sons of Anarchy (2008 – 2014)

Bikes, leather and action: what’s not to like? This series ran for a glorious 7 seasons, and within these episodes, there is storyline upon storyline that will keep you hooked and wanting to know more about the motorcycle club that straddles the line between legal and illegal.

Films on Disney Plus Star

(We’re pretty sure you will have watched most of these films, but they are well worth a re-watch)

Planet of the Apes (1968)

The film that started them all. Since the release of this film in 1968, there have been seven more sequels and remakes of the original sci-fi movie, two of which you can also watch on Disney Plus Star: Planet Of the Apes (2001) and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014).

Jewel of the Nile (1985)

It could possibly be that the countless TV showings over the have passed you by, but if you’ve not seen Jewel of the Nile, you should definitely give it a go. Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito are fantastic in this pure 80s romantic action comedy.

Cocktail (1988)

Sticking within the 80s romantic comedy realm, you’ve also got Cocktail, which is full of love ultimatums, with a dash of cheese. Come on, you know you want to watch a young Tom Cruise at work.

The Fly (1986)

One name – Jeff Goldblum. Watch it.

Pretty Woman (1990)

We were just as excited as the first time we watched it when we saw this classic on the service. To not watch this again would be a big mistake. HUGE.

Toys (1992)

This wonderfully wacky story by Valerie Curtin and Barry Levinson comes alive with the help of one of the best comedic actors of all time, Robin Williams, alongside the wonderful Joan Cusack and, bizarrely, LL Cool J.

What’s Love Got To Do With It (1993)

Whether you love Tina Turner’s music or not, it does not matter. This is one of the most interesting and inspirational biographical movies that you will ever watch. Word of warning, the incredible Angela Bassett and Lawrence Fishburne are so great at their roles that some of the more sensitive scenes are very realistic.

Braveheart (1995)

With any new service, there are glitches, and we found one! Whilst watching this absolute classic a few weeks ago, about two and a half hours into the film the screen when to the small screen format as if the credits had come up, making it difficult to watch the last part of the film. However, when we went to finish the film off a week later the glitch had been fixed and you can now watch the whole film without interruption… FREEDOM!

William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet (1996)

We all know that when it comes to film, Baz Luhrmann is a genius and he doesn’t disappoint with this abstract take on the story. It’s worth watching for the soundtrack alone.

Independence Day (1996)

90s Will Smith doing what he did best: lots of running, fighting and shouting – need I say more? Oh yes, you can also watch another one of his masterpieces, Enemy of the State (1998) on this service too.

Con Air (1997)

‘Put the bunny back in the box’ and sit down and watch this classic… we all know Nicholas Cage films can be a little unpredictable, but this film is definitely a hit, especially as he is joined by other legends of the screen, including John Malkovich, Steve Buscemi, John Cusack and Ving Rhames.

The Devil Wears Prada (2006)

Well if it’s at our fingertips, why not watch this film for the 56th time… this year.

So, there you have it, these are some of our highlights and must-miss titles from Disney Plus Star. Are there any that we missed? If so, comment below and let us know what category they belong in.

Check out the top 10 hidden gems in the other Disney Plus feeds HERE.

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