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…

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…

Stephen Hawking (1942-2018); a brief tribute…

Just need to preface this post by sheepishly admitting how woefully inadequate I am to the task of summarizing one of the greatest minds of the human race, so I’m going to just skip the late Stephen Hawking’s full biography. Hawking’s life has been well-documented in media (the book & documentary “A Brief History of Time,” as…

The issue of Star Trek and its continuity….

Since the debut of the CBS-All Access series “Star Trek Discovery,” I’ve read a lot of concerns on Twitter and message boards with some Trek fans having a hard time reconciling the various inconsistencies within the 51 year canon of Star Trek lore.   In particular, the new series is drawing ire from fans who…

“Deep Space Nine” celebrates its silver (or latinum?) anniversary…

January 3rd, 2018 will mark a special stardate in Star Trek history; the 25th anniversary of the premiere of the second live-action Star Trek spinoff series, “Deep Space Nine”… I still remember the premiere of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” on January 3, 1993.  I was living in my tiny bachelor apartment at the time…

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…

Still clinging on to the Klingons…

Ever since last week’s debut of Star Trek Discovery’s first two episodes, I’ve been reading a lot of online fan-rage about the new look of the Klingons.  Many of them say the new Klingons look too “monstrous,” and far too different from previous interpretations seen in the Star Trek movies, Star Trek: The Next Generation and its…