I’m not going to kid myself, or even attempt to convince you good, Star Trek educated people that there aren’t any major, major problems with Star Trek V- The Final Frontier. Poor decisions were made, Shatners inexperience at major film direction was exposed, and even the basic art of story telling seemed to be ignored. […]Read more "Star Trek V…A Victim of Scope, Ambition and Vision."
From the outset, and the rewording of the famous Star Trek monologue, it was clear that the crew of the next generation were in space for the long haul. The five year mission had been replaced with the vague and almost ominous term, “ongoing”. This implies exploration without end, the serious prospect of an entire […]Read more "Families and Saucer Separation…A Brave Star Trek Experiment."
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 28 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]Read more "2014 in review, thanks for reading, see you in 2015!"
One of the most amazing things about Star Trek is its commitment to its own ideology, moral integrity and rule of law. For a programme that was originally billed as “Wagon Train” in space, it evolved into a credible series of morality plays that not only provoked thought, but also gave a great example of […]Read more "Is the Federation akin to the “Ancient” West?"
The scope and promise of this character from the outset was enormous. There seemed to be so many layers to unravel, not only was he the leader of the integrated Maquis (essentially a terrorist group living amongst Star Fleet), he was Also ex- Star Fleet himself as well as being from native American descent, I […]Read more "Chakotay…an embodiment of the missed opportunities of Voyager."
One of my favorite and key characters of Deep Space Nine was Gul Dukat. From the very start he was an intriguing character of whom you never fully understood, he definitely went on a journey throughout the seven seasons of DS9, however did this river meander too much? Looking at where Dukat started in season […]Read more "The “Too Many” faces of Gul Dukat…"
At the time I write this it is unbelievably the 20th anniversary of the release of “Star Trek Generations”. This massively underated movie was defined not only by the big screen debut of the next generation cast, but also the final outing of Captain Kirk. Even though Star Trek The Next Generation had enjoyed a […]Read more "Did they get it right the first time? Kirks death examined…"