I left the cinema confused. I found myself trying to convince myself this was still the Star Trek that I loved. The same Trek that had formed the commentary for my formative years. The ideas, thought and heart had been replaced with unfathomable action scenes and the Star Trek had been diluted to a watered […]Read more "Should we thank JJ for “Saving” our Star Trek?"
An accusation often leveled at Star Trek is the supposed lack of continuity from episode to episode. Story threads don’t seem to penetrate through to further instalments whilst life changing experiences often seem forgotten the following week. Personally I’m not convinced this is entirely true, however there are arguments that sometimes a lack of continuity […]Read more "Continuity and Trek…who gets the balance right?"
In all long running television series there are inevitably episodes that are generally considered by fans to be weak in either plot or production. Star Trek is absolutely not an exception to this truism. Asside from the Franky inaccurate odd and even movie myth, there are also episodes that have collectively been singled out by […]Read more "Are we wrong about “Bad” Star Trek…"
One of the things I really anticipated when I first heard about the premise of Star Trek Voyager was the potential for conflict, both internally and externally. There was scope for imaginative new villains separate from the Star Trek establishment. The crew mixture of both Star Fleet and Maquis really got me excited. The scope […]Read more "The De-Clawing of the Beasts of Voyager…"
This seems to be an ongoing thread through the many incarnations of Star Trek, the movies in particular. But right from the get go with the TOS episode “The Deadly Years” and even through to the animated series with the “Counter Clock incident” there seems to be a theme of mortality, death and the “Fountain […]Read more "Star Trek and Mortality…an unhealthy obsession…"
Having been a life long fan of the next generation, it has often confused me about how unpopular the season 2 addition of Dr Kate Pulaski was. Fans didn’t seem to warm to her despite (in my opinion) her being a more intriguing and convincing character than her predecessor. It could be put down to […]Read more "Pulaski…the logical choice."
Watching Star Trek over the past few years in all its incarnations, I’ve noticed that there is a partucular disposition towards genuine happiness, contentment and general well being. It first struck me when watching the TOS episode ” This side of paradise “. Kirk demonstrated a particular disgust for the colonists on Omicron Ceti III […]Read more "Does Star Trek despise happiness?"