“Star Trek: Prodigy” safely docks at Netflix…

Some good news to relay on this Friday the 13th; Star Trek: Prodigy, my favorite series of animated Star Trek since Star Trek: The Animated Series (1973-4), has found a new home with Netflix after its unceremonious and illogical removal from the Paramount+ streaming platform. Paramount+ was intended to be Star Trek’s one-stop place to…

The unlikely episode that launched Star Trek: “The Man Trap” (1966)…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!***** When fans today think of the ‘first’ Star Trek episode, they tend to (not incorrectly) think of the pilot episodes “The Cage” and “Where No Man Has Gone Before,” but neither of those pilots were broadcast first. In fact, “The Cage” wasn’t broadcast in full until 1986 (the same year I bought it…

San Diego Comic Con 2023 soldiered on, despite some new challenges…

Comic Con Returns Once again, my wife and I returned to San Diego Comic Con, as we have almost every year for nearly the last two decades. The last time the event was cancelled outright came in 2020, the year the COVID pandemic changed everything, and prematurely ended millions of lives around the world. That’s…

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, S2.5: “Charades” deconstructs Spock…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!****** This week’s episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds takes a rare look at the human half of the stoic, self-identifying Vulcan science officer, Spock (Ethan Peck).  Like last season’s “Spock Amok,” “Charades” sees Lt. Spock feeling not quite himself, at a particularly bad time—as his Vulcan fiancée and prospective in-laws come aboard…

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, S2.3: “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow” allows time for romance…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!***** This week’s episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow,” may take its title from the Bard’s “Macbeth,” but the story itself solders together elements from many past Treks, including The Original Series’ “City on the Edge of Forever,” “Space Seed” and Star Trek: Enterprise’s “Carpenter Street.” Fortunately, there…

A few words about the unjust cancellation (and removal) of “Star Trek: Prodigy”…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS***** Just as I was thankful to my Paramount+ subscription for last Thursday’s sensational episode of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” ( “Ad Astra Per Aspera” ), I was abruptly blindsided the next day by news that the streaming service was cancelling—and removing—the entirety of “Star Trek: Prodigy” from its platform, despite the fact…

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, S2.2: “Ad Astra Per Aspera” is easily the best modern Star Trek episode to date…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!***** Last season of “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” ended with the USS Enterprise’s first officer, Commander Una Chin-Riley (Rebecca Romijn), aka “Number One,” being taken into custody by Captain Batel’s security team, once Starfleet got wind of the fact that she was a genetically-engineered Illyrian masquerading as a human (genetic enhancement is forbidden…