June 28, 2022

Strange New Worlds Review: “The Elysian Kingdom” (1.08)

Strange New Worlds Review: “The Elysian Kingdom” (1.08)

Positively Trek 205: Strange New Worlds Review: “The Elysian Kingdom” (1.08)

Plus: Discovery Season 5 Details & New Comics from IDW!


Dr. M’Benga finds himself at the center of a mysterious transformation as the crew of the Enterprise act out a fantasy tale from the pages of The Kingdom of Elysian. What is at the heart of this mystery, and what does it have to do with M’Benga’s ailing daughter?


In this episode of Positively Trek, hosts Bruce and Dan discuss “The Elysian Kingdom.” We also talk about the week’s Star Trek news, including some details about Star Trek: Discovery’s fifth season thanks to Sonequa Martin-Green, a new 4K release of Star Trek: First Contact, and some exciting comics news from the folks at IDW!


Sonequa Martin-Green talks season 5, more Tilly, and crossovers - https://trekmovie.com/2022/06/22/sonequa-martin-green-talks-unexpected-star-trek-discovery-season-5-crossovers-and-more-tilly/


First Contact 4K HDR Edition - https://blog.trekcore.com/2022/06/new-4k-hdr-edition-of-star-trek-first-contact-on-paramount/


IDW’s 400th issue and Lower Decks - https://trekmovie.com/2022/06/24/idw-celebrates-15-years-of-star-trek-comics-with-special-400th-issue-and-new-lower-decks-series/


Boltzmann Brain on Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boltzmann_brain


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Intro (00:00:00)

Sonequa Martin-Green Talks DSC Season 5 (00:01:19)

First Contact 4K HDR Edition (00:07:08)

IDW’s 400th Issue & Lower Decks Comic (00:11:49)

Patreon Shout Out (00:17:00)

SNW Review: “The Elysian Kingdom” (00:17:58)

Final Thoughts (00:52:07)

Closing (00:57:01)



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