Star Trek #1488: Ask Not

CAPTAIN'S LOG: Cadet Thira Sidhu has to make a tough decision.

WHY WE LIKE IT: What is seems to say about Pike's Enterprise's prospects.

WHY WE DON'T: Much ado about nothing.

REVIEW: I'm gonna spoil it, you ready? During a Tholian attack, Pike is put in a cadet's custody after having been removed from command by an admiral, and he'll say anything to get out of it. Well, by the third minute, as he and Cadet Sidhu were shouting regulations and counter-regulations at each other, I pretty much knew this was just a test. Don't get me wrong, I can't get enough of Anson Mount's Christopher Pike, and Amrit Kaur does a good job with Sidhu, but with any hopes of seeing the Tholians again dashed, and the whole thing a simulation, there's really very little to this. Absolutely no surprise in that reveal.

But here's the thing: The more they show us Enterprise sets, and Enterprise uniforms, and Enterprise crew members, and in this case, even a new theme tune, the more they lead us to believe they'll have to produce a show about Pike's Enterprise to justify their investment. And it's not like fans aren't clamoring for it! If it eventually does go to series, maybe Sidhu will part of the cast, her resolve contrasting with Tilly on the cousin program, and I like the wrinkle of having a spouse on another ship. If she never reappears, then this episode really is much ado about nothing, a second episode in the "season" that' essentially just a conversation in a closed set. So bring it on already!

LESSON: They should mine Kennedy's speeches for more titles.

I don't dislike it, but it's a little thin.



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