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The Great unmade? Star Trek Phase II

Once syndication had established there was a massive interest in Star Trek, after blinkered scheduling had driven the original run into a Network Black Hole , Gene Rodenberry was determined to resurrect his cast of future Utopian interplanetary explorers on screen, big or small. Initial scripts morphed into the curious case of the lost series, Star Trek […]

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Review: Star Trek Beyond

“Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship  Ennui..” Or so it seems at the beginning of Star Trek Beyond. Three years into her five year deep space mission to explore new life etc, Chris Pine as Enterprise’s Captain Jim Kirk is beginning to feel things, in one of many meta jokes, […]

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Scene Is Believing: Star Trek (2009)

J J Abrams registers births, marriages and deaths The most emotionally satisfying and thrilling sequence in J J Abrams’ reboot of Gene Rodenberry’s “wagon train to the stars” must be the pre-title opener. Yet it barely (!) features any of the characters we know and love. What it does do is boldly set out the motivation […]

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Sympathy For The Devil? Star Trek The Undiscovered Country’s General Chang

“Guess who’s coming to dinner?” The Klingon General Chang may be a deep space cold warrior, a warlord “frightened of change” as Kirk puts it, but as portrayed with deft skill by Christopher Plummer, issuing silken, veiled threats with poker faced guile, he is deliciously cultivated. Chang quotes Shakespeare at the drop of a Bat’leth, be it […]

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Drew’s Views On The Star Wars Sequels

It’s been a while since it was announced that Disney bought Star Wars, but facts have been few and far between. While my first thoughts are well documented, I figured the recent announcement of the director of Episode VII being JJ Abrams would be as good a time as any to combine my thoughts into written words. […]

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PODCAST: Drew Talks Star Trek on “The Ready Room”

I was invited to participate in the roundtable discussion on Trek.fm‘s “The Ready Room” podcast this past weekend. Trek.fm is a Star Trek news site with a series of podcasts they produce on a weekly basis. This particular episode was on “Star Trek: First Contact”, the eighth in the long line of Star Trek movies. […]

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Guilty Pleasures: Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Kirk: What does God need with a starship? McCoy: Jim, what are you doing? Kirk: I’m asking a question. “God”: Who is this creature? Kirk: Who am I? Don’t you know? Aren’t you God? Out of all the original cast Star Trek films, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier is the one that seems to regularly […]

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