Look at what they have done to Star Trek. Look at it! Listen, we know that we only posted a story about Star Trek a few days ago, and before that we posted a few more, mostly negative. We thought if we just ignored this latest travesty then maybe it would go away, or we could pretend it never happened. But it did, and here we are.

Here we are, because the creatives behind this have actually tried to defend this. What is “this”? Well…

The ninth episode of the current second season of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds spectacularly jumped the shark, while shitting the bed, by succumbing to that pox on serial television that is the musical episode. Yes, seriously. The episode called Subspace Rhapsody is every bit as truly terrible as you might imagine. A mysterious anomaly that affects the laws of physics causes the crew to have to sing and dance their way through the episode.

It affects everyone and everything in the area, even the… well… watch:

It has been a while since I have seen anything quite so teeth-grindingly bad on screen, and please bear in mind that I paid actual, real money to go and see Jaws: The Revenge in a movie theater when it was released in 1987.

The episode’s director was Dermott Downs, who also helmed The Flash musical episode – Duet. OK, we get it. You like musical theater. This doesn’t mean you get to ruin everyone else’s peace and quiet. However, he was unapologetic in a recent interview with Cinema Blend:

“There were a couple of people that were nervous that we were jumping the shark with that by having a Klingon do K-Pop. Even shooting it, we were like, ‘Come on, there’s no other way.’


I mean, we’re at the pinnacle of this battle of the bands basically as we’re trying to fight this anomaly with music. So if we have to come together as one, this was kind of the crescendo. You wanted to go that extra step. So, ultimately, everybody saw the reason in that.

If you are in any doubt whatsoever that they hate you… they really, really hate you… then watch this episode.

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