Trouble in paradise: “Star Trek: Insurrection” (1998)…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!****** “It was the best of times…” December of 1998 was not only a great time to be a Star Trek fan (two Star Trek series on the air, several movies, tons of popular toys/collectibles, etc), it was also a great time for me personally, as well. I was engaged to “she who is…

Is “Star Trek: Nemesis” (2002) all that bad? Yes it is, but…

Written by “Gladiator” scribe John Logan (who also wrote 2012’s “Skyfall”) and directed by famed editor Stuart Baird (who clearly had little-to-no feel for the material), “Star Trek: Nemesis” (2002) is one of the most derided entries of the Star Trek film canon. For this overview, I’m going to skip the traditional synopsis, and just…

Re-assimilating “Star Trek: First Contact” (1996)…

Making Contact. In late November of 1996, I took my non-Trekkie sister with me to see the new Star Trek movie, “First Contact.” I salute my sister for her open-mindedness since 1994’s “Star Trek: Generations” received a lukewarm response, despite my own fondness for it ( In defense of “Star Trek: Generations”). For “First Contact,”…

Star Trek: Picard, S1.10: “Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2″ delivers on the promise…

*****GIANT BORG CUBE-SIZED SPOILERS!!***** The 10th and final episode of Star Trek: Picard’s first season, “Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2” (Written by Michael Chabon and directed by Akiva Goldsman) has been released via CBS-All Access (AmazonPrime overseas), and it wraps up the freshman season’s arc in a satisfying, very Star Trek-way.  The finale is a fascinating rumination on…

Musings on the 2nd trailer for “Star Trek: Picard”…

****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** The second trailer for CBS-All Access’ new series “Star Trek: Picard” unveiled last week at New York Comic Con, and while I wasn’t there personally (wrong coast), I have seen the trailer and have some comments and observations on it, so without further ado… “Engage!” The Trailer. Musings on the trailer. Star…

“Star Trek: Picard” trailer and the First Duty Starfleet Museum…

****BORG-CUBE SIZED SPOILERS!!!**** Last week, the new CBS-All Access Star Trek series “Picard” (streaming in “early 2020”) debuted a new trailer at San Diego Comic Con that promised a few more familiar faces than previously hinted. Some of those familiar faces include Star Trek: Voyager alum “Seven of Nine” (played by a seemingly ageless Jeri…