Screenwriter, book author, and producer. Wrote for 'Star Trek: The Next Generation & Deep Space Nine,' and has created docudramas for cable TV and the web.
How Star Trek’s Most Sexually Charged Movie Scene Was Nearly Lost
Star Trek III: The Search For Spock continued the original feature film’s loose trilogy started by Nicholas Meyer with Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan (1982), and while it’s not as critically praised, it’s a landmark in Trek canon for several compelling reasons. Much is made over Spock’s ‘resurrection’ - after Leonard Nimoy was lured back to Trek’s fold with directing his first major motion picture –– but there’s an underlying texture of sexuality which nearly overshadows Spock returning to life. Indeed, the racy moment was initially deemed so risqué or plain silly, that Paramount Pictures executives nearly kept the sexually charged scene on the cutting room floor.
‘The Game’ of Pokémon Go According to Next Generation’s Wesley Crusher
“Shut up, Wesley!” – Captain Picard in “Datalore,” Star Trek: The Next Generation, First Season. It was an excruciatingly memorable moment when Patrick Stewart’s noble Starship leader blasted young Wesley Crusher in his distinctive baritone voice. Captain Picard admonished Wesley and shushed his Chief Medical Officer’s son in dramatic fashion. He only said it once on Next Generation, but he’d never be saying it these days. Wesley Crusher—aka actor Wil Wheaton—can now officially be numbered among Earth’s iconic, and even mythic champions. Not that Wesley didn’t do some truly incredible shit before, but this isn’t only technical geeky bliss, but also truly Earth-shattering. Wesley Crusher warned us. We didn’t listen. Now, a Japanese video game, Pokémon Go, has taken us over. Will the galaxy and then the universe be next for the harvesting?
Star Trek Sex
Space is the sexual frontier. In Will Stape's Star Trek Sex: Analyzing the Most Sexually Charged Episodes of the Original Series, he explores the fun, sexy, flashy, and lusty world of the original Trek. Covering important and sexually charged moments in the series, Stape analyzes each scene within the Star Trek universe, while focusing on the sexual human (and inhuman) play that has made Star Trek into the beloved and iconic franchise that it is today. Read Stape's five favorite excerpts below…