Welcome to my rewatching of the original 79 episodes of the series that launched the franchise. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching “Who Mourns for Adonais?” On this date in history: The Box Tops knock Bobbie Gentry out of the #1 seat with their hit song, “The Letter.” Written by an […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.2 “Who Mourns for Adonais?” – (Original air date: Friday, September 22, 1967)"
Sure, I’m late coming around to watching this series. I’ll say this for myself, though. It’s still on the air. I’m doing better than I used to. I would forgive you if you thought this was solely a Star Trek/Star Wars blog. If you’re scrolling through my recent posts, it appears that Star Trek has […]Read more "Vikings: Season 1: Episode 1: “Rites of Passage” — a review"
Having recently completed my tour through all of the Next-Gen Era Star Trek episodes, I’ve decided to dedicate a 10-List to those I consider to be essential viewing to understand the essence of each series. Some clarification may be needed here. By “Next-Gen Era,” I am referring to the following Star Trek series: The Next […]Read more "10-List: The “Essential” Next-Gen Era Star Trek Episodes"
00:15:01 – 00:30:00 As we begin our next chapter of The Motion Picture Edition of the 15-Minute Federation, we join Admiral James T. Kirk in his gray-and-white uniform. He’s looking fit and trim, with the pointy sideburns, as he steps out of an air tram into Starfleet HQ. He runs into Lt. Commander Sonak, a […]Read more "//\\ 15-Minute Federation //\\ presents . . . Star Trek: The Motion Picture — Chapter 2: Decker Gets Demoted (Or: Dr. McCoy Was Right About Transporters All Along)"
Welcome to my rewatching of the original 79 episodes of the series that launched the franchise. Below are the bulletpointed notes I jotted down while watching “Amok Time.” On this date in history: Bobbie Gentry’s “Ode to Billie Joe” is mercifully finishing up its four-week run at the #1 spot on the Billboard 100. I […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Original Series—Season Two: Ep. 2.1 “Amok Time” – (Original air date: Friday, September 15, 1967)"
It took a full seven seasons to get there, but Voyager finally won a round against TNG and DS9. This was the best seventh season of Trek . . . so far. Voyager finally took the gold. Neither TNG nor DS9 turned in a particularly strong season. This much is true. But, even if both […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Voyager: Season 7 — a review"
The character Harry Kim had a line in these series finale episodes that I’ve taken to heart: “Maybe it’s not the destination that matters. Maybe it’s the journey.” I feel this way, in general, about this entire Boldly Going project, which I am now a stone’s throw away from completing. After watching “Endgame,” I am […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Voyager: Episodes 7.25/26—”Endgame”: a review of the series finale"
Deep Space Nine was just okay in its last season. None of its episodes made the All-Time Best Trek list, and—as I’ve already covered—the finale episodes disappointed me, at least partly. Of the three Next-Gen Era series, the seventh season of DS9 ends up in third place, taking the bronze. Of course, this means that, […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Season 7 — a review"
There will be some SPOILERS here. A review of all of Season 7 will follow. The series finale of Deep Space Nine is about twenty-five minutes too long. If these episodes has ended with the conclusion of the Dominion War, and an epilogue showing what happens to all of our favorite characters on the space […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Episodes 7.25 & 7.26—”What You Leave Behind”: a review of the series finale"
This is it. The end of a long, long road. As I’ve written before, this was my second trip through TNG, although it was the first time I’ve watched it from beginning to end in order. Without shame or qualification, I’m going to say that I love this series, and this rewatch has only reinforced […]Read more "|||[Boldly Going]||| Star Trek: The Next Generation: Season 7 — a review"