Science Fiction

Voyage of the Star Wolf by David Gerrold (Italian edition)

The novel “Voyage of the Star Wolf” by David Gerrold was published for the first time in 1990. It’s part of the Star Wolf series.

The starship LS-1187 doesn’t have a name for it has to be conquered in battle. It’s assigned to the fleet which has the task of protecting the interstellar commercial route known as Silk Road and the planets on the route from possible attacks by the Morthan Solidarity.

Against any prediction, the fleet is attacked by Morthan starships that outgun them and the result is disastrous. The starship LS-1187 gests severely damaged and ends up drifting into space, with very little chance for the crew members who weren’t killed in the attack to survive. Its Executive Officer Jonathan Thomas Korie must take command to bring the starship to salvation but things start getting bad.

Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) in Context Is for Kings (Image courtesy CBS / Netflix)

“Context Is for Kings” is the third episode of the TV show “Star Trek: Discovery” and follows “Battle at the Binary Stars”.

Note. This article contains several spoilers about “Context Is for Kings”.

As I easily predicted, Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) doesn’t remain in jail very long. After 6 months she gets transferred with other prisoners but the shuttle she travels in is intercepted by the starship USS Discovery. There, Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs) assigns Burnham to the engineering section where she discovers that there’s a top secret project under development.

The Prisoner

On September 29, 1967, in UK the TV show “The Prisoner” made its debut. Some sources report on October 1 as its debut date: at that time an episode of a show could be broadcast on different days in different regions of the nation and this could be one of those cases.

“The Prisoner” is a unique and unrepeatable TV show for many reasons. Some of its elements have become iconic such as the rover and even Portmeirion, the real village where the show was shot, along with its style. In addition to the remake it had various influences and homages in other shows and after 50 years the portrait of the Village society is more topical than ever.

Wooden Heart by Martin Day

The novel “Wooden Heart” by Martin Day was published for the first time in 2007.

The Tardis brings the Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones to the starship Castor, which apparently is deserted. Exploring it, they realize that this is an old prison ship that now seems out of use and is drifting into space. Despite that, following what appears to be a normal corridor at one point they find themselves in a forest.

Trying to figure out where they ended up, the Doctor and Martha discover that there’s a village in the area inhabited by people who have no idea of the Castor’s existence. On the other hand, in the village the children started disappearing and some prophecies promise destruction.

Sarek (James Frain) and Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) in Battle at the Binary Stars (Image courtesy CBS / Netflix)

“Battle at the Binary Stars” is the second episode of the TV show “Star Trek: Discovery” and follows “The Vulcan Hello”.

Note. This article contains several spoilers on “Battle at the Binary Stars”.

The episode is the direct continuation of the previous one, with the situation that quickly rushes between the Klingon and the Federation ships arrived after the alarm launched by USS Shenzhou Captain Philippa Georgiou (Michelle Yeoh).