Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) (part 11 of 13)

The camera pans across the bridge slowly, watching the instruments come online. After a good thirty seconds of watching these instruments and their online-comingness, we get to Chekov, who informs us, “Instruments back online!” Superfluousness, thy name is Pavel.

He also says there’s an energy source coming from the planet, and—say it with me now!—it’s “like nothing I’ve ever seen before.” So many energy sources are described this way in the Trek universe, it must be its own category in the Federation database. Something like “Energy Sources—Unbeforeseen. (See: Misc.).”

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Mark "Scooter" Wilson

Mark is a history guy, a graphics guy, a guy for whom wryly cynical assessments of popular culture are the scallion cream cheese on the toasted everything bagel of life. He spends his time teaching modern history at Brooklyn College, pondering the ancient Romans at the CUNY Graduate Center, and conjuring maps and illustrations for ungrateful bankers at various Manhattan monoliths. Readers are welcome to guess at reasons why he's nicknamed Scooter, with the proviso that all such submissions are guaranteed to be rather more interesting than the truth. Mark lives in the Midwood section of Brooklyn with a happy-go-lucky, flop-eared dog named Chiyo who is probably, at this very moment, waiting patiently for her walkies.

Multi-Part Article: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989)

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