New trailers & teasers beam down for Star Trek’s “First Contact Day”…

*****POSSIBLE SPOILERS!!***** April 5th marks Star Trek’s “First Contact Day”—the fictional future holiday marking the creation of warp drive and ‘first contact’ with the Vulcans in 2063 (42 years away). Not unlike that tumultuous time in Star Trek’s imaginary future, the past year has seen some tremendous challenges as well (a deadly global pandemic, an…

Personal Log, Supplemental: Getting the second COVID-19 vaccination shot…

Supplemental Log: Stardate April 1st, 2021. For those readers who follow this site, I chronicled getting my first COVID-19 vaccination shot so that my fellow Star Trek/sci-fi fans (and valued readers) facing vaccination might have an idea of what to expect. Well, the first vaccination went just fine; a little ache in the injection arm,…

“The Man From Earth: Holocene” (2017) isn’t aging gracefully….

*****14,000 YEARS OF SPOILERS!!***** In The Beginning… After reviewing “The Man From Earth” (2007) only a week or so ago, and doing a retrospective on “One Million Years B.C.” (1966) shortly afterward, you might think I was on a caveman binge lately, but no, it wasn’t intentional. However, after reviewing “The Man From Earth”, I…

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…

Star Trek: Discovery, S3.11: “Su’kal” is a mystery wrapped in an enigma…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS AHEAD!!***** The latest episode of Star Trek: Discovery’s third season, “Su’kal”, is available on CBS-AA, and it is the first episode following the departure of regular cast member Michelle Yeoh. Written by Anne Coffell Saunders (“Battlestar Galactica”) and directed by Norma Bailey, “Su’kal” also unravels the mystery of the galaxy-wide calamity known as…

Star Trek: Discovery, S3.10: “Terra Firma, Part 2”

****SPACETIME DOORWAY-SIZED SPOILERS!!**** The conclusion to last week’s episode of Star Trek: Discovery is now available for streaming on CBS-All Access. “Terra Firma, Part 2” is written by Kalinda Vasquez, Bo Yeoh Kim, Erika Lippolt, Alan McElroy and directed by Chloe Domont. Overall, the story is a fitting sendoff to the character of Philippa Georgiou…