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Swapna Krishna


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Past articles by Swapna:

Star Trek: Legacy deserves a chance to exist

Star Trek: Picard’s showrunner pitched a ’90s Trek-based spinoff, Legacy. Picard’s nostalgic Easter eggs are a hit with fans, so why no Legacy series? → Read More

Where Are They Now? Star Trek: Picard Edition

As excitement ramps up for the premiere of Star Trek: Picard’s third season, we’re preparing ourselves emotionally to see characters that haven’t been on our screens in a very long time. It’s a big deal to see so many favorites from Star Trek: The Next Generation again. → Read More

RECAP | Star Trek: Prodigy

As the Federation hangs in the balance, the crew must make the ultimate sacrifice to save Starfleet's future. → Read More

RECAP | Star Trek: Prodigy

Desperate to warn Starfleet of their dilemma, a daring experiment goes awry as Dal inadvertently swaps minds with Vice Admiral Janeway! → Read More

RECAP | Star Trek: Prodigy

When the crew gets trapped in the Holodeck, they aren’t sure what’s programmed or what’s real. → Read More

RECAP | Star Trek: Prodigy

We discover more about the past of the Protostar crew as The Diviner recalls his life's mission. → Read More

The best gifts for space lovers in 2022

Shop for the best gifts for space lovers in 2022. → Read More

RECAP | Star Trek: Prodigy

After the incident with the Borg last week, we can probably expect a quiet episode of Star Trek: Prodigy this week... right? Wrong! Let’s dive right in to this amazing homage to redshirts in the Trek universe. → Read More

Vulcans and Romulans: A Primer on Unification

A couple of weeks ago, Jake Black wrote an excellent article about how Spock’s dream of Vulcan and Romulan unification, as shown in The Next Generation episodes “Unification, Parts I and II,” is incredibly relevant for the divided society we are today. But what, exactly, is unification, and why is it important to the Star Trek universe? → Read More

RECAP | Star Trek: Prodigy

Spoilers for Star Trek: Prodigy — Season 1, Episode 12 "Let Sleeping Borg Lie" to follow! The title of the latest episode of Star Trek: Prodigy should be enough to make chills run down anyone's spine. The Borg are some of the scariest, most ominous villains within the Star Trek universe, and these kids we love are going to have a run-in with them. Let's dive in! → Read More

Star Trek: Prodigy — The Story So Far

Star Trek: Prodigy returns with the second half of its first season on October 27. If you need to get caught up on what happened in the first 10 episodes, or just need a refresh, we’ve got you covered. → Read More

Recap: Star Trek: Picard

It’s hard to believe that we’re at the end of the second season of Star Trek: Picard already! There’s so much to wrap up in this final episode, so let’s get right down to it because it’s jam packed! → Read More

Recap: Star Trek: Picard

This episode, called “Mercy,” opens with a rather creepy scene: a little boy running through the dark woods. He drops his flashlight, and when he picks it up, it shines in the face of a mysterious figure: a Vulcan. We then jump back to the present (or, 2024 — the words “past” and “present” aren’t specific enough for what we’re dealing with this season!) to a shot of a pair of bloody handcuffs on… → Read More

Recap: Star Trek: Picard

Picard comes face to face with the ghost of his past → Read More

Recap: Star Trek: Picard

Picard and his crew find the source of the timeline change → Read More

Recap: Star Trek: Picard

The fourth episode of Star Trek: Picard’s second season begins with Raffi and Seven tracking down Rios’s combadge and bursting into the clinic — but, of course, they’re too late. Someone is there cleaning up after the raid, and she tells them that Cris was taken into custody. She warns that if they don’t find him soon, ICE will make sure he disappears forever. → Read More

Recap: Star Trek: Picard

We pick up right where we left off, on this different Earth, where the air pollution is setting off alarms — a far cry from the planet Jean-Luc calls home. He runs outside to see it for himself, and Q confirms that they’re on Earth, just not the one Jean-Luc is familiar with. He also stresses how pivotal Picard is to what’s happening, as well as clarifying that Jean-Luc is in a situation of his… → Read More

Recap: Star Trek: Picard

The first episode of Star Trek: Picard’s sophomore season starts out with a bang, as an all-too-familiar klaxon signals that there’s something wrong. An intruder alert sounds as Starfleet officers rush through the halls of a ship, phasers in hand. On the bridge, the situation is bad — Admiral Picard, on the floor, calls for a status check, but no one responds in the chaos. Rios, in a Starfleet… → Read More


Review: 'Horizon Forbidden West' brings a personal saga to a primal post-apocalypse

A personal journey underpins a new video game about a post-apocalyptic American West reclaimed by nature and stalked by bestial robots. → Read More

Fact-Checking Moonfall: Could the Moon Really Fall?

The new disaster movie is more scientifically accurate than you’d think. → Read More