Still clinging on to the Klingons…

  Ever since last week’s debut of Star Trek Discovery’s first two episodes, I’ve been reading a lot of online fan-rage about the new look of the Klingons.  Many of them say the new Klingons look too “monstrous,” and far too different from previous interpretations seen in the Star Trek movies, Star Trek: The Next Generation and…

Star Trek Discovery’s first two episodes finally exit spacedock…

After several well-publicized delays, the launch of CBS All Access’ “Star Trek Discovery” finally happened this past Sunday night (9/24) and now that I’ve had opportunity to see the first two episodes (“Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at Binary Stars”), I’d like to offer my two (thousand) bits on this latest series to spring from the…

Tiptoeing into “The Expanse”…

“The Expanse” is a SyFy channel series that premiered in 2015, and is based on a book series by James S. A. Corey (which I’ll confess I’ve never read, let alone heard of till recently). When the show first premiered, I was intrigued by the promotional material I’d seen at Comic Con 2015; the series…

“The Orville” launches…but isn’t quite firing on all thrusters yet.

This past Sunday (Sept. 10th) marked the debut of Seth McFarlane’s new Fox sci-fi comedy series, “The Orville”; a gently (perhaps too gently) parodying Star Trek-style series that has all of the tropes and visual aesthetics of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” while attempting some  “Galaxy Quest”-style mockery of the space opera genre itself. However,…

“Contact” is still ‘okay to go’ 20 years later…

20 years ago (already??) in the summer of 1997, the film adaptation of the late Carl Sagan’s 1985 novel, “Contact” was released.  As a fan of the book, I (of course) eagerly saw it several times.  The third time was the charm, as it marked my first date with my then-future-now-present wife.   The movie…