The night is always darkest before the dawn, and right now on Star Trek: Discovery, things are looking pretty dark. In this episode alone we see the execution of at least dozen people, while one man explodes from a...space...thing, and Burnham eats a Klepian slave. Welcome to Star Trek in 2018. There are a couple of reasons why Discovery is so bloody right now. For one, it’s intimately tied with Star Trek’s mirror universe, arguably one of the most bloodthirsty plot devices from previous shows.
In many ways, Star Trek: Discovery suffers most of all from the weight of its past. With hundreds of episodes defining what’s “trek,” the series hasn't helped prepare fans react to a show that's neatly tied up after 45 minutes. But with “The Wolf Inside,” some of the show’s longest planned seeds are bearing fruit, and it’s making Discovery all the sweeter. Of course it’s a strange irony that Discovery found itself only when it left its own universe.
In space, no one can hear you scream, but on this digitally created Alien-themed rollercoaster, screaming is the price of admission. Created by Hin Nya in Planet Coaster, a rollercoaster building and management simulator (think of it as a more intense RollerCoaster Tycoon), this 15-minute-long Alien ride isn't likely to come to an amusement park near you. Luckily on the internet, anything is possible.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".