In defense of “Star Trek: Generations”

Twenty three years ago, on a brisk November night (brisk for California, anyway) a friend and I went out to the first night’s showing of Star Trek Generations (GEN).   The theater we saw GEN in was a relatively new multiplex only about a mile and a half from my old apartment, alongside the train…

’Twas the week before “Jedi”….

‘Twas the week before “Jedi”, and out in the void Kylo ’n troopers were stirring; and one little droid Green wreaths were hung on the doors with care, In hopes that Luke Skywalker soon would be there; The rebels were ready, all snug in their ships, One more week to blow the First Order to bits……

A year of “Musings…”

As I look at the date on my computer’s calendar, I realize that it’s been a full year since I first began this blog (!).  Wow… one year and 80-odd entries later, and it’s still a tremendous source of personal pleasure for me. I remember hemming and hawing about starting this blog, trying to decide…

“Star Trek: Discovery” and “The Orville”; two versions of the same show?

Blade Runner’s Tyrell Corporation (in the 1982 original) had an interesting slogan for its humanoid ‘replicants’; “More human than human.”  In a way, Fox’s Star-Trek-by-any-other-name TV series “The Orville” is the Tyrell answer to Star Trek’s latest (and arguably least familiar feeling) incarnation, “Discovery.” It’s been over 12 years since the previous Trek TV series “Enterprise” was…