Three new Star Trek trailers beamed down to New York Comic Con 2022…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!****** Until last week’s New York Comic Con, there wasn’t a lot of solid news on the Star Trek front, beyond rumors floated on “Star Trek Day,” (September 8th). Then, suddenly, we got three new trailers for upcoming Star Trek. While two of the trailers are little more than teasers, the trailer for season…

Log entry for Star Trek Las Vegas 2022, aka “The 56-Year Mission”…

The Search for Space? The annual Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas, renamed ‘the 56-Year Mission’ due to a lost license with Paramount/CBS, has returned to Las Vegas, has returned to the strip, but in a different venue this year–Bally’s Hotel and Casino–due to the refurbishment of its traditional host, The Rio, just down the…

Scanning all Star Treks (1966-present)…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!***** With the annual Star Trek Las Vegas convention (aka “the 56 Year Mission”) right around the corner, I thought this might be a good time to take an overview of the entire televised Star Trek franchise. I’d previously examined all of the Star Trek feature films, so I thought I might explore…

Star Trek: Discovery is “Coming Home” after a turbulent 4th season…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** I swore I wasn’t going to focus on episodic recaps of “Star Trek: Discovery” (DSC) anymore because, as I said in an earlier column, the negative feedback I received (much of it in since-deleted racist/sexist/homophobic comments & emails) was just not worth it. Conversely, if I wrote any legitimate criticisms of the…

Star Trek: Singing the Body Electric…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD FOR TOS, TNG, PICARD, DISCOVERY***** With apologies to both Walt Whitman and Ray Bradbury, Star Trek’s attitudes on ‘the body electric’ have undergone a paradigm shift from 1966 to 2021. The season one finale of Star Trek: Picard, S1.10: “Et in Arcadia Ego, Part 2″ saw Admiral Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) awakening…

Star Trek: Discovery, S4.7: “…But to Connect” reaches out

Happy New Year! To longtime readers/subscribers; I apologize for this Star Trek: Discovery review being a couple days late, but New Year’s Eve as well as a new Disney+ series set in a galaxy far, far away made things a bit more busy than usual, so without further ado, let’s get Trekking… *****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!***** The…

Star Trek: Discovery, S4.6: Batten down the hatches for “Stormy Weather”…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!****** The latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery, “Stormy Weather, ” is available for streaming now, and it’s yet another example of some recognizable Trek concepts mashed together and refurbished to advance a season-long arc. As with other entries recently, the character moments more than compensate for any shortcomings in story originality. After 800-plus…

Star Trek: Discovery, S4.5: “The Examples” aren’t easily given…

******STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!****** The latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery’s 4th season, “The Examples,” is available for streaming now on Paramount+. Written by Kyle Jarrow and directed by Lee Rose, “The Examples” is, itself, a classic example of the intersecting A and B stories; a structure that became a staple of the Star Trek franchise…

Star Trek: Discovery, S4.3: “Choose To Live” is about being there for others…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** This week’s episode, written by Terry Hughes Burton and directed by Christopher J. Byrne, sees Discovery and her crew return to Ni’Var, the planet once known as Vulcan (and childhood home to Michael Burnham) to investigate an ongoing space anomaly and chase down rogue space pirate nuns. While I enjoyed the episode…

Star Trek: Discovery, S4.2; “Anomaly” is all about the characters…

*******STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!******** Better Late Than Never… In the wake of last week’s announcement that Netflix would no longer be distributing Star Trek: Discovery in foreign markets (an announcement unfortunately timed right after the Destination London Star Trek convention, and only two days before Season 4’s debut in North America), Paramount+ and PlutoTV have reached…