“Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety.” Only time will tell if Shakespeare was truly writing about Enobarbus recounting Mark Anthony’s first meeting with Cleopatra, or the countenance of Sir Patrick Stewart, one of humanity’s most enduring structures.
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We all love Star Trek for its moral core, the way it presents heroes that champion utopian ideals and diplomacy and a love of scientific curiosity over hostility and division (although the bits where spaceships phaser-and-torpedo the shit out of everything are also good).
But every once in a while we need a reminder that it’s equally good when it’s just having a bit of a laugh.
The Final Frontier is about to get a lot cuddlier — and this is coming from a world where swaths of reproducing fluff balls exist. Perfect World and Cryptic Studios has announced that they’re adding Star Trek: Discovery’s beloved Ripper the Tardigrade to Star Trek Online’s Age of Discovery expansion.
Welcome, friends, to the story that never ends: It's Star Trek: Discovery and the flaming nightmare pile that has been every bit of PR for this show. It could be great, it could be bad, it has been impossible to tell. And it will remain impossible to tell, since CBS has reportedly made it a condition of seeing the show early that no reviews be released until Discovery airs.
Yes. I know. I know that makes no sense given that one of the most famous bad lines in all of Star Trek history is "What does God need with a starship?" I also know it makes no sense since Deep Space Nine's Sisko was the literal chosen one of the Bajoran god-equivalents. I know that and you know that. But my god, does Star Trek: Discovery not know that.