Classically, Star Trek has been reserved for Geeks, Dweebs, Nerds, Squares, Squints, and any other goofy, unpopular type you can think of. However, recently it has gained traction like never before, with a movie reboot with an alternate timeline.
The Borg aren’t Swedish. Nope. Not even a parsec close. Sorry, Lily, as much as they sound as if they’re working for IKEA, slinging Swedish meatballs in the food market cafe, those dangerous cyborgs don’t hail from Stockholm. Just ask Locutus—call him Jean-Luc Picard if you’re feeling sweetly nostalgic before his fabled Borgification.
Star Trek: The Next Generation warps a careful path through complex challenges of overwhelming artificial intelligence. Indeed. If Captain Jean-Luc Picard learned one important thing from his Starfleet Academy training—or by reading Captain’s Logs of his predecessor, James T. Kirk—it’s the subtle intricacies of effectively dealing with synthetic smarts.
Star Trek deals deliriously in deadly, dangerous artificial intelligence. Yeah, that’s quite a dizzying mouthful. Prefer abbreviations? Call it hostile A.I. for the trendy, discerning sci-fi guy. Whichever term you prefer, bad machines plague Starfleet crews for decades.
Star Trek fills the sly sci-fi bill for assembling a colorful, iconic cast of Trekkers. Gene Roddenberry’s entertainment legacy is chock full of memorable characters. Household names like Mister Spock, Uhura, or Captain Kirk prompt a friendly smile and fun reaction from most everybody around. We all know the bad boy and girl Klingons. It’s even been said some of the most primitive world cultures recognize actors such as William Shatner as a global science fiction icon. Data and Captain Jean-Luc Picard hailing from Next Generation remain well known by even the most casual Trekkie.
I wrote for Star Trek: The Next Generation. It's a good thing to establish that fact right off the bat. Fans can offer their passionate opinion on all things Trek, but as writer of a TNG episode, I helped to shape one of Star Trek's most beloved incarnations.
Hello, and welcome back to The Great Debates where I settle pop culture's biggest scores, and this time I've got phasers ready.
One of the things that has made Star Trek endure is the duking it out that takes place between Kirk and Spock at the end. The successful formula always had the two giants trying to gain the upper hand in the interpretation of events. So in case you hadn't noticed, the winner usually lands Kirk in the win column, while Spock can't figure out why he's left licking his wounds.
If you were the Traveler, who could you shapeshift into and remain undetected? Or, if you don’t want to be that sinister, who could you replace on the team and the effect not be felt? Well, let’s run through the contenders.
Whenever Enterprisecomes up I get annoyed, and the thought of "Judgement" just boils me over. The season two episode represents what Enterprise could have been had it continued along this path. Instead, low ratings sent executives in search of action/adventure to save the series and doomed the possibilities. How sad.
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.