In what ‘frame of mind’ do you watch “Star Trek”?

Meet the Virtual Family. Star Trek has been (“and always shall be”) a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and for the foreseeable future.  To varying degrees, I enjoy the show in all of its incarnations, past and present.  I’m as old as The Original Series (both of us debuted…

In defense of “Star Trek: Generations”

Twenty three years ago, on a brisk November night (brisk for California, anyway) a friend and I went out to the first night’s showing of Star Trek Generations (GEN).   The theater we saw GEN in was a relatively new multiplex only about a mile and a half from my old apartment, alongside the train…

Happy Life Day! The holiday season in fandom…

I’m of a certain generation (Gen Xers) who remember the Charlie Brown “Peanuts” holiday specials (with the Christmas and “Great Pumpkin” specials being standouts), and the stop-motion Rankin-Bass produced Christmas specials such as “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town”,  “Little Drummer Boy” and others. These were fond childhood memories of TV…