Original, Next Gen, DS9 and Voyager.
In which Star Trek Episode, does Kirk save Spock or Spock saves Kirk? All of them. He’s Dead Jim, you get his tricorder and I’ll grab his wallet. Star Trek The Original Series was one of the first shows that … Continue reading
Chevok with his Beatles Hair, rebooted with Elvis style Susan Ivonova didn’t just drive the Babylon 5 Station….
Star Trek was groundbreaking TV – bringing the cowboys in space genre to the masses – I wonder if the show would have franchised with the more intellectual Captain Pike helming the first series. Over the franchise, we saw the … Continue reading
In the original series, the Vulcan Mind meld was more a quick way to advance the plot by information gathering. In Next Gen, the Picard -Sarek episode raised the bar on psychological acting. With Tuvok on Voyager, much more of … Continue reading
basically, a tech substitute for imagination.. so imagining in your head is like a personal holodeck Seven practices small talk unsuccessfully. then subversively but really, watching shows and being engaged with them is not that different from … Continue reading
Star Trek always had an episode where the Captain had to play lawyer and plead to extend the meaning of life to manufactured, constructed and programmed forms of beings. To separate a sentient being from an non-sentient one becomes challenging … Continue reading
So last night, it was one of the more triggery episodes. Garak, the only Cardassian on Deep Space Nine and an Intelligence Agent with an implant that turns pain into pleasure as a torture failsafe is malfunctioning. Being subject to … Continue reading
Uhura had many skills – and in fact, that was actually her line. She did not just answer the phone or be the human/computer interface. She did security, she repaired the computer and she sang. She kicked ass. … Continue reading
What Star Trek provides is a world with clear rules and even clearer exceptions to the rules. The language of the show demonstrates a certain precision, with openness to interpretation based on cultural understanding. For example, Federation people … Continue reading
The original series was originally planned to be a scientific exploration of space and all the possibilities. The network said too cerebral and the show was recast and reset as cowboys playing diplomats in space. The series alternated episodes of … Continue reading
these are the characters who’s character arcs most informed my early process until 2012 Barclay continues to be. the internet is as close to the holodeck as we currently have, eh? from 2011 and 2012, I … Continue reading
Is Captain Picard gay? Answer (1 of 13): In all timelines, Picard was a heterosexual. He had an on-again / off-again romance with Dr. Beverly Crusher. That’s pretty straight if you asked me. Where you might be sensing some “non-straight-ness” … Continue reading