Star Trek is a science fiction television series documenting the adventures of the Starship Enterprise.
More Star Trek Sexism and Not so Much
Photo by Steve Cavers In response to the Five Most Sexist moments in Star Trek, the absence of Turnabout Intruder has been a mystery among readers. I think I left it off because the last episode of TOS is so blatantly obvious. The article also would have been endless. In addition,The Enemy Within has also been mentioned. So I took a look at both. I would say sexism, and at the same time, not so much.
Movie Trek 6: Once More Unto the Breach
The nineties were a great decade for Trek. The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager all aired, along with three of the Next Gen movies. But before Picard and his crew took over Trek's cinematic enterprises, there was one final outing for the original series cast. The sixth Trek film is one of the very best, a personal favourite of the TOS movies and a fine swansong for that entire era of Star Trek.
Bold Steps Forever and Ever
"To boldly go where no man has gone before," is narrated as the start in every Star Trek show and movie. The quintessential hero story of our time. Folklore is created as we tread along.
Now that you all have told me why your favorite show is the best, it's my turn to tell you that all of your choices are highly illogical. Star Trek TOS is clearly the superior option. Why? One word: Spock. Oh, you want more? Okay. This is the universe where every story ends well (of course, if you are not wearing a red shirt). You can watch it and feel comforted. You can watch it when you want to lift your mood. It's the universe where everyone would want to live - where the Earth is united, poverty solved, ecological problems gone. Watching TOS is like drinking a cup of hot chocolate while sitting in a comfortable armchair in the evening after a long, tiring day.
Movie Trek 5: We're On a Mission From God
Back on the Star Trek movie watch-a-thon (or, at least, back to having time to write it up), we reach Star Trek V: The Final Frontier, popularly considered the worst of the Trek films. To be fair, in most technical respects, it's terribly weak. William Shatner, taking his contractually-guaranteed turn as director, is not as dynamic as Leonard Nimoy or Nicholas Meyer. The effects are below the standards of any of the films that came before; the second to fourth film had Industrial Light and Magic doing the effects, but everyone at the effects house were busy working on Ghostbusters and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Bran Ferren came in to do the effects, on a ridiculously short turnaround, and it's not like his work is bad – he and his people had previously done Little Shop of Horrors and Altered States – it does mean the fifth film looks like it was older than the previous three. The Enterprise model had been damaged from overuse and touring.
Part II: Best Second Tier Episodes of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'
Photo by Gage Skidmore As in the original series, The Next Generation has a tier below "Tapestry," "All Good Things," "Yesterday’s Enterprise," and "The Inner Light." Here are installments three and four.
Even in the Next Generation, the Denouement makes All the Difference
Photo by Gage Skidmore Star Trek : The Next Generation never really mapped out the planned denouement like its original predecessor. Still, the Next Gen was able to hit the spot on multiple occasions, and here’s a few of my favorites.
Meeting the Original Star Trek Cast
The original Star Trek series first aired in 1966. It has appeared in various re-generations and reboots on television and motion picture. As endearing as all the characters have been–and the actors who portrayed them–there remains something very special about that original series and cast.
A Little Thanks George - Shatner did Steal Your Lines but he also Provided a Good Living and an Enduring Legacy
Photo by Gage Skidmore The dislike or sheer hate cast members had for William Shatner is well documented. But there never is any discussion for what the likes of George Takei owe the behemoth that was their nemesis. That would be a very good living, and a legacy that will long endure.
Star Trek: The Denouement Makes All the Difference
Photo by Gage Skidmore For as much as science fiction anchors Star Trek, its signature endings have also played a part in making The Original Series endure. They can even make a bad episode worth watching. These are five endings we can’t do without.
Star Trek Universe (part two)
Now, following on from where I left off from part one - if you have not already read it (and hopefully hearted it too) the link to this initial one is below:
5 Tough Love Quotes From Mr. Spock to Humanity
From miniskirts to civil rights, the 1960s was a period of cultural unrest and changing social mores. Gene Roddenberry’s Star Trek series addressed a lot of the issues of the day – sometimes slyly, sometimes overtly – and changed the landscape of television. Briefly. The original series only ran for three seasons, from 1966 to 1969.