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Screener Squad: Star Trek Discovery Season 4

Star Trek Discovery Season 4 Review


Now in their second season of being 900 years or so past all previous Star Trek Canon, it looks like the USS Discovery is staying in the distant future with their nifty teleport drive and all. But that’s assuming that they and everyone can survive the mysterious alien presence that’s been swooping around the universe and destroying planets left and right. Who are they? What do they want? Oh shit, Earth is next! Captain Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) has to play it by the book…wait, that’s not the best way to phrase it since her buddy/lover Book (David Ajala) is pretty pissed after it eats his home planet and he wants to just blow the thing up, and she has to take the more Federation stance of trying to talk to the damn thing first. This ethical divide is the crux of this season which mixes elements from Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Arrival and stews it in a thick goop of modern-day Trek sentimentality. Which, I know, sounds like maybe we didn’t like it? But this is Chris, Marco, and T.C. reviewing it and they’re die-hard Trek fans who can see just as much that does work as what doesn’t.


CREATED BY: Alex Kurtzman and Michelle Paradise

STARRING: Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Anthony Rapp, Mary Wiseman, Wilson Cruz, Blu del Barrio, David Ajala, Tig Notaro, Oded Fehr, Ian Alexander, Chelah Horsdal, Tara Rosling, Annabelle Wallis, David Cronenberg, Shawn Doyle, Phumzile Sitole, Hiro Kanagawa, Bill Irwin, Sonja Sohn, Rachael Ancheril, Stacey Abrams




Photo on 2011-10-02 at 13.02Christopher Lawrence Cox (Founder, Da Boss)

Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas in 1992 where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal” turned into a full-time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this community of critics. While Brian eventually followed his heart to a new family, Chris continues on with a cast of colorful folks from all over the country (and a few others). You can also check out Chris in his videocast, along with Martin Thomas and Danni Danger, that One Of Us does with our friends at Bell of Lost Souls: Crossover Event. He also regularly guests on the video game website Rage Select. Follow Chris on Twitter and Facebook and check out his Amazon Wish List.



T.C. De Witt (Screener Squad)

T.C. De Witt is a multi-awarded writer/director originally from Wisconsin and now based in Los Angeles. His life has been devoted to the arts since he was a child. He’s been a stage performer, playwright, stand-up comic, film and television actor, radio DJ, podcaster published author, recorded musician, and comic writer/illustrator. He is now a professional screenwriter and has been thriving for the past decade, regularly offering his talents to production studios in LA, Chicago, Milwaukee, and internationally in Sydney and Poland. He’s provided content for Amazon Prime, Netflix, and several YouTube partners. His films have screened internationally, and his stageplays have been performed across the country. In the last ten years, he has directed 57 films, 23 episodes of his series The One Minute Rewatch, 300+ episodes of podcasts, and his multi-award-winning short film Screen: Righter screened at the Festival de Cannes in 2016. He has released two feature films, The Princess Knight and A Christmas Sunset. He thrives on collaboration and the thrill of sharing stories in all forms.



Marco Noyola (Digital Noise, Highly Suspect Reviews, Screener Squad, Audio Editor)

By day, Marco is a mild-mannered office worker, but by night he is a mild-mannered movie watcher. He does other mild-mannered stuff too.

“You don’t need to follow me. You don’t need to follow anybody!”




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