All the Easter eggs and references you missed in Star Trek: Discovery’s first episode

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Star Trek is back after more than 12 years off our screens and it’s like it was never gone.

As we all look towards the future and the continuing adventures of Michael Burnham, there’s still time to take a look towards the past, because the premiere of Star Trek: Discovery is steeped in references to the franchise’s 50-year history.

Here are all the Easter eggs we could find from Star Trek: Discovery’s first episode. How many of these did you spot?

My Metro article on Star Trek!

I really liked this one. There was something really, really neat about knowing that I was being paid actual money to natter on about Kahless and the significance of the number 57 and redshirts and all that cool stuff for a big website as part of my actual literal job. Clearly, I’m doing something right.

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4 Easter eggs and comic book references you missed in Iron Fist episode 1, Snow Gives Way

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Marvel has released its latest hotly anticipated superhero show, Iron Fist. As ever, it’s packed to the brim with Easter eggs and references to both the source material they adapt and the wider world of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Here’s just a few of these references you may have missed.

I’ve done another ‘easter eggs’ article, this time for the premiere episode of Iron Fist. I won’t be doing them for every episode of the show, however, basically because I don’t hate myself enough to watch the entire thing.

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4 Sherlock easter eggs you might not have noticed in The Final Problem

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With what could well be the final episode of Sherlock, we’ve been given one last chance to exercise our observational skills – to put into practice the science of deduction.

As we moved from one thrilling set piece to another, there was plenty to spot – but it’s understandable if you were caught up in the drama.

Don’t worry, though – we’ve got you covered. Here are four easter eggs you may not have noticed in The Final Problem.

(Be warned – there are some spoilers for The Final Problem throughout this article.)

The final of my three Metro Sherlock articles, which is quite a good one, I reckon.

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4 Sherlock easter eggs you may not have noticed in The Lying Detective

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Another episode of Sherlock, another explosive cliffhanger – and now, the game really is on.

In among the excitement, though, did you exercise your deductive prowess? Did you simply see, or did you ‘observe’?

There’s so much going on that, frankly, we don’t blame you if you missed some important moments. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

Here are four Easter eggs you may not have noticed in The Lying Detective

And we’ve got the Metro once more with this article. (I’ve been writing about Sherlock a lot lately, I realise.)

Unlike my previous effort, I didn’t actually think of all of these ones myself, and had to check the internet to clarify a few bits. I know, I know. In this case, I was Lestrade rather than Holmes.

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4 Sherlock easter eggs you may not have spotted in The Six Thatchers

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Sherlock has a history of rewarding the dedicated viewer with references, easter eggs, hints and in-jokes, and The Six Thatchers was no exception.

Season four got off to a bang, driving a wedge between John and Sherlock and delivering a shocking ending that will no doubt continue to be felt across the rest of the series.

But in among all the excitement, did you manage to keep up your observational skills, like the great man himself? Did you spot these clues and references in last night’s Sherlock?

An article I’m quite proud of – it’s my first for the Metro! (Perhaps somewhat amusingly, though, the above text I’ve copied isn’t actually written by me. Whoops.)

Regardless, I think this is pretty cool.

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