While writing about which Star Trek was the best last month, my mind kept going to Deep Space Nine. Even though the show came in right in the middle as far as fan reviews, it has been my personal favorite for years. Last year, I had the chance to re-watch the entire series with my wife, who had only seen a handful of episodes on television in reruns.Read More
Trek fans can sound just like U.S. Naval Academy graduates: They know the difference between a lieutenant (junior grade) and an ensign, and they know that a crewman better stand up straight when speaking with a captain. Fictional centuries — and real-time decades — may separate all of the Star Trek incarnations, but there is a consistency in how Starfleet ranks are shown from the 22nd to the 24th centuries.Read More
Remember back in November of last year when I said I’d gladly watch any Star Trek series developed by fellow Trekkie Roberto Orci because other television shows by Orci and Kurtzman have done so well?
Well, maybe I spoke too soon.Read More
It’s probably safe to assume that you have your favorite version of Star Trek that you’ll readily defend until the sun explodes. Whether you’re an Original Series purist, a Picard-Diehard, a fan of the Abramsverse, or you just love it all, you’re one of the millions of dedicated fans across the globe.Read More
We recently talked to David R. George III on Literary Treks and did not have time to talk about his epic Crucible trilogy. He has graciously written up some answers for us on this pivotal series.Read More
In my journey through The Original Series as your Series Editor, I noticed something beginning with the Season 2 credits. For the last couple years I’d been noticing how a lot of “Star Trek” logos are lacking the curve of the E...Read More
The Doctor’s mobile emitter helped him break free from the confines of sickbay and the holodeck. Our intrepid Doctor, much to his chagrin, was a one-trick pony for most of the first two seasons of Voyager. Despite his first integration into the ship’s holodeck for the episode “Heroes and Demons,” and again merged with an alien technology to fight the diabolical clown in “The Thaw,” Doc mainly stayed in sickbay.Read More
The “Reset Button”: it’s a phrase so thrown around when talking about Voyager that no fan can escape the Trek world without it finding its way into their ears at least once. And, unlike a lot of the criticism fans give Voyager that might be subject to opinion, comments about the reset button do actually apply.Read More
While a little something was happening on the other side of the Atlantic this weekend, I was immersed in my own convention experience. It was my first time as either a volunteer or even an attendee. I went into it with little idea of what to expect, and I came out of it knowing it might be one of the best convention experiences I’ll ever have.Read More
Star Trek: Voyager is the much-maligned fourth incarnation of the Star Trek franchise. Starting in 1995 and ending its seven season run in 2001, Voyager never saw the same ratings as Star Trek: The Next Generation, nor the same high praise. Though it doesn’t suffer the same brutal slamming that Star Trek: Enterprise does, it still gets its fair share of derogatory jokes and scolding from many general Trek fans.Read More
Let’s take a look at how overall ratings stacked up in season one…Read More
Star Trek: Voyager was one of two series created with the Star Trek name without the consultation of the franchise creator Gene Roddenberry. After Roddenberry’s death in 1991, Rick Berman became the “heir apparent,” carried on with TNG and eventually created the aforementioned series.Read More
The fictional universe of Star Trek represents one possible future. That future has been assembled by numerous writers over the course of 45 years, six television series, and eleven feature films. When dealing with such a long span of time, so many contributors, and the evolving nature of society, it’s only natural that elements of this universe will change, stories will contradict one another, and early ambiguities will be filled in by later treks.Read More
Troi and Riker. Paris and Torres. Worf and Dax. Janeway and Chakotay.
Wait, Janeway and Chakotay? Yes… sort of. It’s the relationship that’s been the topic of an endless stream of discussion—and fan fiction—since the mid-1990s.Read More
On a cold January night, in the heart of Soho and a stone’s throw from London’s bustling Regent Street, I was privileged enough to be invited to a preview screening of a show I’ve loved my entire life. Thanks to SciFi Now, with a little help from Lady Luck, I won the chance to be one of the few to see the remastered Star Trek: The Next Generation pilot fresh out of spacedock, ahead of general release.Read More
Send the children into the other room for an episode of SpongeBob if you would, please. Actually, if any Vulcans are in the room, they may wish to join the children, as they may find SpongeBob preferable. Come to think of it, you might go too and make it a party. Just keep it down.
What is being written here today, no outworlder must know. Vulcans do not even discuss it amongst themselves!Read More
Wanna find out the truth? There’s an Orb for that. How about traveling back in time to meet your hero? There’s an Orb for that, too. In fact there are Orbs for all sorts of things you may want to do… if you’re Bajoran.Read More
Enterprise is often referred to as the fifth Star Trek series. In reality this is not true. There was a series between TOS and TNG that often gets overlooked. One that was created with ink and paper rather than cameras and lights. One that broke new ground for the franchise and kept Star Trek alive before the big screen voyages began. This was, of course, The Animated Series.Read More
It’s the Star Trek episode that isn’t quite Star Trek.
At the end of itssecond season, the return of The Original Series was in doubt and creator Gene Roddenberry wanted to find something to replace his imperiled show. In 1966 he had unsucessfully pitched a pilot script to Desilu studios entitled “Assignment: Earth.”Read More