Star Trek is a science fiction television series documenting the adventures of the Starship Enterprise.
Movie Trek 2: Chilled Revenge
The Wrath of Khan pretty much saved Star Trek. The Motion Picture had been a very successful failure. It had made a lot of money in the box office, but had cost an enormous amount to make, badly affecting the profits. Paramount were eager to make more Star Trek films but wanted to avoid the mistakes of the first movie, and above all, wanted to keep costs under control. Gene Roddenberry was sidelined, to the chagrin of some members of the cast, and the indifference of others. Various people worked on the script, with Nicholas Meyer fulfilling the final version, without accepting a writer's credit. The Wrath of Khan has a glowing reputation among fans, and while it's not the flawless classic some see it as, it's a good candidate for the strongest of the original run of Star Trek films. It's a very different beast to The Motion Picture, ditching much of the high concept philosophical science fiction in favour of a personal story of vengeance in a military setting.
Movie Trek 1: Impossible Vistas, Impractical Pyjamas
Periodically, the missus and I settle down for a rewatch of the Star Trek movies. That's thirteen films released over a 37-year period, so in theory gives us plenty of variety in terms of content and style. With a fourteenth film announced for summer 2023 (although don't hold your breath for them actually sticking to that date) it seemed like a good time to start the run over, and while we're at it, why not a proper write-up? However, when we do this run-through, we do often cheat a bit, and skip The Motion Picture. Not this time.
Leave a Tender Mr. Worf Moment Alone
Photo by Gage Skidmore Lt. Worf knows how to leave a tender moment alone as well as the next guy. It's just a little hard to spot sometimes. But that doesn’t mean they should be ignored. Here’s a series of moments that makes Worf a cut above when it comes to caring.
The Origins of Mary Sue
When it comes to critiques of female characters in media, one word we’ve all seen thrown around is Mary Sue. It’s a simple phrase that refers to a perfect, well liked, and often almost completely flawless character, who can be seen as unrealistic and one dimensional. But this phrase wasn’t always as mainstream as it is today. The concept of Mary Sues stemmed from the community built world of fandom. More specifically, it came from the niche little world of parody.
Part I: Best Second Tier Episodes of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'
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 my first two installments.
If This Show, Then Why Not That One
If This Show, Then Why Not that One I am more of a science fiction buff myself, and I enjoy Star Wars, Star Trek, Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek the New Generation. I remember watching Dune when it first aired in nineteen eighty-five. I enjoyed it, but it is an old show with old graphics and technologies. If they have created a more recent version of it, I do not know about it, and someone should send a complaint to their public relations office to let them know they did not do their job well!
Star Trek: The Orville
I love The Orville. It has a great dynamic between characters. There’s plenty of scifi. It’s a lot of fun. And overall, I’d say it’s scifi, and Trek, done right. I don’t think it was his intention, but MacFarlane, in trying to make a show that somewhat parodied Star Trek, while also being a homage to it, really did create a spiritual successor to Star Trek instead. This article is an updated version of my original review, written near the beginning of season one.
A world where a money system practically doesn’t exist. Yes people still work hard and procurement of wealth is present. A civilization that is more concerned with self-development and advancement of its own species than the acquisition of monetary wealth and power. Yes there is still ego and hierarchy.
Recurring Characters Give Star Trek: The Next Generation A Leg Up
Photo by Archman8 One of the many area in which Star Trek: The Next Generation was superior to the Original Series was the introduction of recurring characters. They provided a welcome change up from the typical infallibility of the main characters and returned a much more human component to the drama.
Star Trek’s Mr. Data May Never Feel But His Artificial Intelligence Definitely Makes Us Think
Photo by Gage Skidmore Robby the Robot from 1956’s Forbidden Planet may have been the first artificial intelligence movie robot to have his say. But the evolution of thinking androids in science fiction movies have come a long way – even if the limits that are tested go long beyond what I believe is possible.
JJ Abrams Didn’t Make The Voyage Home but he Followed a Similar Script
Studio ; Paramount, Poster Star Trek IV is probably the TOS film that has the most crossover between Trekkies and the rest of the popular culture. The success of The Voyage Home also probably paved the way for The Next Generation, and the save the whales premise, gave us something to hang our science fiction hats on. Even so, doesn’t the science fiction get overshadowed by all the action. Enjoyable for sure, but it's almost like a guy named JJ Abrams was responsible.
Chris Pine Hopes To Play Kirk In Tarantino’s Star Trek
Actor Chris Pine might return in Quentin Tarantino’s Star Trek as Captain Kirk. William Shatner originally played the character in the 1960’s series of the franchise.