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Star Trek’s relationship to the subjects of religion or spirituality has been complicated. Star Trek’s creator, Gene Roddenberry, was known for being a secular humanist with a skeptical attitude toward religion, and few of Star Trek’s main human characters delve…
In 2001, just a few months prior to the tragedy of 9/11, two series aired their final episodes: Star Trek: Voyager and Xena: Warrior Princess. Although ratings for Voyager had dropped considerably during its run, the series remained UPN’s…
This is part of a series of reviews we’re calling Movies/TV Shows that Predicted Trump, where we discuss the media that foretold (in ways both large and small) the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the United …
As Nimoy himself illustrated throughout his professional life, there was so much more to him than his unique portrayal of a super-intelligent extraterrestrial who did his best to minimize emotion.
Last time, I looked at the best time travel episodes from the first three Star Trek television series: TOS, TAS, and The Next Generation. In this article, I'll look at what are, in my view, the best time travel episodes from the next three series, Deep Space Nine, Voyager, and Enterprise.
Within the six Star Trek TV series, there are dozens of episodes that involve time travel, and I'll be looking at the ones that did it best.
But while I think there are many commonalities, it's the differences that, to my mind, make Jaylah a far superior character to Rey. So, you may ask, what are these differences? Let's compare, shall we?
“But like its two predecessors, Beyond’s focus on being fun is at the expense of being something meaningful. It's dumb fun, which more or less sums up the Trek reboot series.”
Part two of a two part ranking of all 12 Star Trek films, from worst to first.
Part one of a two part ranking of all 12 Star Trek films, from worst to first.
“The third season finale ‘The Best of Both Worlds’ was not only a culmination of TNG’s third year; it was the culmination of what TNG had achieved by this point.”
Kirk and Spock join the alien version of the A-Team as they search for the soul of an ancient messiah figure, and we promise reading this recap will not put you on any kind of government watch list.
UPDATED on Nov. 22, 2015! “Casual fans today might be under the impression the episode resulted in boycotts, death threats, and people marching in the streets, but the contemporary record tells a different story.”
“Of course, sequels are a big way for Hollywood to keep revenue up, but some movies are being designed with sequels in mind before they’ve even proven there’s interest in a series.”
A new sort-of Star Trek series is coming to sort-of TV. But are you willing to shell out $6 a month to watch it?
“When one is seriously contemplating putting Porthos on the list, there’s an issue there.”
“They had good performances by the guest actor or actress who played them, they brought out the best in the regular characters they interacted with, and added something interesting to the overall saga.”
When the original Star Trek tries to imagine life under a female starship captain, the results are 100 times more nightmarish than you can imagine.
“Aaaand it basically looks like a watermelon with a handle. I guess the Slavers took juicing very seriously. ”
“It’s been written that what dates Star Trek: The Next Generation as an ‘80s show more than anything is the presence of a therapist on the bridge. But what does that mean? Does it mean that therapy became chic in the ‘80s, but is going to fade in importance?”