S01E18 - "The Squire of Gothos" When Kirk and Sulu disappear from the bridge, the search party encounters a being with seemingly godlike powers and a dangerous sense of whimsy. Thanks to The Next Generation, I now think of Trelane as the "proto-Q." Indeed, the early TNG novel Q-Squared was one of my favorites of … Continue reading Star Trek – Season 1, Episodes 18-21
Easily the biggest story that'll hit the fan circles all day: the search for Spock is over! I had to share. Follow the link for details: http://www.startrek.com/article/ethan-peck-cast-as-discovery-s-spock
This round consists of truly top notch episodes: plenty of legal drama and the dangers of pure escapism. S01E14 - "Court Martial" Captain Kirk stands accused of murdering a crewman who harbored a personal grudge. There's something about a court procedural that works very well for TV. The minimal need for sets. The heightened … Continue reading Star Trek – Season 1, Episodes 14-17
A bit of a mixed bag this time around. You can tell me if you think I'm off base on how I'm seeing some of this. S01E10 - "Dagger of the Mind" When a madman escapes from a penal facility, an experimental mental treatment is called into question. The first appearance of the Vulcan mind … Continue reading Star Trek – Season 1, Episodes 10-13
This wonderful news came in from the Star Trek Las Vegas convention: Sir Patrick Stewart has officially announced that Jean-Luc Picard is returning in his own new TV series! Just thought I'd share. Click here for details.
The first season ramps up, moving into some truly classic territory now, where the timeless nature of the message overruns some of the "state of the art" visuals of its era. So much love for this. There was always potential from the beginning. Now we can really see it unfold. It's a pity that they … Continue reading Star Trek – Season 1, Episodes 06-09
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcu_BqK-9rQ&feature=youtu.be Following his backlash against the Star Wars prequels and Jar Jar Binks in particular, I personally carried a grudge against Pegg. Like him, I was there from the beginning. I carried on the defense of the prequels, of George Lucas, and of Jar Jar Binks because I chose to understand what the story was doing. … Continue reading Simon Pegg on Fandom and Guilt
Do the names Alexander Courage, George Duning, Jerry Fielding, Gerald Fried, Sol Kaplan, Samuel Matlovsky, Joseph Mullendore, or Fred Steiner sound familiar to you? Odds are good that even if you don't know them, you know their work. For the science fiction and/or classic television fans out there, they're best known as the composers who … Continue reading Star Trek: The Original Series Soundtrack Collection
Season 1 starts to take shape. We've got some classic aliens, some developing characters, and a mostly rock-solid beginning to the series as a whole. S01E02 - "The Corbomite Maneuver" An alien cube obstructs the path of the Enterprise, matching her move for move. When Kirk finds a way to destroy it, he must … Continue reading Star Trek – Season 1, Episodes 02-05
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yDIlBDRkPDI If you've not seen season 1, prepared to be spoiled all over the place for how it ended. OMG, I can't wait!!!