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Star Trek returns to the small screen

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Yet another Star Trek series is coming in 2017 on CBS All Access.  Those last two words are the interesting part of that sentence.  The premier will be on broadcast TV, the rest of the series will be on their streaming video service.  My guess is that they figure that SciFi nerds are more likely to be cable cutters anyway.

The article really doesn’t say much about the show itself.  That’s pretty much limited to “… introduce new characters seeking imaginative new worlds and new civilizations, while exploring the dramatic contemporary themes that have been a signature of the franchise since its inception in 1966.”

This will bring the number of Star Trek TV series to an even half dozen.

  1. Star Trek
  2. ST: The Next Generation
  3. ST: DS9
  4. ST: Voyager
  5. ST: Enterprise
  6. ST: To Be Announce

The original series was  the best of the shows.  TNG was good when it wasn’t being preachy.  DS9 did it’s best work when it did what Babylon 5 did previous season.  I called ST:V ST:Lost in Space, which it should have been.  I liked Enterprise.  Especially in the third season, when they told some excellent multi-show story arcs.

If I had to guess, I’d say this new series will have more influence from the last two movies (third in the works).

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Sunday SciFi: Star Trek Phase II restores the time line

Sunday, September 1st, 2013


It seems that ACME has improved their quality since Wiley E. Coyote was a customer.

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Sunday SciFi: Top Ten Red Shirts who weren’t wearing Red Shirts

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

Tor publishing has created a list of The 10 Most Memorable Trek Redshirts Not Dressed in Red

10.) Crewman Green (Uniform Color: Gold), “The Man Trap”

9.) Joe (Uniform Color: Blue), “The Naked Time”

8.) Robert Tomlinson (Uniform Color: Gold), “Balance of Terror”

7.) Lee Kelso (Uniform Color: Beige?), “Where No Man Has Gone Before”

6.) Karen Tracy (Uniform Color: Blue), “Wolf in the Fold”

5.) Latimer (Uniform Color: Gold), “The Galileo Seven”

4.) Sam (Uniform Color: Pink Bathrobe), “Charlie X”

3.) D’Amato (Uniform Color: Blue), “That Which Survives”

2.) Arlene Galway (Uniform Color: Blue), “The Deadly Years”

1.) Sam Kirk (Uniform Color: Civilian Orange Colored thing), “Operation—Annihilate!”

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Friday B-Movie Pick: The Wrath of Khan

Friday, June 8th, 2012

The Wrath of Khan

Let us set the Way Back Machine to 1982. Yup, 30 years ago, the best Star Trek movie ever was released. This one had the original TOS cast, with Leonard Nimoy directing, a fine looking Kirstie Alley as the Vulcan Lt. Saavik, and Ricardo Montalban as Khan. One of the reasons this movie was so cool was that they took it away from Roddenberry and put in more military style uniforms, and modeled the space battles after Age of Sail naval battles instead of cold war submarine battles. If you grew up on TNG, DS9, or Lord have mercy, Voyager, do yourself a favor and check The Wrath of Khan out.

Friday B-Movie Pick Archive

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William Shatner is back!

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

Ok, William Shatner never really left.  The man best known for his Role as Captain James T. Kirk, of the Starship Enterprise, is 80 years old and still rocking.

He has a new album out, Seeking Major Tom is space themed collection featuring his return to his cool defining cover of the Elton John/Bernie Taupin hit Rocketman.

The people who helped lay down the tracks, complete with bumpers of actual space radio traffic & cuts from Shatner’s version of Major Tom, is amazing. Johnny Winter, Lyle Lovett, Steve Miller, Brad Paisley and Peter Frampton plus a bunch of others.

It really is a fun album, and Shatner’s unique vocal talents stand out on tracks like Mr. Spaceman, Space Cowboy, and She Blinded Me with Science.

Check it out!

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Sunday SciFi: New Star Trek: Phase 2 trailer

Sunday, March 25th, 2012

If you haven’t seen Star Trek Phase 2 yet, check it out!

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Sunday SciFi: Star Trek Weapons

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

 Yes, I own both of those.  No problem with Geek Cred here.

This is the same image I have loaded on flicker, just punched it up a bit.

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Sunday SciFi: Firefly Star Trek Crossover pick

Sunday, August 8th, 2010

Don’t get your hopes up.  I’m guessing this is just a bit of fan artwork.

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Sunday SciFi: Star Trek Phase II

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

I’ve mentioned this group of uber-fans before, but they deserve their own Sunday SciFi post.

Star Trek Phase II is an entirely fan produced continuation of the ST:TOS series.  It’s the brain child of James Cawley, who had a couple of bridge scene cameos in the latest Star Trek movie.

They have produced five (six if you count their first effort that they don’t list at their web site anymore, but I have on DVD) high quality episodes. Some of these episode have been written by ST:TOS writers, and/or have had ST:TOS actors in staring role, and one had a guest starring role by Denise Crosby.

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How Sir Patrick should have been knighted

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Ok, it’s a “Photoshop” job, but I like it.

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