Discovery Short Treks, 3 of 4: “The Brightest Star”…

After fighting with my CBS-All Access streaming service for about 40 minutes, I was finally able to stream the latest Star Trek: Discovery “Short Trek” through my iPhone and later onto my 21” computer monitor.   Attempts to watch it on my living room TV via my Roku ended in many strangled curse words and…

Star Trek Discovery, Short Treks 2: “Calypso”…

CBS-All Access has just released the 2nd of four planned Star Trek: Discovery “Short Trek” vignettes; the first was the Ensign Tilly-as-diplomat offering “Runaway,” and now we have “Calypso”, another two-character piece which uses none of the regular Discovery cast.  “Calypso” runs only 18 minutes, but manages to raise a TON of questions about the future of…

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…

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 Two: August 2nd, 2018…

Here’s a link to the events of Star Trek Las Vegas Day One. Day two began a bit uneventfully.  I put on my Star Trek Discovery cosplay, which consists of a  “Disco” t-shirt, black sweats and exercise shoes. Before I continue, I wish to say thank you to the producers and particularly the costume designers…

San Diego Comic Con 2018, Day 2 Megapost…

San Diego Comic Con, Day 2 (technically Day 3, if you include Wednesday’s Preview Night) is almost at a close.  My plate wasn’t too full today.  Comic Con is made a little easier when you stop spending the entire day trying to get into Hall H and Ballroom 20 events, as I’ve done long ago.  No…

San Diego Comic Con 2018: Day One Megapost…

Last night was Preview Night; the champagne bottle breaking on the four-day geek mecca known as San Diego Comic Con. Today was Day One. Let the revelry begin! Earlier this year, I wrote a 50th anniversary salute to one of my favorite movies of all-time; “2001: A Space Odyssey.”  Today I attended an anniversary panel for the film….

WonderCon 2018 is a wrap…

What a weekend! My wife and I (along with our friend/longtime-partner-in-crime Ali) spent last Friday afternoon through Sunday evening in the fair city of Anaheim (a half hour away at maximum warp and home of Disneyland) attending WonderCon.  I’ve heard WonderCon described as ‘Comic Con Jr.’  It has many of the same elements that comprise Comic Con…

Star Trek: The Animated Series 45 years later…

14 years before  “Star Trek: The Next Generation”  debuted in 1987, there was an earlier Star Trek spinoff series; the often (unfairly) maligned animated Star Trek series, which debuted on Saturday morning television in the fall of 1973. Star Trek The Animated Series (TAS), a Lou Scheimer/Filmation production, was, in essence a continuation of the prematurely cancelled original…

Gallifrey One, Day Two: The Doctors will see you now…

The second day of our stay at the annual “Gallifrey One” Doctor Who convention in L.A. was nicely eventful. Started off the day by getting into my “Stone Trek” Fred Flintstone/Star Trek mashup cosplay.  Though Gallifrey One is primarily a Doctor Who convention, I’d seen other Star Trek cosplayers in attendance the previous night, so…