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What We’re Streaming: April 2020

Regular visitors to the Agony Booth know that our monthly Hit or Bomb? box office prediction articles have been a popular fixture here for years now, but with movie theaters closed around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there…

Star Trek: Picard “Broken Pieces”

Previously on Star Trek Into Oldness: Picard rescued Small Wonder from the Borg Cube, and his heroism inspired Hugh to start a Borg revolution on the cube, which apparently he’d just plain never thought of doing before. Tragically, he…

Star Trek: Picard “The Impossible Box”

Previously on Grumpy Old Captains: They finally found Maddox and discovered the location of Soji, but Jurati secretly killed him because of something scary Commodore Oh told her Soji was gonna do. Raffi is depressed after an acrimonious encounter with…

Star Trek: Picard “Remembrance”

Star Trek may take place in the future, but like all science fiction, it’s really about the present. The original Star Trek was suffused with Kennedyan optimism and a very ’60s faith in the power of science, Western-style democracy, and…

Star Trek: The Next Generation “Shades of Gray”

A long, long time ago, when the Agony Booth’s list of Star Trek recaps was called the Worst of Trek and only consisted of recaps of bottom-of-the-barrel episodes like “Spock’s Brain” and “The Outrageous Okona”, there was one episode that seemed like a no-brainer to be included on the list. Anyone even vaguely familiar with the franchise knows exactly which episode is the most hated...