Happy Birthday Star Trek

50 years ago today yesterday, the first episode of Star Trek (now known as ‘The Original Series’) aired.  Sci-fi fandom hasn’t been the same since.  Hundreds of episodes of TV across five decades, scores of books and comics, big budget movies, video games, copycats and parodies, Trek holds a special place in our pop culture.  Star… Continue reading Happy Birthday Star Trek

Movie Review – Star Trek Beyond

I’ve got a bit of a love/hate relationship with the “Kelvin-verse” Star Trek movies.  I really like the cast, and have come to grips with the fact that, since it’s not a TV show, the movies need to shade a bit more to the action side of things than the more cerebral Trek episodes.  Still,… Continue reading Movie Review – Star Trek Beyond

Things I Want from the New Bryan Fuller Star Trek Series

The news dropped today that Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies, Hannibal) will be the showrunner for the new Star Trek series set to premiere on CBS next year, before moving to the CBS All Access paid subscription.  My enthusiasm for the new show had been stifled by the mostly mediocre movies and the fact that I’d… Continue reading Things I Want from the New Bryan Fuller Star Trek Series

Comic Book Review – Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever

The City on the Edge of Forever is often described as the best episode of the original series of Star Trek, and it’s hard to argue against that.  The script, written by Sci-Fi legend Harlan Ellison, won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 1968, and also the Writer’s Guild of America award of… Continue reading Comic Book Review – Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch – In Purgatory’s Shadow and By Inferno’s Light

Shifting gears for a bit (mostly because while I was able to watch Season 4 and part of Season 5, I haven’t been able to do my normal rewatch blog posts), I wanted to talk specifically about these two episdoes, In Purgatory’s Shadow and By Inferno’s Light.  Despite sharing a plot with Garak, I think… Continue reading Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch – In Purgatory’s Shadow and By Inferno’s Light

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch – Season Three

DS9 Rewatch:  Season One, Season Two Note:  To save my sanity, from here on I’m only going to cover the episodes that stand out to me, or ones I have a really funny comment on. Season three again starts with a multi-part episode, and it’s important.  Founders!  The Dominion!  THE DEFIANT.  I fucking love that… Continue reading Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch – Season Three

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch – Season Two

DS9 Rewatch:  Season One The series really starts to round into form with it’s second season, with the actors seeming to be much more comfortable in their roles.  More Dominion stuff, more Bajoran stuff, more Garak.  Here are my episode thoughts: Episodes 1, 2, 3 – The Homecoming, The Circle, The Siege:  A rare three… Continue reading Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch – Season Two

Movie Review – Star Trek Into Darkness

There will be spoilers.  You are warned. If there’s anything I know from reading reactions to Star Trek Into Darkness, it’s that it is very polarizing.  You are going to love it or hate it.  The middle ground ‘it was decent’ option is pretty darn uncommon. To best prepare you for discussing STID, I’m going… Continue reading Movie Review – Star Trek Into Darkness

The Best of Both Worlds Movie Event

I went to the movies last night, and it was to watch a TV show.  The Best of Both Worlds, the biggest sci-fi show cliffhanger ever, got the Blu-Ray treatment, and so it also got a theatrical event.  There were three main parts to the show.  First, a making-of feature talking to the starts, writers,… Continue reading The Best of Both Worlds Movie Event

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch – Season One

Since we finally bit the bullet and signed on with Netflix, I decided it was high time to re-watch my favorite Star Trek series, Deep Space Nine.  There are a few rough patches, but I enjoyed S1 quite a bit more than I anticipated. Some general thoughts first.  Bashir was so annoying at first, wasn’t… Continue reading Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Rewatch – Season One

Book Review – Redshirts (or: Dead Ensigns is going to be the name of my next band)

If you’re like I was when reading the early reviews, this one might frustrate you, because I’m going to try not to spoil things too badly.  It’s not going to be easy, though, as Redshirts is not like most sci-fi books you might read.  You’re going to make assumptions about this book, John Scalzi’s latest,… Continue reading Book Review – Redshirts (or: Dead Ensigns is going to be the name of my next band)

Friday Finds – Kung Fu and Carmen Sandiego

Well, it was a busy week for me, though most of the creative juices were used at the Sabres site I run.  They had a rough week, what can I say?  Still, I got OGT out, and it’s one of my all time favorites, River City Ransom.  Check it out if you haven’t yet.  On… Continue reading Friday Finds – Kung Fu and Carmen Sandiego