Discovery Short Treks, 1 of 4: “Runaway”…

I’d like to begin this recap/review of the first of four Star Trek: Discovery ‘Short Treks’ by saying that I’m saddened some kind of arrangement between CBS-All Access and Netflix couldn’t be made in time to simulcast this 15-minute short to the UK and the rest of Europe. To any readers who haven’t seen it, or…

Trekker Treat? Star Trek TOS: “Catspaw”…

I absolutely adore Halloween.  It is easily my favorite holiday.  See: This is Halloween: 25 years of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”… I also love Star Trek (that’s fairly obvious if you’ve seen the rest of this site).  Like Halloween, I’ve loved Star Trek since I was a kid.  It is one of my all-time favorite entertainment franchises,…

Searching for Spock, and the issue of recasting…

News broke earlier this week that “Star Trek Discovery” has recast the role of “Spock” yet again, and the actor they’ve chosen is Ethan Peck (grandson of legendary actor Gregory Peck).  This isn’t the first time “Star Trek: Discovery” has recast a previously established role for the new series. Mark Lenard was the original actor to play…

Day 5 of Star Trek Las Vegas 2018, final log entry…

First off, I want to apologize to any readers who’ve been following my posts from Star Trek Las Vegas 2018 for the previous four days.   I meant to file a post last night, the last night of the event, but I didn’t crawl back to my hotel room till around 8:30-9 pm and my…

Star Trek Las Vegas 2018, Day 4 … a Galaxy-class surprise!

Links to previous posts on Star Trek Las Vegas: Star Trek Las Vegas, Day One: August 1st, 2018… Star Trek at Las Vegas, Day Two: August 2nd, 2018… Star Trek at Las Vegas, day 3: Keep on trekking… Now it’s the end of Day 4, and by now the whole internet is ablaze with the…

Star Trek at Las Vegas, day 3: Keep on trekking…

As the familiar narrative voice of the late Majel Barrett Roddenberry might say, “Last time on Star Trek, Last Vegas…” Star Trek Las Vegas, Day One: August 1st, 2018… Star Trek at Las Vegas, Day Two: August 2nd, 2018… Day three of the annual Star Trek convention in Las Vegas was a day for revisiting…

SyFy cancels “The Expanse,” and the grieving begins…

I’ll admit; I’m a Johnny-come-lately to “The Expanse” party, and I’ve not read the books yet, either.  But I’m a sincere, devoted and passionate fan of this TV series, and it has filled the hole in my heart that’s existed ever since reimagined “Battlestar Galactica” ended its run in 2009…a hole that even BSG’s spinoff…

My long relationship with science-fiction television…

The way it was. When I was a kid there was an emergent wave of science fiction and fantasy films in the multiplexes.  “Star Wars,” “Close Encounters of the Third Kind” and “Superman: The Movie,” as well as countless lesser-quality imitators of each, such as “Starcrash” (an exceptionally awful movie), “Hangar 18” (a dumbed-down “X-Files”…

Bad Robot Trek part 3, “Star Trek Beyond”: A return to tomorrow…

Five years after it launched, JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot production company released the last (so far?) of their quasi-reboot Star Trek trilogy, with “Star Trek Beyond” (2016). My personal scorecard for this trilogy was one hit with 2009’s “Star Trek, and one very big miss with “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013). My feelings for a third…