Star Trek is a science fiction television series documenting the adventures of the Starship Enterprise.
Part I : Kirk versus Spock - The Captain of the Enterprise Always Wins the Episode
Photo by Gage Skidmore 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 typically the one walking away and licking his wounds .
Review of 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' 1.9
An excellent, powerful episode 1.9 of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds up on Paramount Plus this past Thursday, which can only be described as momentous. Here's why:
Paramount's Taking Us To Strange New Worlds
It’s A Strange New World For Trekkies We’ve always known that William Shatners’ James T. Kirk was not the first man to pilot the USS Enterprise. Before the charismatic and rogueish Captain James Tiberius Kirk, Captain Christopher Pike was the man in the chair. Now, thanks to Paramount and Paramount Plus, we are treated to a look at the years the Enterprise was under the command of Captain Pike and his science officer, Spock.
The Inspiration for Our Favorite Star Trek Characters
Photo by Gage Skidmore Captain James T. Kirk Kirk was inspired by C.S. Forester’s Horatio Hornblower. Derived from Admiral Horatio Nelson, the literary character was driven by duty, while his courage and skillful cunning cemented his place in the popular culture. At the same time, the larger than life figure had a sense of the rest of us at his core, and Kirk followed suit. “The introspective captain is continually burdened by fear and self-doubt,” writes Nathan Miranda of Screenrant.com.
Review of 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' 1.5
Well, I said in my review of last week's episode 1.4 of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds that what I was most really liking was the way young Lt. Spock was being portrayed in this excellent new series. And sure enough, I was rewarded today with episode 1.5 which was all about Spock.
Prometheus to Cyborg:
The modern human being distinguished by its highly developed brain, capacity for well-articulated speech, and abstract reasoning, seem to have evolved significantly from its origins, advancing by leaps and bounds into a post-humanistic future.
Review of 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' 1.3
There was a science fiction story I read a long long time ago -- back in the late 1950s, I think, when as a kid I first began devouring science fiction -- "Enchanted Village" (1950) I think, by A. E. Van Vogt But I remember the story as as clear as day. An astronaut is stranded on a planet with a barely hospitable environment, and struggles to survive. He comes up with all sorts of strategies and fixes. [Spoiler follows for this story.] In the end, he's feeling great. But not because he's come up with ways to make the environment more comfortable for human life. He's in great shape because the environment has changed him into an alien life form happy as a clam in the hostile environment.
Review of 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' 1.4
Star Trek: Strange New Worlds continues to be the best Star Trek since the original series, even more like TOS than was TNG, even though both had standalone episodes. Indeed, both had great episodes and great characters, but TOS and SNW both have Spock, who is right up there with the great captains as a transcendent character. And Pike increasingly strikes me as Kirk at his best.
Review of 'Star Trek: Picard' 2.10
A strong season two finale of Star Trek: Picard on Paramount+, with at least a handful of scenes that were memorable, brought tears to the eyes, and were otherwise very good to see. Let's divide them between resolved and opening up a new vista:
Review of 'Star Trek: Picard' 2.9
I'll start off this review of Star Trek: Picard 2.9 by saying I thought it easily was the best episode of the season. Every major character was sharpened, in some cases to the point of having an epiphany, in other cases with the result of being transformed into something very different from what they were all season.
Review of 'Star Trek: Picard' 2.8
Well, all kinds of profound developments in episode 2.8 of this strange season of Star Trek: Picard, with all kinds of plots and subplots milling around.
Review of 'Star Trek: Picard' 2.7
Star Trek: Picard 2.7 was a bit of a turkey, more specifically the Picard in a coma on a couch part, but the rest, including the last scene with Picard with Guinan in her bar, was well worth watching.