“Star Trek: Prodigy” is the franchise’s most unexpected surprise…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!***** Created by Kevin and Alex Hageman and overseen by an Alex Kurtzman-led team of producers, the Paramount+/Nickelodeon coproduction Star Trek: Prodigy (PRO) is a new animated Star Trek series consciously geared towards younger audiences, after the debut of the more adult (and arguably less mature) Star Trek: Lower Decks. Having recently finished 20…

Star Trek: The Original Series; examining “Metamorphosis,” 55 years later…

*****55-YEAR OLD STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!***** The Star Trek Original Series (TOS) episode “Metamorphosis” was first broadcast via the NBC network on November 10th, 1967. This was a heady time for the sophomore series, with creator Gene Roddenberry producing, along with some terrific writing talent attached to the show, including script editor Dorothy Fontana (1939-2019), and prolific…

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…

San Diego Comic Con 2022 returns at full-strength…

Welcome Back, San Diego Comic Con. With the cancellation of San Diego Comic Con 2020 and the much smaller capacity San Diego Comic Con ‘Special Edition’ over last year’s Thanksgiving weekend, SDCC returned in all of its 130,000 attendee glory this past week (July 20th-July 24th), and it was both good and a little terrifying…

Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, S1.3; “Ghosts of Illyria” shares a few secrets…

*****STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!!****** This week’s episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, “Ghosts of Illyria”, is a return to a storytelling device we’ve seen several times in the earliest episodes of new Star Trek series; the ship-wide epidemic. It was done in The Original Series’ (TOS) “The Naked Time,” The Next Generation’s (TNG) “The Naked Now”…

Future Redux: “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” exits spacedock…

******STARSHIP-SIZED SPOILERS!****** Two years ago, sometime after Star Trek Discovery’s second season finale, I made a case on behalf of other Star Trek fans for a possible Captain Pike “Star Trek” series. Well, two years later, and the powers-that-be at Paramount+ have heard our pleas. “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” is a reality now, continuing…